Schools in Barbuda
During the 18th century, education was left to the home and to charity. In 1838, just after emancipation, the sum of sterling 30,000 was made available to the church for the start of elementary education. The churches in those days bore the burden of education and establishing schools. Therefore, Holy Trinity got its name from the parish itself.
The Holy Trinity School we know today commenced in 1923 by the Anglican Church but the government took over the operation of the school in 1953, but the Church continued to have an interest in the School, and in 1973, on the invitation of the Minister of Education, agreed to station in Barbuda a priest who could give part-time service in the Secondary wing which had been added to the school in 1970-1. The Church had appoint Reverend St. Clair Williams, who gave several years of service partly as an assistant and as the Acting Head.
School Motto: “ A Sound Education Makes An Intelligent Nation.”
At present there are three hundred and fifty eight (358) students enrolled from the Kindergarten through to Form Five. The Kindergarten Section is situated near the coastal area and on the western side of the Primary and Secondary Section. Presently there are new buildings been erected to facilitate the Secondary students while the Primary students will remain in the building now occupied by both Sections.
Holy Trinity School has thirty teachers and they offer assistance in the following subjects:
- English Language/Literature
- Social Studies (History & Geography)
- Home Economics/Woodworking and Drafting
- Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Mr. Mussington revitalized the science department and the preparation of students to be able to write the three separate subjects; Biology, Physics and Chemistry at CXC level for the first time. He took over the management of the Computer Literacy Programme from 1991 to present. Under his direction the school acquires a new computer wing in 1998 through the Coco Point Trust Fund.
The compound is well kept, very clean, and quiet; these are very good qualities conducive for learning. The Environment Division would like to extend congratulations to Mr. John Mussington and staff for jobs well done.