Mission, History, Future
History of our school and past principals
Trinity College was opened in January 1958 by Countess Mountbatten of Burma. It was the first Anglican boys' college of its kind in Trinidad and came into existence through the efforts of the Anglican Church, and particularly Trinity Cathedral. The college is run by the Anglican Diocese of The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago with assistance from the Government.
On the 27th August 1966, Trinity College became a Public School as defined by paragraph 11 (5) of the Education Act, No. 1 of 1966.
Trinity Junior School was founded as a means of preparing boys from eight years old for Trinity College - the seeds were sown in Trinity Junior School to be cultivated in Trinity College. In 1967 Trinity College relocated to its current site in Moka, Maraval. Through the generosity of Mr. W. G. Gordon, the valuable site for Trinity College was given as a memorial to serve the memory of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Gordon-Gordon of Knowsley.
Distinguishing characteristics of Trinity College:
- the original suggestion for the motto was '"Be ye courteous" as it was felt that courtesy sums up in a word most Christian virtues, however to practice courtesy in these modern times requires courage. The motto therefore became "Courage and Courtesy".
- the College is situated in the scenic Moka valley on a slight elevation overlooking the premier golf course in Trinidad and Tobago. Surrounded by hills and mountains where fresh air, sunshine and quietude abound, the location has the ideal conditions for meditation, inspiration and learning.
- with 13-1/2 acres of recreation ground, the playing fields are extensive and provide adequate facilities for various sporting activities; the students are taught to play the game both literally and figuratively. The playing fields of the world have produced men of forceful character and deep sense of of civic responsibility.
- staff members are highly qualified and provide that standard of instruction which has produced leaders, with moral character and sound basic knowledge, in all walks of life.
- students, among other things, learn respect for authority, modesty in success and the spirit of team work; it is a place where students can learn to be good citizens and take their rightful place not only in the community of Trinidad and Tobago but throughout the Caribbean region and beyond.
Over the past fifty plus years, Trinity College has evolved into an institution that provides a well-balanced learning environment. Accomplishments abound particularly in the sporting arena of football.
PRINCIPALS OF TRINITY COLLEGE