Grenada Boys' Secondary School

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Grenada Boys' Secondary School
Location
Tanteen

St. George

Grenada
Coordinates12°02′50″N 61°44′47″W / 12.047282°N 61.746353°W / 12.047282; -61.746353Coordinates: 12°02′50″N 61°44′47″W / 12.047282°N 61.746353°W / 12.047282; -61.746353
Information
School typeGovernmental, Public
MottoNon Palma Sine Labore
(No Reward Without Labour)
Established1885
School district5
School code080004
ChairmanTerence Moore
PrincipalMr. Phillip Thomas
Faculty50
Grades9-13
GenderMale
Age range11-18
Number of pupils840
Classes20
Average class size35
Hours in school day6
Houses    Archer     Baptiste     Hughes      McGuire
SloganThe Prize To The One Who Earns It
Tuition$100.00
Website

The Grenada Boys' Secondary School (GBSS) is a secondary school in the island of Grenada.

Origins[edit]

The Grenada Boys’ Secondary School, initially known as the St. George's Grammar School officially, opened on 2 February 1885, at Mrs. Grey's premises in Hospital Street (the present location of First Caribbean International Bank on Church Street) in St. George's, with 10 male students.

In 1910–11 the school was restructured and renamed Grenada Boys’ Secondary School and was relocated to Melville Street at the present site of the Police Barracks. The new premises was officially opened on September 18, 1911 with an enrolment of 23 students. In May 1946 the school was relocated to Tanteen to wooden barracks, which previously housed the Windward Island battalion for World War II. The wooden barracks were destroyed by hurricane Ivan in 2004. The school experienced severe destruction from two fires in April and June 2005. The school's auditorium was refurbished, through the sponsorship of Digicel in 2005. The first phase of the new school was constructed from 2006 to 2008 by the government of Grenada funded by the World Bank.

The GBSS has been mainly a boys’ school but girls have also attended especially for the sixth form (A-level) years. Girls were admitted into Form I from 1982 during the reign of the Peoples’ Revolutionary Government to 1987, but were phased out by 1991.

The school roll is 835 male students. The faculty consists of Principal, 50 Teachers and two Counselors. The school can be found on Facebook.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grenada Boys' Secondary School on Facebook.
  2. ^ "Biography: Sir Leo De Gale", Government of Grenada.
  3. ^ "Biography: Herbert Augustus Blaize", Government of Grenada.
  4. ^ "Biography: Sir Nicholas Alexander Brathwaite", Government of Grenada.
  5. ^ "Jacob Ross" at Peepal Tree Press.