Dear Lovely Pupils; Distinguished Parents; and Hardworking Colleagues,
On behalf of the Director of Schools and Projects of ELCS, Mr. Kwadwo Gyamfi, The SMC, and the entire staff of ELCS I warmly welcome you to the New Year and wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR in 2014. I also wish to express our profound gratitude to you all for being part of our brand school and staying loyal to us through thick and thin.
As we usher in the New Year, I wish to express my appreciation to you all for your support in diverse ways in making our school, Holy Trinity Lutheran School (HTLS) the best and only option for all pupils and parents who desire the best in basic education in the Kumasi Metropolis and beyond. I wish to inform you that 2014 will be an exciting year for all Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools (ELCS) in general and Holy Trinity Lutheran School (HTLS) in particular.
Why? The school with the support of the Directorate has penciled a series of programmes and initiatives that will place the pupil and parent as the focus of our quality educational services we deliver with enthusiasm. Parents and pupils will be given the utmost quality care to ensure that they will be satisfied with all our array of educational services we proudly offer. Parents will have the opportunity to offer their suggestions, feedbacks, complaints and praises 24/7 by either sending us a text or call message to 0207-453743 (EM), 0244-708783 (SOS) and 0208-711180 (Preschool Head) or sending us an e-mail through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents are welcome for a walk-in appointment to communicate all their concerns to the school through the EM’s office during official school hours. We encourage all our dedicated and distinguished parents to participate in Parents School Conferences (PSCs) when meeting dates are announced because that is the avenue where their inputs, innovative ideas and useful suggestions will get a larger forum and audience to be articulated for consensus purposes. The PSCs will be the place where all the latest buzzwords in inclusive and pupil-centred education in the 21st Century will be analysed in order to formulate strategies and tools to enhance and improve our teaching and engaging of our pupils to unravel their potentials in a serene educational environment.
Parents will be kept updated through all forms of communication channels and mediums but we humbly encourage our distinguished parents to kindly visit our e-learning portal “http://holytrinitysmartschemata.net/” as often as possible to get first hand information of all important issues and details that concern their wards and the school. Through this e-learning platform, the school will be able to reduce our carbon-footprint and save the environment instead of printing loads of newsletters and correspondences during the academic year. Parents are also welcome to be part of our Facebook page "Holy Trinity Lutheran School-Kumasi" where you can ‘Be a Fan’ and post your ideas and suggestions in terms of how our award-winning school can be improved.
Finally, I plead and encourage all teachers to strive towards teacher efficacy and humility in the delivery of their noble duties so that both pupils and parents will be proud of being part of our school. Let us all establish priorities and focus on the relevant tasks and roles that will create a positive and long-lasting impact on the lives of our distinguished parents and precious pupils who are entrusted in our care.
The New Year will bring us new challenges and new opportunities but as I always say if we all stay united and work as a team then we can all achieve greater things in this New Year because “TOGETHER WE CAN”.
May God Bless Us All in 2014 and Beyond!!!
Best Wishes for a Great School Experience in 2014.
Kwaku F. Darkwah
Executive Manager – HTLS.