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|The Wolmer's Schools|
Age Quod Agis
|School type||Secondary schoolx2 & Prep School|
|Principal||Dr.Walton Small (Wolmer's Boys')|
|Grades||Kindergarten to 13|
|Age||3 to 19|
|School colour(s)||Maroon and Gold|
Wolmer's Schools, located in Kingston, Jamaica consists of Wolmer's Pre-School, Wolmer's Prep School and two high schools, Wolmer's Girls' School and Wolmer's Trust High School for Boys. The original school is the second oldest (Combermere in Barbados was established in 1695) English speaking school in the Caribbean. The Wolmer's Schools are considered among Jamaica's most prestigious schools, with a traditional British-style uniform, a Christian ethos in which the schools forces its beliefs on to studens. The schools more closely resemble British schools of the 1950s than of today.
At the secondary school level, Wolmer's Schools follows the traditional English grammar school model used throughout the British West Indies, which incorporates the optional year 12 and 13, collectively known as Sixth Form. The first year of secondary school is regarded as first form, or year seven, and the subsequent year groups are numbered in increasing order up to sixth form. Students in the upper sixth form (year thirteen) are prepared for their GCE A-level examinations, however the option exists to sit exams after completing lower sixth form (year 12).
The Wolmer's Schools Crest is a replica of the original School Seal from the 1700s and represents "The Sun of Learning bursting through the Cloud of Ignorance".
Wolmer's Boys School is among the worlds great cricketing schools and has been referred to locally as the "University of Cricket" having the most wins of the Sunlight Cup for Inter Scholastic Under 19 Cricket. Moreover, the school continues to produce cricketers that have represented Jamaica and the West Indies Cricket Team. The School is noted in cricket in the West Indies for having produced six test wicket-keepers. The Daily Telegraph once wrote: "One school: six Test wicket-keepers. There has never been any nurturing like it.".
Arts and culture
- Cherine Anderson, International Recording Artiste, Actress, President of The Reach One Child R.O.C. Foundation
- Harry Belafonte OJ, actor
- Diana King, international recording artiste
- Sean Paul, artiste
- Kei Miller, Novelist and Poet
- Wayne Marshall, artiste
- Aston Cooke, Playwright
- Peter Ashbourne CD, Composer
- Paul Williamson, Tenor
Business and finance
- Florizel Glasspole, Governor General of Jamaica 1973-1991
- Norman W. Manley, Chief Minister of Jamaica (1955–1959), Premier of Jamaica (1959–1962).
- Edward Seaga, Prime Minister of Jamaica 1980-1989
- Amy Jacques Garvey, wife of Marcus Mosiah Garvey
- Keble Munn, former Minister of Agriculture and Minister of National Security.
- Douglas Orane, Chairman & CEO of Grace Kennedy Ltd
- Karl Nunes, cricketer
- Ivan Barrow, cricketer
- Gerry Alexander, cricketer
- Allan Rae, cricketer
- Jackie Hendriks, cricketer
- Jeff Dujon, cricketer
- Carlton Baugh, cricketer
- Patrick Patterson, Cricketer
- Peter Isaacs, footballer
- Paul Young, footballer
- Shelly Ann Fraser, Olympic Gold medal winner (100m, 200m 4 x 100m) track athlete
- Lindel Frater, track athlete
- Michael Frater, Olympian track athlete, Gold Medallist 4 x 100m 2008 Beijing Olympics
- Ricardo Gardner, footballer, English Premier League Bolton Wanderers
- Luton Shelton, footballer - record holder for most goals for Jamaica in International Football
- Germaine Mason, Olympian
- Bruce James, President MVP Track Club
- Gareth Breese, Cricketer
- Khari Stephenson, Footballer
- Christoff Bryan - National High Jump Record holder
- Julian Forte - Sprinter, 100m, 200m
There are seven houses at Wolmer's Boys' School:
- Ellis Wolfe (Blue)
- William Crosse(Red)
- Thomas Harrison (Gold)
- William Patterson(Green)
- Edward Hanna(Purple)
- Sir Florizel Glasspole(White)
- Dr Ludlow Moodie(yellow)
There are four houses at Wolmer's Preparatory and Pre-School:
There are six houses at Wolmer's Trust High School for Girls
The nickname "the Maroons" is based on the school's official colours of Maroon & Gold.
- "Directory of Public Educational Institutions" (PDF). Ministry of Education, Jamaica. 10 October 2005. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
- " British pupils sent to Jamaican school", BBC News, 11 March 2002
- "Register of Jamaican Rhodes Scholars". 2002. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- "West Indies a small world of cricketing connections", Scyld Berry, The Daily Telegraph, 15 March 2004