The Autumn Term is well underway. The trustees are pleased to welcome the 140 students to the school, both newly admitted students in the Express and JSS1 classes and those students returning to the school having successfully completed the last academic year. The trustees also welcome all the teaching staff. The team has increased significantly as a result of needing to cover all the subjects across three phases of education; NPSE; BECE and now WASSCE. The trustees are delighted to have such a well qualified team to provide high quality education for all our students.
The trustees will be holding their next meeting on the 19th October. Among other items they will be looking at steps they can take to minimise risks to the charity, adopt the terms of reference for the school’s governing body and receiving the report from the Director on his latest visit to Sierra Leone and planning for 2020 and beyond.
Fundraising has continued apace to help raise the funds to fit out the rooms constructed as part of the Phase 2 building programme. We are grateful to all the volunteers who have raised the funds through car boot and table top sales and who have made the presentations to local organisations such as the rotary club and the Methodist church in Rugby. There is still much to do but every little bit helps.
Trustees are extremely pleased to report that 18 of the 22 students who took the end of primary education examination (NPSE) achieved the national pass mark of 230 marks. This is a pass rate of 82%. There are no published national figures for comparison purposes but trustees are reliably informed that 181 local primary schools achieved no passes at all from their entrants. We are delighted with our students in the Express class who have successfully negotiated the hurdle to them starting their junior secondary education. At the time of writing this report the school had not received the examination results for its students who took the national examination (BECE) to mark the completion opf junior secondary education. When we have these results trustees will report them on this site.