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A photo with the Special Guest Speaker and PSC Chairman during the 2014 Graduation Ceremony.
From Left to Right: Mr. Dickson Agyemang Gyasi (SOS), Professor Dr. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng (Founder-Ghana Heart Foundation), Lawyer Franklin Asamoah (PSC Chairman), and Mr. Kwaku Frimpong Darkwah (Executive Manager).
Children Learn What They Live If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn what envy is.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
If children live with encouragement, they learn to be confident.
If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to find love in the world.
If children live with recognition, they learn to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn to be generous.
If children live with honesty and fairness, they learn what truth and justice are.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those around them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn that the world is a nice place in which to live.
If children live with serenity, they learn to have peace of mind. With what are your children living?
Source: Dorothy L Nolte
EXECUTIVE MANAGER’S SPEECH: DELIVERED ON 2014 GRADUATION DAY
Special Guest Speaker,
Esteemed and Valued Parents,
Staff Members of HTLS and ELCS,
Ladies and Gentlemen
Good morning to you all and welcome to Holy Trinity Lutheran School (HTLS).
On behalf of the Director of Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools in Ghana, Mr. Kwadwo Gyamfi, I officially welcome you to our school and it is my belief that by the time you leave our premises you will have lovely memories of all the events and activities you will witness today. Thank you so much for being here to witness this memorable occasion.
It is a privilege and honour to be given this opportunity to be amongst the future and hope of our nation and the world: our graduants. To all of you graduating today we celebrate with you for being committed; dedicated; and persevering in your academic work, you may not have known this when you started HTLS, but you have become the pioneers of global citizenship and cyber education in Ghana. The world has become a global village and we have all become global citizens as a result of the rapid development and advancement in Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools (ELCS) for which HTLS is part has left no stone unturned in aggressively pursuing that agenda by making huge investments in ICT in order to grab the opportunities to ensure that our teaching and learning processes are comparable to educational institutions in the developed countries such as United Kingdom (UK); United States of America (USA); Canada; and Australia.
As the world has evolved, inventions have determined the direction of the future and there is no iota of doubt that the information age has brought with it a new universal machine language, whose digital elements unite people around the world in a new ICT culture and making all of us to be globally minded.
As Global Citizens we have the responsibility of ensuring that we have respect and value for diversity; have understanding as to how the world works economically, socially, culturally, environmentally and technologically, and above all to speak and act in a way that will make world a sustainable place to live.
Making sure our pupils become global citizens in the 21st century so that they can fit and adapt into any cultural and social background in any part of the world is one of our key success factors at Lutheran Schools in Ghana. We have developed a set of eight (8) core values we expect all our pupils and teachers to exhibit. The core values expected of them is that they should become critical thinkers and have problem solving skills; they must have collaborative skills so that they can be influential; they must be digitally literate and understand the cyber world; they must be innovative /have agility and adaptability skills; they must have initiative and entrepreneurial skills; they must have effective oral and written communication skills; they must be able to access and analyse information; and finally they must have curiosity and imaginative skills to become visionaries for the future.Read the rest of this topic(1190 words)...
As part of our strategic efforts to motivate our esteemed and distinguished teachers who play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth delivery of teaching and learning, the IMT of HTLS under the directive of the Directorate has instituted "HTLS WALL OF FAME" where distinguished teachers for the week; term and year will be displayed.
On the same "HTLS WALL OF FAME" will be displayed the Best Classroom of the Week and the Best House of the Week. It is our fervent belief that this innovative project will serve as a useful tool to motivate both teachers and pupils in doing their best in all tasks and activities they undertake.
Good luck to all teachers and pupils as they aspire to bring glory and fame to themselves, their class and their respective houses/sections (Martin Luther (RED); Larbi Siaw (YELLOW); Paul Fynn (BLUE) and Kwadwo Gyamfi (GREEN) .
HTLS made a special donation today (9th December, 2013) at exactly 10.30 am to the Kumasi Children's Home as part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) and humanistic efforts to give to the needy and underprivileged.
Assorted items including provisions; bags of rice; sugar; toiletries; food items; clothing items and a special cash donation were given to the Home. The management of the Kumasi Children's Home were very touched and pleased with the efforts of HTLS and asserted that we were the first corporate institution that has donated a sizeable number of items to the Home to usher in the 2013 Christmas Festivities.
On behalf of the school I say a very "BIG THANK YOU" to all pupils; parents; and all stakeholders who played a key role in making the donation to Kumasi Children's Home a possibility.
God richly bless you all and as usual your efforts and contribution will make us a first class basic school in Kumasi and beyond because "TOGETHER WE CAN".
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL.
Dear All Cherished Ones,
I wish to inform you that your esteemed school is now part of the popular social networks - Twitter and Facebook. You can communicate and link up with us via our
Twitter address: htlsksigh
Facebook address: www.facebook.com/HolyTrinity Lutheran School-Kumasi
Please kindly communicate with us via Twitter and like our page on facebook wherever you are and we shall gladly reply. We will also update you with interesting news from our school and post interesting educational snippets as and when we deem fit.
HTLS believes in giving the best of quality services to all our stakeholders especially parents and pupils. We therefore urge you to communicate with us through all mediums. Very soon we will update and review our Facebook page with interesting articles and information you will love to read over and over again.
"Together we can"
Enjoy your weekend.
KWAKU F. DARKWAH
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Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.
Kwaku F. Darkwah (EM-HTLS)