Godfrey Stewart High School of 50 years, please accept my warmest and heartfelt congratulations on having reached this important milestone. Although the journey of education never ends, it is critical that we pause at significant milestones along the way to reflect on how far we have come without losing sight of where we want to go; “Godfrey Stewart at 50; Assessing our History-Renewing our Thrust for Excellence.”
Present and former Boards of Management, Principals, Members of the Academic, Administrative and Ancillary Staff, the Parent Teachers Association, the Past Students’ Association, Students, and all other stakeholders; I salute you for the remarkable contribution you have made towards keeping this noble institution alive over the years.
As we mark our 50th Anniversary we have much to celebrate. We have set a standard for high performance, which is evidenced by our exceptional achievements in the areas of academics and sports. The school’s outstanding graduates who are contributing to the positive transformation of our nation are further testament of its excellence over the years.
We are aware that the teaching profession faces many challenges. The wave of violence and indiscipline being displayed by students in our schools is a reflection of a wider societal problem. This sadly highlights the fact that any resolution of this problem will demand the collective involvement of all stakeholders in the school and the community. We, the members of the Board of Management are steadfast in our commitment to provide the necessary leadership and urge your support in our stance.
My wish for our school is that students, staff and all stakeholders will be inspired by the glorious past to triumph over today’s challenges and continue laying sturdy foundations for a bright future. We look forward with great anticipation to another 50 years as we continue to work assiduously to exceed the standards we have set. I encourage you to maintain your focus, uphold high ethical standards, and always be proud of this noble institution as “Only The Best Is Good Enough”
Welcome to Godfrey Stewart High School . I hope you will find our staff members to be warm, caring and responsive to your legitimate needs. If you think we can help to solve any of your problems – small or large – please do not hesitate to speak with us. Our entire school community; teachers, administrators, secretaries, security personnel and Board Members are committed to helping to make your high school years to be as rewarding, productive and enjoyable as possible.
However, as we continue to transform our school into a model learning institution, there are certain responsibilities that you and all other students must shoulder; for example, you must take responsibility for your own learning by doing the necessary studying and completing given assignments. This handbook is therefore, intended to inform you and your parents about your responsibilities which, if you apply them, will greatly aid your academic and social development. It also sets out how we expect you to behave, our school rules and the sanctions which will apply if you disobey these rules. We expect you to obey all our school rules, as they will not only ensure that you have a successful academic journey at this institution, but they will also guarantee that you are prepared for most of the challenges inherent in the adult world of work.
Best wishes for a successful and productive school year.