CHASE Builds New Classrooms for Cambridge Infant School

03 Jul, 2019

The Cambridge Infant School in St. James has been transformed with the construction of a new classroom block with funding from the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund, (CHASE).  The handing over ceremony of the new building, took place on Thursday, June 20, 2019.   Included in the $38 million construction is a new kitchen, lunchroom and sanitary facilities.

Mrs. Latoya Aquart-Foster, Project Manager of CHASE, in her address to the appreciative audience made up of parents, teachers and community members, noted that modern infrastructure and age appropriate facilities, highly trained teachers and well-resourced programmes are essential elements of a quality and comprehensive learning environment for basic school students.  “These students are at a crucial stage of life in terms of their physical, intellectual, emotional, social and creative development and must be provided with positive learning experiences,” she said.

The school, which has been operating since 1951, has 115 students enrolled.


Project Manager of the CHASE Fund Latoya Aquart-Foster (left) presents keys to the new classroom block at Cambridge Infant School to Principal Ophelia Watson-Haughton (2nd right) at the official opening on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Looking on are Faith Lyle of the Early Childhood Commission (2nd left), Dr. Walton Small, Principal Wolmer’s Boys’ School (centre) and Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis (right).