The Immaculate Conception High School family is mourning the loss of Retired Principal, Sister Angella Harris at the age of 60.

Sister Angella passed away shortly after 11 o’clock this morning at the Immaculate Conception Convent in the company of her family members, close friends and a Catholic priest.

She was battling stage-four cancer.

Sister Angella was a long-standing member of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, following her conversion to Catholicism in 1982.

She had also dedicated more than 25 years of service to the development of education in Jamaica.

President of the Immaculate Conception High School Alumni Association, Keisha-Ann Down,  says Sister Angella remained in high spirits, despite her illness.

And, Immediate Past President, Janet Sharpe, described Sister Angella as a wonderful and practical woman.

Sister Angella taught at the Hillel Academy for a year before her first introduction to the Immaculate Conception family as a teacher where she served for five years in the 1980s. 

She then moved to the Mount Alvernia High School where she taught for 16 years, including her last ten years as principal.

In 2004, Sister Angella returned to Immaculate Conception High School where she served as principal for 15 years.

A year earlier when she was diagnosed with stage-four cancer, she requested a gospel concert at her beloved institution before she retired.

On January 25, 2020, the Immaculate Conception High School celebrated Sister Angella’s Retirement as a principal with a fundraising tribute and Gospel Concert entitled ‘Sister’s Praise’.