January 2018 NewsLetter

11th January, 2018

Dear Parent,

 

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not Angels School fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

God is in the midst of Angels School; Angels School shall not be moved: God shall help Angels School, and that right early.

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of hosts is with Angels School; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

The Lord of hosts is with Angels School; the God of Jacob is Angels School’s refuge. Selah.

Psalm 46

 

WELCOME TO THE YEAR 2018


We welcome our parents and stakeholders, while wishing them a very Happy New and Blessed Year.  We pray that the blessings in the scripture quoted above be yours and your families’.

On behalf of the BOD of the school, we thank Management, Teachers, Parents, Students and all stakeholders of this noble school for the overwhelming response to the call from the BOD to support our teacher, Mr. Albert Annobil.  To us, the Board of Directors, the swift response, the concern and the promptness to help our own spoke volumes of the true spirit of Angels School and what we can do collectively as a family when we work together. This noble act is worthy of note – a gesture that few schools can do.  We promise to tell the story in a grand style.

We should like to solicit prayers from all well-wishers for Mr. Albert Annobil 
Thanks and the Lord Bless you all.
By the CEO

 

 

We also welcome all our beautiful Angels and their very hardworking and dedicated Parents back to school for the Second Trimester of the 2017/2018 Academic Year.  We wish you a healthy and prosperous new year.

 

THIS TRIMESTER
We look to have a very busy trimester; one that will serve as a ‘drive’ towards excellence and success.  Management will inject a new sense of urgency in all school programmes.

 

We shall work towards the completion of our curricula for students in the examination classes; Cambridge Year 6, Year 8, Year 9, Year 11 and GES Grade 9 (JHS 3).  We are mindful of and guided by the realisation that the BECE, Checkpoint and IGCSE examinations are just round the corner and as a school that cherishes academic excellence and hankers for good results, we will ensure that quality time is spent with our students in all classes.  For your information, we shall exempt all candidates from vigorous rehearsals involving extra-curricular activities.  Furthermore, academic work will be tailored to make room for these candidates to intermittently have some fun to relieve tension and dispel boredom.

 

THEME FOR THE TRIMESTER


Management has decided to retain “Discipline, Orderliness and Cleanliness” as the theme for this trimester as we intend to have these qualities instilled in our students and teachers so that they become deliberate core values in our modus operandi.

 

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)


Prior to reopening for this trimester, we carried out some useful continuous professional development programmes for all teaching and administrative staff to aid their delivery on the job. 

 

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of the British National Curricula;
  • The difference(s) between the British System of Education and the Ghanaian Educational System;
  • Key stages of Educational Development;
  • Standards of Expectation;
  • The Cambridge International Curricula (Primary Checkpoint Exams, IGCSE and ‘A’ Level);
  • Introduction to the Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN) online Teacher Support Site; and
  • Customer Care and Relations

 

INCOMING NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATION DATES

NAME OF EXAM

EXAMINING BODY/AUTHORITY

CONFIRMED DATES

Cambridge Primary &
Secondary Checkpoint Exams

Cambridge Assessment International Education, (CAIE) UK

16th April, 2018 – English
18th April, 2018 – Math
20th April, 2018 – Science

BECE

West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) Accra, Ghana

4th – 8th June, 2018

IGCSE Examinations

Cambridge Assessment International Education, (CAIE) UK

May 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018

 

ENROLMENT OF ALL FINAL YEAR CANDIDATES IN ANGELS BOARDING HOUSE



Management requests all Parents and Guardians who have their wards in JHS 3 or the IGCSE class (Year 11) to enroll them in our first class boarding facility located in Community 22, Tema.  We have subsidized the boarding fees as part of our commitment to see the candidates get well prepared for the afore-mentioned exams.  Management expects all JHS candidates to report to the boarding house by February 4, 2018.  All IGCSE candidates have up to February 27, 2018, to report.  We shall hold evening and Saturday Classes in the boarding house. Parents of the candidates will be permitted to visit them on Sundays, preferably after church service. We are counting very heavily on the cooperation of all Parents in our efforts to have these candidates better prepared for the exams.

 

SPOONS



We should be happy if parents provide spoons to be used by their wards during lunch.  The school Canteen will no longer provide spoons for that purpose.  We count on your cooperation on this.

 

CLUB ACTIVITIES AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
We shall continue with our various club activities from Pre-School to Secondary.  Please note that Tuesdays and Thursdays are club meeting days. It is compulsory for all students to participate and benefit from the clubs they are affiliated to.  This demands PUNCTUALITY as the club activities begin at 7:00am and end by 8:00a.m.

 

ANGELS AIR FORCE CADET CORPS
We will like to encourage all parents whose wards are members of our Air Force Cadet Corps to try as much as possible and visit the accounts office to pay for the prescribed uniforms and  accoutrements.  The total cost of cadet trainee gear is GHȻ200.00

 

ENFORCEMENT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS



Management will like to remind parents and guardians that we will pragmatically, but strictly, enforce the ‘’rules and regulations governing your child/wards admission for the 2017/2018 Academic year’’. Every parent is supposed to have a copy of this document. Please try to familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations governing your ward and grant us the necessary cooperation.

 

LOCKING OF SCHOOL GATE
As part of the measures geared toward the enforcement of discipline and the promotion of quality academic work, we shall COMMENCE LOCKING OUR GATES AT 8:30AM ON ALL SCHOOL DAYS. Classes officially begin at 8:00am and it thus means all pupils should be in school before 8:00am. We will have a 30 minute grace period from the time classes begin. Pupils who come after 8:30am will be made to complete the late arrival form before they gain entry to their classes. Students who complete the late arrival forms on three occasions will be asked to go back with their parents on subsequent occasions. No car will gain access into the compound between 8:30 and 10:00am.

Please treat our staff at the gates with decorum and civility in case your child is locked out. We are hopeful that the commencement of this exercise will not create any rigmarole at the gates or within the premises of the school. In case you encounter any challenges or need any further clarification, you may call the Principal on 0244709726. We are counting very well on your cooperation.

 

SCHOOL FEES


It is becoming increasingly difficult to run the school very smoothly in the present economic condition when Parents either delay payment of fees or fail to honour their promise to meet our deadlines. It will interest Parents to know that a total of GHȻ114,000.00 of last trimester’s school fees are still in arrears. You may understand why we try to enforce our school fees payment policy very strictly. Much as we admit that some of the decisions may be quite unfavourable or ‘’harsh’’, we believe you would appreciate that there have been remote causes. We are human and have listening ears. However, some customers did not honour their promises in the past. We shall need Parents to live up to their financial obligations to keep the school in active business.

 

OTHER KEY DATES IN THE TRIMESTER

Day

Date

Activity

Friday

26th January, 2018

Honour Roll Day

Monday

5th February, 2018

School-Wide Praise

Monday to
Friday

12th – 16th February,2018

IGCSE Mock Exam
JHS Mock three (3)

Thursday

22th February,2018

ASSISA Meeting

Wednesday

7th march,2018

Angels School national Assignment at the National Theatre, Accra

Thursday

29th March 2018

Easter Break

Tuesday

3rd April, 2018

Resumption from Easter Break

Thursday

12th April, 2018

Vacation and Release of all Report Sheets

 

APPRECIATION
Save our Teacher
Management will like to thank all of you for the various forms of donations which have enabled
Mr Albert Annobil travel to India for his Kidney transplant. In all, we generated about GHȻ120,000.00 to support the surgery. We are with him in our prayers and ask that God replaces whatever you donated in a hundred-fold and may you continue to prosper increasingly. WE ARE SINCERELY GRATEFUL.

 

 

CUSTOMER CARE CPD FACILITATOR
We appreciate very immensely the training services rendered to our staff by one of our very hardworking parents, Mrs Cynthia Bilson, who is the current Head of Retail Banking at GT Bank, Ghana. She delivered an excellent training on customer care in the school environment. Madam, Angels School is grateful.

 

DONATION OF BIOMETRIC CLOCK-IN MACHINES
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Mr Ernest Asare Okoampah, a Board member and Chairman of the ASSISA for his donation of five (5) Biometric Clock-In Machines to the school.  The gadgets will help check attendance of pupils and teachers, especially in our examination classes. Mr Chairman, we are grateful and we urge you to continue the hard work.

 

DONATION AND PROJECTS
We are grateful to all Parents and other Stakeholders who continue to contribute in diverse ways to enrich our facility.  Please feel free to speak to the Principal or any of the team members if you have any intention to undertake a project or advance a donation of academic resources (Books, Instruments, Gadgets etc.) to the Angels School.


AFTER SCHOOL SERVICE
Effective Monday, January 15, 2018, our Pre-school Department will start offering after-school care services from 3:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.  Parents interested in the service and especially those who will be too busy to pick up their children at the times stipulated could take advantage of these services and register their wards for after-school care services.  The services come at a cost. Please discuss details with Mrs Stellastina Appiah, Pre-School Head.

 

Smart Saturday
ASSI has carved out a Saturday programme known as Smart Saturday. The programme will start running effective Saturday, February 3, 2018. Teachers and carers will be available to engage pupils in recreational activities, guide pupils to complete their home activities or assignment and take care of the washroom needs of the younger ones.


The service will come at a cost which will be communicated to you before it begins. You do not need to register in advance to engage this service.


The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with His hand’.

 

Once again a very Healthy and Happy New Year 2018.

 

God bless you.

 

Remain blessed.

 

Principal