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St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School Celebrates 170 Years Of Excellence In Education


St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School, a beacon of academic excellence and a cradle of women in leadership, is set to mark a momentous milestone as it celebrates 170 years of its proud legacy.

Since its inception in 1894, this illustrious institution has consistently shaped the future of countless young women who have gone on to make significant impact on every continent.

As we reflect on our remarkable journey that spans nearly two centuries, the sense of nostalgia and pride is palpable among the past and present students, faculty and staff of St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School.

Our storied history is a testament to the unwavering commitment to educational excellence and the fostering of leaders who are a testament to our enduring legacy.

To kick off the celebration of this historic achievement, we are excited to announce a launch event scheduled for November 2023.

This event promises to be a poignant moment in our history, with alumni, faculty, and friends coming together to celebrate our 170 years of excellence.

It will be a time to reconnect, reminisce, and recognize the incredible journey that has brought us to this remarkable juncture.

In anticipation of this grand celebration, we are delighted to invite past and present students to join us in honoring our dedicated educators on Teacher Appreciation Day, which falls on October 5th.

On this day, we pay tribute to the teachers who have played a pivotal role in shaping the lives of our students over the years.

It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the forthcoming 170th Anniversary Celebrations that are being meticulously organized to ensure a memorable experience for all.

The journey of St. Joseph’s Convent has been a testament to the transformative power of education, and we owe our success to the dedicated teachers, passionate students, and supportive community that have been the pillars of our institution.

We encourage all members of our esteemed St. Joseph’s Family, both near and far, to stay tuned for more information regarding the soft launch and other exciting activities planned in the lead up to our 170th Anniversary celebration.

Together, let us celebrate our rich history, our remarkable achievements, and the bright future that lies ahead for our beloved institution.

SOURCE: St. Joseph’s Convent





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  1. 170 years of horror by those nuns. The back in the day floggings and torture by those nuns I got elderly siblings that can back this up……we know the history of the Catholic Church in St Lucia already but everybody in this day and age are still afraid to speak out. They rather go and roll their rosery and push their hands in fire for them like they are the Saints of this world when in reality they are Satan’s of this world.. I don’t care if you don’t want to print this. FIRE 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 on your ass, you can hide the truth from man all you want, but you will hide it from God.

  2. @TMHLH … did you ever ATTEND the SJC? Are you a past pupil of the institution? Because I am a past pupil, and I was encouraged by “those nuns” to be what is now my “livelihood” for which I am eternally grateful. A lot of women who passed through those halls have gone on to become exceptional citizens and “daughters of St Lucia”; a lot of whom you know, and/or are aware of. Most of “those nuns” helped to shape most of their pupils to become what they are today: business/property owners, bankers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, financiers, artists, a Governor General even, and a lot more. And mind you during my time at the SJC, there were absolutely NO FLOGGINGS AND TORTURE!! I have no idea where you got THAT story.

    TMHLH – say what you know (which is absolutely nothing), and know what you say. I am NOT afraid of MY truth!

  3. @Anonymous … probably, they are referring to the “INSTITUTION” of St Joseph’s Convent whose HQ (?) is based in Trinidad and Tobago. Quite a few of the nuns were from Trinidad and St Lucia as well.

  4. I don’t know much about that school but I know its a good meaning very good school my neice went to that school and my lawyers daughter wennt that school also not forgetting my daughter also went to that school I think its a positive educational institution

  5. @IS Hold your ass ! My commentary was not against the standard of education, and nor am i a past student, but my sister who just turned 72 was, and she is now a retired dietician, and she did went on to higher learning after convent at UWI. I don’t know of your experience but I got my detailed info from the elders first hand. YES THERE WERE FLOGGINGS….. maybe you did not get any for your insobordinations (you should have), but many got it back in the day including yours truly. Carpal punishment was not immune from Catholic Schools oh hell it was the standard norm, just like many other schools in St Lucia and the wider Caribbean back then ( not so long ago too it was so British). Many of those Nuns were ABUSERS by today’s standards, but given the fact you were privilege to attend SJC, one would not dare come home from boarding and complain to mama or daddy who sacrificed to send you up there, if you did you might get another flogging at home for as my mother would tell my sister “you was forming the ass”. So you can sing songs and praises for your achievements (as you should) but don’t overlooked or undermine the HIDDEN SINISTER undocumented disciplinary atrocities at SJC, they existed and they did take place.

  6. I agree wholeheartedly with one the comments made by a subscriber. The Catholic Schools and their method of teachings were enforced by Corporal punishment in days gone by.

    I spent the early part of my formative years, attending the Ava Maria School which I suppose, one could say was a portal to the SJC. I don’t know how the curriculum was formulated in those days but Corporal punishment was at the forefront. The Headteacher was a NUN. I can testify to having being brutally beaten with slabs of wood which my psychotic teacher used on most of her pupils. Did the NUN show condemnation. No!😇😇😇.

    I recalled friends whom I attended School with had instantly forgotten me because they had elevated to the SJC as I and many were beneath their them. I hope the many generations of attendees have transpired from that attitude. I didn’t attend the SJC and my character and attributes are of great admiration. I take pride in being who I am today.



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