The Patience Combined School, a twenty –five year old establishment has been the host of educational activities and sound learning. Throughout its history, the School has maintained a commitment to providing the highest calibre of students and educational experience to exceptionally talented young minds from the direct community of Patience and other neighbouring communities. This prestigious educational institution was built in 1990 and was official opened in 1991.
The school’s initial enrolment figures were more than twice what currently exist today. Both the teacher and student populace has plummeted significantly. Twenty five years later from its inception, the school has moved from a student population of over three hundred to roughly one hundred and twenty eight students. Also, a decline in teaching staff experienced a shift from over twenty teachers to eleven. The then chief administrator for the school was the distinguished, Mrs. Agatha Charlery. She was succeeded in 2008 by renowned teacher and spiritual pioneer Ms Sylvia Charlery, who still serves in this position.
This ‘U’ shaped, two storey building, located in Patience Mon Repos on the east coast of St Lucia overlooking the majestic scenery of the Atlantic Ocean, currently hosts seven classrooms (from Kindergarten to Grade 6), a fully refurbished science lab, a computer lab, a library, a music/French room a special Education room, an assembly hall, a staff room, an administrator’s office and a kitchen.
The school has maintained structures that facilitated its day to day operations. School begins at 9:00 am for every student and teacher and ends at 2:30 pm. for infant level (Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2) students and 3:00 pm. for primary level students. Every Monday has a general assembly where all students are present in the assembly hall. If the Monday has no school then general assembly is conducted the next available school day. This has been the norm before and still holds now.
At the Patience Combined School excellence is the standard we promote as we carry the mantle of what our predecessors once upheld, encouraging our students to be determined and believe that they will achieve as our school motto states. We ensure that all stakeholders work together for the greater good of the school and ensuring that students are prepared holistically to move on to greater achievements.
Staff contributions over the years
Ms. Shervon Lewis: Grade four teacher who is currently on study leave
|Agatha Fevrier-Charlery||1991-2008||Marie F. Louis||1992-1994|
|Pamela Serieux-Charles||1991||Garry Fevrier||1992-1993|
|Cynthia Wilson-Charles||1991||Dorothea Maxwell||1992-1996|
|Margaret Descartes George||1991||Hyacinth Norbert||1993-|
|Carola Charlery||1991-2006||Jennifer Malzarie||1993-1994|
|Sylvia Charlery||1991-||Janeta Joseph||1993-2003|
|Timothia Joseph||1991-2003||Ursula Augustin||1994-1996|
|Angela Serieux||1991-||Flora Joseph||1994-2000|
|Nigel Jn. Baptiste||1991-1997||Cathyanna Kangal||1995-1996|
|Junia James||1991-||Maureicene mrcellin||1995-1998|
|Chriselda Stanislaus||1991-1999||Ryan Augustin||1996-1997|
|Sabina James||1991-92, 93-96, 98-00||Diana Fanis||1996-1998|
|Emma Serieux||1991-2001||Liz S. Mathurin||1996-1988|
|Gregorina Wilson||1991, 93-96, 98-2001||Alexandra Serieux||1996-2000|
|Newlla Charlery||1991-1994||Mariana Vasson||1998-1999|
|Janey Joseph||1991-1993||Reine Joseph||2002-2004|
|Marie Roserie||1992-2016||Donna Joseph||2003-2006|
|Agatha Fevrier-Charlery (Mon Repos Combined School) 1963-1991|