St. John’s School in Sekondi is gearing up to commemorate its remarkable 70th anniversary. The milestone celebration promises a series of exciting events and activities to honor the school’s rich history and contributions to education. The event is being marked with a week-long array of activities from Monday; July 17th to July 23rd, 2023.
Themed; “Celebrating 70 years of impactful Catholic Training on the Boy Child; The St. John’s experience”;
The anniversary seeks to highlight the feats the school has achieved as far as catholic education in Ghana is concerned.
Throughout the week-long festivities, attendees can expect a diverse range of engaging programs. These include thought-provoking lectures, a prestigious award night, a captivating exhibition, and a poignant memorial service, all held at the esteemed St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral. The vibrant atmosphere will further be enhanced by a lively float procession and entertaining games, among other attractions.
A key highlight of the anniversary celebration will be the eagerly anticipated annual general meeting, uniting the esteemed alumni known as the “Old Saints.” This gathering will provide an invaluable platform for former students to connect, network, and collaboratively strategize for the continued development of the school.
Taking place on Friday, July 21, 2023, there will be a special tree-planting exercise involving all year groups of the school. Generously sponsored by the 1990-year group, this event will feature delightful side attractions where attendees, including patrons and alumni, can indulge in delectable bofrot accompanied by tea or porridge.
The climax of the festivities will be the Grand Durbar and Sod-Cutting event, scheduled for July 22nd. This grand occasion will serve as a symbolic representation of progress and growth. To bring the celebrations to a close, a deeply meaningful Thanksgiving Mass and a joyous get-together will be held, creating an atmosphere of gratitude and camaraderie.
Founded on January 29, 1952, St. John’s School holds a prestigious position as the very first Catholic secondary school established by the Society of African Missionaries (SMA) in the Western Region. Under the leadership of Reverend Father Beenker, SMA, who served as its inaugural headmaster, the school has played a vital role in shaping the lives of countless students over the past seven decades. As the 70th anniversary approaches, the school community stands proud and eagerly anticipates celebrating this significant milestone.
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