History

History of PHPS

Pembroke Hall Primary School is located at Potosi Avenue in West Central St. Andrew off Ken Hill Drive which is off Washington Boulevard. It is bounded on the east of Hill View Garden to the west by Washington Boulevard, South Glendale, Maverly and to the North by Patrick City. The school got its name from the community which acquired its name from the original owner of Pembroke Hall Estate. Pembroke Hall community was originally a sugar plantation.

The school itself was built in 1967. It began its first day of classes on October 2, 1967 with approximately seven hundred students and seven teachers under the distinguished leadership of Mrs. Mobray Campbell. The school currently accommodates 1200 students and 36 teachers as well as ancillary staff.

Mission PHPS
It is our mission to provide the very best training opportunities for children to acquire the expected numeracy and literacy skills; and to develop socially, physically, spiritually and emotionally that they may be equipped for higher education, have pride and confidence in themselves and a caring attitude towards humanity.

Library (PHPS)
The Pembroke Hall Primary School Library started operating as a library in 1984. It is named after the first Principal, Mrs. Mobrary. The library is situated on the top floor of the Mobrary building. The Mobrary building was donated by Wisinco. The library has a seating capacity of 55. The present Librarian is Mrs. J. Reynolds.Since 2007 the school’s administration as well as the Parents Teachers Association have embarked on a mission to build an auditorium. However, this process has been fraught with challenges. The school has engaged in several fundraising activities over the years to at least be able to host the School Leaving Service for 2013 / 2014 academic year but this will not be realized.Another major challenge is that the majority of the students in attendance are from inner city communities. In these households, the parents are either unemployed or underemployed and therefore mostly unable to provide the desired support. From the situational analysis the Pembroke Hall Primary team realized that assisting the parents of the school is critical in gaining their support to move forward. A major challenge identified is that the majority of the students in attendance are from inner city communities. In these households the parents are either unemployed or underemployed and therefore mostly unable to provide the desired support. The school has crafted a guiding mission for this project – “To provide a safe and caring environment where academic excellence, creative expression, character development, athletic abilities, parental involvement and staff leadership are valued and fostered”.