Alpha Academy Girl (Convent of Mercy) School
Alpha Academy School
I graduated at age 16. I attended Alpha from pre-school through 6th form and the "A" finals.
My big sis, Judith Ann, was the brilliant one. We had a wicked headmistress Sister Philomena, a sweet but naïve plump woman.
She made me kneel and get caned for wearing makeup! Shocking eh!
When I graduated and was in a float parade in downtown she grabbed me off the float shouting "Dearie dearie, no Alpha girl should be wearing makeup and her blouse off the shoulder!"
I said, "but sister I graduated". I was sooo embarrassed. That was the last time I saw her.
Lol! This is funny. I think some of us do have some similar stories of that peculiar teacher or principal.
I am also taking the opportunity to invite Jamaicans, local and abroad, to share memories of their old school; I expect some interesting stories :-)
Thanks again for sharing Paula!
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jamaican Schools.
Other Great Articles You Might Have Missed
P.S. Didn't find what you were looking for?
Still need help?
Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!
Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.