Maracas Presbyterian Primary

Maracas Presbyterian Primary

Additional Info

  • Principal: Mr. Daniel Motilal
  • Address: Acono Road Maracas Valley, St. Joseph
  • Contact Information: Phone:663-2009; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Population: Student Population: 78 ; Teaching Staff: 7
  • Date Established: 1904
  • Our Mission:
    The Maracas Presbyterian School aims to nurture students to realize their maximum potential, thereby rendering them capable of making a worthy contribution to society through their Intellectual, Physical, Emotional, Social and Spiritual Development.
  • Message From Principal:

     

    Dear Students, Families and Community Members

    Welcome to Maracas Presbyterian School and thanks for visiting our website.  We hope that you find the information here to be useful and informative as you ‘surf’ our site.

    One of the goals of this school is to help build and support a strong school community.  The Teachers and Ancillary team work very hard to meet the individual needs of all students.  With the assistance from you, the families who are our most important partners, we can ensure quality education for every student as our school forges ahead.

    Our student body is diverse, and we applaud the many different cultural backgrounds and varying academic levels we serve.  We continually focus on giving each student opportunities to meet with success in all of his/her academic and personal endeavours at our school.  It is important for our students to learn life skills as they interact with individuals of different abilities and needs.

    One of the many ways parents and families can get involved in the school community is by volunteering to help tutor students after school, chaperoning  field trips and offering  to share their expertise to the class/school.

    We believe that working together makes a difference in the lives of all our students.  Together we will pursue new heights in academics, school activities and athletics.

    Sincerely,

    Annabelle Lee Loy
    Principal Primary (Acting)
    Maracas Presbyterian School

  • History of School:

     

    Maracas Presbyterian School was established in 1904, under the Canadian Missionary Reverend John Morton. The first Principal was Mr. David Lakan. The school was then named Maracas C.M.I. School (Canadian Mission Indentureship) with the end of the Indentureship period, many east Indians were encouraged to work in the cocoa and coffee plantations. Hence, a village named Petite Calcutta developed where the Indians lived.

    Many children from the village attended the Maracas C.M.I. the first establishment of this institution was a wooden structure under a mango tree. As fate would have it the building was destroyed by fire. Another structure was erected shortly thereafter around the year 1936. Having withstood the elements of the weather for many years, the building became dilapidated and was demolished in 1995.

    A new concrete structure was erected and the school population of about 200 students moved across to the more spacious building and surroundings. Unfortunately in July 1998, fire destroyed the building. Luckily, help came from a Self help Organization and the Presbyterian Education Board, and quickly another structure was erected. During this time the student population was housed in the church hall and a make shift tent, where some of the teachers with stood some of the elements of the weather to teach the students.

    The school is now located in a spacious and beautiful building, serving the community for over one hundred years, next to the Maracas Presbyterian Church. The name of the school has since been changed from Maracas C.M.I. to Maracas Presbyterian School. With a staff of ten teachers and two janitors the school hopes to continue to serve the Maracas community with God’s will and grace.

  • Additional School Info:

     

    School’s Motto: “Labour Conquers All”

    Vision: A school where pupils are well-disciplined and perform at their maximum potential in academics, aesthetics and sports

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