You have entered sacred grounds. You are tracing the footsteps of legends. You are standing on the shoulders of giants. Others will watch, guide and trace your own steps. Welcome to Calabar High School.
About the Mentorship Programme
The Calabar High School Mentorship programme, administered by the Calabar Old Boys’ Association, seeks to develop age or grade appropriate instruction in various areas such as Calabar’s history and culture, life skills, career guidance, subject and homework assistance for boys attending Calabar. The programme takes into account the history of Calabar and provides exposure to positive male role models and life skills...in short, we seek to transform young men into Men. With this in mind, the objectives of the mentorship programme are as follows:
- Ensure that our young men are exposed to and learn the history of Calabar, noting its importance to the history of Jamaica
- To assist with improving the academic performance of the students
- Provide young men with consistent positive reinforcement and life skills training
- Ensure that mentors are adequately trained and appropriately assigned
- To assist with creating and maintaining a positive school environment
Just like you, we all came to this esteemed institution with high hopes and expectations – our own, and those of our parents. We are all gifted with enormous potential to achieve anything we desire. However having a gift or talent is only a fraction of what is required to achieve success. Success requires (amongst many other things) Self Discipline, Careful Planning, Hard Work, Determination and Focus. Without these skills, even the most gifted student will find it difficult to achieve their goals. Calabar presents an enormous opportunity for you to chart a path to your success.
So here you are at the beginning of your tenure at Calabar High School, armed with all you need to achieve success. With GSAT behind you, you may figure, just like many of us have done in the past, I have arrived. I have achieved my goal of entering Calabar. But life is about balance, putting all aspects of your life into equilibrium to achieve your ultimate objectives. Making sure that whatever you invest most of your time in is what you want to become successful at. Now is not the time to relax or lose focus, this is the beginning of a new chapter in your life, requiring even more hard work than you had to do for GSAT.
We are Here to Help
It is our mission to assist in the continued positive development of young men who pass through these hallowed halls. It is our duty to offer whatever knowledge and support we may possess, to the benefit of each and every student. All we seek in return is to see our investment of time and commitment, result in positive life choices by students. Our motto is The Utmost for the Highest. You must live that every day of your life so that, whenever you are called, wherever you are, like so many of us continue to do, you will proudly answer, Here Sir!