History of Scarborough Secondary School
Foundation and Start
The birth of Scarborough Secondary School was a milestone event for Tobago, and perhaps quite aptly took place during a period of major transition for our country. This period saw the end of Colonialism and the birth of Independence of Trinidad and Tobago.
Scarborough Secondary School was started in 1961, on what was once a British military camp drilling and marching square and opposite “Burleigh House”, a popular guest house. This military barracks was called KING’S CAMP. Remains of this inscription can still be seen on the back walls of the present compound.
Many of the fortifications were destroyed after Independence in 1962, as the young nation sought to construct the much-needed infrastructure to house students. The school buildings were extended over time to accommodate the changing curriculum and expanded enrollment of students.
The initial enrollment was 92 students. There were 40 boys and 52 girls.
The current enrollment is 821 with a teaching staff of 61.
Scarborough Secondary has always had a very eclectic teaching staff. Many individuals have been called upon to lead this noble institution and to guide students and staff into the future.
First principal was: George Callender
Current principal: Althea Alexander
Other notable principals have been:
Lincoln Warner - Teacher, musician.
The current school address is:
26-34 Old Government Farm Road,
Trinidad and Tobago
As the years unfolded, the name and curriculum offered by the school were modified as the educational policies of government were changed to meet the societal needs.
1961 – 1964: Scarborough Secondary Modern School aka Technical School and Central School.
1964 – 1972: Scarborough Secondary School
1972-1997: Scarborough Junior Secondary School
1997 – Present: Scarborough Secondary School aka “Sec.”
At inception, the school’s uniform for boys and girls was very British in design and not very suited to the climate in the tropical isle of Tobago. The boys’ uniform (1961 – 1967) included grey flannel shorts, white shirt, tie and cap. The girls’ uniform included a ranger cap, grey linen overall and blouse with a tie.
As our nation matured, and our independence grew stronger, the uniform, was modified to one suited to our climate - Grey long pants and white shirts with no ties for the boys and Grey “A” line skirts with white blouses for the girls.
Currently, the male uniform is Dark blue long pants and white shirt jackets, black shoes and socks. The girls are attired in a dark blue plaid with white shirts, black shoes and socks.
Hall Of Fame
Scarborough Secondary is famous for producing well rounded graduates who have gone on to fulfill their fullest potential and represent this island in various forms. Sec is known especially for Sports and Cultural excellence, we have also produced several persons of academic worth and fame.
Akeem Stewart World Record Holder: Shot Putt
Renny Quow Athlete
Dwight Yorke Footballer
Martha Archer Sport Administrator
Evans King (deceased) Diplomat
Glen Roach Asst. Commissioner of Police
Glenn Toppin Deputy Fire Chief
Gloria Cook (deceased) - Banker
John Prince Public Service Technocrat
Peter O Neil Chief Education Officer
Rensel Dillon Chemist/Researcher
Dr. Delmon Baker Medical Doctor; Politician
Shamfa Cudjoe Politician
Stanley Beard Politician
Deon Isaac Politician
Wilcox Morris Artist/Painter