Triumphant Basic School

The Triumphant Basic School is a Community Basic School located in the rural community of Montpelier in the parish of Saint James on a parcel of land that is owned by the Development Bank Of Jamaica Limited. The school opened its doors for business in September 1989 in the Triumphant Deliverance Church building. After many years the school out grew the church and was forced to go on their own, and so a little board structure was done. In July 1999, we were blessed with the assistance of the World Servants from Canada and Holland who came and built us a concrete structure. In September that same year the doors of our new school was opened for business as usual. Even though there were no windows we were happy to be in a building to call our own. Zinc and ply board were used to block out the windows in case it rains we would not get wet.  There were129 children on roll, 62 boys and 67 girls at the time of inspection and now we have a total of 204  on roll, 103 boys and 101 girls, with  the number of students enrolled we again had to seek help in providing more space for the children. Food For the Poor answered our call and so we were blessed with an eighteen unit building.  We currently have a total of 204 children 103 boys and 101 girls. The children are in the age group 3-6 years old and are from the community of Mount Carey, Anchovy, King Gate, Montpelier, Bickerseth, Cambridge, Chester Castle, Bethel Town McField and Haughton Grove. The school has a staff complement of  twelve persons: principal who is also the Lead teacher and has completed her first year in acquiring her Masters in Leadership in Early Childhood Education, an associate teacher who current holds a Diploma in Early childhood, two teachers who will be going in their third year in to acquire their Bachelors in Early Childhood Education three assist,  one who will be starting her first year in acquiring he Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, four assistant teachers   three who currently NTCVET levels 1&2 and one who is currently doing level 3.

Physical Environment

The early childhood institution is equipped with the following: areas for external play, administrative area,eight instructional areas with at least one learning Centre and perimeter fencing only at the front of the school. We also have a office, staff room, kitchen, sick bay and ten bathrooms.  Due to the number of children enrolled in the Triumphant Basic School the computer room and the lunch area was converted into two additional instructional areas.

Vision Statement

Create and institution where children are valued for their meaningful work, while learning in a child centered, print rich environment and using technology to improve learning so as to acquire a holistic development for each child.

Mission Statement

Create a stimulating, secure learning environment in which every child will be cared for, nurtured and loved, morally, physically and emotionally. We cater for children three to six years old and ensure that that they have a child centered environment that aid each child to reach his/ her level of optimal development and to obtain the highest level of knowledge.

Principal/Operator: Nathalee Samuels

Contact: 912-6137/ 323:2339

Email: basicschooltriumphant@yahoo.com

NEEDS

  • Additional classroom space/ space per child
  • Additional toys needed
  • Adjustment to the ramps
  • Exit door to be hinged to swing in the exit direction
  • Provide safe, potable water
  • Additional sleeping devices
  • Four additional toilets and three hand-washing sinks
  • Safety surface under the play equipment- wood chips, grass and soft sand