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Archbishop Porter Girls Secondary School (A.P.G.S.S)

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ARCHBISHOP PORTER GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL (A.P.G.S.S)

TAKORADI

  1. MISSION

The school was established in 1965 “to give to girls a matchless education that will exhibit elegance and perfection in finish”.

  1. VISION

The school shall be a haven for academic and moral excellence.

  1. MOTTO

Its motto: “Puritas, mentis et Corporis” (Purity of mind and body) aptly captures the task set by the leadership of the school which has been passed on to generations and succeeded in carefully nurturing her students in strict moral and Christian discipline and academic excellence.

  1. BRIEF HISTORY OF SCHOOL

 A.P.G.S.S is a catholic institution within the Ghana Public Education system. While we welcome girls of all religious denominations, we wish you to understand from the start that our way of life is in accordance with catholic traditions.

The school started with three pioneer teachers from the congregation of St. Louis.  They were Rev. Sr. Mary Jude, the pioneer headmistress, who was also an acclaimed Scientist and Mathematician; Rev. Sr. Vibiana, a great Historian and an expert in Literature in English and English Language teaching.  The third, a Mother superior, Rev. Mother Joseph Mary, was a distinguished Musician.  There were eight supporting non-teaching staff members and a school Chaplain who taught Bible Knowledge and French. Archbishop Porter Girls’ Secondary School is sited on a hill in Fijai, Takoradi, in the Western Region of Ghana and it has come to be known as the “Hill of Tranquility” for its peaceful and serene academic atmosphere.

Today, Archbishop Porter Girls’ Secondary School, formerly St. Louis secondary school, and the PRIDE OF THE WEST has a teaching population of forty-eight (48), fifty six (56) non-teaching staff members and nine  hundred and eighty nine (989) students.

  1. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS FROM 2003 TO DATE

STUDENTS QUALIFIED FOR THE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

YEAR CANDIDATES

PRESENTED

CAND. QUALIFIED

FOR TERTIARY

INSTITUTIONS

%QUALIFIED

FOR TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

2003 238 190 79.8
2004 233 202 86.7
2005 216 182 84.3
2006 248 240 96.8
2007 268 216 80.6
2008 231 221 95.7
2009 270 257 95.2

 

DEBATES:

2006/2007                                                                               Inter – School Champions

Inter – District Champions

Regional Champions

Southern Sector Champions

National 2nd Best Debaters

2007/2008                                                                               Inter – School Champions

Inter – District Champions

Regional Champions

2008/2009                                                                               Inter – District Champions

Regional Champions

2009/2010                                                                               Regional Champions

MATHEMATICS

2007                                                                        – National Best Mathematics Award

  1. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES/SUBJECTS

Business: Financial Account, Business Management, Elective Mathematics, Cost Accounting

General Science: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics

General Arts:         Economics, Christian Religious Studies, French, History, Elective Mathematics, Literature, Geography

Visual Arts: Graphic Design, Picture Making, General Knowledge in Arts, Literature In English, Sculpture,  Elective Mathematics

Home Economics: Management In Living, Biology, General Knowledge in Arts, Economics, Food Nutrition, Clothing And Textiles

  1. FACILITIES
S/No. BUILDINGS Number of Permanent Rooms
1 Classrooms 12 Unit Block
4 Library (Room) 1
6 Sick Bay 1
7 Dormitory Block 3 Blocks
9 Assembly Hall 1
10 Dining Hall 1
12 Teacher’s Quarters/Bedroom 6 units, 2 flats
14 Administration block 6 offices, common room
15 Computer Laboratory 1
16 Science Laboratory 1
  1. STAKE HOLDERS OF THE SCHOOL

TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY:

Traditional authorities who are also stakeholders of the school include:

  1. Fijai stool lands
  2. Sekondi Paramount Stool
  • Essikado Paramount Stool

They are mostly represented during P.T.A meetings and Speech and Prize Giving and Family Day celebrations.

The academic achievement the school is paramount to these stake holders and the school is appreciative of their efforts. Traditional chiefs like Nana Kobina Nketsiah and Odinoho Gyapong Ababio hold the school in high esteem and they readily offer support whenever the need arises.

  1. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Apart from the rigorous academic work, the students are also allowed to relax and explore their full potentialities through co- curricula activities. There are close to ten clubs on campus but the most active ones are the Writers’ and Debaters Club, Civic Club ,Maths and Science club, Business Students Club, Fire and  Air force Cadet Corps, Ave Maria Regimental Band and Porter’s School Band.

Some of these clubs have churned some success. In 2009 and 2010, the Business Club placed first and second respectively in a Business Plan Competition organized by Babson College from U.S.A.  The Debaters are the champions of the Western Region when it comes to debates. They are also a force to recon with when it comes to Southern Sector debates. The Fire and Air force Cadet Corps are a delight to watch when the school holds formal functions. They display the school colours in a colour party as they display some regimental skills on parade for the inspection of Guard of Honour. They were adjudged best turned out Cadet Corps during the 2009 Independence Anniversary match past.

On the 26th January, 2010, the school through appeal for funds bought two sets of musical instruments to start a Regimental Band and the School Band. Within a week the enthusiastic students learnt to play the Regimental Band and some other tunes on the other set. During the last general P.T.A meeting, on the 6th February, 2010, the students performed for the first time to the admiration of the parents. They are practicing for a big show down soon during the year.

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