September Newsletter

Dear Valued Parent,

 

Welcome Back To School

“Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the church (Angels School) by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen” (Eph. 3:20)

 

Welcome back to school.  We are extremely grateful to the Almighty God for his mercies and grace to the Angels School family.  Our children look healthy and happy.  The Lord keeps showering lots of divine favour our way and we cannot, but acknowledge and thank Him.  May his holy Name be praised.

 

Fresh Children and Parents
The school has admitted over sixty (60) fresh pupils/students from various backgrounds.  We believe that these parents brought their children to the school with certain expectations.  We think their children look angelic and the parents, wonderful.  WELCOME TO THE FAMILY. We hope to work together (parents and teachers) to meet the expectations for our children.

 

From the Academic Head , Mr. Frank Sontim-Buor. Tel: 024-488-2990

With the advent of this academic year, the optimistic spirit and the raft of new ideas, 
it promises to be extremely exciting for children, teachers and parents alike.  Management stayed back throughout the summer holidays to plan and indeed strategize to ensure we provide the kind of leadership that will drive the energies and expectations. Monumental changes and significant milestones geared towards improving the quality of service in education will take centre-stage. 

 

2012 BECE Results 
We are delighted to announce that this year we made the 7TH SUCCESSIVE 100% PASS RECORD WITH DISTINCTIONS IN THE BECE.  We not only chalked hundred percent pass but CAPPED that with DISTINCTION.  This explains that since 2006, every single student we presented for the BECE has made it OVER AND ABOVE the ordinary pass mark with Distinction.  That is no mean achievement, considering.  We do not know of any single school in Tema that could equally boast of this feat! 
WE THANK GOD for this.

 

First Cambridge International Exams
The Cambridge Primary Programme we introduced alongside the Ghana Education Service (GES) curriculum, notably in the Upper Primary has encouraged us to prepare our children to partake in the Cambridge International. 


Examinations at the primary level in June 2013.  This examination, conducted in English, Mathematics and Science only, will see our current sixth graders sit for the internationally acclaimed Achievement Tests in the subjects mentioned. 

 

The examination is intended to assess all pupils in stage 6 of the Cambridge Primary Programme and also to determine their level of preparedness  for the Lower Secondary Programme (Junior High) where they will eventually take the Checkpoint test for transition to the Upper Secondary (Senior High) for the IGCSE “O” and “A” Levels.

 

The current sixth graders, our pioneers in this international assignment, will be vigorously taken through the paces.  Parents will be given further briefing and clarifications on this novel international exercise that aims to project our school further in our quest for excellence and quality education in the global arena.

 

Handwriting/Penmanship
Management has called for the re-introduction of cursive writing as from the second term of the academic year.  Throughout this first term every teacher is being trained in cursive writing.  It is with dismay to note that very many of our children and students have poor handwriting skills.  In our quest to help children read well, we ought to have an eye for neat and legible handwriting.  We shall oblige to extend this cursive writing training to interested parents or guardians.  It is our hope that parents will support us in this drive to inculcate good handwriting skills in our children.

 

From the Business Director, Mr. Michael Ankamah-Kwakye. Tel: 054-117-4999

As the theme for this academic year:  A BETTER PARENT/STAKE HOLDER PARTICIPATION AND CO-OPERATION,  Management has designed schemes that will inform parent’s participation and involvement in decision making and planning.  We intend to create various advisory boards that will advise the school management on issues bordering onFinanceEducationHealthHuman Resource and Business Management. Parents who have requisite expertise for any of the professions and skills below should contact the school.

  1. Health and morals
  2. Finance and business
  3. Education

 

a) Health and moral will include;

  1. Physical Health of Pupils and Teachers
  2. General Hygiene
  3. Mental Health
  4. Spiritual Health
  5. Counseling

Parents who are Medical Doctors, Health Workers, Nurses, Pastors, Counsellors, Psychologists can volunteer.

 

b) Finance and Business 
Will advise Management on:

  1. Accounting System
  2. Promotion
  3. Human Resource
  4. General Management

Parents with expertise on the above can volunteer.

 

c) Education
Parents will advise on:

  1. Curricula
  2. Programmes
  3. Training
  4. Technical Support etc.

Parents who have done education or have teaching experience can volunteer.
NB:  The school will need not more than seven (7) volunteers for each area.

 

Each of the various Advisory Boards will meet management twice in a term. According to the school’s Organizational Structure, the Board of Advisers will have the powers of the Board of Directors. This board will last one academic year and will be dissolved to make room for new set of parents who may also be interested to be on the board. Further details will be explained to individual parents who volunteer to be on these boards.

 

We regard our parents as equal partners who should have a say in the day-to-day administration of the institution that educates their children and who have the right to approach management for any redress bordering on the children’s welfare in a more civilized, level-headed manner anytime and not wait till P. T. A. Matters of our children are matters of urgency and should not wait for P. T. A. Our doors are always open.

 

Major Reshuffling in Management Staff
Angels School has reached a watershed where any change that will positively affect the kind of education we give our children should be the top-bottom approach. There has therefore been a radical change at management level and we believe this will translate into organization that would affect the kind of education we offer our children.  Parents who will come to the office will notice the changes.

 

Parents should mark our words.  Our children deserve the best of education any school can offer.

 

From the Office of the Accountant, Mr. Collins Karfo. Tel: 026-830-5336

Parents should note that by Tuesday, 18th September, 2012 pupils/students who have not met the 75% of fees payment as minimum payment will not be allowed access to class. Parents who wish to pay fees by post-dated cheques can only do so on the condition that:

  1. At least 50% of their wards’ fees has been paid.
  2. The maturity date on the PD cheque does not go beyond the resumption of mid-term break.

It should be noted also that the payment of fees to CAL Bank ON THE SCHOOL PREMISES has ended.  All payments of fees henceforth should be made at any branch of Cal Bank Ghana Limited.

 

From the Office of the Co-ordinator, Mr. Joel Duncan Idun. Tel: 020-343-8123

Co-curricular activities are programmes we hold in high esteem  in the development of the child.  We believe true skill-learning experiences occur when children are involved in activities such as Drama, Music, Art & Creativity, debate (English club), field trip etc. etc. 

For the information of fresh parents, there are active “atenteben” and violin groups in the school.  Interested parents can register their children.  Time-table for these discipline are as follows:

Violin Lessons

Day

Time

Monday               

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

Thursday              

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

Friday

2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

Piano lessons

Day

Time

Tuesday               

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

Wednesday             

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

Thursday

3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.

Singing (Choir) – Primary and Junior High

Day

Time

Friday           

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

Saturday             

9:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Trumpet, trombone and drum lesson for Junior High

Day

Time

Tuesday             

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

Thursday             

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

 

Trumpet, trombone and drum lesson for primary

Day

Time

Monday               

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

Wednesday             

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

Friday

2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.

There will also be clubs such as “Jessica Word Club”.  Members of this club will have various activities with words, their spelling, their origins, their meanings and hold competition among themselves and with other schools. This club was named after Jessica Penu – the student who won the National Spelling Bee contest.

 

Marcel Debate Club” – children or students in this club will discuss topical issues and debate among themselves or with other schools. This club was name after Marcel Johansen – the student who represented Ghana in the model for UN summit in the United States.

 

The school has purchased drafts and chess games and will train children to play these games and eventually start draftand chess clubs.  Parents who know how to play these games can talk to any teacher about that.

 

School Canteen 
We would like to inform parents that come next month, October, 2012 the school will take over the running of the canteen and give the children better services.  We intend to get parents involved in the organization of the canteen service.  Further details will be communicated to parents before October, 2012.

 

Bus Service
The bus that serves children who live around Mitchell Camp and its environs still runs.  Fresh parents who live in these areas can contact Olivia (the Secretary for the Pre-School department) on 0262575428 for any enquires.  The school is arranging for a new bus that will serve children who live around Dawhenya, Prampram, Community 25, Kpone Junction (barrier) and the environs.  Parents who need these services should contact Collins on 0277159794.

 

Parents should find attached the calendar of activities.  There are lots of things we need to inform parents about but space will not permit.  However, we shall send parents periodic SMS promptings to visit our website (www.angelsschool.com) for news and information. Parents who do not receive our SMS alert should kindly fill the attached form to enable us update our database.

 

Branded Uniform
New parents who have not purchased the branded Cardigans, Socks, and Fly ties should kindly call Joseph on0541103401. He will be glad to help.

 

Appreciation
We would like to express our gratitude to all parents for the massive attendance at the Speech and Prize Giving and Graduation Ceremony last June.  It was a success because you were there.  Special thanks go to;

  1. Reverend Ahlijah
  2. Miss Josephine Nkrumah
  3. Mr. Hamza Mujeeb Serenye
  4. Mr. Naaman
  5. Mr. Kafui Dey

for their time, sacrifice and support.

 

Conclusion
Angels School like any other has had its challenges but the difference is that our Lord Jesus has been faithful and we are grateful.  This school, with God is destined for “Good Success” .

We thank you all.
God Bless you.

 

Management