May Newsletter

Dear Parent,

 

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL

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 way after 3:30p.m.  when almost all of the teachers have gone home.  We count therefore on the cooperation of our parents in this regard.

 

Admission!

The 2012/2013 admission process is on-going.  The closing date for the sale of forms is June 23, 2012.  For further enquiries kindly call 0302-985-444 

 

Financial Matters
Mr. Gideon G. Idun
{0266-845-140}

At least 75% of fees must be paid before the 8th of May, 2012.  You may notice that management has not compelled parents to pay school fees even though school has been in session for two weeks.  The reason is that we do not intend to inconvenience parents because they may not have planned or budgeted for the early re-opening of school and payment of fees.  However, by the 8th of May, 2012 (which was the original reopening date), we expect every parent to have made the 75% payment of fees, at least.

 

Parents should be informed that all cheques written for payment of fees should be payable to Angels Specialist School International. Parents whose cheques have once been dishonoured lose the opportunity to issue cheques in repayment of fees.  Wards whose parents may fail to honour the fees policy will be asked to stay out of class as from the quoted date.


Co-Curricular Activities
Mr. Joel D. Idun
{020-343-8123}

We would like to inform parents that the school’s Air Force Cadet corps is being revived.  This time, we intend to use the upper primary pupils (5th and 6th graders). Children selected will benefit in various ways such as discipline, obedience and team work.

 

Violin, trumpet and piano lessons
The above discipline will resume in earnest by next week, God willing.  Time of the lessons will be as follows:

 

Violin Lessons (Primary)

Day

Time

Monday               

3:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Wednesday            

3:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Thursday

2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

 

Piano lessons (Primary)

Day

Time

Monday               

3:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Tuesday            

3:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Thursday

3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.

 

Trumpet, trombone and drum lesson for Primary

Day

Time

Monday               

3:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Tuesday

3:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Wednesday

2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

 

Talents’ Show: Jessica Okyere and Nyameye Reindorf

It will interest parents to note that the extra-curricular programme has helped
produce champions such as Nyameye Reindorf (Little) and Jessica Okyere who contested in the “TV3 Talented Kids” competition.


Please note: Fees for each of the disciplines is GH¢25 per month and must be paid before the child is allowed lessons.  A child is allowed to take just one discipline at a time.

 

Building the “Children’s Profile” Page

We wish to build a “children’s profile” page on the menu at the Virtual School page on our website where we will post children’s favourite pictures, pets, dates of birth etc. The aim is to foster friendship and interest among our children where they will know each other’s birth dates, interest and thereby celebrate one another.  Parents are therefore requested to;

  • Send us favourite pictures of their children either in soft copies via our website or hard copies and
  • Fill the attached hard copy and return to the school or visit your child’s class online and fill the form at the “children’s profile” page.

 

Publication and broadcast

Our weekly news paper publication under the theme “ Matters of Education” will be running as from Thursday in the Daily Graphic.  Parents can read our articles on matters of education every Thursday or visit our subsidiary website:www.mattersofeducation.com

 

Radio

The same programme will be aired on two radio stations.  Children who have “radio voice” will be selected to feature.  This should be a huge experience to such children.

 

Academics 
Mr. Frank Sontim-Buor
{0244-882-990}

The term has begun on a promising note; albeit, our having had to cut short the Easter holidays.  For parents who did not receive the recall message or wards who had travelled and could not report on 24th April, arrangements have been made for teachers to go over all that had been taught the previous weeks. As a school, our driving impulse is our concern rather with growth from within the individual pupil’s mind, under the stimuli of desire, imagination and opportunity than with the imposition of set forms of behaviours from without.

 

Virtual School Project

The school expects every child to submit their project work by Tuesday, 8th May, 2012.  Members of the Virtual School Team will be at the gate to ensure that children have done and presented their project work.

 

Homework and virtual school project

Time and again, we have had to air our concern that some parents hardly supervise their children to carry out home-work or virtual school projects. Teachers are hard put to it to accept flabby excuses from children about their inability to do homework. Research has shown that children who do homework consistently perform better than those who do not. We continue to insist that parents append their signatures at the end of tasks executed by their wards.  This is proof of supervision or participation in the project, as the case might be.

 

Promotion

Promotion to the junior high, as from next academic year, will no longer be wholesale.  The criteria for promotion will include academic performance for the three terms and a pass in a competitive entrance examination to be held for all sixth graders in July 2012. The Academic Board is particular that any pupil who fails to satisfy the conditions for promotion will, under no circumstances, be granted access to Grade 7 in the Junior High.

 

In the same vein, promotions from Grade 8 to Grade 9 will be stringent.  Any student who fails to make the required aggregate, taking into account the performance in all three terms, will be made to repeat the 8th Grade.

 

Forecast/Scheme of Work

Parents can request the scheme of work from the Academic Head.  However, issues about the performance of wards in specific areas can be discussed with the class teachers or subject masters.  Extreme cases of academic lapses could be addressed to the Academic Head for prompt action.

 

Lugging of School Bags

Parents are reminded to request copies of the time-table from the teachers of their wards.  Such provisions will ensure that parents help pack only books intended for use on daily basis. Some children come dragging or backpacking weighty bags stuffed with lots of books. 

 

Not all these books are expected to be used on a day in question. The strain and encumbrance such bulky bags put on these children is a cause for grave concern.

 

Business Director
Mr. Mike Ankamah-Kwakye
{054-117-4999}

Books

The school has already started working the acquisition of books for next trimester to completely avoid the ugly issue of our book supply system that sometimes leaves a dent on the otherwise good image of the school.

 

Attire for speech day ceremony

As this term is the last of the academic year, there will be the usual prestigious annual speech and prize-giving ceremony. We would like to have our children put on their flying ties and socks to add colour to the occasion.  Subsequently they will use these attire for other functions including thanksgiving services, excursions etc.  In a way this will encourage parents to acquire the school’s branded uniforms for their children. 

 

We trust parents will understand that it is good enough notice for them to plan and purchase these kits by the end of this term.

Thank you.

 

- Management