Where would Naparima Girls’ High School be without the Presbyterian Church? Practically non-existent! The Presbyterian Church’s indelible mark on the pages of our Naparima history began with Reverend John Morton’s initiation of the “Canadian Mission” in 1868 in Iere Village which has since evolved into the Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago (PCTT). Over the years the PCTT has further developed into a Church with 5 government assisted secondary schools, one of which is our illustrious institution. Naparima Girls’ High School was founded in 1912 by Reverend Dr Fulton Coffin, a Canadian Presbyterian missionary. Our fine establishment was primarily concerned with educating the female descendants of East Indian indentured labourers in South Trinidad and complementing the education afforded to the boys at Naparima College.
Our school has grown exponentially from the initial class of 22 students in one room on Coffee Street to our current location with approximately 800 scholars at 4 La Pique Road, San Fernando. Nevertheless, the Presbyterian Church remains a pervasive influence in the life of every Naps girl. From morning worship to end of term church services, the branches of the Church’s burning bush deeply rooted in the Presbyterian faith consistently infiltrate the hearts and minds of our students. It is therefore only fitting that we engage in this unique joint celebration of the 150 th anniversary of the PCTT, the organization responsible for our school’s inception, and the 106 th anniversary
of the founding of our eminent institution.