May 2017 Newsletter
5th May, 2017
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
We welcome our parents and children from the Easter Break trusting that many of them had the blessed opportunity of visiting Calvary in their souls and having the true sense of all that Easter is about. The Lord bless you.
Management wishes to thank parents for the marked enthusiasm and love for our school. This was evidenced in the many meetings held last trimester, the many discussions had, the extra time and the energy expended in putting together the various documents, the huge interest generated in various debates on the platforms just to see that our dear school maintain the lead among other schools. The meaning management reads into this panoply is that you are concerned and want the best for our school. This underscores in a larger sense, the support from you. Thank you. Special thanks go to Mrs. Kwakwa, the educational consultant, who took our teachers through a special two day development training in English during the teachers in-service training sessions. We are proud to have her as a parent.
Management will like to remind parents that our boarding facility is open to all students from grades 3 to upper secondary. The good news is that the boarding fee has been reduced significantly to render it affordable to as many parents as possible. Kindly call Helena, (Secretary in charge) on 0243652305 or Miss Ethel Amedzi, (the Senior Housemistress) on 0243668666 for more information.
FULL SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WHO SIT OUR IGCSE EXAM
The school has secured an arrangement to offer full scholarship to students who partake in our International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) from first degree to second degree (Masters). A discussion supported by pictures and video clips was held for parents and Year 9 students who sat the Secondary Check Point. At the dinner for the parents and the candidates at Joe Carl Hotel, the issue of scholarship for students who sit the IGCSE was announced. We are grateful to God for His hand on Angels School.
As per the policy of the school, we do re-emphasize that Parents/Guardians who have ONE or TWO children in the school are expected to MAKE FULL PAYMENT (100%) of their children’s fees; without the option of paying by installment ON or BEFORE school resumes each term. However, parents/guardians with more than two children in the school will have the option of paying 2/3rd (75%) of their total bill ON or BEFORE the day of re-opening and then pay the remainder by resumption of school after mid-term break. In view of this, we urge all parents/guardians to settle their fees without fail. Parents/Guardians have from today to Monday to settle their fees in full. Parents should note that by Tuesday pupils/students who do not settle their fees in full WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO CLASS.
SCHOOL – WIDE CODE OF DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT
The Disciplinary Board of the school has put together a workable and comprehensive code that will guide pupils and students to conduct themselves as Angels and be disciplined as students of a school such as ours. We have not added it to the newsletter because it is a little voluminous. Management will do well to give each child or family (where applicable) a copy to study by Friday, next week. We believe our Angels by their conduct and behavior should stand out wherever they are. This can be realized if parents and school work together.
REBRANDING OUR REGULAR UNIFORM (WHITE AND BLUE)
Parents would recall that there have been talks in the past about rebranding our uniform.
But the thought of its cost on parents and the school stalled the process. In the wisdom of management and in consideration for parents, we wish to change gradually over a period of three years. Thus instead of changing the entire white and blue, we shall maintain it and instead fix an Angels school branded crest on the chest of each white uniform, while we take time to print the Angels branded fabric to be used as house dress to replace the checked for Friday since the crest will not be very visible on the checked background. The crest will be out by mid-May (this month). Parents may obtain them at the accounts office at the cost of Ten Cedis (¢10) each. On the other hand parents who want the school to sew the crest on their children’s uniform can simply pay an amount of Fifteen Cedis (¢15) to the accounts office and the crest will be sewn on their uniforms. In the meantime children will continue to put on the checked uniform without the crest till we are ready with a branded cloth.
BRANDED LABORATORY COATS FOR JUNIOR HIGH AND SECONDARY
As from the middle of the month the school will make available branded laboratory coats for students in the Junior High and Secondary Departments. This standard requirement requested by the agency responsible for setting up the science laboratory is in line with safety measures against chemical spills. It is mandatory that every student who enters the laboratory wears a laboratory coat. The hard fabric coat with the school logo embroidered on will cost fifty cedis (GHC50.00) each. Students can pay in advance and be given the coat when they are ready or wait till the coats are available and make payment.
REVIVING THE SCHOOL’S EXTRA CURRICULAR PROGRAMME
Management is inspired to adjust the early morning hours on the school’s time-table to include effective extra-curricular activities between the time the children arrive in school and the time assembly starts (7.00am to 8:00am). At this time the school usually observes the “silence hour”. With the new adjustment, the school will devote two days, Tuesdays and Thursdays (from the time stated above) to have club meetings and extra-curricular activities.
The club activities will include:
- Chess Club
- Book and writers club
- The Best Club
- French club
- Music Club (choir)
- *The Marcel Johansen Debate Club
- *The Jessica Penu Spelling ‘B’ Club
- Cadet Corps
- Art club
- Drama Club (Act and poetry)
Every child in the school should belong to one or two of these clubs. We foresee a rejuvenation of the spirit of Angels that gave the culture of confidence in the children in Angels. We feel this could spark the spirit of revival and enthusiasm among the children.
We wish all our parents the very best this term.
PS: Below is a letter by the operators of the school canteen to Management.
RE: WEEKLY PAYMENT AND COLLECTION OF CANTEEN FEES
We are writing to kindly request that parents make weekly payment of canteen fees for their wards. It is our hope payment would be made every first day of the week irrespective of whether a parent’s ward eats five times or once in the week at the canteen. This is part of our internal strategies to serve the School better. We hope we would be accorded the necessary support.
SHEILA SADA AWUKU
*These clubs are named after past students, Marcel and Jessica, who topped nationwide in Debate and Spelling ‘Bee’ respectivel