This day’s proceedings commenced with an official welcome from the Senior Manager San Fernando Campus, Mrs. Terry Amirali-Rambharat which included her amazing performance of the Mighty Sparrow’s 1967 song ” Education”. Following Mrs. Amirali-Rambharat, was our first guest speaker Sergeant Gail Providence, a Community Service Police Officer. She addressed the students on the importance of being cognizant of their surroundings and the need for young adults to have self-respect. Our second guest speaker, SBCS lecturer Mr. Roger Samaroo shared useful tips on transitioning from Secondary to Tertiary level education. The encouraging words from both speakers surely left an indelible mark on our students. Also, as part of the planned events, three of our students were selected to have professional makeovers done by Ms. Cherise Baird from Haute Look and a MAC Make-up Consultant. Needless to say, the results were amazing.
The highlight of this affair though, was the guest appearance of Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic cycling semi-finalist Njisane Phillip, who assisted our Master of Ceremonies, Mrs. Allison Providence -Lange with our games and prize-giving session. Njisane later paired with Allison to perform a stirring rendition of Machel Montano’s “Too Young to Soca”; the students loved it. They were also treated to live performances by Soca Artiste Dev, and our very own students Valarie Hilaire and Anthony Sadhadeo.
To conclude this fun day students gathered to take photos with Njisane Phillip and partake of SBCS’ tokens of appreciation, with DJ Allan Taylor entertaining the attendees to the close.
Thanks to all our students and staff who participated and assisted in making Welcome Day 2012 the success that it turned out to be.