St. John's School, Sekondi

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St. John's School
Stjohnsschoolmain1.jpg
Main school gate
Address
P. O. Box 492


Coordinates4°55′58″N 1°43′42″W / 4.93270°N 1.72828°W / 4.93270; -1.72828Coordinates: 4°55′58″N 1°43′42″W / 4.93270°N 1.72828°W / 4.93270; -1.72828
Information
School typePublic high school
MottoViam Parantes
(Preparing the way)
Religious affiliation(s)Christianity
DenominationRoman Catholic
Patron saint(s)St. John the Evangelist
Established29 January 1952 (70 years ago) (1952-01-29)
FounderMost Rev. William Thomas Porter, S.M.A.
StatusActive
Sister schoolArchbishop Porter Girls Secondary School
School districtSekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly
OversightMinistry of Education
GenderBoys
Age14 to 18
Classes offeredBusiness, general arts, general science, visual arts
LanguageEnglish
Campus typeSuburban
Houses11
Colour(s)Maroon, Yellow and Green   
Song"St John beloved apostle"
MascotKoliko (Saint with a halo)
NicknameThe Saints
RivalG.S.T.S
AlumniOld Saints
Websitestjohnsschool.edu.gh

St. John's School is an all-boys' second-cycle Roman Catholic school located at Sekondi in the Western Region of Ghana. The present curriculum falls within the Senior High School system in Ghana, with overall oversight by the Ghana Education Service. Graduates of St. John’s School are affectionately called Old Saints. Graduates include award-winning journalist David Ampofo, Frank Abu former minister of Mines and Energy, former Chief Executive of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Felix Anyah, M.K Onnomah, Ghanaian politician and the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, and Shasha Marley.

History[edit]

St John's School

St. John's School was founded on January 29, 1952 by Archbishop William Thomas Porter of the Society of African Missions,[1] in response to the government's Accelerated Education policy of 1951. It was founded as a private secondary school and was the first secondary school to be established in the western region. It was named after Rev. John Beenker, the first head of school. Shortly after assuming the post, Beenker became seriously ill. Rev. Father Donelley was interim head, and Rev. Father Francis Kwamena Buah was recalled from postgraduate studies at Cork University in Ireland to head the school.

The school started with three teachers, F. K. Buah, Donelley, and John Quansah and 47 students in two temporary classrooms.[2]

Students[edit]

The students are known as "the Saints" and the past students are known as "Old Saints".[3][4]

Old Saint Kwesi Kwansa Kennedy, 2018 won the Henry Godson-Afful award of the best performing WASSCE student and was also adjudged the 3rd Best in West Africa 2018 with 8A’s[5][6][7]


Headmasters[edit]

Name Tenure of office
Mr. Anthony J. Mensah since 2015
Rev. Bro. Sylvester Quaye 2010–15
Rev. Bro. Joseph K. B. Annan, C.S.C. 2001–10
Mrs. Rebecca Effiba Dadzie 2001 (March–July) Acting
K. Akwasi Bona 1997–2001
Mr. R. A. Sackey 1991–96
Mr. J. S. Honny 1979–90
Mr. B. A. K. Griffin 1974–78
Bro. Raymond Papenfuss, C.S.C. 1973–74
Bro. Frederick McGlynn, C.S.C. 1967–73
Bro. Jerome Chandler 1963–67
Bro. Rex. Hennel, C.S.C. 1959–63
Rev. Fr. F. K. Buah 1952–58

Notable alumni[edit]

Sports[edit]

Politics[edit]

Academics[edit]

Science, Tech and Medicine[edit]

Military[edit]

Journalism[edit]

  • David Ampofo - Ghanaian Journalist
  • Fiifi Adinkra - Ghanaian blogger and Journalist
  • Ato Kwamena Dadzie - Ghanaian writer and Journalist of Joy FM
  • Philip Osei Bonsu - Broadcast Journalist, Corporate communications executive and Entrepreneur
  • Kojo Frimpong of joy fm npp candidate mp for wench

Creative Arts[edit]

  • Joe Beecham- Gospel musician
  • Aka Blay - Guitarist and Musical artist
  • Shasha Marley - Reggae Musician
  • Papa Nii (Osoephagus) - Veteran Ghanaian Actor
  • Albert Mensah - Bestselling Author and the only West African listed on the World’s Top 60 Motivational speakers [2]
  • Keche - Hiplife Musical Duo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (28 August 2012). "St John's School Marks 60th Anniversary". Daily Graphic. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  2. ^ "St. John's School Diary - Sekondi - About | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  3. ^ "2004 batch of Saint John's School mourn fallen Old Saint". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Things you didn't know about Captain Maxwell Mahama". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  5. ^ "'Old Saint' wins Henry Godson-Afful best WASSCE student Award".
  6. ^ "'Old Saint' wins Henry Godson-Afful best WASSCE student Award - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Archived from the original on 4 April 2019.
  7. ^ @StJohnsSekondi (8 March 2019). "A Proud Young OldSaint Kwesi Kwansa Kennedy was adjudged 2018 3rd Best Student in West Africa (WASSCE) with 8A's. C…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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