Newsletter: September 2013
Dear Valued Parent,
Welcome Back Angels
Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. AMEN
Why We Praise HIM
This year we made the 7TH SUCCESSIVE 100% PASS RECORD WITH DISTINCTIONS IN THE BECE. All the thirty-two (32) candidates we presented had aggregate six (06) each. We not only chalked hundred percent pass but CAPPED that with DISTINCTION. WE THANK GOD for this. We haven’t had any result of any school anywhere in the Tema and Accra metropolis that beat ours. The students, teachers and management are rejoicing.
“We are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit “– Aristotle.
We will create a page on the school’s website and Facebook to invite parents who wish to send their congratulatory messages to do so online. – rejoice with us.
From the Superintendent
Mr. Michael Mensah
He who has begun a good work is faithful to bring it to a successful completion. It is refreshing to welcome our cherished parents who are our partners in education, pupils and students back to a brand new academic year. The year promises to be particularly exciting for our learners. Classroom activities have never been this mentally stimulating and progressive. We urge parents to continue to demonstrate their admirable interest in these precious children’s education through continuing support.
Our targets this trimester are as follows:
- Improve the communication, thinking and analytical skills of our learners through well- planned lessons and effective delivery of all subjects taught in the school.
- To ingrain in the ASSI child, culturally and socially, acceptable values which will distinguish them in civil speech and action. These values include:
- Respect for authority.
- Respect and judicious use of time.
- Obedience and cooperation.
- Tolerance and teamwork.
- Choices and decision- making.
- Assertiveness and confidence.
- Focus etc.
We do not take for granted the trust our parents repose in us, and will go every extra mile to raise outstanding lifelong achievers who will make themselves, family and nation proud.
It is part of our best practices to have our students settle calmly and read ahead of lessons. We therefore request that children report to school by 7:45a.m.
Mr. Frank Sontim-Buor
In ASSI the children are the focal point of our practices and decisions. It is for this reason that Management has, in its vision of the rebirth, put in place the mechanism to strengthen supervision in all areas. This will enhance teaching and learning and also ensure that the day-to-day management of the curriculum within the spirit of the school’s philosophy and objectives is upheld.
Proper supervision will make teachers more responsive to their work, create strong relationships, offer consistent support and address some of the deficiencies in teaching or learning. The children will continue to be at the centre of our thinking; their well-being, security, happiness and development within a well-disciplined and stimulating learning environment will be guaranteed.
2013 BECE Results
The fact that our school has attained such an enviable tract record in the BECE for all these successive years goes to underscore the claim that we are best at what we do. The source of our pride has been our resilience, our steadfastness and indeed our ability to blaze the trail for others to follow.
Never has there been an instance when any one of the candidates we present for the BECE come off with a grade lower than 10. This achievement has always put us in the distinction bracket, making many other schools in the competition wonder what magic wave at such times.
To cap it all, our products do always gain admissions to top first-choice senior high schools. The quality education we provide translates into ensuring our products obtain high “raw scores” that crown the grade ones they make thereby giving them the competitive edge.
We feel like little David in the Bible who said “I killed a Lion, I killed a bear and therefore I will Goliath”. We also say as little as we are, we have conquered BECE over and over again. Now bring on Cambridge and we are more than ready to conquer on any global platform. This should be our pledge to all parents concerned.
At the last Speech and Prize-giving ceremony it was revealed that the school has elaborated plans to award all deserving pupils, staff, management members and parents/guardians who have in their diverse ways, excelled or worked assiduously to improve the standards. Other stakeholders and well-wishers whose contributions helped lift the image of the school and brought it great heights would also be generously acknowledged.
Mr. Thomas Arhin
Flexible fees payment plan
We wish to inform parents who have two or more children to see me for a flexible school fees payment plan. Parents should please note that this plan will benefit only those who apply.
Cashless account office
Parents are reminded that the school insists that fees are paid at the Bank. This will help improve checks and control. For parents convenience, we now accept bank draft payable at parents own banks. The draft should however be presented to the office for receipt since there have been concerns about accessibility of the school’s bank.
From the Coordinator
Mr. Joel D. Idun
The purpose of our existence
“To give that excellent education, which will affect the character, thinking and behaviour of the child as well as offer him the requisite skills, all within a Christian environment.”
This is why we are here, this is our focus, our motivation and inspiration. Our aim is to offer excellent education in the spirit of the motto (each child at a time).
We set ourselves for education that should affect the child’s character, nature, essential qualities or personalities which will in turn affect his/her thinking, views outlook or mental attitude that will alternatively translate into acceptable behaviour, conduct or manners.
At the same time, teach the requisite skill, the academic ability or aptitude that will enable the children stand up and be fit for the job market. We seek to labour to create and maintain a conducive and supportive environment where these character-moulding and skill training are done. For it is only when the environment is right that all the above is possible. We do not know of any better environment than a Christian environment. All we do in Angels School is inspired by this purpose of existence. We wish to count on your support.
We would like to inform parents concerned that the after-school programme will begin next month (October, 2013), God willing. In addition to the various instruments the children are trained in; (piano, trumpet, guitar and violin), we are introducing flute (not atenteben)-a metallic wind instrument for children who are interested. Parents should note that children concerned are not only taught to play these instruments. They are also taught to read the music sheet. Starting and closing time remain unchanged (that is 2:30– 4:00p.m.)
Adjustment of fees
We have had to adjust the fees for the extra-curricular programme by a very minimal margin of Five Ghana Cedis (GH¢5.00). In effect the fee for the training is GH¢35 a month per child.
Extracurricular programme for Junior High Department
The school is instituting four exciting clubs; book club, debate club, chess club and music club (band). These clubs will commence next month, October, 2013. Students who wish to join any of the clubs can do so. These clubs do not attract any fee except the chess club that will charge Twenty-Five Ghana Cedis (GH¢25) per month to each participating student.
From the Matron
Roseline Eyiuche Obilor
Maintaining feeding fees
In spite of increase in food stuff prices, the school will still maintain the feeding fees for parents until further notice.
Monthly or termly feeding fee payment
Regulating and checking of children who pay fees on daily bases is increasingly becoming very difficult as this puts a lot of pressure on the office and teachers. It also gives rise to the tendency of children misplacing the moneys they handle daily. As such we wish to notify parents that come next month, 1st October, 2013, parents will have the option of making weekly, monthly or termly payment of feeding fees.
Transportation - Bus Service
The school wishes to inform parents of the commencement of the transportation services come October 2013 for residents of Prampram, Dawhenya, Kpone, Community 25, Devtraco, Bethlehem, Mitchel Camp etc. and its environs. We have arranged for an air-conditioned bus for this service and the fare is GH¢150 a month per child. Interested parents should kindly contact Michelle on
Kindly find attached the school’s calendar of activities for the trimester.