Barataria North Secondary School

"Moving Forward"

Welcome Message

Welcome to the official Barataria North Secondary School website. This website has been prepared in the hope that it will become a valuable resource for all stakeholders.

The website has been developed as a communication tool, for parents, students and teachers; so that all would be familiar with school policies, programmes and events as they arise.

Our dedicated staff takes pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment.


Message from the Prinicpal

On behalf of the Barataria North Secondary family, I welcome you to our new website. This is a vital link to all our stakeholders that provides the most current information on our school activities and achievements.

We invite our students, teachers, parents, guardians and the public to avail yourselves to the indispensable information now at your fingertips.

These include real time calendar of events, a listing of our dedicated staff, school contacts, photos of Barataria North life and a student portal with numerous educational resources.

So feel free to browse and connect with the Barataria North experience.


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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.


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About Us

  • To encourage and stimulate student’s awareness of the world as a global village.
  • To develop lifelong learning skills of our students.
  • To create a conducive learning environment to adapt to the multiple intelligences of our students.
  • To improve delivering of the curriculum by effectively improving teacher’s competence in the use of I.C.T.
  • To involve all stakeholders in participation and understanding of the democratic process of our school.
  • To encourage integration of the school’s curriculum.
  • To encourage involvement and interaction among all staff members.
  • To develop the physical potential of our students.
  • To offer a wider selection of subjects to students.
  • To maintain and preserve our school’s physical structure.

School Goals

To produce versatile citizens who are well-rounded and balanced and who can adapt to a changing global environment.


Barataria North Secondary School is committed to the delivery of an innovative curriculum, which will produce students who will be:

  •  Creative
  •  Service oriented
  •  Appreciative of the aesthetics
  •  Adaptive to an ever-changing global environment.


Girl's Uniform:



  • Maroon Plaid.
  • 1 1/2 inch Waistband.
  • Knife Pleats - 1 1/2 inch wide(Right to Left pleats).
  • Skirt length not shorter than 2 inches below the knee.
  • Inside pocket on right hand side of skirt.
  • Zipper on left hand side of skirt.



  • White.
  • Roll Collar.
  • Short Sleeves.
  • Princessline Cut on both front and back of blouses.
  • Embroidered Monogram on front pocket.
  • Curved front hem.
  • Shoes: White (Plain).
  • Socks: White (Plain).

Our Location

Teaching Times

Period                                        Time

Role Call                                    7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Period 1                                    8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Period 2                                    8:40 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Period 3                                    9:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

BREAK                                    10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Period 4                                 10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Period 5                                 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

LUNCH                                   11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Role Call                                12:30 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Period 6                                12:40 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Period 7                                  1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Boy's Uniform:



  • Khaki Textrex - No Denim.

                      (Ready made pants available at Charran's & Bradfords).



  • White with embroided monogram - Ready made.
  • Shoes: Black(Plain).
  • Socks:Black(Plain)
  • Physical Education Uniform (Compulsory): Available at school.


School's Monogram must be on all shirt-jacs and blouses.

Hair Gel, Bandanas and Caps are not permitted.



Mathematics / I.T. Department

Head of Department: Mrs. Urhonda Bristow

  • Urhonda Bristow - Mathematics
  • Vidya Murally-Mahabir - Mathematics
  • Carol Duncan - Mathematics
  • Dave Ramdhanie - Mathematics
  • Lawrence Mahabir - Mathematics
  • Girja Singh - Mathematics
  • Krianne Roopnarine - Mathematics
  • Christian De Matas - Mathematics
  • Alex Simmons - Information Technology
  • Madhavi Pirmal - Information Technology
  • Hilary Lee Young-Marchand - Integrated Science
  • Lorne Adams - Biology
  • Ester Ramkhalawan - Agri. Science
  • Wayne Taylor - Agri. Science
  • Colette Somarsingh-Phillip - Human & Social Biology
  • Adele Jaglal - Chemistry
  • Aleema Hosein-Manoo - Integrated Science
  • Crystal Carmicheal - Physics
  • Savitri Ramtahal - Chemistry
  • Johan Redhead- Physical Education
  • Deyster Swift - Physical Education
  • Ishmael St. Bryce - Physical Education

Head of Department: Mrs. Hilary Lee Young-Marchand

Science Department



Ms. Tracy Ellis.

Colette Somarsingh-Phillip  (Ag.)

Non-Teaching Staff

  • Ian Simmons
  • Alicia George-Baptiste

Civil Service Staff

  • Stephen Scott
  • Ernest Webster

School Safety Officers

  • Marcelin Melville

School Guidance Officer

Lab Attendants

  • Nadira Islam

Farm Attendants

I.C.T. Technician

Library and Multimedia Centre

  • Jane-Ann Jobe
  • Wallace Hannibal
  • Francesca David
  • Melisa Schuller-Joseph
  • Jason Erskine

Modern Languages Department

Head of Department: Mrs. Hardaye Gangoo-Sampson.

  • Hardaye Gangoo-Sampson - English A & B
  • Lisa George-Wallace - English A & B
  • Jason Jarvis - English A & B
  • Lu-Ann Christian - English A & B
  • Jill-Ann Tom-Yick - English A & B
  • Darlene Pitamber - English A & B
  • Vashti Singh - English A & B
  • Jill Arneaud-Gibbon - Spanish
  • Petronilla Raymond - Spanish
  • Bryanna Felix - Spanish
  • Danielle Santana - Spanish

Modern Studies Department

Head of Department: Mr. Mohan Redoy.

  • Mohan Redoy Caribbean History & Social Studies
  • Natalie Baboolal - Social Studies
  • Nadia Haniff - P.O.A. & P.O.B.
  • Drucilla Nandram - P.O.A. & P.O.B.
  • Wendy Glean-Mitchell - Social Studies
  • Andy Williams - Social Studies
  • Phern Spencer - Social Studies
  • Deosaran Seelal - Geography
  • Shivanie Ramcharitar - Geography
  • Vinod Bedassie - Geography
  • Althea Trim - E.D.P.M & Office Adminstration

Tech. Ed./Technical Vocation Department

V.A.P.A. Department

Head of Department:

Head of Department: Mr.Hamza Khan.

  • Tracy Ellis - Food & Nutrition
  • Alina Kirk - Food & Nutrition
  • Cheryl Clarke - Clothing & Textiles
  • Ann Marie Roberts - Home Management
  • Andre Jaikeransingh - M.E.T.
  • Fazad Ali - Technical Education
  • Rhonda Gibbs - Technican Education
  • Dane Villafana - Technical Drawing
  • Hamza Khan - Music
  • Jeffery Biddeau - Music
  • Sharon Edwards-Barrack - Thearte Arts
  • Slyvester Stewart - Visual Arts
  • Jennifer Mofford - Visual Arts
  • Carlton Fullerton - Visual Arts


Student Council

RBC Young Leaders

Heroes Foundation

More information coming soon

More information coming soon

The Heroes Foundation (HF) is a registered non-profit organization that was established in October 2002 to service the needs of youth in Trinidad & Tobago.

The Foundation’s reason for existence is to nurture the Next Generation of Heroes. This is achieved primarily through our creation and promotion of mentorship activities, by the youth and for the youth.

It is our mission to ensure that the young people we work with are exposed to opportunities where they may practice acts of selflessness, are exposed to mentorship activities, and sometimes, are themselves mentored

We at the Heroes Foundation believe that our youth’s moral base is crumbling. Low self-esteem, apathy and materialism (“what’s in it for me”) permeate their ranks, which inevitably feed the vicious cycle of crime and violence.

The youth’s definition of “Hero” has been skewed in some cases beyond recognition – to now embrace individuals who display lawlessness, machismo, and who “get away with it”, in terms of breaking the law. We intend to be part of this Nation’s endeavours to address this concern.

The Foundation’s Ultimate Goal is to improve the youth’s self-belief, by exposing them to positive achievers and achievements, and by empowering them to make a positive difference in someone else’s life.


"To provide a source of inspiration to Trinidad and Tobago’s youth, by fostering an appreciation of Local Achievers and the Concept of Heroism"


It is our mission to ensure that the young people we work with are exposed to opportunities where they may practice acts of selflessness, are exposed to mentorship activities, and sometimes, are themselves mentored.


This mission has afforded the Foundation direct access to the people’s views on leadership, community and responsibility, which has resulted in a startling realization – that now, more than ever before, this Country Needs Heroes. It is universally accepted that youth need positive role models and the opportunity to participate in improving their own communities. This enables them to develop the confidence and life skills necessary to become leaders and mentors to the next generation.


What We Do?


Teacher in charge: Mrs. Sampson

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Photo Gallery

Carnival 2014

Student Art

Students of Barataria North

After School Activities


Nicholas O’Garrow



B.N.S. Parent Teacher Association

Dear Parents and Teachers,

It is with great pleasure that we the Parent Teacher’s Association welcome you to Barataria North Secondary School. This executive was elected in March 2015 and we do look forward to you joining us and strengthening the team. We are proud to boast that we have begun to work with the School’s administration, teachers and parents and other critical stakeholders like the Ministry of Education and the local school board, to improve and raise the standard of the school. We therefore look forward to you joining us as we work to “Move BNSS forward together”.



To be an effective association in this country that will impact the school, home and community positively.


To create and implement programmes, structures and relationships with key stakeholders in our society that will move Barataria North Secondary forward.

Expectation of Parents

  • Become a member of the PTA and attend meetings regularly.
  • Ensure that your child adheres to all of the school’s rules.
  • Communicate and work with the teachers to ensure success.
  • Spend time with your child to encourage positive behaviour; monitoring them and instilling discipline.
  • Ensure that your child is regular and punctual at school.
  • Seek help for problems which you may be encountering with your child.
  • Provide children with opportunities for spiritual and moral growth.

Objectives of the PTA

  1. To increase parental involvement in the school.
  2. To support parents, teachers and students to increase student success.
  3. To collaborate with the school to improve services offered to students.
  4. To foster and environment for parents to address and deal with issues or concerns in school.
  5. To improve communication with parents on issues affecting the school.
  6. To lend financial support to programs for students and parent development.
  7. To foster positive relationships with the school’s community.
  8. To help to improve the image of the school.
  9. To create opportunities for parents and teachers skills training and education.
  10. To be recognized and function as a critical stakeholder being fully involved and participating in the operation of the school.

B.N.S.S P.T.A. Executive Members


   Nicholas O’Garrow - 324-6629


Vice President

   Alston Samuel - 777-7766


Secretary                                                        Assistant Secretary

  Beverly Charles-Thompson - 753-6419        Stacy Douglas - 684-1854


Treasurer                                                        Education Officer

   Andrew Homer - 685-6562                          Ishmael St.Bryce - 778-8825


Public Relations Officer                               Welfare Officer

   Maria Simmons - 760-0251                         Marcelin A. Melville - 771-8714



   Colette Somarsingh-Phillip - 387-3660

   Anna Cole-Briggs - 746-1218



   Jason Jarvis - 757-1158

   Tricia Songui  - 381-5609

   Damian Powell - 785-5518

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Sixth Avenue Extension,Barataria, Trinidad, W.I.

Telephone:(868) 638-5408 / (868) 674-2136

Fax:(868) 674-7513

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