L’Abayee S.D.A. Primary School has been in existence since April 1953 and has been serving the L’Abayee community and its environs for more than sixty two years. Our goal is to provide students with a sound academic foundation and a strong spiritual connection with Jesus Christ. We believe highly in academic excellence provided in a spiritually charged environment. As a result, we have embraced the concept of SAFE School and a strong family atmosphere.
It is our responsibility to equip every student to take his/her rightful place in this society and ultimately to be citizens of God’s Kingdom.
The following statement encapsulates our philosophy: “True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.”–Education, p. 13.
OUR PHILOSOPHY ON EDUCATION
Christian Education in an Adventist School is focused on academic excellence, the development of a healthy lifestyle, strong moral development and a commitment to service in the communities in which we live. In addition, there is the ultimate goal of drawing each pupil into a personal relationship with our Creator God.
A pioneer in Christian Education wrote: “Our ideas of education take too narrow and too low a range. There is need of a broader scope, a higher aim. True education means more than pursuing a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.”
(E G White, Education p 13)
The philosophy and practice of Adventist Christian Education is founded on this core belief. We firmly believe that our blending of a Christian world-view, outlook and values with the state curriculum are designed to ensure that our pupils grow into mature, citizens with strong moral and spiritual values.
For further information and current articles pertinent to Adventist Education see the Journal of Adventist Education
Website: Journal of Adventist Education
The L’Abayee S.D.A Primary School was established in April 1953. The school has been in existence for 62 years.
The school began with two (2) staff members, Mr. Francis Mason as Principal and teacher for Standards 3-6 and Ms. Melzar Bruce as teacher for Stage 1 – Standard 2. Ms. Melzar Bruce who taught from the school’s inception retired in 1994 after offering forty one (41) years of service. We thank you both for your invaluable contribution to this noble institution. Mrs. Vera M. Brice-Hunte served as principal from 1994-2006. She served for twelve (12) years. She resigned her post in August 2006. We thank you as well Mrs. Hunte, for your invaluable contribution. May the Lord continue to bless all of you.
Mr. Francis Mason
Mr. Michael Changoo
Ms. Vera James
Mr. Clarence Pamphille
Mr. Joseph Nelson
Ms. Melzar Bruce
Mrs. Vera M. Brice-Hunte
- Mrs. Priscilla Stephen
The school’s houses namely Mason, Changoo, James, and Pamphille were named after past principals. The School’s crest was designed by Pr. Quidley Morris. The school current population stands at 86 boys and 89 girls, a total of 175 students.
The current school principal is Mrs. Priscilla Stephen