Ghana International School Hot

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Founded in 1955, Ghana International School (GIS) has continued to be the leader in delivering the English National Curriculum in Ghana. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), GIS has won a reputation around the world for academic excellence.
The school accepts applications for children from ages three to eighteen. Upper Secondary School students follow the Cambridge International Examinations' IGCSE and GCE A-level courses. Ghana International School (GIS) is one of Ghana’s leading international schools providing world class holistic education to children between the ages of 3 years and 18 years across its four sections namely: Infant School, Junior School, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary School.

The school is a not-for-profit, private, non-sectarian, coeducational day school established in September 1955. It was the first educational establishment to provide international education to students of all races and creeds, at a time when the Gold Coast was yet to achieve full independence. Sixty years on, GIS continuous to provide quality education to both international and local students in a completely different and more competitive educational setting.

GIS offers a curriculum modeled along the English National Curriculum and Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum and General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced level with English language as the medium of instruction.

Ghana International School after years of application and hard work is the first and only international school in Ghana to be accredited by both New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS) in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The school is also an active member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA). Currently, GIS enrolls approximately 1400 pupils and students from over 50 countries across the world.
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2.2  (3)
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0.8  (3)
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2.5  (3)
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
1.3  (3)
General Happiness of Students 
 
2.8  (3)
Sense of Community Within School 
 
1.8  (3)
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
2.5  (3)
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
2.0  (3)
Student Behaviour 
 
1.0  (3)
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  • Overall Quality of Teaching
  • Quality of School Leadership
  • School Facilities
  • Computer and ICT Provision
  • General Happiness of Students
  • Sense of Community Within School
  • Quality of Canteen Food
  • Extra Curricular Opportunities
  • Student Behaviour
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Overall rating 
 
1.6
Overall Quality of Teaching 
 
2.5
Quality of School Leadership 
 
1.0
School Facilities 
 
1.0
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
0.5
General Happiness of Students 
 
2.5
Sense of Community Within School 
 
1.0
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
4.0
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
0.5
Student Behaviour 
 
2.0
Involvement in Wider Community 
 
0.5
Reviewed by Guest November 18, 2013

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About Me
Teacher
I am a....
Expatriate teacher
I work in....
Secondary
How many years have you worked at this school?
1
Approximate monthly salary
£1200
Years of experience and responsibilities as a reference for the monthly salary
7
Other benefits included in the package
  • Accommodation
  • Bonus
  • Education for your children
  • Flights to home base
  • Medical insurance
Salary relative to cost of living in the area
Medium
Are you paid on time?
Always
Payscale transparency
Satisfactory
Business owner ethics (if applicable)
Poor
Workload
Medium
Pressure to get high exam grades (if applicable)
Very high
Professional development opportunities
Awful
Career progression opportunities
Awful
Parental Support
Awful
Special needs support
Awful
EFL support
Awful
Overall job satisfaction
Not really satisfied
As a teacher, what are the major plus points for working here?
Ghana is an amazing country and the local people are very friendly.
What areas do you feel are in need of development?
School - Behaviour Management, Support for Learning, School Management, Assessment, Facilities, Internet connection, Substance rather than appearance, Corruption in the school system, Staff Moral.

Personally - Reliable School Transport, Better Communication,
What advice would you give to other teachers considering working at this school?
Think very carefully
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Overall rating 
 
2.6
Overall Quality of Teaching 
 
3.5
Quality of School Leadership 
 
1.0
School Facilities 
 
3.5
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
2.5
General Happiness of Students 
 
3.5
Sense of Community Within School 
 
3.0
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
1.5
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
3.5
Student Behaviour 
 
0.5
Involvement in Wider Community 
 
3.0
Reviewed by lean November 18, 2013
Last updated: November 19, 2013

GIS

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Student
Do you like coming to this school?
Like it
How much homework do you get?
Very large amount
Are your lessons mostly just the teacher talking from the front, or are they more student-centred with lots of activities for students to do in class?
Mostly student centred
How approachable are the teachers?
Very approachable
Do you feel that your teachers take good care of you if you have any issues?
Very good care
How easy was your transition to this school? (if applicable)
Hard
Is there any bullying amongst students?
Large amount
As a student, what are the best things about attending this school?
It's great to be in a popular school of Ghana!
What do you wish could be changed about this school?
My classmates' behaviour, the food in the canteen is always the same, it's all I am not allowed to eat at home.
What advice would you give to other students thinking about joining the school?
They can always give it a try! the teachers are wonderful!
I am a.....
Foreign student
How many years have you attended / did you attend this school?
2
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Overall rating 
 
1.4
Overall Quality of Teaching 
 
0.5
Quality of School Leadership 
 
0.5
School Facilities 
 
3.0
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
1.0
General Happiness of Students 
 
2.5
Sense of Community Within School 
 
1.5
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
2.0
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
2.0
Student Behaviour 
 
0.5
Involvement in Wider Community 
 
0.5
Reviewed by Guest November 19, 2013

Run away from that school!

About Me
Teacher
I am a....
Expatriate teacher
I work in....
Secondary
How many years have you worked at this school?
1
Approximate monthly salary
2500 US
Other benefits included in the package
  • Accommodation
  • Education for your children
  • Flights to home base
  • Medical insurance
Salary relative to cost of living in the area
Low
Are you paid on time?
Always
Payscale transparency
Good
Competency of management
Awful
Business owner ethics (if applicable)
Awful
Workload
High
Pressure to get high exam grades (if applicable)
Very high
Professional development opportunities
Awful
Career progression opportunities
Awful
Parental Support
Awful
Special needs support
Awful
EFL support
Awful
Overall job satisfaction
Completely dissatisfied
As a teacher, what are the major plus points for working here?
None!
What areas do you feel are in need of development?
GIS should recruit a foreign principal and more expatriates.
Use a better Private approach to student and praise them.
What advice would you give to other teachers considering working at this school?
Run away unless you have nothing else to do in your life!
Management is horrendous.You will get most of the time conflicting and confusing directions....
Local teachers abysmal! always late, or sleeping. Poor professionals and rarely performing up to an international standard background.
Students reflecting the culture of Ghana...always late, undisciplined, rarely return work on time....
Appropriate Modeling from teachers...teachers dress badly and should improve their dressing code!
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