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Holy Name Convent’s 120-year legacy celebrated at ‘An Evening of Light’

The Holy Name Convent Past Pupils’ Association will celebrate its alma mater’s 120-year legacy in educating women on November 26, 2022 at Holy Name Convent Secondary School, Port of Spain.

The event, an Evening of Light will begin with a celebratory Mass at 5 p.m. in the Marian Hall and will be followed by a food-inclusive soirée in the school’s courtyard. The event is open to every member of the HNC community, including past pupils, spouses, parents, friends, and family.

An Evening of Light was inspired by the school’s motto Veritas and the monogram of the Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena, founders of the school.

The monogram represents and arrow piercing the darkness. This inspiration was gathered one evening in the school’s courtyard reveling in the peaceful strength within the Holy Name’s walls while looking back on all the noteworthy accomplishments of Holy Name over these 120 years that began with the conviction of the Dominican Sisters to educating young women.

November 1902 could be regarded as the birth month of Holy Name Convent, as a school. November 2022 was therefore fitting to celebrate this milestone.

The Past Pupils’ Association will be hosting an Evening of Light to:

· Commemorate the 120-year legacy of Holy Name Convent Secondary School (Port of Spain), in educating a diverse range of women, many of whom are trailblazers in their respective fields

· Pay homage to the founders of this institution, the Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena

· Allow all generations to reunite with classmates, teachers, and their families to create new memories in a cherished space

· Raise funds to undertake refurbishment work on the school’s chapel that has been a source of spiritual development for generations and is also a historical site.

The food inclusive soirée will be led by five of Holy Name Convent’s past pupils within the food industry. These women will join forces on this evening for the common good of their alma mater.

Food stations will be hosted by Debra Sardinha-Metivier, Owner and Chef at Foodlingo; Brigette Joseph, a Food Business Consultant & Executive Chef in the Caribbean; Jamie Hadeed-Leotaud, Director at Boomerang Fast Foods; Sarah Whiby, Chef and Co-owner at The Grape Vine Limited; and Melissa Pascal-Perseval, Director, Pascal’s Bakery.

Tickets cost $375. Each ticket included a choice of a tapas-styled dinner from any one of the four food stations, dessert and two complimentary beverages.

Patrons will enjoy live entertainment including dinner by violin courtesy André J Donawa, violinist, composer, and music producer. André has performed for the Queen of England; The Hall of the Americas, Washington DC; music festivals across the Caribbean such as St Lucia Jazz Festival, Pan Fusión Barbados just to name a few.

Patrons will also be treated to live Parang by the Voces Jovenes Parang Group, 2016 National Parang Champions within the live entertainment line-up.

There will also be giveaways, a photo booth to make new memories as well as surprise dessert and beverage complimentary options.

The event has been made possible by our premier sponsor ANSA McAL Limited. There will be secure parking and a shuttle for patrons courtesy the ANSA Mobility Division.

More details will be released on the Past Pupils’ Association’s Facebook and Instagram pages so please be sure to like and follow these pages. You can also visit

The event’s sponsors also include Digicel, Republic Bank Limited, Cedros Bay, Balroops, the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, and Maritime Financial Group.

Our food and beverage partners include a host of businesses in the culinary and beverage industry. We thank each of them for their support, the school’s senior leadership team and every past pupil on the Evening of Light Committee that has volunteered their time and talent to make this event possible.

Where to purchase tickets

  • HNC Office
  • Pop Up Ticket Booth at Holy Name Convent on Saturday, November 19 from 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Email the Past Pupils’ Association at Note proof of payment must be emailed for tickets to be reserved.

a. Option 1 (Direct Deposit): and then showing proof of payment via online banking:

Bank’s Name – Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago Ltd Address – Ellerslie Plaza, Maraval Trinidad & Tobago

Scotiabank to Scotiabank Account No. – 1717-05

Branch No – 95315

b. Option 2 (Credit Card Payment) Visiting the events tab at to pay for your ticket via credit card.

  • Any member of the Executive Committee of the HNC Past Pupils’ Association