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Ewarton High School - Building students for a better Ja

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Chad Bryan, Youthlink Writer

Ewarton High School is coeducational and it is located on Coghiel Road, approximately 1.2 kilometres from Ewarton square. When it had officially opened in January 1969, the late H.A. Thomas was principal. It was originally called Ewarton Junior Secondary School and, at that time, it had a cohort of 21 teachers and 530 students assigned across grades seven to nine.

Students came from four main feeder schools: Pollyground Primary, Ewarton Primary, Orangefield Primary and Mount Rosser Primary. Many of these students had failed to secure a place at a traditional high school via the Common Entrance Examination.

They were taught English language, English literature, Spanish, integrated science, social studies, religious education, family life education and a few other subjects.

By 1974, the name was changed to Ewarton Secondary School and grades 10 and 11 were added. As a result of its new status, the curriculum was expanded to include carpentry and cabinetmaking, electrical installation, food and nutrition, and clothing and textiles, among others. With this expansion, the academic staff was increased and the school-leaving age for the students moved from 15 to 17 years old.

By 1998, a final name change occurred under the Government Reclassification Programme and Ewarton High School began to offer biology and computer technology.

At Ewarton High, the belief is that each child is able to make a worthwhile contribution to the society and its many programmes and values being instilled will bring this to fruition. 

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