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St. Catherine - The Grateful Hill Primary and Infant School


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The Grateful Hill Primary and Infant School is situated on the Glengoffe Main Road overlooking the historic Glengoffe Market and the Rio Pedro River.  The community lies on the North-Eastern tip of St. Catherine – 13.662 km  North of Kingston, 15.525 km North-East of Spanish Town and is bounded on the East of South-Eastern St. Mary and South by rural St. Andrew.  It is on a high elevation and experienced regular rainfall, arable soil type and cool temperatures make it naturally ideal for agriculture.  In former times when domestic and export was ‘king’, the community was a ‘top producer’ in banana, cola, cocoa, yam, ginger, nutmeg, sugar cane and vegetables, it earned the name ‘The Food Basket of Kingston’.

The school, which started in 1870 as a small Methodist  Church School, was later amalgamated with the Mizpah Baptist School and became the Grateful Hill Elementary School under the earlier pastoral leadership of the Reverend Mr. Sherlock a Methodist Minister, and father of Phillip and Hugh Sherlock, scholars of national and international repute.  The school was housed under the cellar of the Grateful Hill Methodist Church termed, ‘The Dark Hole of Calcutta’.  After much representation, petition and demonstration from the community, the Department of Education of 1938 erected the Grateful Hill Government School at the present site. Two (2) barrack-type wooden buildings constructed to accommodate three hundred students (300). 

Currently, the school host Two hundred and Ninety-five students (295), fourteen (14) teachers, two (2) caregivers, two (2) cooks, one (1) janitor, two (2) watchmen and three (3) relief watchmen.

The school offers student access to clubs and societies and co-curricular activities that expose them to life-long learning skills. Academically, the school has seen improvements in GSAT 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 results.  





How will the funds be used?

The Pledge2Build campaign was developed to raise funds for capital improvement of early childhood and primary institutions across Jamaica. This is to ensure that the schools are safe and provide children with a conducive learning environment.

The funds raised will be used to carry out the following scope of works at the school: 

  • Construct bathroom for Infant Department 
  • Construction of classrooms
  • Renovation of administrative building to include computer lab/reading room, staff room and bathrooms 
  • Refurbish leaking roof and windows 
  • Renovation of the canteen 
  • Repairs of both male and female lavatories 
  • Treat  Termite                                                                                                                            



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Anonymous Donor (s)

$28 USD

Karen Chung

$100 USD

Kimone Gooden

$150 USD

TWill Panache

$50 USD


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$328 USD pledged

target $143,000 USD

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Project Location:

  Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica    

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