Welcome from Mrs Essex
At Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School you will find a warm, vibrant and welcoming atmosphere where staff and children have a positive and ambitious outlook. We are dedicated to being a ‘Take Care’ school. We have an ethos of providing a wide range of opportunities through our curriculum and enrichment activities to enable the profound personal development of every child so that they can achieve ‘Beyond Expectations’.
We have very high expectations of ourselves and of the children and we constantly strive to ‘be the very best that we can be’ in all that we do. We promote our ‘Take Care Values’ at every opportunity and celebrate when we see these being actively demonstrated.
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History of Sir John Coape Sherbrooke
Sir John Sherbrooke was born in 1760 and died in Calverton 14th February 1830. He entered the British army, in which he became captain in 1783, lieutenant-colonel in 1794, colonel in 1798, lieutenant-general in 1811, and colonel of the 33rd regiment in 1818. He served with credit in the taking of Seringapatam in 1797 and in 1809 was appointed to the staff of the army in the peninsula under the Duke of Wellington, being second in command at the battle of Talavera, 27th-28th July 1809.
For his conduct there he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, and in 1816 he was transferred to the governorship of Lower Canada. At this time the farmers had suffered from the total loss of their wheat crop and he advanced, for their relief, £14,210 which parliament augmented by the additional sum of £35,500.
During his administration he effected the admission of the speaker of the assembly, ex-officio, to a seat in the executive council. He resigned his office in 1818, returned to England, and was made general in May 1825.