Welchman Hall, St. Thomas
The Holy Innocents’ Primary School is situated in the picturesque rural area of Welchman Hall, St. Thomas. From the middle of the 19th Century there were educational facilities in the districts now served by Holy Innocents’ Primary. Four small schools, The Bridgefield Infants, The Sturges Infants, The Hopewell Combined and the Holy Innocents’ Mixed collectively served the educational needs of the pupils in the communities.
In 1895, a reorganization of the schools saw Ms. Florence Springer becoming Headteacher of Sturges Girls School and Mr. Joseph Hamlet, the Headteacher of the Holy Innocents’ Boys.
On 15 th October 1956 the current building was named the Holy Innocents’ Mixed School, with Mr. Lester Vaughan as the Headteacher. The school was further renamed Holy Innocents’ Composite in the 1980’s. This name was carried until September 1995. In this year the senior students from classes 5 to 8 were transferred to the Alma Parris School. The school was then given its present name Holy Innocents’ Primary. It now caters to the educational needs of students from ages three to eleven.
Train For Life Here And Hereafter.
To be recognized as an institution where excellence is pursued by staff and students. To become a professional learning community in which students can develop aptitudes and gain knowledge that will enable them to manage change and function effectively in the technological landscape.
We aim to provide the highest quality education in an environment where learning, caring and respect are highly valued, as each child develops fully in preparation for life in a dynamic global society.
Our school, a little garden, Here in the country
Set thick with budding young roses
That bloom and flourish lusciously
The careful grooming we get here
Makes us shine for all to see
God bless us little flowers
Of the school in the country
Our Garden, Holy Innocents'
We can never repay you
You provide education, provide recreation
Good social and moral values
Many others have tried
We are happy you provide
A good emotional and physical milieu
We are part of God's garden
Here in the countryside
We toss, we sway, we grow, we play
With dignity, honour and pride
We never lack for love nor care
For our gardeners are the best
New programmes tried with watchful eyes
To ensure good success.