Calabar High School

"The Utmost for the Highest"

Calabar Gets a Synthetic Track

Calabar is the first high school to receive a synthetic track in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Funding for the track came from the Sports Development Fund, who is carrying out a $250- million sports infrastructure improvement programme throughout some 24 schools in the nation of which Calabar received $10 million. The Principal, Albert Corcho was quick to point out that this is still not adequate and has received additional help form other stakeholders of the school. The work is in the capable hands of contractors, VSW Regupol, who also did the track at G.C. Foster College..

The Press Launch for both the track and track meet was held on January 14, 2016 and Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for sport, The Hon. Natalie Neita Headley stated that this sporting complex reflects tremendous signs that the government and schools, across Jamaica are working towards improving sports in Jamaica.

The Track which is to be part of the Calabar High School Sports Complex was officially opened on January 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm on the school’s playing field by the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica.