Gender – Boys
Housing status – Day and Boarding
Year of Establishment – 1960

 

Notre Dame Seminary Senior High School is an all-male second-cycle educational institution founded by Very Rev. Fr. Armand Lebel. The first batch of thirty-one (31) students were admitted on September 16, 1960. It currently has a population of about five hundred (500) students studying either General Science or General Arts. The school is located in Navrongo in the Kasena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region of Ghana.

In line with the motto of the School, “Scientia et Fide” (Knowledge and Faith or Knowledge in the service of Faith) and the intention of the founding fathers, Notre Dame Seminary SHS seeks to provide an integral education at the pre-tertiary level by training its students to become effective channels of God’s love and instruments in the development of the country.

VISION

To provide a holistic quality education at the pre-tertiary level to enable the youth to become effective channels of God’s love and also effective instruments in the development of the country

Notre Dame seeks to provide quality education to all, especially the underprivileged.  Thus, its aim is to offer equal opportunities to all in order to allow everyone to develop his potential to the maximum.

MISSION

To form and inform in order to make the youth not only academic but also spiritual and moral giants.  Consequently, as an institution that believes in integral and quality education, discipline and academic excellence are the hallmarks of every undertaking.

 

History

On September 16, 1960, the Missionaries of Africa, sometimes known as the White Fathers, founded Notre Dame Seminary-Secondary School (now known as Senior High School) under the direction of the Navrongo Diocese, which is now known as the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese. The objective was to give candidates for the clergy and lay persons devoted to the Church and State comprehensive, all-encompassing training and formation as decent citizens.

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Financial hardships, particularly those pertaining to teacher salaries in the early 1990s, forced the then-bishop, Rt. Rev. Rudolph Akanlu, to apply for government help, and in 1996 Notre Dame was officially incorporated into the public school system. This led to the School’s opening to youth from all racial and religious backgrounds across the nation, without sacrificing its Catholic identity.

The adage “If one fails to raise standards, then one should maintain them” serves as a guide for life at Notre Dame, a school that values intellectual achievement.

Thirty-six students attended Notre Dame when it was still a Seminary-Secondary School, and that number has risen over time. The School offered both general science and general arts in a single stream for many years before splitting them into two distinct streams in 1999.

 

SCHOOL STATISTICS

  • No. of Students (SHS 1): 132
  • No. of Students (SHS 2): 137
  • No. of Students (SHS 3): 137

SCHOOL FACILITIES

  • 28 Classrooms
  • Science Lab
  • Library
  • ICT Lab
  • 3 Dormitory Blocks
  • Dining Hall
  • 12 Teachers Quarters
  • Staff Flat (6 flats)
  • Assembly Hall

 

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Millennium Excellence Award-2004.
  • Produced 2nd Best WASSCE Candidate, West Africa – 2012.
  • National Best 2nd cycle School in Agric – 2013.
  • Best SHS in Upper East Region (2011-2016, 2017).

 

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