The Presentation Brothers College Grenada, founded by Irish missionaries, serving under the leadership of Blessed Edmund Rice, first opened its doors to serve the Grenadian community in January 1947.
Since then, the school has made a significant contribution to Grenada’s socio-economic, civic, and spiritual life by producing men and women of distinction in various professional capacities.
In 2022, the institution will commemorate its 75th anniversary under the theme, “Celebrating our Contributions to Nation-Building.” The year-long celebration will open with a 75th Anniversary Mass on 21 January 2022. This celebration of Holy Mass will kick off a series of monthly events throughout the year.
The 75th-anniversary celebrations intend to honour past and current students who have made significant contributions to the school and Grenada throughout the institution’s seven and a half decades of existence. Additionally, the anniversary will bring together past students in Grenada and the diaspora through a series of in-person and hybrid events.
School Principal Dominic Jeremiah, the school’s first lay principal, is encouraging all past students, past teachers, past parents, past ancillary staff, and other PBC well-wishers to participate in the year-long series of events. According to Jeremiah, the celebration would focus on bringing the PBC school community together to give God thanks for sustaining the school for 75 years, to reflect on the impact the school has had on the preparation of our students for service, and to continue to chart the course for the next 75 years.
It also serves as a fundraising opportunity to draw attention to the need to renovate the old Brothers’ residence, which is now part of the school, and the construction of a choir and music room. Additionally, the 75th-anniversary celebrations would honour past students and teachers through a memorial wall erected on the school grounds. Adrian Francis, past student and chair of the 75th-anniversary celebrations committee, says that there would be a series of events during each month of the 2022 calendar year to maximise as much participation as possible from the PBC school community.