Mission House Basic School

The Mission House Basic School was instituted in 1900, by the Missionaries of the Methodist Church.  The school is situated in Gordon Town on property owned by the Methodist Church. The school caters to children in and around the community of Gordon Town. There are four (4) Teachers and one (1) support staff.  The principal is qualified with a Master’s Degree in Education, and the other teachers are qualified at the NCTVET Level II in Early Childhood Development. The school’s building is made of concrete structure, comprising of four (4) classrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen and a large resource room.

The school’s most recent inspection by the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) was conducted on April 4, 2017. The school’s legal requirement rating is at 79%. The school is currently awaiting a Permit to Operate from the ECC.v

Address:       Gordon Town, St. Andrew

Telephone:     (876) 455-0185/ (876) 572-0495

Principal:       Kyc-Ann Scott

Enrolment:    47 Children

Project to Undertake

1. Renovate the Playground
  • Install swing seats
  • Paint playground equipment
  • Resurface pea gravel under the playground equipment
  • Bush and clear ground
  • Back of the school needs a wall
2. Repair to Roof & Ceiling
  • Repair parts of the concrete roof by cementing areas.
  •  Paint ceiling
3. Enhance Core Learning Areas in the Resource Room
  • Need for learning materials, toys, books

Materials Needed

  • Sand
  • Cement
  • Paints (assorted colours)
  • Building Blocks
  • Pea Gravel
  • Age appropriate learning material, books, toys.

Project Outcomes

The playground will be set up in accordance with ECC Standard 5, as the appropriate surfacing and safe playground equipment would now be in place.

The children enrolled at the institution would have access to a safe and renovated playground.

The five (5) cores learning areas would be available for the children’s access and development.

The improvement of the school would promote efforts in attaining certification with the Early Childhood Commission by June 2017.