|Wolmer's Trust Schools|
National Heroes Circle
|School type||Secondary school and|
|Motto||Age Quod Agis|
(Wolmer's Boys' School)
Mrs Colleen Montague
(Wolmer's Girls' School)
(Wolmer's Prep School)
|Grades||Kindergarten to 13|
|Age||3 to 19|
|School colour(s)||Maroon and Gold|
|Nickname||'The Maroons' or 'Maroon-clad Warriors'|
Wolmer's Schools is in Kingston, Jamaica, and consists of Wolmer's Pre-School, Wolmer's Preparatory School and two high schools: Wolmer's Trust High School For Girls and Wolmer's Trust High School for Boys. While acknowledged as separate institutions, each school carries the same crest and motto, "Age Quod Agis", a Latin phrase which translates to 'whatever you do, do it to the best of your abilities'. The school is the oldest high-school in the Caribbean, being established in 1729 by John Wolmer. The schools closely resemble British schools of the 1950s more than those today, a trend that can be noted of the entire Jamaican schooling system.
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. The school offers a wide range of CSEC and CAPE subjects done at the fifth and sixth form levels respectively. It has been known for being the only all-boys school in Jamaica to be ranked in the top ten highs schools on the island; the girls' school is also ranked in the top ten high schools on the island. The high schools have been known to perform well in the sciences.
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". There are a lot of high achieving students that attend the Wolmer's Preparatory School and they have achieved because they have followed the meaning of the school's crest.
Since 1904, Wolmer's Schools has had the enviable heritage of producing 21 Rhodes Scholars who have gone on to lead in various capacities both locally and internationally.
Wolmerian Jamaica and Rhodes Scholars:
- 1907 VALENTINE, G. E. - Jamaica
- 1909 NETHERSOLE, John M - Rhodes (Keble)
- 1910 MERCIER, Frederick C. - Rhodes (Jesus)
- 1911 STEPHENSON, Daniel P. - Rhodes (Lincoln)
- 1914 FERGUSON, V. L. - Jamaica
- 1918 LOCKETT, Maynard V. - Rhodes (St. John's)
- 1923 WHITTLE, D. L - Jamaica
- 1925 PRICE, E.W. - Jamaica
- 1929 ROYES, Kenneth C. - Rhodes (Wadham)
- 1932 SLEEM, K.A. - Jamaica
- 1933 BURROWES, James T. - Rhodes (St. John's)
- 1937 MARTIN, S. L. - Jamaica
- 1938 STREET, S.P. - Jamaica
- 1938 LEVY, Roy - Rhodes (St. John's)
- 1940 MARTIN, Ronald Brown - Rhodes(Brasenose).
- 1941 BURROWES, William D - Rhodes (St. John's).
- 1946 BONITTO, John H. D. - Rhodes (Queen's)
- 1949 WYNTER, Hector L. - Rhodes (Exeter)
- 1950 MARKES, J. H. - Jamaica
- 1952 DICKSON, Roy W. - Rhodes (Exeter)
- 1953 BOGLE, Donald L. - Rhodes (Brasenose).
- 1959 THAMES, Henry Earl - Rhodes (New College)
- 1970 ALEXANDER, George H. - Rhodes (Balliol)
- 1975 MORRISON, Cecil D. -Rhodes (Balliol)
- 1976 MORDECAI, Jeffrey S. - Rhodes (St. Catherine's)
- 1985 GOLDSON, Peter S. -Rhodes (St. John's)
- 1986 ABEL, Evan Dale - Rhodes (Green College)
- 1988 McBEAN, David -Rhodes (St, John's)
- 1988 McDONALD, Sheldon -Jamaica
- 2000 HANCHARD, Neil -Rhodes (Green)
- 2015 PARKER, Tariq - Jamaica
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, culture and Entertainment
- 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
- Marlon James (novelist)
- Latifa 'Tifa' Brown, Jamaican recording artist
- Henry Wilcoxon, actor
- Francois St.Juste, Media Personality
- Norma Brown-Bell, Media Personality
Business, finance and Politics.
- 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.
- Lloyd Carney, American Businessman
- K.D Knight, Jamaican Politician.
- Milton Samuda, Attorney-at- Law
- Douglas Orane, Former Chief Executive Officer of Grace Kennedy
- Adrian Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Union Fund Management Company.
- Carlo Redwood, Head of Marketing at FLOW Jamaica.
- Ryan Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Jamaica Olympic Association
- Rocky Meade, Jamaica Defence Force, Chief of Staff
- Lascelles Chin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lasco Jamaica
- John Mahfood, Business Magnate
- 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-Pryce, Track athlete - double Olympic Gold medallist in the 100m
- Lindel Frater, Track athlete
- Michael Frater, Track athlete - Olympic Gold Medallist in the 4 x 100m
- 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 - Track athlete
- Ashani Fairclough - Footballer
- Omar Holness - Footballer
- Germaine Mason- Olympian
- Jaheel Hyde- Olympian
- Sir Herbert Macdonald - Footballer, Tennis player and Sports Administrator and Promoter.
- Roy Anthony Bridge - Sports Administrator and IOC member.
There are seven houses at Wolmer's Boys' School:
- Ellis Wolfe (Blue)
- William Crosse (Red)
- Thomas Harrison (Yellow)
- William Patterson (Green)
- Edward Hanna (Purple)
- Sir Florizel Glasspole (White)
There are four houses at Wolmer's Preparatory and Pre-School:
- Skempton (Blue)
- Alberga (Red)
- Bloomfield (Green)
- Moody (Yellow)
There are six houses at Wolmer's Trust High School for Girls
- Forbes (Yellow)
- Murray (Purple)
- Cowper (Green)
- Barrows (Blue)
- Howson (Red)
- Hollar (Orange)
- "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