Arima Government Secondary School
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|Arima Central Secondary School|
Trinidad and Tobago
("Moving Forward Together")
|Faculty||about 55 staff members|
|Grades||Forms 1 - 6|
|Enrollment||An average of 80% and above in Secondary Entrance Assessment Exam or Grade 1 or 2 in interested A level subjects (Mathematics and English A required)|
|Number of students||< 600|
|Color(s)||Cream, brown and khaki|
Arima Central Secondary School formerly called Arima Government Secondary School (commonly referred to as "Central" or "ACSS") is a co-educational secondary school on Roberts Street in Arima in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The school is administered by the Ministry of Education: Trinidad and Tobago.
Arima Central Secondary school is regarded as one of the best schools in east Trinidad. The winner of the Environmental Management Authority Green Leaf award in 2006, students have had marked success in the areas of Science, Politics, Law, Engineering, English literature, Business, as well as Performing Arts.
The school can be termed a "seven year" school since it is offers form six subjects. Expanding its list of subjects, it is now one of only two schools in Arima offering Mathematics as a Form Six subject. In 2009, the school introduced Chemistry and Biology to Form Six students, and the school introduced Physics in 2011. The introduction of form six classes saw and increase in students pursuing higher learning, more than 90% of these students have gone onto tertiary education at the University of the West Indies as well as other prestigious schools in the USA, Europe, and Canada.
The motto of the school is "Adelantemos Juntos" which translates to "Moving Forward Together" in English.
- 1 School layout
- 2 Subjects offered at Form Six Level
- 3 Active Groups and Extra-Curricular Activities
- 4 Academic Year
- 5 External links
The main entrance to ACSS happens to be via Robert Street, which feeds directly into the front gate.
Upon entering the front gate the Form 2 and 3 blocks are immediately on the left, the cafeteria is directly ahead and the administrative offices are to the right along with the Information Technology lab. Beyond the cafeteria is the basketball court, to the right is a famous spot for students fondly called "the tunnel", to the left is the staff room. Walking straight ahead would lead to an open area for sports. The form six block is the last one closest to Arima New Government, a primary school which was formerly situated next to ACSS.
Subjects offered at Form Six Level
This information is correct as of June 2015.
- Geometrical and Mechanical Drawing
- Management of Business (Business Studies or M.O.B)
- Literatures in English
- Environmental Science
- Pure Mathematics
- Physical Education
- Caribbean Studies
- Communication Studies
Active Groups and Extra-Curricular Activities
- Track & Field
- Field Hockey
- Ballroom and Latin Dance
- Dragon Boating
Other Extra Curricular Groups
- RBTT Young Leaders, debating and project
- Environmental Club
- (Arima's Lions Club) In association with this community club, select students are given internships.
- Various Religious Groups
- Heroes Foundation
- Junior Co operative Enterprise Program (JCEP)
The school year is divided into three terms, with Term 1 beginning in early September and running to December, Term 2 running from January to March, and Term 3 from April to July. In addition to a summer break, there is typically a two-week break between terms.
First Term: September to December
Second Term: January to March
Third Term: April to July
- Corpus Christi
- Indian Arrival Day, May 30
- Labour Day, July 19
- Summer, Approximately 9 weeks vacation
View of the School