The keys to the city

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From the arrival on 29th January, 1836, of 5 sisters; Pauline Lefevre, Sr. Onesime, Superioress; Adelaide Delorme, Sr. Scholastique; Antoinette Beurier, Sr. Pelagie; Marguerite de Wint, Sr. Louis de Gonzague; Marie Josephine Remi, Sr. Theotiste and Civilise Jacqumel, Sr. Gabrielle; the Congregation of Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny has made an immeasurable contribution to the educational community and to society in general in Trinidad & Tobago.
 
Since Blessed Anne Marie founded her Congregation in Cluny, Burgundy under the patronage of St. Joseph in 1807, the primary aim of the order has been to care for orphans and educate children. Grounded in their tradition and faith, they have offered thousands of girls in this country, an education which enriched character and inspired a lifelong passion for learning and personal excellence, while providing them with the skills, knowledge and values necessary to become confident, passionate young women, eager to play leading roles in shaping our country and the world.

FotorCreatedOn Thursday, 22nd September, 2016, in recognition of their efforts, the Mayor of Port of Spain, Keron Valentine recognised this, and bestowed Sister Annetta Alexander, Provincial Superior of the order with the Keys of the City of Port of Spain.  (Click below to read the full text of his address.)

The ceremony  which was held in the school’s chapel, was attended by Minister of Education, the Honourable Anthony Garcia, and Fathe Clyde Harvey represented the Archbishop of Trinidad and Tobago, Father Joseph Everard Harris. Also in attendance were our immediate past principals, Mrs. Elizabeth Crouch and Mrs. Jennifer Annandsingh.

 

Vahni Capildeo, an SJCPOS star shining brightly!

Vahni_Capildeo_2016_Forward_prize_winneSJCPOS alumni, poet Vahni Capildeo has won one of the most prestigious poetry awards in the UK and Ireland, the 2016 Forward prize for best poetry collection. Vahni’s collection Measures of Expatriation, explores ideas of belonging and of home.

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Chair of the judges, Malika Booker, called her collection “a book you will forever be opening”, and noted that she, ‘is trying to articulate something quite hard to pin down and isn’t afraid to boldly take risks in language and layout.’

Vahni, who has an Oxford DPhil in Old Norse and has previously worked as a OED lexicographer, received the £15,000 prize at a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London. She. She comes from a well-known Trinidadian family of politicians and writers, which includes Booker prize-winning novelist VS Naipaul.

Congatulations, Vahni, we are so proud of you!

Form 1 Variety Show 2016

dancingThe Form 1 rocked the stage at the Annual Variety Show 2016. Supported by their families and the hard working members of the Form 1 Team, led by the dauntless Sr. Lorraine Joseph, they practiced hard for weeks, sactificing weekends and public holidays.

And then it was finally time, and on the 8th and 9th of June, they took to the stage. Of course, to the surprise of no one, whether singing, dancing acting, tumbling, they shone! And we are all so very proud of them all.

Click on the slideshow below for more...

 

SJC Sweeps!

On Sunday 26th June, 2016 the Trinidad and Tobago Cheer Federation held their annual national championships at the Centre of Excellence auditorium in Macoya. Gates opened at 2.00pm, but the SJCPOS Scorpions and supporters were in the house long before... 

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The entire auditorium was awash with glitter and bows on every member of each of the 20 participating teams. It was noticeable though that blue and white were the predominant colours and that many of the team uniforms were dismayingly similar.
 
dance teamFirst up for us was the Hip Hop Dance Senior Division.
 
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Then the Level 2 Stunt Team showed their stuff!
 
 
 
 
 
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 Our teams all dominated the floor, winning 4 of the 5 categories in which they participated on the night!
 Congratulations to everyone, your routines really spoke to all those arduous training sessions you girls have put in since last September! skill and over all competence in performing your craft.
 
 
 
1st Place - St Joseph's Convent POS Scorpions 
2nd Place - Holy Name Convent Blue Jaguars
 
Stunts Division
Level 1
1st Place-TH Legacy
2nd Place-Southern Scarlets
3rd Place- Monarch Army Cheer Club
 
Level 2
1st Place- St Joseph's Convent POS- Scorpions 
2nd Place- Cheer Fusion All Stars
3rd Place- TH Diamond Elite
4th Place- St Georges College-Georgian Gladiators
 
Level 3 
1st Place- St Joseph's Convent POS 
2nd Place- Holy Name Convent- Blue Jaguars
 
Team Cheer
Level 1 Youth Mini
1st Place- Atwells Blue Eagles
2nd Place- Sacred Heart- Dynamos
 
Level 1 Youth Prep
Sacred Heart-Patriots
 
Level 1 Youth Open
1st Place Five Rivers Secondary School
2nd Place SAGHs Starfirez
3rd North Eastern College Vikings
4th Place Union Claxton Bay
 
Level 2 Junior Open
1st Place St Joseph's Convent San Fernando Spirit Warrior
2nd Place St Joseph's Convents POS Scorpions 
3rd Place TH Diamonds Elite
4th Woodbrook Secondary School Blue Eclipse
 
Level 3 
1st Place St Joseph's Convent POS Scorpions
2nd Place Holy Name Convent Blue Jaguars
 

SJCPOS Career Fair 2016

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 Our annual Career Fair 2016 was held on our school compound on June 21st. We owe a great debt to the representatives of the many companies and academic instituitons from around the country who came to showcase some of their portfolio's and knowledge to students who may potentially choose their career path in one of these various fields.

Click below to check out some of the fun activities from that day....

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