The re-dedication and handing-over ceremony of the recently renovated basketball court took place on Thursday September 19, 2013 at St. Rose’s High School. The renovation was made possible through the kind contribution of the Toronto chapter of the St. Rose’s Alumni Association.
The program for this event featured as an opener, the singing of SERVIAM which was followed by an introduction by the Headmistress, Mrs. Ercellen Cummings, who gave thanks to the Toronto chapter for this contribution and their continued support of the school. A poem was recited by a student, Karen Rambarose. The Secretary of the Toronto Chapter, Ms. Patsy Russell then made some remarks, expressing the Association’s pleasure at being able to give back to the school in a tangible way and conveyed delight at the recent success at the external examinations (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), by the school. Crystol Nelson was the Best Performing Student at St. Rose’s with 15 grade one passes (12 of which are distinctions) and a grade two pass in Spanish. She placed 8th in the country. Ms. Russell also emphasized the importance of extra-curricula activities as an integral part of school life in preparation for a successful transition into the world of work.
The ceremonial ribbon cutting was done jointly by Patsy Russell and Mrs. Cummings after which, persons present were treated to a volleyball display by male members of the school’s team. The proceedings ended with a thank you from a student of the school.
Persons present at the ceremony included Ms. Hazelyn Abrams-Bostwick, new member of the Board of Governors and alumnus; Mr. Kenrick Thomas (BOG) and alumnus; Ms. Paula Hamilton, Deputy Headmistress, member of BOG and alumnus.
The total cost of the basketball /multipurpose court which included resurfacing the court, new NBA approved basketball backboards, spectator stands, fencing etc. as well as the purchase of some new sports equipment was a whopping USD $27,986.80.
We thanks our alumni for all your help and support in making this project a success.