AMANTEN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
- OUR VISION
The vision of Amanten Senior High School, as an educational institution, is to achieve academic, social and moral excellence in our effort to educate the child.
- OUR MISSION
Our mission is therefore to develop the child to the fullest of his/her potentials. Students are taken through academic development through effective teaching and learning, monitoring, evaluation and appraisal of both the students and the staff.
To keep students physically sound and to ease academic tension, the mission of the school is to carry out sports and games at all levels to keep students healthy and active. This is necessary because a healthy mind lives in a healthy body (P E Philosophy and Greek adage – men sana incopre sano) and all work without play makes Jack a dull boy.
The mission is also aimed at unearthing the potentials of students who have talents in sports and games, so as to develop them to the fullest benefit of the students themselves, the school and the nation as a whole.
Moral development is carried out in this institution during morning services and at Guidance and Counseling programmes.
- SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
The school has a crest and the motto written on it is “CREATIVITY AND DEVELOPMENT”
The traditional stool and sword in the crest represent the Paramouncy of the Amanten Traditional Council and the role they play in the school’s development. The book and the pen represent the academic works through which the child would develop.
The motto has two main words and each is very significant. The child is educated in all spheres of life: mental, physical, spiritual, and moral- to use available resources and to create some more if what he/she has is not enough to cater for his/her needs.
Development of the child is total as stated earlier and each of their contribution would make them self developed and the nation as a whole.
- BRIEF HISTIRY OF AMANTEN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
The school was established in 1993. After the 1987 educational reform programme, it became mandatory and necessary to establish community based Senior Secondary Schools throughout the country. The school was carved out of an existing Junior Secondary School-Anglican J S S – the school is located in the Amanten community in the Atebubu-Amanten District of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The School started with a very low population, both students and staff. The School in collaboration with the Traditional Council embarked on an enrolment drive in the year 2000 at the time when the student population stood at 35. In an effort to make this drive successful, the Traditional Council decided to pay the school fees of the students for three years.
Status: Presently, the school is day with hostel facilities. The girls are accommodated on campus while the boys are outside the campus.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE SCHOOL
Since the establishment of the school, Amanten Senior High School has made major achievements over the years in the area of the academics. Some of the academic achievements recorded are as follow:
In 2005, the school presented 76 candidates for the S S S C E, and the number of candidates who passed in at least one subject was rated at 78.7%.
In 2006, 326 candidates were presented for the W A S S C E. out of this number 320, representing 98.7% of the total number of candidates passed in at least one subject.
In 2007, 246 candidates were registered for the W A S S C E. the number of candidates who passed in at least two (2) subjects or more were 246 candidates, representing 100% of the registered candidates.
Last year 2009, 501candidates sat for the W A S S C E. All candidates passed in at least one subject, with at least 246 candidates passing in 6 subjects and above.
Not only has the school chalked up successes in education but can also boast of increased population growth. The number of students admitted into form one has steadily risen in recent years in spite of the problems faced by the Computer Placement System. Presently the school can boast of almost 800 students compared to 35 students ten years ago.
Achievements in Games and Sports
As part of the school’s mission a lot has been achieved in the areas of sports. In the year 2007, the school’s female Table Tennis team was selected to represent Zone ‘F’ in the Super Zonal of Schools and Colleges Sports Festival in Sunyani, our two girls emerged winners (1st).
In December 2009, the school’s boys’ volleyball team was fourth (4th) in the super zonal held in Sunyani.
In zone ‘F’, comprising of Pru, Sene and Atebubu-Amanten Districts, the school has chalked up successes in girls’ volleyball, girls’ soccer and girls’ table tennis, ether being winners or runner up over the past four years.
The story of the boys’ team has not been different. The volley team of the boys has reigned since 2007 till date. The soccer team has often been second. Progress is being made in handball, both boys and girls.
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
The school has three blocks consisting of 15 classrooms. There are no permanent laboratories for science related subjects. One classroom is being used as temporal computer laboratory, while two others rooms have been earmarked to be used as physics and chemistry laboratories.
The school also has a temporal block being used for administration with the hope that the school would be provided with an administrative block in future.
The school library which is inadequate for students is within the administration block. There are very limited copies of recommended text books for students’ research. Relevant and most modern books for the various programmes are not available.
With regard to recreational facilities, the school has volleyball and handball courts, a football field and table tennis board.
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- Agriculture PROGRAMME General Agriculture Horticulture, Chemistry, Physics
- Business Programme (Accounting Option): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principle Of Costing, Principle Of Accounting, Economics
- Home Economics: General Knowledge In Art, Management In Living, Food and Nutrition, Biology
- General Arts: Literature In English, French, Asante Twi, Music, Christian Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Geography, Economics, History, Government, Mathematics (Elective)
- CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
The school engages in co-curricula activities such as religious organizations and sects, cadet, entertainment, games and sports and other social clubs to make life balanced in the school.
- 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