Haile Selassie High School


16-24 Payne Avenue,

P.O. Box 155

Kingston 11, St. Andrew

Jamaica, W.I.


Phone Number:

(876) 923-0397 / 758-3014-5

Fax Number: (876) 758-3016


Mission Statement

The Promotion and enhancement of the total

• Physical

• Intellectual

• Social

• Cultural and Spiritual Development of all students who within its sphere of influence there by making them fit to live and fit to live with.


Core Values

H - Honour

A - Accountability

I - Industry

L - Leadership

E - Excellence



Haile Selassie’s School motto, “Learning for a Living”, was inspired by the words of the emperor himself, who said:

 “Education is the gateway to everlasting enlightenment.  There is no end to training and you should think of the completion of your education here only as a commencement of the second chance of your assignment in life.  Open a new door to struggle for that degree of excellence in the service of your country and humanity.”


History Of Haile Selassie High School

• Opened September 9, 1969.

• A gift from H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia  when he visited in 1966.

• Is number one in badminton since 2010



• 12 Administrative personnel

• 40 Academic

• 14 Ancillary


Former Principals

1977  McMahon

1977-1996 H.U. Robinson

1997-2010 Claney Barnett

Capleton (right) hugs Haile Selassie High School's Claney Barnett during Tuesday's launch of 'A St Mary Me Come From' show at the Jamaica Pegasus, New Kingston. - Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer 1997-2010



The Management Team