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KWAKU F. DARKWAH
2014 GRADUATION PICTURE WITH PROFESSOR DR. KWABENA FRIMPONG BOATENG
by Executive Manager: Kwaku Darkwah - Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:47 PM
 

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).


 
KWAKU F. DARKWAH
2014 GRADUATION SPEECH
by Executive Manager: Kwaku Darkwah - Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:27 PM
 

EXECUTIVE MANAGER’S SPEECH: DELIVERED ON 2014 GRADUATION DAY

Mr. Chairman,

Special Guest Speaker,

Special Guests,

 Esteemed and Valued Parents,

Staff Members of HTLS and ELCS,

 Pupils,

Graduants,

 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.

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KWAKU F. DARKWAH
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
by Executive Manager: Kwaku Darkwah - Sunday, 15 June 2014, 1:22 PM
 

May I use this opportunity to wish all fathers especially the guardians and dads of pupils in HTLS.

We thank you for your pride, care, concern, patience, trust, time, joy and above all the special love you have for your cherished ones.

May God richly bless you abundantly. Amen !!!.


 
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Upcoming Visits of Lutheran Educationists
by E-Learning Coordinator: William Pious Akakpo - Monday, 9 June 2014, 9:58 AM
 

Upcoming Visits of Lutheran Educationists

On behalf of Management, I’m happy to announce to you the impending visits of Dr. Steven Witt, Dr. Martha Witt and Dr. Han Hemitz, all of Concordia University, Wisconsin. They are seasoned Lutheran Educationists who’ll be visiting our school from the 20th to 28th of June, to work with teachers on effective ways of delivering teaching and learning by use of the gospel. In addition, they'll be interacting with Management to address peculiar training needs.

Again from the 3rd to 17th of July, we'll be receiving Mr. Timothy Shumacher, a professor of Educational Technology at Concordia University, Urvine. As an expert in his field, he'll be training teachers, Management and IT personnel, in particular, on ways to enhance the teaching and learning experience by use of technology.

 
KWAKU F. DARKWAH
SPECIAL GOOD LUCK WISHES TO ALL 2014 BECE CANDIDATES
by Executive Manager: Kwaku Darkwah - Saturday, 7 June 2014, 7:37 PM
 

Dear all HTLS JHS 3 BECE Candidates,

I wish to use this opportunity to wish you all the best of luck as you enter the final week of your preparation for the 2014 BECE.

Make sure you remember everything you have learnt and studied but don’t forget the most important thing – luck favours those who give it their best shot. Good luck.

 Studying hard is the best form of luck that you can ever have. So what are you waiting for? Learn hardest and I wish you all the best.

Nothing can stop you from doing your best, nothing can pull you down – as long as you start studying hard and stop fooling around. Good luck.

An exam is not only a test of your academic knowledge, it is a test of your calmness, stability and courage. 

Finally, I pray that the power and grace of the Lord be upon you throughout your examination period so that whatever you have learnt can be remembered and answered correctly during the exams.

I pray that you are blessed with retentive memory through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ.

May Jehovah Jireh; Jehovah Shalom; and Jehovah Nissi be with you all.

All the best and believe that "YOU CAN"


 
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SONG OF THE WEEK
by Josef Odum - Thursday, 5 June 2014, 5:40 PM
 

Morning Has Broken

 

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them, springing fresh from the word!

 
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Mr. Timothy Schumacher, Visit from the 2nd to the 17th of July, 2014.
by E-Learning Coordinator: William Pious Akakpo - Thursday, 5 June 2014, 3:13 PM
 

As part of activities aimed at the continuous professional development of her staff to increase their competence in delivering quality basic education, Management of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools is proud to announce the visit of Mr. Timothy Schumacher, from the 2nd to the 17th of July, 2014.

Mr. Schumacher's visit comes at an auspicious moment when the Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools is implementing strategies to build a truly prestigious league of schools, and intensifying its use of ICT in creating an innovative teaching and learning environment for pupils, teachers and parents alike.

Timothy Schumacher is an accomplished educationist with over 20 years' experience in teaching, teacher-training, and most importantly, technology integration in education. As a specialist in the designing of online learning environments, he has vast expertise in working in the elementary, secondary and university levels of education across the US and Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, from Concordia University, Urvine, and a Master of Arts Degree in Education Technology from Pepperdine University. He also holds a Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Iowa.

Currently the Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at Concordia University, He has served as Head of Learning Area for K-12 Technology at Living Waters Lutheran College, and Director of Technology at St. Peter's Lutheran School. In 2003, he received the 'Distinguished Lutheran Educator of the Year Award' in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of education in Lutheran Schools.

As part of his itinerary, Tim Schumacher will be visiting each of five Lutheran schools in Ghana to interact with Management and Teachers. He will also be addressing a Training-of-Trainers seminar, where he will interact with key ICT personnel on the daily use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience. The highlight of his visit will be a two-day staff-development workshop, which he will lead.

Briefing the Event Planning Committee, Mr. Kwadwo Gyamfi, Director of Schools and Projects of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools emphasised, "It's a great privilege for us to welcome this highly sort-after personality to our school. As we strive to build and maintain our reputation as a first class basic educational establishment in Ghana, we look forward to sharing ideas with Mr. Schumacher, especially in the area of Educational Technology, and how it can be effectively harnessed within our educational set-up.

“He exhorted staff to take full advantage of Mr. Schumacher's visit to build their capacities in the delivery of positive results in their various fields of expertise. He further charged the Planning Committee to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the visit is a truly memorable one.
Resources: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/timothy-schumacher/b/119/252

 
KWAKU F. DARKWAH
TO ALL MY CHERISHED PARENTS AND TEACHERS: KINDLY READ
by Executive Manager: Kwaku Darkwah - Thursday, 22 May 2014, 10:28 PM
 

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


 
KWAKU F. DARKWAH
IN SOLIDARITY: # BRING BACK OUR GIRLS NOW
by Executive Manager: Kwaku Darkwah - Monday, 12 May 2014, 12:00 PM
 

As an educational institution of higher repute and a strong advocate for girl child education we wish to associate our school with the worldwide campaign to bring back the over 200 girls abducted about 3 weeks ago in Northern Nigeria by Boko Haram.

These girls are very precious but innocent and it is our prayer that they will be released sooner than later. Until they are released we wish to say loudly to their captives that "# BRING BACK OUR GIRLS NOW!!!"


 
KWAKU F. DARKWAH
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL WOMEN
by Executive Manager: Kwaku Darkwah - Sunday, 11 May 2014, 10:12 PM
 

May I use this opportunity to wish all mothers, ladies, females, and girls in the Lutheran Family a "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY". It is fervent belief and hope that your hardwork and dedicated care to us will not be in vain. We are proud of you and we say we love you for taking very good care of us since we were babies.

This is your day to be acknowledged, cherished, praised, loved and honoured. We love you and we believe in you.

Happy Mother's Day and God Richly Bless You in All that You Do.

M is for the Million things mum gave to us

O is for the Opportunity mum gave us to be the best in our aspirations

T is the Tears mum shed to save me during pregnancy

H is to signify her Heart of purest gold 

E is to praise her for having a watchful Eye to protect and safeguard us

R signifies that our mums are always Right in everything they do for us

Mothers are : Magnificent, Outstanding, Tender, Honourable, Extraordinary and Remarkable.