GHHS gears up for new term

One thousand students will enter George Hicks High School in as little as three weeks.

George Hicks High School

George Hicks High School

George Hicks will be four separate schools; Heritage High Phase 1, PACE (Perseverance Aspirations Consistency and Excellency) Phase 2, Leading Edge High Phase 3 and New Horizon High Phase 4.

This was revealed by Deputy Director of Public Works Stephan Brown and Ministry’s Strategic Advisor Gareth Long during a tour of the facilities with Education Minister Alden McLaughlin Friday.

Each school will consist of 250 students and will be recognised by four different uniform colours, Heritage High, royal blue; Leading Edge, aqua; New Horizon, red; and PACE green.

All schools will be separated by chain link fences with green backing, will have similar if not identical facilities, and the same amount of class rooms.

Each school has its own administration office, new computer lab and assembly area. For now Principal Adora Bodden-Groome said student will share vocational classrooms such as music, art and craft designs and home economics.

Twenty-two to 24 students will occupy each classroom.

For inter-school competition and various big functions, she said the schools will still be using the Family Life Centre and Sports Complex.

There will also be a unit for special needs children which the principal said was much needed.

Mrs. Bodden-Groome will remain the head principal over all the schools, with each school having a sub principal reporting to her.

Joining the Minister on the tour were MLAs Osbourne Bodden, Alfonso Wright, Lucile Seymour, Mrs. Bodden-Groome and the media.