Presentation College, Chaguanas

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Presentation College Chaguanas
Trinidad and Tobago
Coordinates 10°31′11″N 61°24′44″W / 10.5197°N 61.4123°W / 10.5197; -61.4123Coordinates: 10°31′11″N 61°24′44″W / 10.5197°N 61.4123°W / 10.5197; -61.4123
School type Government Assisted, Denominational Roman Catholic
Motto Domine Nos Dirige
(Lord Show Us The Way)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Blessed Edmund Rice
Established March 1959
Founder Canon Max Murphy
Status Open
School district Caroni Educational District
Authority Archdiocesan Education Board of Management
Principal Captain Gary Ribeiro
Chaplain Fr. Dereck Anthon, Chaguanas R.C. Church
Teaching staff 40
Gender Male
Age range 11-19
Number of students 634
Sixth form students 160
Classes 21
Average class size 35
Classes offered 21 approx
Hours in school day 6.5
Houses Finbar, Aquinas, Chaconia, Ibis
Colour(s) Brown, burgandy, blue
Song Virgin of the Presentation
Sports Football, Cricket, Track and Field, Badminton
Nickname Pres, Pres Chag, PCC
Rivals Presentation College, San Fernando, Hillview College
National ranking Number 1
School roll 560

Presentation College, Chaguanas is a Roman Catholic secondary school in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago and is the brother school of Presentation College, San Fernando.


The land on which the school was built was donated by Endeavour estates. The school was founded by Canon Max Murphy, with the permission of then Archbishop of Port of Spain Count Finbar Ryan. It was first known as "the parish school" and was later renamed Pamphilian High School and then The College of St. Phillip and St. James. In 1959 the school was established at its current location and management was taken over by the Presentation Brothers who continued to run the school until 1997. On 19 March 1959 the school was formally commissioned by the then Education and Culture Minister, Dr. Patrick Solomon. On 4 October 2009 the school celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Although the school is primarily Roman Catholic it has a varied student body of different religions and have different religious celebrations annually for Divali, Eid, and Christmas hosted and organized by the students. At present the Principal of the school is Mr. Gary Ribeiro with Mr. Brian Seemungal being appointed Vice Principal in January 2011. Mr Ganesh Pulchan, Mr Wendell Long, Mr Lew Frederick, Mrs Krystal K. Pedro, Mr Khaleel Sahibdeen and Mr Darshan Maraj are the deans at the college,2016, and the Heads of Department are Mr. Anthony Hosein(MATHEMATICS), Mrs.Mylene Semungal(SCIENCES), Mrs.L. Boodoo(LANGUAGES) and Mr.Roland Hosein(BUSINESS).

Performance "Pres" as it is known is regarded by most of the people of the country as one of the best.

House system[edit]

The school has four houses:

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