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NOTRE DAME SEMINARY-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Box 10, Navrongo; TEL. NO. 0742-22714/22671.

 

  1. VISION

To provide a holistic quality education at the pre-tertiary level to enable the youth become effective channels of God’s love and also effective instruments in the development of the country

Notre Dame seeks to provide quality education to all, especially the underprivileged.  Thus, its aim is to offer equal opportunities to all in order to allow everyone to develop his potential to the maximum.

  1. MISSION

To form and inform in order to make the youth not only academic but also spiritual and moral giants.  Consequently, as an institution that believes in integral and quality education, discipline and academic excellence are the hallmarks of every undertaking.

  1. HISTORY

The Missionaries of Africa, popularly called the White Fathers under the auspices of the then Navrongo Diocese, now the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese, established Notre Dame Seminary-Secondary School (Senior High School) on the 16th of September, 1960.  The aim was to provide thorough integral training and formation to candidates for the priesthood and lay people committed to the Church and State as good citizens.

Compelled by financial constraints especially in the payment of the salaries of teachers in the early part of the 1990’s, the then Bishop, Rt. Rev. Rudolph Akanlu, applied for government assistance and Notre Dame was finally absorbed into the public system in 1996.  As a result of that, the School became opened to young people of all ethnic groups and religious denominations all over the country though not compromising its Catholic character.

As an institution which believes in academic excellence, life in Notre Dame is guided by the popular saying that, “If one fails to raise standards, then one should maintain them”.

As a Seminary-Secondary School, Notre Dame began with thirty-six students and the number continues to increase over the years.  For many years, the School ran a single stream offering both General Arts and General Science and in 1999 the two became two separate streams.

Location.       Navrongo, Kassena-Nankana East District, Upper East Region.

Status of Institution   –               Boarding.

  1. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

Guided by this challenge and principle, Notre Dame since its inception has been registering hundred percent pass in the General Certificate of Education (GCE), later in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) and now, in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).  In 2003, when the Academic League Table was first published, Notre Dame placed twelfth (12th) out of almost five hundred Senior High Schools.  In 2004, she made a leap from the 12th to the 1st position with Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast.  Consequently she was nominated for the Millennium Excellence Awards in 2005, but unfortunately she lost to S.O.S. Tema.  In 2005, Notre Dame still maintained her position with five other schools and the story remains the same to date.  For example, last year, out of the seventy three candidates who wrote the final examination, seventy one qualify for the university with a single “F” in one subject.

  1. SCHOOL FACILITIES

No. of Classrooms :    Eight (8).

Administration blocks (state and describe types):     Two storey just renovated.

Library :         About the size of a classroom.

Science laboratory : Very small and poorly equipped/a new one (two storey) under construction.

ICT centre :       Quite small/a new one (two storey) under construction.

  1. CO-CURRICULAR FACILITIES.

Playground :     Football field, athletic oval, volley and basket ball courts and hand ball pitch.

 

 

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