To transform the present status of the school into an institution of excellence with unequalled academic standards, high moral uprightness, strict discipline, public spiritedness and impeccable cleanliness.
2. MISSION –
To ensure a rapid development and delivery of quality education and training to the girls in a highly congenial environment, for the purpose of producing high caliber secondary students for the tertiary institutions. All girls should enter one tertiary institution or the other.
3. MOTTO – Bepow So Hann
4. BRIEF HISTORY OF INSTITUTION –
Aburi Girls Secondary School was formally established as a secondary school for girls on its present site on the outskirts of Aburi in 1954. However, its origin dates as far back as 1852, when the Basel Mission opened a school at primary level for girls at their mission station inside the town. The primary school continued until its take cover by the Scottish Mission during the First World War. In the 1920s the training of teachers was begun alongside a kindergarten section and a middle school, also for girls, and in 1946, secondary classes were introduced side by side with teacher-training course. In 1950 the school was handed over to the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and in 1954 the secondary section was; physically separated from the teacher training classes and moved to its present site. Classes ran from Form 1 to Form 5 until 1958, when a Sixth Form wasadded. Presently the 3-year Senior Secondary School system is run.
The school stands on the easternmost part of the ridge forming the Akuapem Mountains, about a mile to the south of Aburi and commends an excellent view across the Accra plains to the east. Accra is only 4Okilometers to the south, and the main road from there, through Akuapem to Koforidua and beyond actually runs through the school grounds, thus giving the school ready access to the national capital and most parts of Ghana. The school enjoys a relatively cool and pleasant climate most of the year. It is also within easy reach of the famous Aburi Botanical Gardens only a short distance away.
Nature And Objectives Of The School
The school is a boarding school for girls with a student enrolment of between 1000 and 1400. Average ages run from 15 in SSS1 to 19 in SSS3. It has a strict Christian foundation and considerable emphasis is placed on Christian training and character formation. Indeed, although great importance is attached to academic achievement, character training, moral education and sound all-round development of students are considered to be even more important. Accordingly, great emphasis is laid on the conduct and comportment of the girls in all spheres of school life, in the dormitories in the dining hall, on the games field as well as in the classroom. The girls are encouraged to cultivate habits of self-discipline and self-reliance and to appreciate the dignity of labour and the important of service to others.
As a Presbyterian institution, the school’s religious practices are based on Presbyterian traditions. However, there is no discrimination against Non-Presbyterians in the school’s admission policies. It is expected; however, that all students will take full part in the religious life of the school and conform to accepted moral standards and codes of behaviour.The school expects the full support and co-operation of parents and guardians in the achievement of these objectives.
The administrative head is the headmistress, who is assisted in her duties by three Assistant Heads. There are 6 Houses in the school, namely, ABERDEEN, BARRADALE, EDINBURGH, IRENE ANDERSXON, SYLVIA ASEMPA and KILSYTH HOUSE each of which is under the charge of 3 House mistresses,. House Prefects and Dormitory Monitresses run the Houses. There is a Senior Prefect who is in overall charge as well as 2 Assistant Prefects, a Games Prefect Academic work is coordinated under the Headmistress and her assistants by Senior subject mistresses and masters. The School Chaplain handles religious aspects of the school’s life.
(i) Telephone Number:- 0876-22021
(ii) Important School dates, e.g. –Thanksgiving Service last Sunday of January, Speech and Prize Giving Days
5. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEAR
i National Science and Mathematics Quiz- 2nd Position, Science & Math. Quiz
ii Regional Games
ACHIEVEMENT OF GAMES AND ATHLETICS A THE INTER-SCHOOL LEVEL FROM 2002-2009
YEAR HANDBALL BASKETBALL VOLLEYBALL SOCCCER TABLE TENNIS ATHLETICS
2002 – 1ST 2ND 2ND 1ST 5TH
2003 – 1ST NOT HELD 1ST 3RD 3RD
2004 2ND 1ST 3RD 1ST 4TH 4TH
2005 3RD 1ST NOT HELD 3RD 2ND 3RD
2006 2ND 1ST 1ST 2ND 1ST 7TH
2007 5TH 2ND 4TH 1ST 1ST 3RD
2008 4TH 1ST NOT HELD 1ST 1ST 4TH
2009 – 1ST NOT HELD 4TH – 5TH
6. SCHOOL FACILITIES
(i) Classrooms:- 31
(ii) Library:- 1 – well equip Library`
(iii) A Science Resource Centre Laboratory with additional laboratories for Biology and Chemistry
(iv) Art room
(v) Home Economic Block
(vi) Practice House
b. Non Academic Facilities
(i) Basketball pitch
(ii) Volleyball pitch
(iii) Big Assembly Hall
7. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
a. Business (Accounting Option): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principles of Costing, Principles of Accounting, Economics
b. Visual Arts: General Knowledge in Art, Graphic Design, Ceramics, Picture Making
c. Home Economics: General Knowledge in Art, Management in Living, Foods and Nutrition
d. General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics
e. General Arts Option: Literature in English, Asante Twi & Ga, Economics, History, Government, Elective Mathematics, French, Christian Religious Studies, Geography
i. Old Students
ii Parent –Teacher Association (PTA)
iii District/Municipal/Metropolitan Assembly
- Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Sunday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM