ADVENTIST GIRLS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – NTONSO
1. VISION STATEMENT
We are highly committed to becoming an institution which is committed to educating young girls to produce God-fearing ladies who will exert positive influence on the national socio-economic transformation.
2. MISSION STATEMENT
We train students to develop their spiritual, mental, physical and social faculties.
Our primary objective is to give your ward a balanced training to become successful in life. Our education emphasizes man’s role as a steward of God; to develop, manage and maximize his life, time, talent and possession to render meaningful service to God and Mankind.
3. SCHOOL REST AND MOTTO
School Motto: Success, Stewardship and Service.
4. BRIEF HISTORY
Adventist Girls Senior High School, (ADGISS) started as a co-educational institute with the name Adventist Secondary /Technical School (ASTECH).
Prominent bodies/personalities who engineered its establishment include the Seventh Day Adventist Church – Ntonso, through Elders as John Oti, Adomako, Peter Boakye, etc. Mr. I. K Boateng the then Metro Director of Education also played an active role in the direction. Today, it is a full-fledged girls’ senior high school and popularly known as AHWEFO.
The transformation from mixed to single-sex system remains a remarkable event in the history of the school. Several difficult hurdles obviously had to be cleared before ADGISS could become what it is today. The major problem the school faced was on land acquisition. In 2005, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II demarcated a 53.4 acre land on which the school is sited today. This came as welcome respite to end the protracted land litigation.
Following the Ghana Education Service approval of the girls’ school and subsequent absorption into the public mainstream in 2005, ADGISS became and still remains the only female second cycle institution in the Kwabre District and the first of its kind among SDA institutions not only in Ghana but the whole of Africa.
5. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
a. 2008/2009 1st in Independence Debate Competition, Kwabre District
b. 2008/2009 1st in SSS Choral Music Competition, Kwabre District
c. 2008/2009 2nd in Independence Debate Competition, Ashanti Region
d. 2008/2009 Best Behaved School, Annual Inter-Schools Sports Festival, Ashanti
e. 2006/2007 1st in 50th Anniversary Independence March Past Competition, Kwabre District
f. 2006/2007 1st in Science Fare Competition, Kwabre District
g. 2005/2006 1st in Independence Debate Competition, Ashanti Region
h. 2005/2006 1st in Independence Debate Competition, Kwabre District
6. SCHOOL FACILITIES:
• Boarding facilities – i. PTA sponsored project 12 halls,
ii. Two-storey building of 12 halls
• Ultra modern Dining Hall with 1,200 seating capacity
• Home Economics Department Block
• Computer Laboratory
• Library with current reference materials
• Sports facilities – Sports field
7. EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Institutional Church Activities
Friday Sundown –
1. Vespa service
2. AY meeting
7.30 am – 8.30 am – Young Ladies’ Meeting
9.00 am – 12.30 pm – Sabbath School & Devine Worship
Sundown – Prayers and devotion.
8. PROGRAMMES AND SUBJECTS
General Arts: Literature-In-English, CRS, Government, Twi, French. Elective Mathematics, General Knowledge in Art, Geography.
Accounting, Bus Mgt, E. Maths, Cost Accounting, Economics
Home Economics: Management. in Living, Foods & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, General Knowledge in Art, Chemistry, Biology
Visual Arts: General Knowledge in Art., Leather works, Graphic Design/Textiles, Chemistry.
9. MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS
a. Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
b. Central Ghana Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Church
c. Kwabre District Assembly (KDA)
d. Parent Teacher Association
e. Old Students’ Association
f. Seventh-Day Adventist Church – Ntonso
- 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 Day Off
- Sunday Day Off