The educational philosophy behind The Roman Ridge School programme is based on the pillars of Responsibility, Discipline, Excellence, Morality, Integrity, and Leadership.
The Roman Ridge School aims to provide a high quality and holistic educational programme, underpinned by a broad and balanced curriculum. The educational philosophy behind The Roman Ridge School programme is based on the pillars of Responsibility, Discipline, Excellence, Morality, Integrity, and Leadership, and, is centred on a solid foundation of Christian values. The curriculum includes all activities designed to promote the academic, personal, social, physical, spiritual and moral development of our pupils and is consistent with our mission to develop our pupils to believe in themselves by nurturing and developing, incorporating and applying their talents, gifts, abilities and character.
Our academic programme is guided by the requirements of the UK Primary & Secondary National Curriculum and Common Entrance syllabus (Independent Schools Examinations Board – ISEB), as well as the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) for both Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Level (A Level) syllabi, as outlined by the Cambridge International Examinations Board – CIE.
In order to achieve this, our students are encouraged to be:
In line with our commitment to offer a well-rounded educational programme, we also require that all of our students attend Physical Education (PE) lessons each week and offer Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) up to Form 2. ICT and Art is compulsory until the end of Form 3, and we require our students to sit for Mathematics, Science, French, English Language and Literature at IGCSE in Form 5. Our students choose additional courses to complete a portfolio of 7 – 9 subjects at the IGCSE level. Our students are required to take at least 3 subjects at the A Level. However, students interested in further challenge or a more expansive course selection may pursue an additional subject at the AS Level. Higher ability students must receive approval from a panel of Teachers and the Head of Senior School to take 4 A Levels.
Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition:
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is an opportunity for young Commonwealth citizens to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences on key global issues and have their hard work and achievement celebrated internationally.
Each year, aspiring young writers are asked to submit their pieces in response to a theme. Recent themes have included A Connected Commonwealth (2019) Towards a Common Future (2018) A Commonwealth for Peace (2017) and ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’ (2016); drawing out innovative ideas for positive change and encouraging entrants to consider new perspectives. The theme is rooted in Commonwealth values, providing an interesting introduction to the network and allowing young people to explore their own connection to the Commonwealth, whilst fostering an empathetic and open-minded world view. The Competition invites all young Commonwealth citizens and residents, regardless of region, education or background, to share ideas, celebrate their story and have their voice heard.
TRRS is the school with the most number of Award winners in Ghana over the past 5 years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
All entrants and all participating schools receive a Certificate of Participation
Harvard Book Prize:
Since 1910, the Harvard Book Prize has been an important way for Harvard Club members to help attract talented young people to Harvard and the opportunities in Cambridge. The Harvard Book Prize is presented annually in more than 1,900 high schools around the world and is made available through generous donations from individual Harvard Club members.
In Ghana, the Harvard Book Prize is awarded to five (5) outstanding secondary school students in their penultimate year selected by the Executive Board of the Harvard Club of Ghana, based on academic excellence, exceptional personal qualities, significant contribution to school or community and a written response to an essay prompt. Each winner receives a personally inscribed copy of “The Harvard Book”, an anthology of essays written by Harvard alumni spanning three centuries.
Since its inception, three students of TRRS have been awarded the Harvard Book Prize – 2 in 2019 and 1 in 2020.
TRRS emphasises the importance of Community Service to all students and those in the Sixth Form spend time each term making a contribution to assist both within TRRS and the wider community. These programmes take the form of peer coaching in sports, games, or academic support for younger pupils in need of extra help. Possible external placements may be with a local charity, in a local school, or working with those less fortunate or in need. Some of the organisations TRRS students have supported and/or continue to support, include: Habitat for Humanity, Nicole’s Helpline, The Nima Library, Teshie Orphanage, The Volta School for the Deaf, The Village of Hope, Dzorwulu A & B Primary School, and Ridge Readers. These projects are largely student-led, with support provided from Teachers and School Management. In April 2016, TRRS Interact Club was registered as an official chapter with Rotary International.
TRRS offers pupils a variety of extra-curricular activities which are enjoyed after school. These activities help students discover new skills and interests outside the classroom. Some of the activities pupils are able to participate in are Mandarin, Tennis, Swimming, Gymnastics, Karate, Guitar Lessons, Glee Club, Cooking Club, Ridge Readers, Rubik’s Cube, Arts and Craft, Photography Club, Blueprint among others.
Majority of these activities are ran by members of staff but we are fortunate to have links with third parties who come into school to run the programme.