It is with great pleasure that we announce the official launch of the Wolmer’s Champs Fundraising Drive 2017 for Champs 2017 to be held at the National Stadium from March 28, 2017 to April 1, 2017.
At the helm for the girls’ team is Mr. Michael Carr, back for his 31st season with the maroon and gold lady warriors. Most will remember Mr. Carr for developing some of Jamaica’s most prodigious sprint talents: Nichole Mitchell in the early 1990s and the most decorated female sprinter of our modern era, multiple Olympic and World Championship gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
A journey that began at Wolmer’s Boys’ School in the 1970s wound its way through King’s House yesterday with the swearing-in of Brigadier Rocky Meade as the new Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Forc
Fellow Wolmerians, as we prepare ourselves to support our Manning Cup team later this evening (November 26th), let us take time out to recognise the Gold Sponsors of the team and the entire football programme
With his Heroes Circle-based school poised to win a possible three trophies this season, Wolmer's Boys principal Dr Walton Small has hailed the invaluable role played by the "very active" alumni association
aturday November 12, Wolmer’s, my high school in Jamaica, won a major schoolboy football competition (the real football … where feet actually move the ball, known as the “beautiful game” to 95% of the world, but to North Americans as “soccer”).
The Wolmer's Boys' School Junior Football Programme has again benefited from a major donation from the Age Quod Agis Sports Alumni Association (SAA) - an association that represents former football players from the school.
After making the semi-finals three years in a row, the boys from Heroes Circle in Kingston finally did it. Riding on the back of a thunderous 90th minute strike from Alphanso Gooden, Wolmer’s dumbed the pundits and pulled off the unfancied.
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The reign of the Corporate Area teams in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Super Cup continued for a third consecutive year as Wolmer's Boys clipped Cornwall College 1-0 to lift the lucrative title in the final at Sabina Park on Saturday
An entire class of 33 students at Wolmer’s Girls’ School has entered fifth form, the traditional exam year, having already bagged grade ones at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics. But more than that, all 33 attained straight ‘A’ profiles, after only one year of preparation.
The girls are: Danae Anderson, Gardine Brooks, Britney Brown, Tamoy Campbell, Shadine Cunningham, Kimoy-Marie Douglas, Giselle Downer, Deandra Dyte, Jada Francis, Alyssa Graham, Shemaelia Greensword, Shanice Hardie, Howiecia Hunter, Toni-Ann Hunter, Nichaelia Hutton, Michelle Jackson, Lauri-Ann Johnson, Chevonna Lewis, Dacia Lyttle, Mikayla McFarlane, Tiana Morgan, Simone Murray, Kelsey Randal, Annieka Reno, Jhonniel Skellton, Ashli Smith, Tannekee Strachan, Lorianne Thomas, Kimari Tyrell, Shedeeka Watson, Samantha Williams, Jheanel Whyte, and Oneilia Yearde.
The fundraising campaign to assist needy past students has started in earnest. Already we have had donations of $35,000 to help Wolmerian medical student Malcolm Binns, who needs $331,000 by September 30 to pay outstanding tuition at UWI, to prevent being removed from the medical school. Wolmerian Douglas Orane has agreed to anchor Malcolm's campaign by matching donations by others, dollar for dollar, up to $165,500 (that's half the amount needed).
Belén Rambana is a dedicated Brownie who wanted to work to earn the Girl Scout “Helping Hands” patch and do something good for others. The seven-year-old considered starting a trash pick-up project, adopting a manatee or donating proceeds from an online store of toys she no longer plays with. But, when she learned from her aunt Karen McCallum, who is President of the not-for-profit Wolmer’s Alumni Association, South Florida Chapter, that students in Kingston, Jamaica were in need of some of the same school supplies American kids take for granted, as well as personal hygiene items that are inexpensive and easy to come by in the United States, Belén knew what she wanted to do.
Many thanks to the old boys who turned out this morning to welcome the students for the new 2016/2017 school year. There were lots of happy faces and commendations from parents, guardians and teachers. Great example of the Wolmer's spirit.
As we begin the 2016/2017 school year, it was full house at the WGS orientation for first form students. The session was held in the Douglas Orane Auditorium. The girls were accompanied by their parents/guardians while members of WOGA and current Sixth Formers assisted with the activities.
This, the 2015/2016 school year and the 286th year of Wolmer’s, is a very special one for the Wolmer’s community. It is the first year, since the destruction of the auditorium in 1991 that the academic year has started with an auditorium. Other major triumphs in the year so far include extra-curricular activities and sports involvement as well as academia, particularly because many of our students have gained top placements in Jamaica and the Caribbean in many subject areas.
To commemorate this exceptional year we will be publishing a special edition of The Wolmerian, dubbed, “Excellence All-Round”; a one hundred page publication that documents all the major successes in the past year. Additionally, it will showcase the people who have worked assiduously to maintain the high standards of the institution.
The cost of this venture is very expensive, estimated at one million Jamaican dollars; it is in this regard that your sponsorship is being sought so that we will be able to meet the June publication deadline. In addition, your sponsorship will see you and your business engaging with the youth and endorsing excellence in academia and extra/co-curricular activities. You will also be reinforcing the idea that your business supports the education of our children and youth empowerment, as this is the way forward if we intend to contribute to the building and development of our country. It is also a means to keep the 2015/2016 year alive.
The Right Reverend Dr Howard Gregory, Diocesan Bishop of Jamaica and The Cayman Islands, will, this week, preside over the dedication of the new, state-of-the-art Wolmer's auditorium during the school's Founder's Day celebrations.