An inspiring afternoon with the Archbishop

IMG-20190619-WA0006PCC Students – Javon Escayg, Justin Khan- Ali, Lucas Subnaik, Luke Padmore and Darrin Sawh with students of Pres San Fernando and Archbishop Father Charles Jason Gordon.

On Monday 10th June 2019, five of our form 6 students together with students of Presentation College San Fernando, spent an afternoon with Archbishop Father Charles Jason Gordon.

Their experience revolved around a majestic tour of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Port of Spain followed by an appetizing lunch and a heartfelt discussion of life related issues.  Such collaboration allows our boys to pool their ideas from the students’ perspective to foster a bond in bringing Catholic schools in Trinidad and Tobago to work together.

 

Article written by : Ms. Satira Khan

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Movie Treat with Mr. Andre Reyes

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The class of 1J 2018/2019 was treated to a movie by our school’s art teacher, Mr. Andre Reyes as they won PCC Carnival Mas competition 2019. The movie was the ever so popular Avengers: Endgame, with our eager boys at MovieTowne Chaguanas on Saturday 4th May, 2019.

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Presentation College Chaguanas 2019 Graduation on Friday 26th April, 2019.

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The harmonious melody of Bach’s “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” beckoned the graduating Pres boys of 2019 to enter Kelly hall and proceed to graduate as proud students of Presentation College Chaguanas. Our boys looked dignified and exultant in their black dress pants and distinguished school shirts, amid tremendously proud parents and teachers.

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This year’s graduation theme: “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” The theme revolved around all what our students learnt while they were at the school, not only academically but overall: dedication to god, the discipline, the self-sacrifice, the morals, and the values, all that makes up what the Pres culture really is. With all that they have learnt and all that has been instilled in them at PCC, when they go into the world, no one can take this away from them.

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Click on the links below for the PCC Valedictory Address 2019:

Form 5: Kabir Singh:

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0W75G8aZt5H

Form 6: Matthew Gopaulchan:

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0ab2v5qbirf

See attached Grad Programme 2019:

Grad 2019

 

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PCC 60th Anniversary Celebrations

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On Tuesday March 19th 2019, our school commemorated its 60th anniversary in existence. Having been officially opened in March 19th 1959, throughout the years PCC have progressed greatly from its humble beginnings. Here is a brief history of our school:

Presentation College as we know it today started off as a vision of the late Canon Max Murphy, a man moved by compassion and understanding for the underprivileged youths of Caroni. Concerned for their welfare, he saw the need for some form of secondary education to be made available to them and with the permission and encouragement from the late Archbishop Count Finbar Ryan; a foundation was laid to pave the way to Presentation College, Chaguanas.

At that time, it was known as the Parish school but this was later changed to Pamphilian High School and a later still, to the college of St. Phillip and St. James.

As time progressed it became clear that the school had exceeded its target of producing merely ‘educated’ citizens of Chaguanas and county Caroni. The government, having realized the wealth of potential, initiated assistance to the college in 1949. During that time the college was under the direction of the Catholic Board of Management of Trinidad with Mr. John Burns as principal. The formal commissioning of the new college, PCC as it is known today was held in March 1959 by the Presentation Brothers (an international Catholic congregation) with the mission to “promote and provide a total Christian formation, permeated with the spirit of love, where the academic, physical social and moral dimensions of every pupil’s human and religious development are valued and nurtured.”

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Although the architectural design of the school is based on those of the 1950’s, over the years there has been great improvement in the infrastructure and physical development of the classrooms and other areas. The science and computer labs are state of the art and one of the best in all of the secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago. Each and every department and classroom has a functional surveillance camera and is fully air-conditioned, which is maintained regularly. The teachers and staff at PCC are dedicated to the creation of a safe, stimulating environment of hope and expectation where the highest standards are demanded and achieved of all our students.

On Tuesday March 19th 2019 the 60th Anniversary of PCC, the entire student population was treated with Domino’s Pizza! There was also a staff gathering after school with past and present Staff Members to commemorate the milestone of 60 years of dedication and service that made PCC to what it is today.

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Mentoring at its best! Our Five President Medallists 2010-2014

5 president medalsFrom left to right in the photo montage: Shastri Ram (2011) and Brad Chattergoon(2010), Shastri Ram and Brad Bachu (2012),  Brad Bachu (centre) with Abhinav Karan (2013) on the right and Sandeep Maharajh (2014) on the left.

Each President Medal winner since 2010 identified, encouraged and supported a younger student one year behind who had the potential to repeat the outstanding feat of being the top student at the CAPE exams the following year. The result: an unbroken chain of five consecutive President Medals embellishing our proud record of ten President Medals in the last fifteen years, and fourteen medals overall!

In addition, of our sixty five students siting CAPE in Upper Six, twenty five attained government scholarships,  a one in three ratio  just as we attained last year…scholarship winners 2014Hard work always pays off!

(photos courtesy Presentation College Chaguanas Photography

https://www.facebook.com/PCCPhoto)

 

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We are Back!

After a hiatus of 13 months, our weblog is back in action, promising more updates more photographs and articles on the GOOD NEWS coming out of Presentation College Chaguanas!

First Up…CXC CAPE Caribbean Order of Merit List 2014

Hot off the press…we congratulate the nineteen students from Pres who attained places in the  Top 10 in the Caribbean in the CAPE subjects they sat this year. Well done gentlemen!

PRESENTATION COLLEGE CHAGUANAS PLACINGS ON THE CARIBBEAN ORDER OF MERIT LIST 2014

1. 1st Place Biology Unit 1: AKSHAY ROHAN MAHARAJ PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
2. 4th Place Chemistry Unit 1: NEEVAL NICKOLAI DINDIAL PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
3. 1st Place Communication Studies: SANDEEP KESHAV MAHARAJH PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
4. 4th Place Communication Studies: BEN MATURASINGH PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
5. 6th Place Environmental Science Unit 1: AJAY RAMESHWARSINGH PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
6. 10th Place Geo.& Mec. Drawing Unit 1: SACHIN DERYCK RAJKUMAR PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
7. 8th Place Pure Math Unit 1: AKSHAY ROHAN MAHARAJ PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
8. 10th Place Accounting Unit 2: VARINDRA NIKHIL JAGRUP PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
9. 5th Place Applied Math Unit 2: ARSHAD IMRAN HOSEIN PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
10. 1st Place Biology Unit 2: SANDEEP KESHAV MAHARAJH PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
11. 1st Place Chemistry Unit 2: ZACHARY SACHIN RAMSAMAROO PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
12. 2nd Place Chemistry Unit 2 (Tie): SANDEEP KESHAV MAHARAJH PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
13. 2nd Place Chemistry Unit 2 (Tie) VIKASH SHAYNE SAGAR PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
14. 7th Place Chemistry Unit 2: NICHOLAS RAVIL GANGOO PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
15. 1st Place Geo.& Mec. Drawing Unit 2: NIKOLAI ALEKSSANDRO BEHARRY PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
16. 6th Place Geo.& Mec. Drawing Unit 2: DANIEL PHILLIP HOSEIN PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
17. 10th Place Geo.& Mec. Drawing Unit 2: TIMOTHY HARRIPAUL PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
18. 6th Place Pure Math Unit 2: SANDEEP KESHAV MAHARAJH PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
19. 4th Place Physics Unit 2: ARSHAD IMRAN HOSEIN PRESENTATION COLLEGE, CHAGUANAS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

 

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R.I.P. Ravi

ravi2Ravi Ramrattan, the Presentation College’s  2002 President’s Gold Medal winner, was killed in the terrorist action in Kenya this Saturday.

A proud graduate of Pres Chaguanas, he copped an Open Scholarship, studied at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and was presently pursuing his PhD. He was currently working for the United Nations on an economics project in Kenya.

Ravi was a keen all round student, playing cricket for the college while assiduously pursuing his studies.The school community mourns his passing, made especially poignant as he had always kept in touch with his school and his teachers.

A minute of silence was respectfully observed in our morning assembly, and the school flag currently flies at half mast. Teachers and his then classmates visited his parents today to express condolences.

In the midst of our celebrations of the college’s recent academic  success, this sad news acts as a sobering reminder of the fickleness of life, and lends credence to the saying “the good die young”…

Again, Presentation College expresses its deepest condolences to his parents, family, friends and classmates and co-workers on their, and our, terrible loss…

Rest in Peace Ravi…

 

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