ABOUT THE ALUMNAE CHAPTER
Dear Fellow I.C.H.S. Sisters:
Welcome to the ICHS International Alumnae Association Website. I am honored to serve as the first president of the ICHS International Alumnae Association. It’s a great privilege, and I am deeply grateful to our outstanding alumnae leaders, our executive council and various sister chapters for their advice and support, as I strive to be a passionate advocate for all sisters worldwide.
Our experiences as students at Immaculate connect us all. We hope this website will be a means of keeping you connected with the ICHS community.
Thanks to the dedicated and tireless leadership of Sister Angela Harris, our beloved alma mater continues to achieve academic success. Our academic programs are strong, our school spirit is stronger than ever and our successes continue to shine.
As our alma mater continues to pursue its aspirations it’s important for all alumnae to know that each and every one of us has a role to play in this effort. There is much we all can do to remain involved. So if you haven’t been involved lately, or haven’t been on campus recently, please take a moment to explore our website. Here you’ll find various links to stay informed about what’s currently happening at Immaculate, as well as, with various chapters.
Our hope is that this information will deepen your connection to the ICHS Family, whether you live in Jamaica or anywhere in the world “Sister’s connected everywhere virtually.” As always we encourage involvement in a chapter near you. If you are unable to find a chapter near you then we encourage you to visit our website often to keep updated on various events happening in the ICHS community.
I encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
As always, feel free to contact us for more information.
Thank you for visiting us online. Please re-visit us often for updates on alumni news and events in the ICHS community.
Sophia (Robinson) Garriques,
1st Chapter President (2014-2019)
ICHS International Alumnae Association
The Chapter's Goals
To strengthen financial resources and sustainability of ICHS through individual fundraising events as well as support other chapter fundraising efforts by sharing information virtually.
To effectively support and educate all regional chapters on virtual technology.
To serve as an advocate and resource with marketing strategies for all regional chapters.
Impact regional membership opportunities through information sharing and brand awareness.
Create sustainable connectivity amongst ICHS alumnaes.
Build credibility as the center for virtual communication and information.
The History of Immaculate Conception High
In January 1858, the Scottish Franciscan Sisters Preparatory and Secondary School for girls at Duke Street in Kingston. The School was dedicated to and named after Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. In January 1879, the Scottish Franciscans handed over the school to the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. Mothers Paula and Veronica set a high standard of achievement which is today still being preserved.
In the summer of 1858, the school moved to Duke Street. On Saturday October 23, 1937, the ICHS was burnt to ashes in a terrible fire that started a block away at a beauty parlor. The school moved to Old Hope Road (temporarily) and then in 1941, the school acquired the Constant Spring Hotel which is now used for the Immaculate Conception High School and Convent.
The school was separated into two sections, one section for the English speaking students of Jamaica and the other for French speaking students of Haiti. Due to the lack of Haitian students, the French section has been closed down. The school was a Boarding and Day School.