Visiting, Vacation & Exeat


Visiting


Visiting is an important social event geared in having parents, friends and family draw closer to related students. This is beneficial to both students and family.

Students may receive approved visitors (e.g. parents, siblings, relatives, friends of parents) in the school only on the second Saturday of every month from 12.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

The dormitories are out of bounds to visitors. Students should not sit in visitors’ cars but use the areas indicated.

Students should, as a matter of courtesy, introduce their visitors to the Housemistress. The student on duty will have the Visitors’ Book which should be filled in by all the visitors on each visit.

Visitors will not be permitted at any other time unless they have exceptional circumstances and have first obtained approval from the school Administration. Security guards are instructed not to permit any visitors outside the designated days and hours for visiting.

Visitors not transacting official school business are not permitted on the school premises except during visiting hours or unless specifically invited for a school event.

The school does not permit reckless driving and unruly behaviour on its grounds and it reserves the right to refuse entry to visitors it considers undesirable.

Visitors are to produce their visiting cards before they are allowed in.


Vacations


Our Academic calendar is brought to an end with a recess. Recess periods are officially signed by the Management of the School and must be strictly followed by students.

However, during the vacation periods especially on third term vacations, Special vacation classes are held for both Ghanata students and students from other Senior High schools.
We therefore entreat parents and guidance to deem necessary for student’s academic excellence.

All students are expected to go home during all vacations. During mid-terms, students owing school fees must go for them. Before going they must sign out.

All students are expected to participate in the thorough cleaning of their rooms and the boarding house environment before departing.
Students are expected to sign out and depart in school uniform or outing uniform.

Students must return from vacations by 5.00 p.m. and be present at dinner. Any need for alternative arrangements must be communicated by Parents or Guardians to the Senior Housemistress & Senior Housemaster ahead of time.

Students must report to their Housemistress and Housemaster immediately on returning from a vacation to sign in.

For unavoidable reasons and on rare occasions, a student may be permitted by the Headmaster to remain on the compound during mid-terms. Any student granted such permission is to observe all school regulations and to respect the usual school time schedules.

During short vacations like Christmas and Easter, students may be allowed to leave certain belongings in their rooms at their own risk and at the discretion of the Senior Housemistresses and Senior Housemasters

During long vacations, between two academic years, students must vacate the dormitories with all their personal belongings on the first day of vacation.


Exeats


Exeats are normally given out thrice a term, as specified on the school calendar.

Mid-Terms are not compulsory and students wishing to remain at the school are welcome to do so but must notify the Housemaster or Housemistress. It is however necessary for fee-owing students to go home and bring their fees.

An exeat card will be filled in by the student and signed by the Housemaster or Housemistress. The exeat card must be taken home by the student and returned to the Housemaster or Housemistress upon returning from home.

School uniform or outing dress must be worn while leaving and returning to school.

Students may be picked up and dropped off by their own Parents or Guardians. Alternative transport arrangements must be communicated by Parents or Guardians ahead of time.

Students who go out on exeat must return to the school by 4.00 p.m. and be present at dinner. Any need for alternative time arrangements must be communicated by Parents or Guardians ahead of time.

The Senior Housemaster or Housemistress may grant students special permission to go out on special exeats if there are special circumstances or adequate reasons.

Parents or Guardians may seek permission for their wards to visit home or attend special functions. Permission may be approved by the School Administration and immediately communicated to the Senior Housemaster or Housemistress ahead of time.