Bishops' High School, Guyana


Bishops' High School, Guyana

Bishops' High School is a prestigious secondary school in Georgetown, Guyana.

It was established in 1870 by the Anglican Church as a ladies' school. The school later merged with Mrs. Vyfhuis' school, also founded in 1870, and then with the DeSaffon school. Mrs. Vyfhuis was offered headship of the combined schools in 1875. The school's first home was at Brickdam and Manget Place, and then at "Minto House" on Waterloo Street. It later moved to "Lamaha House" at Carmichael and Lamaha Streets, the property of Bishop E.A. Parry.

In 1907 Bishop E.A. Parry moved the school to "Woodside House" (now known as "Transport House") on Main Street, and it became known as "Woodside House School". In 1921 the school moved to its present location at Carmichael and Murray (now known as Quamina) Streets. In 1922 Bishop E.A. Parry retired and the school then became known as "The Bishops' High School". Bishop Parry died in 1936 and the "Oswald Parry Hall" was opened at the school.

In January 1936, the school was handed over to the government of British Guiana. The new building was opened on January 5, 1946. The school celebrated its centennial in 1970 and became a co-educational institution five years later, in 1975.

The school's motto is "Labor Omnia Vincit". There are five houses in The Bishops' High School: Allen House, Baskett House, Dewar House, Vyfhuis House and Wearn House; each named after a former headmistress of the school.

External links

* [http://www.bishopshighschool.com Bishops' High School Alumni HUB]
* [http://www.bhstoronto.com Bishops' High School Alumni Association Toronto Chapter]
* [http://www.geocities.com/bhsosa/ Bishops' High School Old Students' Association]
* [http://www.bhsnytristate.org/ Bishops' High School Alumni Association New York Tri-State Chapter]


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