The St. John’s Catholic Primary School (SJCPS) has announced the appointment
of a new Principal, Verlyn Amina Anika Richards.
The announcement from the Board said Richards, who has been a teacher at SJCPS
for the past 22 years, is a trained teacher holding a Bachelor’s degree in
Mathematics Education from the University of the West Indies.
The Board said it believes that Richards’ years of teaching experience and
management are qualities that will be effective in advancing the holistic
development of our students at St. John’s Catholic Primary. For over twenty-two
years Richards has molded the young minds of students in all grades at SJCPS and
has worked with her colleagues in producing scores of top students in the Grade
Six National Assessment.
Richards, a devout Catholic, believes in the words of Pope John Paul II who stated
that the Catholic school is characterized by its unique reference to the human
person, since every person, with their material and spiritual needs, is at the centre
of Jesus’ teaching; therefore, the promotion of the human person forms the
objective of a Catholic school.
The Board thanks former principal, Sister Marie Voltaire, for her impeccable years
of service to St. John’s Catholic Primary School and wishes her the very best in her
continued formation as a Missionary Sisters – Servants of the Holy Spirit
The Board welcomes Richards to the leadership role of the SJCPS and it pledges to
continue to work with the administration to foster greater cooperation between
parents, pupils, administration, and teachers. “We look forward to the continued
support of our parents and benefactors as we holistically develop the students
entrusted to us,” it stated.