That staff and students will form one big family committed to the successful future of the student, such that every student who passes through MEDASS will have equipped himself/herself so well that he/she can continue the education possibly at a tertiary level.
That staff and students will acquire and continue a lifestyle based on high moral standards reflecting their own personal relationship with God.
- MISSION STATEMENT
MEDASS, TEMA is set up with the aim of providing wholistic second-cycle education to its students. This wholistic education will necessarily encompass the three Hs: Head, Heart, and Hand. Hand, because we aim to provide excellent academic education; Heart, because we seek to help students form and relate closely to God with its reflection in high moral standards; Hand, because we aim to help students learn the need to engage in good sanitary practices through the provision of hands on experience. .
- CREST AND MOTTO
- A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEDASS
The Methodist Day Senior High School (Great MEDASS) was established on October 11, 1983, the first second cycle mission school in the Tema Metropolis. The establishment of the school was the outcome of a decision taken by the St. Paul Methodist Church, Community 1 at one of its Leaders’ Meetings to set up a Secondary School to help the products of the St. Paul Preparatory School get easy access to secondary education after their basic education. It was, also, in response to the need to create a third second cycle institution besides Tema Secondary School and Chemu Secondary School to absorb the ever-increasing products of the elementary schools in the Tema Township. The Superintendent Minister then was the Rt. Rev. Joseph E. Ebe-Arthur. Starting with only 33 students (20 boys and 13 girls) and five teachers, two of whom were part-timers, the student population now stands at 1054 and a total of 46 full time teachers.
The initial vision of the leadership of the church resulted in the acquisition of a parcel of land in Community 11, on which a one-storey classroom block was built. The School then was housed in temporary classrooms in St. Paul Preparatory School; it also used the Youth Hall of the church when it saw some growth. In the 1988/89 academic year the School moved to the Community 11 site. Later the Men’s Fellowship of the church and the PTA added to the structures, namely a Staff Common Room with two other classrooms and a canteen respectively.
A new plot was acquired near the Community 11 Traffic Lights and developed with funds from the World Bank (through the Ministry of Education) and Tema Municipal Assembly. The School therefore has two campuses or sites. The Old Site, which is the original campus, houses the General Arts and General Science programmes as well as the General Administration of the School. The New Site houses the Business and Vocational Studies (Visual Arts and Home Economics) programmes, together with their special classrooms: the Art Studio, the Typing Pool, the Clothing Room and the Foods Room. The New Site also houses the Computer Laboratory and the Accounts Section of the School.
Previous Headmasters of the School have been Very Rev. Philip Opoku-Inkoom, Very Rev. Dr. John K. Bassaw and Rt. Rev. Isaac K. Quansah. The present Headmaster is Very Rev. James K. Walton.
School telephone numbers are 022-306259/303850 and the E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
STATUS OF INSTITUTION
MEDASS is a Day Institution with the following school facilities.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS
MEDASS PERFORMANCE: SSSCE/WASSCE 6 – 8 PASSES
2006 — 85.2 %
2007 — 76.9 %
2008 — 79.9 %
2009 — 81.9 %
Some of the recent achievements in sports include the following
2001 — 2nd position – National Schools & Colleges Sports Festival, Takoradi
2003 — Evans Serwonu – Member of Regional Volleyball Team – 3rd Place – National
Schools & Colleges Sports Festival, Ho
2006 — Super-Zonal Athletics – 3rd place – Boys & Girls
2007 — Super-zonal Soccer – 2nd position-Girls
2008 — Zonal Basketball Competition – Runner-Up – Boys
2009 — Zonal Soccer – 2nd position – Boys, Zonal Table Tennis – Boys Champions
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
- Classrooms – 23 rooms
- Chemistry, Physics, Computer , Foods Lab, Art Studio, Clothing Room
- Library – 2 rooms
- Non Academic
The school has a big field which may be used for the following purposes:
- Basketball pitch., Volley ball pitch, Hand ball pitch, Football pitch
- PROGRAMMES & SUBJECT COMBINATIONS OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL
General Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Elective Mathematics
Business (Accounting): Accounting, Elective Mathematics, Costing, Economics, Business Management
- Business (Secretarial): French, Clerical Office Duties Business Management, Typewriting, Economics
- General Arts: Literature-In-English, French, History, Christian Rel. Studies, Geography, Economics, Elective Mathematics, Government
- Vocational (Home Economics): Foods & Nutrition, Management In Living, General Knowledge In Art, Biology, Clothing & Textiles
Vocational (Visual Arts): Textiles, Graphic Design, General Knowledge In Art, Economics
- CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES include:
- Clubs and Societies
- Guidance & Counselling
- School Worship
There is a past students association named MEDASSOSA with chapters in the major public universities. The current national executives are:
Parent –Teacher Association
MEDASS has a vibrant Parent-Teacher Association – the current executives are:
MEDASS has a good relationship with the local traditional authorities. Representatives are invited to honour School Speech Days.
It helped to fund the construction of the School’s New Site Classroom/Office Block of three storeys. It also provides scholarships for the education of some brilliant but needy students in the school
The Methodist Church
MEDASS was founded by the St. Paul Methodist Church. For this reason, the Church has been a major stakeholder. Several religious activities are undertaken on campus and supervised by a Chaplain who has been appointed by the Methodist Church..
- Monday Open all day
- Tuesday Open all day
- Wednesday Open all day
- Thursday Open all day
- Friday Open all day
- Saturday Open all day
- Sunday Open all day