Anglican High School (AHS) or Church of England High School, (CEHS) was the brainchild of Archedeacon Walton who desired to teach girls of “the Church of England Persuasion”. So on September 18th 1916 with 19 students and three (3) staff members, the doors were opened at Bachelor Hall, Simmons Alley
1916 - Church of England High school was founded for girls by Archdeacon Walton. The school originally occupied premises at Bachelor Hall, Simmonds Alley, with 19 students and 3 faculty members and later moved to Mollie House (pr~sently Barclays Bank). This property was once owned by educator advocate, Edmund Passee.
The school song titled "Thanks and Please" was first presented at Assembly on March 6, 1972. A special composition, "They High" was released for the 75th anniversary.
Special Composition for the 75th Anniversary
They High by Mr. X
Official School Song: Thanks & Please
The school song titled "Thanks and Please" was written by Phyllis Hosten and the music was composed by Patricia Bethany. The song was first presented at Assembly on March 6, 1972 and later at the 90th Anniversary on September 18, 2006.
Lord of Life of youth and duty,
This our song we raise to you;
May our lives be things of beauty
All we think, or say, or do.
Teach us ever to remember,
Those blest gifts of health and home,
That we may our talents render
In your service as our own.
Bless this school in richest measure
Make us willing, patient, keen,
When at study, work or leisure,
Never to be false or mean,
Guard from ev’ry hurtful influence
Every child within its care;
Joy in striving, pride in achieving
Each aspiring free from fear.
Thank you Lord for ev’ry favour,
Present, past and yet to be:
Lives of loving service, labour
Truth inspiring, full and free.
Teach and train us up for living,
That we may reflect your grace:
To each generation giving,
When in turn we take out place.
Words: Phyllis Hosten
Music: Patricia Bethany
Presented at Assembly – March 6, 1972
90th Anniversary September 18, 2006