Ken Downey and Simba Gurure fight for the ball.
Ken Downey and Simba Gurure fight for the ball.

Triple C School is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a number of events.

A sports event on Saturday, Oct. 15, featured soccer matches for the Under-9 and Under-11 teams, followed by a match with alumni/parents vs. present students.

Speaking at the event, Mable Richardson, principal, said, “It’s 75 years of the oldest school on the island, serving students with creative, Christian, character-building, [to assist] them to not only work well in their families, but also in the community.

“We’re training them to do great things.

“We train them to be great teammates and academically and spiritually,” said Ms. Richardson.

Charles Bodden, on hand at the event, said his children, parents and siblings attended Triple C over the years.

Simba Gurure plays in an alum vs. parents game on Saturday as part of the anniversary events. - Photos: matt Lamers
Simba Gurure plays in an alum vs. parents game on Saturday as part of the anniversary events. – Photos: matt Lamers

“For me, they try to do things to promote good morals, values and standards. The school prepares these kids to be good citizens in the community,” he said.

Triple C was founded in 1941 as the first private school to provide both elementary and secondary education.

The school, which includes preschool through Grade 12, is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Grade 12 student Keilah Quincoces said the events mean a lot to current and former students. “It’s 75 years of excellence; it’s 75 years of pushing the student body to become better people in the real world.

Sandra Turley, English teacher and department chair; Salome Wallace-El, math teacher and department chair; and Rachael Banta, social studies teacher
Sandra Turley, English teacher and department chair; Salome Wallace-El, math teacher and department chair; and Rachael Banta, social studies teacher

“They really push us in academics, sportsmanship and extracurricular activities, and I think that’s so important for our lives. It helps us to grow and become better people.”

Leading up to the school’s 75th anniversary banquet on Thursday, Oct. 20, Triple C is inviting alumni, parents, students and all supporters to attend several celebratory functions.

The school will host an open house Monday through Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the school will be holding a 75th Anniversary art showcase, featuring works by students from kindergarten to high school, displayed in the halls. A cake sale will also be taking place the same day.

Peyton Pinedo, 6, Seth Ebanks, 7, and Elias McCoy, 6
Peyton Pinedo, 6, Seth Ebanks, 7, and Elias McCoy, 6

To wrap up the week, a formal banquet on Oct. 20 will feature music, a look at the school’s history, live and silent auctions and a three-course dinner.

Students, alumni including Samuel Rose and Swanky Kitchen Band, as well as American artist Abby Paskvan, will all be on hand to provide entertainment.

Banquet tickets are on sale at the Triple C School office and the Family Life Centre.

“All alumni and the community are invited to take an active part with Triple C School for the next week as we celebrate 75 years of academic excellence,” said Ms. Richardson.

Grade 4 teacher Marty Minton and kindergarten helper Dawn Brooks serve hot dogs.
Grade 4 teacher Marty Minton and kindergarten helper Dawn Brooks serve hot dogs.

“Our curriculum is strong, our student culture is great and we are enriching the lives of our students to become assets within their families, their respective districts and to make great contributions within our workforce. Triple C is ‘the place to be,’” she added.

More information about celebration activities can be found on the school website, www.triplecschool.org, and on the school Facebook page.

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