The Holy Trinity High School located on North Street in Kingston is no longer operating on the shift system. Yesterday, the institution officially opened for the new academic year with students, from all grade levels, attending school at the same time.
Principal for the institution, Margaret Brisset-Bolt, told The Gleaner yesterday that despite a block not being finished in time for the opening of the new school year, she was elated with the decision to take the school off the system.
"Things are going very well, better than we anticipated ... The building we were promised isn't completed as yet, so we expected that we were going to have some issues placing some students but we have worked around that," Brisset-Bolt noted.
She said a block, to house eight classrooms, was slated to be constructed in time for the start of the school year, however, this has not materialised.
"We were told the building would be ready for October and I am looking forward to it at that time. I have been told that it can be done in six weeks and all the measurements and the paperwork have been completed already," the principal said.
Brisset-Bolt said, in the meantime, the grade ten students who were expected to occupy the building were being taught in the auditorium and other vocational areas.
The Holy Trinity High currently has over 1,400 students on roll and the principal expects that this one-shift system will increase contact time between teachers and students.