Catherine Hall Basic SchoolThe Catherine Hall Basic School is a community basic school located in the urban community of Catherine Hall, St. James. The Catherine Hall Basic School started in September 1984 in a board structure on the Deliverance Evangelistic Association premises by Mrs. Beverley Blake, now deceased, with five (5) students and one teacher.  After a few years, the school population began to grow rapidly. As a result, the Deliverance Evangelistic Association offered the building we now occupy (which at the time was a warehouse) to facilitate and accommodate the influx of students. At this time two more teachers were added. Immediately, work had to begin on the building. Two bathrooms were installed.

As time progressed a sick bay and an office were installed. The school was recognized by the Ministry of Education approximately sixteen (16) years ago. In 2010 Mrs. Ivylyn Plummer was appointed as principal, but now serves as the owner/operator. The new principal Mrs. Carmen Green was appointed in 2016. Presently there are one hundred and ten (110) students, a staff of nine (9) inclusive of principal, six (6) teachers, cook and an ancillary worker.

Vision Statement

The vision of Catherine Hall Basic School is to work in tandem with our parents and the community, for the holistic development of every child in our care for them to achieve full potential in their academic, creative, personal and moral development.

Mission Statement

To instill right values and attitudes in the young children; nurturing them through theoretical and practical aspects, preparing them for higher education and the wider society

Owner/Operator:   Mrs. Ivylyn Plummer

 Principal: Mrs. Carmen Green

 Telephone: 971-4878 0r  430-3643

Email:  catherinehallbasic@yahoo.comNEEDS:

  • Medical certificates for the volunteers
  • Additional developmentally appropriate toys
  • Additional classroom space
  • Additional lighting
  • Ceiling of KG1H Classroom & proposed space for additional classroom
  • Floor plan for newly build dining room

Catherine Hall Basic School

Personal Info

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  2. **Deposit cash or cheque to NCB Duke Street Branch A/C# 061043098

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Bank Name: National Commercial Bank
Bank Address: 37 Duke Street, Kingston, Jamaica
Account Name: Early Childhood Commission
Account Type: Current/Checking
Account No.: 061043098
Swift Code /Bic No.: JNCBJMKX
Transit No.: 00006077
Country: Jamaica
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**You may choose to drop off donations at the Early Childhood Commission's head office located at:

Shop 44-49, Kingston Mall,
8-10 Ocean Boulevard,
Kingston, Jamaica

Donation Total: j$ 500.00