|DIRECTOR’S SPEECH AT THE SECOND TERM PTA GENERAL MEETING 2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR
Mr. Chairman, Headmasters, Parents and Guardians, Teachers, Ladies and Gentlemen, I heartily welcome you all to this important session to deliberate on matters concerning not only academic progress of our children but also their future. It is my hope we shall all enter into the net of fruitful discussions , contributions and openness so that together we continue to improve and provide you with better services.
Mr. Chairman ,the school breaks for the Easter vacation on WEDNESDAY, 4TH April,2012 at 3.30pm,after school having gone through serious and intensive academic work which was spiced with a lot of co-curricular activities. We shall re- open for the third term, the last term of the 2011/2012 Academic year for that matter on WEDNESDAY, 2ND MAY 2012.
All pupils/students including boarders are expected to be in school at 7.00am on that day to begin the new term.
Mr. Chairman, there has been tremendous improvement in pupils’ and students general academic performance .This positively reflected in their recent end of term examinations .The stellar performance was made possible due to our special remedial and morning preparatory programs from Nursery to Senior High . Our continuous and strategic academic cumulative review which enables our pupils and students refresh and go over the topics already taught the previous day with significant improvement. Also, pupils having difficulties in some subjects also benefit a lot due to the subject groupings which we strictly adhere to. Our new comers who join us in the mid-stream are also given special academic programs to learn the topics they have not covered.
Dear parents, with all these laudable programs , your ward can benefit a lot academically and be an unchallengeable winner not only in the BECE but in his or her future educational pursuits if you continue to play your undaunted roles as parents by encouraging them to report to school early enough latest by 7.00am. As the usual saying goes that it is the early bird that catches the worm.
BECE FROM 16th APRILTO 23RD APRIL 2012 AND WASSCE FROM 2ND APRIL – 18TH MAY, 2012.
Our BECE and WASSCE candidates will reach another important stage in their educational pursuits to properly justify their admissions into top Senior High schools and Tertiary institutions respectively. We wish to assure parents that concerted efforts have been made academically and psychologically for all candidates to come out with flying colours. Our enviable records will be exceedingly defended and I am hopeful that come next September, there will be beaming smiles. Committed parents, please remember the candidates in your daily prayers.
Mr. Chairman , dear Parents, the school’s PE kits, school bags and other assorted ceremonial outfit for various school programs are available at the administration. The elegant outfit have are available at the ripe time since the school will be having series of graduations running through all the departments next term. We therefore encourage parents to purchase for their wards. Please Note: Appropriate dressing enhances a child overall preparedness, self- esteem and a source of pride to their parents and the school which greatly influence a pupil academic work in school.
The upper primary 6 and the JHS I will be resourced to write series of examinations next term Code-named, Director’s special examinations aimed at getting them to be more serious with their studies , be conversant with answering skills and also ginger them early enough for their future BECE and any other examinations. Our competent and dedicated staff is going through series of additional training programs on these special examinations to enable every pupil excel. As a school, we are playing our undaunted role and we therefore encourage parents to motivate and resource their wards to stand out in this special examination. Parents should note that pupils who fail to perform continuously will be repeated.
Mr. Chairman, members of the house, our strategy to effectively blend academic work with co-curricular activities, so that every pupil can identify his or her talent for holistic development cannot be compromised. In the course of last term, all the various departments Nursery, Primary, JHS AND SHS embarked on highly educative programs. Areas visited were Akosombo Dam Site, Aburi Gardens, Special Ice Mineral water, Girls Guide centre at Achimota to observe World Thinking day, Tema Harbour and Voltaic Water. The school clocked the first position among 20 schools in the Adenta Municipal Assembly during the 6th March Independence Anniversary Parade , the third time we have unchallengeably attained the position with trophies presented by the Adentan Municipal Assembly and the Education Directorate. On the international programs, some of our pupils participated in the UN Model program in New York and Washington and other Exchange Programs in Japan, South Africa and Canada .Next term, the school will embark on programs to Nestle Ghana Limited, Coca Cola, Parliament House, Boti falls, Akosombo Textiles and a special program by the Girls Guide to USA and UK in July .Detailed programs will be sent to parents through their wards next term.
The school continues to make giant strides in infrastructural development in line with our vision of modernization, thus creating enabling environment for the development of the potential of every child. Currently, at the Archimedes site our 50 seatter computer lab with E- learning center is completely furnished and is in full use by all pupils from Upper Primary to SHS . This infrastructural breakthrough has significantly improved pupils’ numeracy and literacy skills and their preparedness to broadly research even in general knowledge and current affairs.
We wish all our parents, pupils and students an enjoyable Easter Festivities.
Mid-term exams begin
Mid-term break begins
Heroes of Fame/Independence Day Celebration