Combermere School

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"Welcome to Combermere" Waterford, St. Michael, Barbados

Combermere School, also referred to as "The University of Waterford", is the oldest secondary school in Barbados.

Reputation[edit]

The school also offers a music program and the band has won awards at the National Independence Festival for the Creative Arts (NIFCA). Combermere has 54 teachers including one guidance counsellor. Most hold bachelors degrees in the subject area they are teaching, with at least three holding doctorates.

School song[edit]

First Verse
Lives are in the making here
Hearts are in the waking here
Mighty undertaking here
Up and on, up and on.
We are arming for the fight
Pressing on with all our might
Pluming wings for higher flight
Up and on, up and on.

Chorus

Up then! Truest fame lies in high endeavour
Play the game, keep the flame burning brightly ever
Up then! Truest fame lies in high endeavour
Play the game, keep the flame burning brightly ever

Second Verse

Fair before us lies the way
Time for work and time for play
Fill the measure while we may
Up and on, up and on.
Life and time will not delay
Time is running fast away
Life is now - today, today
Up and on, up and on.

Third Verse

Foes in plenty we shall meet
Hearts courageous scorn defeat
So we press with eager feet
Up and on, up and on.
Ever upward to the fight
Ever upward to the light
Ever true to God and Right
Up and on, up and on.

Chorus

Up then! Truest fame lies in high endeavour
Play the game, keep the flame burning brightly ever
Up then! Truest fame lies in high endeavour
Play the game, keep the flame burning brightly ever

Notable alumni[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ <http://barbadosparliament.com/the_house_of_assembly.php><http://books.google.com/books?id=OMgOAAAAYAAJ&q=lawson+weekes,election+results+barbados&dq=lawson+weekes,election+results+barbados&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gDytUtfTJsuvsQTgy4CwAQ&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAA>
  2. ^ <http://books.google.com/books?id=3rA_HBsVPXYC&pg=PA41&lpg=PA41&dq=JOHN+SMITH+COMBERMERE&source=bl&ots=SINZi_nppz&sig=dhpvA4MxyiPfy8ZVx6HSfNmHnXY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yyCLUezLM-PA4APomoGYAg&sqi=2&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=JOHN%20SMITH%20COMBERMERE&f=false><http://books.google.com/books?id=JvPiAAAAMAAJ&q=JOHN+Ira+SMITH,+headmaster+parry+school,barbados&dq=J+I+SMITH,+headmaster+parry+school,barbados&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_zmtUsmZEOjesAT48oKgBg&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAA>

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