May 2014 Newsletter

5th May, 2013

Dear Valued Parent,


 “Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.” – Psalm 115:1

 

We welcome all our parents and children back from the Easter holiday.  As far as we know, all our children and their parents are well and for this, we are grateful to God. The school has always emphasized moral values.  Respect for time is one of such values.  The reporting of students on time and the picking of them is an essential point in this school.  It is not advisable that our students are left alone hours after the closing time when almost all of the teachers have gone home.  We count therefore on the cooperation of our parents in this regard.

 

Superintendent

Mr. Michael Mensah

[0501-281-955]

 

Cambridge International examinations (CIE) Primary checkpoint examinations

64 registered candidates sat the school’s maiden Cambridge International examinations (CIE) Primary checkpoint examinations at the Community 5 Campus of ASSI from 23rd to 25th of April, 2014. We are delighted to report that the strict external Invigilators rated our candidates’ as highly exceptional, disciplined and composed. Our candidates’ level of independence, responsibility and confidence could be attributed to the rigorous preparation they received right from the inception of the Cambridge Programme in the school. The results of the examination will be released by CIE within 8 school weeks.  This will be communicated to parents in due course. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to parents for their unflinching support.

 

2014/2015 Admission!
The 2014/2015 admission process is in progress.  The closing date for the sale of forms is June 20, 2014.  For further enquiries kindly call 0501281961. We thank you for the interest you
show and the contribution towards the development of our noble school.

 

Financial Matters

Mr Thomas Arhin

[0243-172-133]

 

As per the policy of the school, parents/guardians with ONE or TWO wards in the school are expected to MAKE FULL PAYMENT (100%) of their wards’ fees by the re-opening of school. However, parents/guardians who have three or more wards in the school still have the option of paying 2/3rds (75%) of their total fees and the rest before the resumption of mid-trimester break.

Parents should be informed that all cheques written for payment of fees should be payable to Angels Specialist School International. Wards whose parents fail to abide by the fees policy will be asked to stay out of class.

 

Academics

Mr. Frank Somtim-Bour

[0244-882-990]

 

Academic matters

As part of preparations for academic work for the term and beyond, careful thought has been given to raising standards at all levels With the Cambridge International Primary Checkpoint examinations behind us and the BECE beckoning to us from the not-too-distant horizon, we have had to put in place measures to ensure we achieve the optimum.

 

To get the most out of the pupil premium in the area of teaching and learning, we re-focus on targeted support for pupils who fall behind their peers in the classroom.  Throughout the intensive in-service training conducted before the commencement of this term, teachers were equipped with the tools to ensure that assessment should be about more than just test results.  Teachers will now devise approaches that enhance learning as well as test, that support the curriculum rather than distort it, and that pursue high standards in all areas of learning.

 

In the pre-school, the re-tooling of teachers has paved the way for a creative approach to teaching, reading and writing in the broader spectrum. Ultimately, this term, the last of the 2013-14 academic year should see a reform where children are given a real say in their learning.

 

9th Batch of Students for 2014 BECE
From 16th to 20th June, 2014, the ninth batch of the Angels Junior High School students will be sitting for the 2014 BECE. Management urges all parents and guardians to support them with prayers. We wish all our students success in the upcoming BECE. May the good Lord be with them throughout the period.

 

Co-Curricular Activities

Mr. Joel Duncan Idun

[0203-438-123]

 

Extra-Curricular activities

Violin, trumpet and piano lessons

The above discipline will resume in earnest by next week, God willing. 

Parents may look up for the detailed information and update on the various lessons, coaches, their contact numbers, time table, photos etc. on the school’s website. It is worth noting that the after-school programme starts at 2:30p.m. and closes at 4:00p.m. on the specified days. Fees for each course still remains unchanged and the mode of payment is the same. (That is; payment of fees is made in the first week of the month.  Children who do not pay will not be allowed access to lessons). - Lessons start on the 12th of May, 2014.

Thank you.

 

  • Management