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parents, stakeholders and visitors through this medium.
With five campuses and an average of 1200 students and counting, we are
obliged to keep our communication channels open and flowing for enhanced and
We also want you, our community, to get to know us better as we share our
educational dreams, opportunities, successes and challenges.
Thank you for visiting us, and we welcome your feedback.
Let's keep the conversation going.
Decus est servire.
Structure & Management
The school comprises five (5) campuses: Campus B - Years 1 & 2, Campus A - Years 3, 4, 5 & 6.
There are three (3) alternative "care" centres: Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), Workshop Initiative
in Secondary Education (WISE) and Developing Our Vision for Education 2 (DOVE 2).
The Senior Management Team (SMT), consisting of the Principal, three Deputy Principals, two Senior
Teachers, and the Coordinators of PRU and WISE work in partnership with the Department of Education (DoE)
to ensure that a management framework is created in which staff can perform their duties effectively, and
students can realize their potential. The DoE is responsible for formulating policy and the Principal for
The internal school management operates through a committee structure, chaired and led by senior staff,
designed to facilitate consultations, and make decisions. The Senior Management Team meets weekly to
address (i) day-to-day matters and (ii) longer term planning. All other committees/groups meet at least once a term.
We strive to create a positive working environment in which all staff feel that they are valued, that they
have a real contribution to make to the development of the school, and that any problem can be freely discussed.
The structure to achieve the above aim is provided in part by the specific responsibilities of Principal, Deputy
Principals. Heads of Departments, Heads of Years, Form Tutors, Subject Teachers, and Counsellors. The other and more
difficult part is the positive relationship between all Staff as part of the co-operative decision-making process.
This involves Discussion, decision-Making and dissemination of information.
Sixty five years ago on 21 September, 1953, a beacon of light flashed on the island of Anguilla with bright hope for
the future of secondary education there. The Valley Secondary School opened its doors to about one hundred and fourteen
excited, bright-eyed students drawn from a cross-section of the population, who felt themselves privileged to be the first
students to attend this brand-new school. They were eager to learn anything new.
In 1953 Anguilla did not have electricity (except you could afford to buy a noisy generator), and owning a gas lamp was
considered to be a luxury; so most of the students in those days had to study by oil lamp.
One of the chores was to ensure that the lamp was ready with sufficient oil and a clean lamp-shade before sunset. For some
students at Valley Secondary School, the period before sunset would have been the best time to complete homework; but don't
be too surprised if some of those early students relate to you stories of sometimes studying by moonlight! Yet not many
students wore glasses in those days and there were hardly any complaints of eye strain. Today, every house in Anguilla
has electricity, not as a luxury, but as a necessity.
Major changes took place in Anguilla as a result of the Anguillian Revolution. Having the capabilities to chart our own
course in education was one such positive change. After a Review of Education in 1983, the decision to move from the common
entrance exam mechanism of qualifying for entry into secondary school to a comprehensive system was made. This new system
would allow each child who was aged twelve by 31st December of that coming school year, automatic entry into secondary school.
As part of the transformation, the name of the school was changed from the Valley Secondary School to the Albena Lake-Hodge
Comprehensive College on 30 December, 1985. This was in honour of Mrs. Albena Lake-Hodge Hodge who was the Minister of Education during
the time of transitioning to comprehensive education.
In September, 1986 comprehensive education was introduced.
However, after much 'bacchanal' over the rationale of naming it a 'College' the name of the school was modified to its current
moniker, Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School on 4th November, 1987.
Over the years changes were necessary to cater for the needs of an ever increasing student population. Under the Valley Secondary
School, students and staff were divided into three Houses: A, B, & C or Red, Blue and Green, or Lloyd, Owen and Carty. A House was
Red House or Lloyd House, B House or Owen House, and C House or Carty House. Competition was very keen, and house spirit was high.
The House Masters and Mistresses were members of staff and this fact helped build spirit and camaraderie between staff and students.
The friendly rivalry that existed between houses was a healthy one and helped to prepare the students for the future.
Upon launching into comprehensive education, the three house system was overhauled and expanded into a five house system of Maroon,
Orange, Pink, Purple and Yellow. Nationally, this was met with a gamut of emotions ranging from sadness to anger, but change proved
inevitable yet again. And since then, 1986, staff and teachers have created a new rivalry that seeks to rival that of the former system.
The growing and diverse population also necessitated that several centres be established. These are the Workshop Initiative in Secondary Education
(WISE), Pupils' Referral Unit (PRU) and Developing Our Vision for Education 2 (DOVE 2). They all form part of the Albena
Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School.
Additionally, physical infrastructure was in constant demand by the comprehensive system. After constructing several buildings
on the original site (Campus A), a new site at Pope Hill was selected and a facility to house Years 1 & 2 was built and opened its doors for
teaching and learning on 3 September, 2001, (Campus B).
With technology being the transformer and impetus of much of our school's overall development, the greatest impact however on the school's
infrastructure came in 2017 when Hurricane Irma hit Anguilla on 6 September. Many of the original buildings, including the Principal's Office,
and others were badly damaged. Subsequently, almost half of the buildings were demolished within a month of the category five hurricane. Hence,
a 'Shift System' with all staff and students utilizing both campuses was operated. Years 1, 2 & 3 attended school from 7am to 11:30am, while Years
4 and 5 attended from 12:15 to 5:10pm, with Year 6 floating throughout the day, mainly stationed in Lake's Building. WISE, PRU and DOVE 2 operated
from their separate locations, with WISE having to relocate from the old Cottage Hospital Building to the Rogers Building in Stoney Ground.
Today, graduates of the school have left their mark on each continent and can be found in almost every profession imaginable. Sixty five years ago
the Valley Secondary School began with a little over one hundred students. Today, the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School caters to over twelve hundred.
(Significant excerpts were used from the writings of Mrs. Dulcie Richardson
and snipets from the work of Mr. Elvet Hughes. Permission was granted.)
The Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School seeks to exist as a positive,
warm, predictable and safe school environment where educators and students are
respectful, responsible and resilient and where learning is truly valued and creativity
and innovation are the norm.
The Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School is committed to providing a safe and healthy
learning environment conducive to the delivery of, first, a wide-ranging curriculum that will
allow all students the opportunity to excel and, second, a personal development program that
will prepare all students to take their place as responsible individuals with the skills and
attributes to contribute positively toward Anguillian society and an increasingly globalized world.
Decus Est Servire - It is an honour to serve
Patriotic Songs & Colours
NATIONAL ANTHEM God Save the Queen
God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen!
NATIONAL SONG God Bless Anguilla
God bless Anguilla
Nurture and keep her
Noble and beauteous
She stands midst the sea
Oh land of the happy
A haven we'll make thee
Our lives and love
We give unto thee
With heart and soul
We'll build a nation
Proud, strong and free
We'll love her hold her
Dear to our hearts for eternity
Let truth and right our banner be
We'll march ever on
Mighty we'll make
Long may she prosper
God grant her leaders wisdom and grace
May glory and honour
Ever attend her
Firm shall she stand
Throughout every age
SCHOOL SONG Sing Out
Our eyes have seen the vision
Our hands in differing ways
Shall build a peace together
A school for future days
Long may she stand
A place of honour in the land
Our minds shall give her beauty
Our spirits self control
Together we shall build her
A strong and living soul
Our hearts shall give her courage
Our lips shall speak her fair
Weâ€™ll laugh at her and love her
Defend her everywhere
Campus A Location: The Valley
Originally constructed in 1953 with 3 buildings, the site housed all of the then Valley Secondary School. It grew to its largest in 2017 with over 20
separate buildings including two level structures.
It received the name Campus A when a second campus was constructed, in Pope Hill, to house Years 1 & 2 students, Campus B.
Currently, Campus A is drastically reduced in size due to the passage of Hurricane Irma. The remaining structures include classrooms mainly in 'The Hole',
the Technical Studies, Home & Food Technology, Hospitality and Business specialist areas with some classrooms retrofitted for Office and Counseling services.
Year 3 classes are accommodated in the mornings and Years 4 & 5 in the afternoonsfor certain subject areas. Form 6 students utilize available space on the Campus as needed throughout
With its future being weighed in the balance, Campus A continues to remain faithful and give of its best to Anguilla even in its closing days.
Campus B Location: Pope Hill
The purpose of Campus B being built in 2001 was to fully meet the educational needs of Years 1 & 2 students by involving them in a range of subjects and activities.
In 2017, Campus B's utility extended to accommodate Years 4, 5 & 6 as well. This was necessitated by the damage done to Campus A by Hurricane Irma.
A Shift System enabled such to occur with its original customers attending in the morning and the latter, in the afternoon.
The Campus B facility houses the Rodney MacArthur Rey Auditorium which has hosted school functions of every kind and is heavily utilized by the community and private businesses.
Perched on Pope Hill overlooking the Anguilla Football Association Stadium, James Ronald Webster Park and Campus A, Campus B continues to serve Anguilla well.
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Location: The Quarter
This centre was established in 2005. Students who display specific inappropriate
behaviour are recommended to the unit where they have an opportunity to continue
their education while taking steps to modify their deviant behaviour. When they
demonstrate improvement in their behaviour they are then reintegrated into the
main stream and are closely monitored.
Developing Our Vision for Education 2 (Dove 2) Location: The Quarter
This Centre caters for the specific and varying needs of children of secondary school age who are experiencing severe or multiple development delays.
Students enrolled in DOVE 2 follow a programme of activities designed to assist them in functional life skills.
Workshop Initiative in Secondary Education (WISE) Location: Stoney Ground
WISE started in 2004. The centre focuses on students at risk with a practical inclination.
In addition to the core areas, English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Integrated Science, the students
are involved in individual projects of their choice in the areas of Carpentry, Boat Building, Bamboo Art,
Jewellery Craft, Ceramics, Visual Arts, Agriculture and Gardening, Food Technology, Bike Repair, Information Technology.
The students own the projects. This encourages them to work harder, follow rules and gives them something, which they, their peers
and parents see as special.
Admission into WISE occurs through a referral process which is coordinated by the Pastoral Department.
Board of Governors
The ALHCS Board of Governors is appointed by the Minister of Education,
except for the Teacher and Student Representatives who are voted in by
their peers. The usual term of Board of Governors is three years of service.
The Board is responsible for executing the following key functions:
Receiving, disbursing and accounting for the expenditure of such sums
of money as may from time to time, be voted by the House of Assembly for
the Operation of the ALHCS;
Making recommendations to the Minister with respect to matters pertaining
to the school or the development of secondary education generally;
Reviewing, modifying if necessary, and approving the school plan prepared by
the administration of the ALHCS;
Establishing policies for the administration, management and operation of the ALHCS;
Preparing reports, providing information, and performing any duties as may be required
under this Act, regulation and guidelines made or issued under this Act, or by the Minister;
Appointing where necessary committees consisting wholly or partly of members of the Governing Board;
The Board is also empowered to perform such other functions, in relation to the ALHCS, as the Minister
of Education requires.
The members of the current board, 2018 -2021, comprises:
Chairman - Rev. Dr. Wycherley Gumbs (Religious Representative)
Vice Chair- Mrs. Celestine John (Education Representative)
Head of Business Department Ms. Avenella Griffith Head of Counselling Department Mr. Samuel Daniel Head of English Department Mrs. Vanessa Thompson Head of Home and Food Technology Department Mrs. Shermin Wrensford-Adams Head of Hospitality Department Mr. Karl Woodley Head of Humanities Department Mrs. Michelle Carty Head of Information Technology Department Mrs. Rochelle Grant Head of Mathematics Department Mr. Levet Doyle Hughes Head of Modern Languages Department Mrs. Verrerlyne Bruno-Mason Head of Music Department Mrs. Kimba Southwell Head of Physical Education Department Ms. Doreen Richardson
Head of Science Department Mrs. Mary Smith Head of Special Education Needs Department Mrs. Katherine Brown Head of Technology Department Ms. Eva Hodge Head of Theatre Arts Department Ms. Trevreen Queeley-Javois Head of Visual Arts Department Mrs. Navene Mairyshaw Head of Year 1 Ms. Sharnette Shaw Head of Year 2 Mrs. Sarah Francis Head of Year 3 Mrs. Joselyn Theophile-Richardson Head of Year 4 Ms. Michelle Queeley Head of Year 5 Ms. Cherise Gumbs
General Teaching Staff
Mrs. Faun Campbell-Toussaint
Mrs. Trevesa Frederick
Ms. Avenella Griffith
Ms. Arlette Gumbs
Mrs. Lois Hazell-Carbon ~
Ms. Marissa Rey
Ms. Tashanta Brooks
Ms. Jasentha Crawford
Mr. Samuel Daniel
Mrs. Georgia Matthew
Ms. Samantha Warner
Ms. Amalya Adams
Ms. Janelle Anthony
Ms. Kebrina Bailey
Mrs. Deoranie Bharrat
Mrs. Rita Celestine-Carty
Mrs. Dayna Connor
Ms. Maris Edwards
Mrs. Keren Glasgow-Morancie
Ms. Michelle Queeley
Ms. Sharnette Shaw
Mrs. Vanessa Thompson
Mrs. Khalia Tyrell-Stewart
Mrs. Geron Wiggins
Ms. Shanika Webster
Home and Food Technology Department
Mrs. Patsie Federick-Wattley
Ms. Cherise Gumbs
Mrs. Charmaine Rey-Richardson
Ms. Angele Richardson
Ms. Emmica Thompson
Mrs. Shermin Wrensford-Adams
Ms. Kendisha Hall-Prentice
Ms. Latoya Matthew
Mr. Karl Woodley
Mrs. Michelle Carty
Mrs. Janiera Challenger-Gibson
Mr. Neil Gumbs
Ms. Kishma Hughes ~
Mr. Rondy Isles-Carty
Ms. Janet Lake
Ms. Verlyndah Rogers
Ms. Carina Rouse
Mrs. Julienne Weekes
Information Technology Department
Ms. Lisa Anthony
Mr. Daniel Fleming
Mrs. Rochelle Grant
Mr. Akio Lloyd
Mr. Andy Matthew ~
Mr. Gregory Vidal Permuy ~
Mr. Daryl Crump
Ms. Keshara George ~
Mr. Conlloyd Gumbs
Mr. Levet Doyle Hughes
Mr. Rommel Hughes
Mr. James Richardson
Mr. Samir Richardson
Mr. Shakaro Richardson
Ms. Shauna Richardson
Mr. Calvin Ruan
Mrs. Felicia Simmonds-Smith
Modern Languages Department
Mr. Randy Bishop
Mrs. Verrerlyne Bruno-Mason ~
Ms. Juanita Crawford
Mr. Ivan Francis
Mr. Colin Johnson
Ms. Régine Niles ~
Mr. Michael Martin
Mrs. Kimba Southwell
Mr. Lennox Vanterpool
Physical Education Department
Ms. Tricia Bennett
Mrs. Lilian Bishop
Ms. Doreen Richardson
Ms. Rodi Richardson
Mrs. Takoma Carty-Pemberton
Ms. Tamara Esdaille-Carty
Ms. Natalee Fearon
Ms. Melsadis Fleming
Mr. Samuel Glasgow
Mr. Colin Hazell
Ms. Shermiah Laurent ~
Mr. Corvette Richardson
Mrs. Shari Richardson
Mrs. Cheryl Skellekie
Mrs. Mary Smith
Mrs. Joselyn Theophile-Richardson
Ms. Uldean Trim
Mr. Jahdo Vanterpool
Ms. Karece Webster
Special Education Needs
Mrs. Katherine Brown
Ms. Euridith Browne
Ms. Randah Connor
Mrs. Sarah Francis
Ms. Kourtney Smith
Technical Studies Department
Mr. Dwayne Adams
Mr. Franklin Brandon
Mr. Fabion Brown
Mr. Morrel Findlay
Mr. Corvel Fleming
Ms. Eva Hodge
Mr. Malcom James
Mr. Gregory Permuy Sr. ~
Mr. Carl Whyte
Theatre Arts Department
Ms. Trevreen Queeley-Javois
Visual Arts Department
Ms. Alaina Carty
Mrs. Navene Mairyshaw
Ms. Canita Ruan
Mrs. Dian Samuel
Ms. Silahis Guico
Mrs. Cynthia Gumbs
Mr. Darwin Hazell
Mr. Roland Hodge
Mrs. Kewanah Jean
Ms. Gabriëlle Klaren
Mr. Trevor Queeley
Ms. Rhonda Samuels
Mrs. Lennora Taylor-Allen
Mr. Tyrone Brooks
Mr. Henderson Burgess
Mrs. Leonise Francis
Ms. Sherry Marcia Hodge
Ms. Simone Connor (Science)
Mr. Stanley Reid (Humanities)
Mrs. Aieasha Hodge (Dove 2)
Ms. Deloris Hodge
Anguilla Careers & Guidance Unit
Mrs. Anita Martin-Ruan
~ Teaches in more than one department
Academic School Year (2018-2019)
The school year comprises three terms:
3rd September - 14th December 2018
24th October - 26th October 2018
7th January - 12th April 2019
To coincide with Leeward Islands Debating Competition
Years 1 and 2 - Campus B, Year 3 - Campus A, WISE and PRU
7:00am to 7:05am
7:05am to 7:15am
7:15am to 7:55am
7:55am to 8:35am
8:35am to 8:45am
8:45am to 9:25am
9:25am to 10:05am
10:05am to 10:45am
10:15am to 11:30am
Years 4 and 5 - Campus A & B
12:15pm to 12:20pm
12:20pm to 12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
1:15pm to 2:00pm
2:00pm to 2:10pm
2:10pm to 2:55pm
2:55pm to 3:40pm
3:40pm to 4:25pm
4:25pm to 5:10pm
Year 6 - Campus A, B and Lake's Building
Subject Classes are scheduled from 7:00am to 5:10pm using the same time slots of the Morning and Afternoon Shifts and are based on Subject Teacher availability.
DOVE 2 - Auckland House
The Centre operates from 8:30am to 3:00pm.
Statement of Philosophy
The school is expected to serve as a vital force in achieving the goal of the "good life" for every Anguillian.
Hence the educational programme in a secondary school would acquire vitality and strength when its major goal
is the improvement of each individual and of the larger community.
The driving force of a secondary school programme would be derived from the problems and concerns of the people,
who live, work and have their being in the community. The school must be organized to help children and young people
to identify the problems confronting them and to deal with these problems by bringing their intelligence, individually
and co-operatively, and the resources of the community to bear as part of the solution.
From these experiences, each student will be better able to understand the complexities of the social and economic
environment and to adapt to his or her ever-changing physical, emotional and intellectual needs. These experiences
must also contain valid activities that can enable them to make valuable contributions to community development with
competence, confidence and commitment.