NAPARIMA COLLEGE
FOREVER


'...pillars of Naparima': click photo

Teachers We Won't Forget
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The "masters" of Naps were as much a part of its mystique and ethos as were the history and ideals of the institution. The collective force of Naparima's character and personality derives in part from the many extraordinary teachers who subscribed to its ideals and embodied them in one way or another, achieving dimensions of impact and character that were larger than life. In many cases, they were also graduates of the school, and several were also associated with various community or broader educational interests.

Note: The graduates of Durham University in England were alumni of Codrington College in Barbados, today incorporated into the University of the West Indies. The British classical study graduates combined with Canadian missionary models gave Naps much of its unique academic flavour.

All the years of Naparima's history are graced by many individuals who contributed much. The 1930's, the "middle decade" of Rev. Walls' term, marked the first flowering of the school into the full expression of its founders' hopes and dreams.


Staff Photos:
1933 . 1938 . 1945 . 1948 . 1962 . 1966

Early Missionaries
Mr. C. G. Alison Cumming, D.D. (Bangor) - first HeadMaster of NC
Rev. H. A. Kent, D.D.(Queens)
Dr. E. W. Nichols, (Yale)
Rev. C.T. Baillie, D.D.(Chicago)
Rev. James Forbes
Mr. Dingwall, (Dean of Residence)
Rev. J. Weldon Grant, M.A.(Dalhousie)
Mr. Allen Flemington, B.A.(Mt. Allison), 1939-1940
Rev. Alastair MacLeod, B.A.(Mt. Allison), Dip. Theol.(Pine Hill), 1946-47

Local Teachers
Mr. James S. Sammy, 1912-1968, Dalhousie pre-med
Mr. Jacob Laltoo, 1912- QRC Island Scholar, later Medicine
Mr. J.E. Clarke, 1920's, later inspector of schools
Mr. H. B. Kangaloo, 1920's, Mico College, Jamaica
Mr. Harold Mahabir, later a lawyer
Mr. Kenneth Nasib, T.C.T.
Mr. Ivan P. Bissessar (Doc), 1928-1968
Mr. J. Hamilton Maurice, (B.A.)(London), later president of Senate of T&T
Mr. Rawle Ramkissoon, B.A.(London),1930's, classicist, later Asst Director of Education
Mr. Errol Alva Ramdin, T.C.T., 1930's, later headmaster of CM schools, business-man and lawyer
Mr. C. E. Bramble, B.A.(London), 1920's, later a lawyer and judge
Mr. J. Alexander, later politician
Mr. Noor Hassanali, later first President of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
Mr. Aubrey A. Adams, B.A.(London), M.Sc.(Chicago)
Mr. Kenneth Ragbir, later dentistry
Mr. S. Moosai-Maharaj, B.A.(Mt. Allison)
Mr. C.E. Hubah, T.C.T., later medicine
Mr. Eric Payne, later of the Baptist ministry
Mr. John A. Ramsaran, later R.A.F.
Mr. M. F. Khan, later law
Mr. Winston Mahabir, 1940 QRC Island Scholar, later Medicine and politics
Mr. J. Alexander, B.A.(London) later law
Mr. James P. Ramsaran, B.A.(London) later medicine
Mr. Ramdath Ramkissoon, B.A.(London), later medicine
Mr. W. R. Douglas, B.A.(McGill) later law, and Chief Judge of Barbados
Mr. J. Braithwaite, B.A.(Durham) later law
Mr. E. C. K. Blackett, B.A.(Durham) later school principal, Tobago
Mr. Ralph C. Laltoo, M.A.(Dalhousie), B. Paed.(Toronto),1943-1953, later principal of QRC
Mr. Cuffley

Mr. J. Grant
Mr. R. W. Douglas
Mr. Clyde Razack, B.Sc., later medicine
Mr. Winston Mahatoo, later psychology
Mr. R. Dieffenthaler, later medicine
Mr. A. Tahirali, B.Sc.(Mt. Allison)
Mr. Errol Roopnarine, B.A.(Illinois) later law
Mr. Ben Yisudas, 1940's-50's
Mr. Elmo Lennard, inter-B.A.(London)
Mr. Samuel Gopaul
Mr. Wennel Best, B.A.(Durham)
Mr. Paray Ramnarine, B.A., PGCE(London)
Mr. Michael K. Hall, B.A.(Durham)
Mr. Shazaman Sabzali, B.A.(Manitoba)
Ms. Joyce Meghu, M.A.(Toronto)
Mr. Selwyn Yamin-Ali, T.C.T.
Mr. Carlisle Amirali
Mr. Yusuf Ghany, B.Sc.
Mr. Arnold Bramadath
Mr. Kelvin Bramadath
Mr. Arnold Harnanan
Mr. Kenneth Pariag, B.A.(London)
Mr. Samuel A.Meighlal, M.A.(Aberdeen)
Ms. Wilma Samlalsingh, B.A.(Toronto)
Mr. Winston Samlalsingh
Dr. Hamlyn Mulchansingh,
Mr. Samuel S. Chattergoon, B.Sc,
Mr. Russell McNeilly
Mr. Stephen Ramjattan
Mr Percy Matadeen, B.Sc.
Mr Edward Yee, B.Sc.
Dr. Harold Harnarine, B.Sc.(London), M.A., PhD, (Dalhousie), later Sr Economist, Statistics Canada
Mr. Ian Ramdial, B.Sc.(Toronto) 1955-1958, 1961-1965
Dr James Lee Wah, B.A.(UWI) 1956-1992, later LLD (Hon, UWI) 2011
Dr Allan McKenzie, 1957-1993
Mr. Sook Maharajh, B.Sc.(Mt. Allison) 1957-
Mr. Mahadeo Bissoon
Mrs. Joyce Springer, B.A.(UWI, Mona)
Mr. Trevor Turner, B.A.(UWI, Mona)
Mr. Victor Cowan, B.A.(UWI, Mona)
Mr. Vernon Archer, B.Sc. (UWI)
Rev. Lawrence Purdy, (Padre) 1960-1963
Mr. Dipchand Maharaj
Mr. Stanley Algoo, B.A.(McGill), B.L.S.(UBC), M.L.S.(UofT). 1962-1963
Mr. Carl Sammy
Mr. Clarence Sammy
Mr. Joseph Raghunanansingh
Mr. Haridath Maharaj
Mr. Sukbir Maharaj
Mr. Brinsley Samaroo
Mr. John Sahadat
Mr. Kenny Sookoorali
Mr. Joey Bahadur
Mr. Richard Kokaram
Mr. Edward Henry
Mr. Ainsley Sankarali
Ms. Pearl Ojah
Ms. Joan Samlalsingh
Mr. Jamsheed Baksh
Mr. Esmond Basarath
Mr. Seecharan Jadoonanan
Mr. Alan Ramsarran
† Mr. Siblal Toolsie
Ms. Vera Ramcharitar
Ms. Reema Prasad, BA
Mr. Kenneth Malsingh†Malsingh, BSc
Mr. Mungal Bissessarsingh
Mr. Melville Foster,
Mrs. Willa V. Mulchansingh, B.A. (Howard)
Mr. Esmond Laltoo
Mr. Tyrell Mohammed, 1960
Mr. Wilson Ramlal, B.Sc.
Mr. Lennox (Junior) Yamin-Ali
Mr. Richard (Dicky) Yamin-Ali
Mr. Rodney Hackett
Mr. Winston Mootoo
Mr. Faizal Hydal
Ms. Virginia Saney, 1968
Mr. Winston MacKenzie, 1968
Dr. Allen Sammy, B.A.(SGWU),Ph.D.(UofA) 1968
Mr. B. Sammy, B.A.(UWI)
Mr. Rodney Hackett (1967-1997)
Mr. Roland Rajkumar Maharaj, B.A.(SGWU) 1967-1968
Mr. Ken Rajkumar Maharaj, B.A.(McGill) 1968
Mr. Ralph Maraj, 1969-
Mr. Roy Jagroopsingh
Mr Moonilal Pagee
Mr. Zainool Maccum
Mr. Foster Achoy, -1997
Ms. Judy Samaroo, -1997
Mr. Nehru Maharaj, -1997

Staff in June1998

ABLACK, Shari 1998-
ALEXANDER, Esther
ALI, Fayad
ALI, Ramzan
ATWAL, Maureen (Principal)
BOXHILL, Gloria
DIEFFENTHALLER, Sandra
FOSTER, Mary
FOSTER, Tyson
GOPAUL, W. Rev
GOPEESINGH, Sumatie
GOSINE, Devanand
GOSINE, Joanne
JAGROOPSINGH, Roy
JAIKARANSINGH, Achisha
JAIKISSOON, Hansrajee
JAGOO, Mohini 1998-
JHAGROO, Kamla
LODHAR, Andre
MACKI, Sally S
MAHARAJ, Jamwant
MAHARAJ, Kamal
MARAJ, Susilla
MILLER, Amanda 1998-
MOHAN, Doshi 1998-
MISIR, Carol
PAGEE, Moonilal
PAUL, Simon
RAGBIRSINGH, Bharat
RAMASRA, Hassina
RAMSARAN, Lincoln
RAMSINGH, Devidai
RAMTAHAL, Sundardaye
SAMMY, Carl
SAMMY, David 1998-
SANTLAL, I
SANTLAL, Indra B
WAJADALI, Hanifa
WATTLEY, Rowena
YUK LOW, Gale
Staff in November 2013

ABLACK, Shari
ALI, Fayad, DEAN
ALI, Ramzan
ALI, Roger DEAN
ARCHER Jeanelle
BACHAN, Vidya DAN
BAHADOORSINGH, Lynn
BAHALLóMOHAMMED Anita
BOSLAND, Jason
DOODNATH, Darcelle
DOWLATH, Michael R. (Principal)
GAYAHPERSAD Vidya
GAJADHARSINGH, Aruna
GOSINE, Devanand (Act. Vice Principal)
GOSINE, Joanne
HONORE, Judith
JAGGERNATH Prabhudai
JAIKISSOON Hansrajee
JANKIE Alisa
KUNGEBEH_ARRY Videsh
MADHO Chandradath
MAHABIRSINGH Karima
MAHARAJ, Jamvvant
MAHARAJ, Kamal
MAHARAJ-TREHAN Leelamanie
MAHARAJ, Varsha
MAKHAN, Derek
MISIR, Carol
MOHAMMED, Aleemudeen
MOHAMMED, Nazim
MOHAN, Doshi
NAGAUR, Richard
NANDLAL, Nadira
PARDASIE, Rodney
DEAN PERSAD Natalie
RAMDEEN Andra,
RAGBIR, Vernessa
RAGBIRSINGH, Bharat
RAMPERSAD, Nirmala
SEEPAUL Rieshma
SEEPAUL, Robby
SIEUNARINE Strudy
SINANAN, Candice
SINGH, Dave
SINGH, Emmanuel Vincent A
SUKHU, Renee
TEELUCKSINGH, Lisa
UMRAW, Alan
YUK LOW, Gale

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