A 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION
Handmaids Girls Secondary School prepares its students for the time and the world in which they live and the questions the world asks of them. By requiring students to think and apply what they have learned, the school provides its graduates with a strong academic foundation and skills that will serve them well here in the school and beyond. The supportive and challenging academic climate of the school serves to encourage excellence in its students and to foster a lifelong intellectual curiosity.
Students in each year are divided into four class sections labelled A through D. A class teacher is attached to each section and remains with it for at least one academic session. There are three opportunities for class teachers to meet formally with their students on a weekly basis:
- Daily, during registration
- Weekly, Guidance lessons
- Weekly, Personal-Social Education (PSE)
Class teachers are responsible for the pastoral care of all the students in their class and try as much as possible to get a true portrait of each student to enable them to make useful reports to the Principal and their parents. They constantly monitor the behaviour and work of each student and try to see that their classes obey the rules and regimen of the college.
Subject teachers are divided into departments and faculties, each supervised by a head of department and a head of faculty. The heads of faculties organise regular faculty meetings and also meet with the Principal and the Vice Principal Academics as a group and on an individual basis. Likewise, the heads of departments.