About Us

History of the School

 

February 1977        - School opened with 120 Form 4 students from Scarborough Junior -

                                     Secondary School and a few from Roxborough Secondary.

                                     Principal – Mr. Victor Wheeler

                                     Vice Principal – Mr. Oswin Isaac

                                     and 10 Teachers

 

September 1977     - Uniform, Logo and Motto, “Readiness is the Key”, designed by students

                                     and a Teacher.

 

1982                          - The school, with Mr. Bertille St. Clair as coach, won its first National 

                                      Intercol title.  It went on to perform a hattrick in 1987, 1988, 1989

  and won other titles in 1995, 2010.

1980                          - School choirs dominate National Music Festival

January 1990          - Honorouble A.N.R. Robinson Prime Minister pays an official visit to

                                     the school and opens an Achievement Centre in the Library.

 

September 1990     -  Merson Bartlett emerges as the first student in a Tobago School and

the first Senior Comprehensive student to win an Open Scholarship

(Business Studies).  The school’s Library was named the Merson

Bartlett Library

 

September 1995     - Arlette Charles won the award for the highest grade in CXC Clothing

                                     and Textiles in the country.

 

1997                          - School converted into Secondary Comprehensive School and

                                      received its first cohort of Form one students.

 

2000                          - Additional scholarships (Businiess Studies) won by Avernelle Henry

                                     and Lorraine Phillips in the area of Business

2006                          – Additional scholarship won by Daniel Smith – Business

2006                          - School designated as Magnet School for Business Studies

2007                          - Additional Scholarship won by Elias Clinton – Science

2009                          - School’s name changed to Signal Hill Secondary School

March 2010             - The School won the National Financial Literacy Secondary School’s challenge

organized by the Central Bank

 

March 2010             - Music Festival Winners -

                                     Best School’s Folk Choir

                                     Best Junior Calypso Chorale

                                     Prime Minister’s Award for

                                     Most Outstanding Junior Choir

 

November 2011      - Launch of “Signal Hill Secondary School Band - Matrix”

 

March 2012             - Launch of this website.

 

 

Principals                - Mr. Victor Wheeler                       - 1977 - 1984

                                     Mr. Oswin Isaac                             - 1984     - 1989

                                     Mr. Orville London                       - 1989 - 1995

                                     Mrs. Pearl Taylor                          - 1995 - 1998

                                     Mrs. Joyce Estrada-Peterson       - 1999 - 2007

                                     Mrs. Allyson Potts                         - 2007 - Present

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