Holy Child Senior High School: Background, courses offered, cut-off points, rules

Holy Child Senior High School: Background, courses offered, cut-off points, rules

Holy Child Senior High School, also known as Angel's Hill, is a second-cycle boarding school for girls located in Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana. The school has been around for more than 77 years and has always provided holistic education for girls.

Holy Child Senior High School
Holy Child Senior High School students. Photo: @NSMQGhana on Twitter (modified by author)
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Is Holy Child a mixed school? The institute is an all-girls boarding school. In 2003, Holy Child Senior High School was ranked among the top 10 schools in Africa, producing the best female student overall in the 2003 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE).

Moreover, in the 2017 West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE), Holy Child produced the best overall student, Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland, and the second-best student, Audrey Emefa Awuttey.


Holy Child Senior High School was established in 1946 by The Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) to educate Catholics within the region. Over 1000 girls aged between 14 and 18 years old are currently enrolled at the campus, and they are all borders. The senior high school's colours are brown and yellow.

Holy Child has always taken pleasure in giving female students a holistic education so they can strive to reach greater heights and become "Women of Substance." The school's motto is Facta Non-Verba, a Latin sentence that translates to "Actions Not Words." The current headmistress of the institution is Mrs Anastasia Thomford Okyere, and their chaplain is Rev Fr George Atta Baidoo.

Holy Child Senior High School courses

Holy Child offers five courses which will be mentioned alongside their elective subjects. Students should know that Core Mathematics, Social Studies, English Language, and Integrated Science are core subjects in each course. Here is a list of the five courses with elective subjects:

1. Business

  • Business management
  • Accounting
  • Principle of costing or elective mathematics
  • Economics
  • French

2. General science

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Elective mathematics

3. Home economics

  • General knowledge in arts
  • TextEconomics
  • Food and nutrition
  • Management in living
  • Textile
  • French

4. General arts

  • Geography
  • Economics
  • French
  • Literature in English
  • Religious studies
  • History and government

5. Visual arts

  • Literature in English
  • General knowledge in arts
  • Graphic design
  • Textile
  • Picture making
  • Leatherwork
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • French economics basketry

Holy Child Senior High School building

Holy Child Senior High School boasts beautiful and developed structures and compound. It has a serene environment conducive to students, teachers, and workers. The institution also has spacious classrooms and modern amenities. Additionally, it has nine residence houses for the students, including:

  • Our Lady's house
  • St. Maria's house
  • St. Ann's house
  • St. Catherine's house
  • St. Agnes' house
  • Archbishop Amissah's house
  • St. Cornelius' house
  • St. Theresa's house
  • St. Joseph's house

Holy Child Senior High School admission process

What are Holy Child Senior High School cut-off points? The institute does not have standard cut-off points. However, new students are admitted every September through a computerized system run by the Ghana Education Service. The system operates based on the results of an entrance exam known as the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). This exam is administered to Junior High School (JHS) students at various locations across the nation.

The Ghana Education Service provides the school with a list of the accepted students after the computerized selection process is finished. The list is then displayed on the institution's notice board for everyone to see.

Foreign nationals are also offered the chance to apply for admission to the school through a written entrance exam that the institution prepares. Students from other Senior High Schools or new seniors who wish to enrol in the institution can also get in touch with the administration via the contact information provided on this site, as Holy Child Senior High school does not have a website.

Holy Child Senior High School rules

A student receives the official prospectus of the institution after being accepted. This book provides new students with information about the campus and what is expected of them. Each student must bring their National Health Insurance Card when reporting for admission and must be medically fit as they will engage in all Physical Education (P.E.) exercises as part of their schoolwork.

Holy Child Senior High School also has a list of items students should not bring to the campus. These items include:

  • Electrical appliances and sound systems.
  • Mobile phones, iPods, rice cookers, water heaters, video and television sets, rechargeable lamps, Discman players, laptops, and other related items.
  • The school advises parents not to offer their children excessive amounts of money as pocket money. The highest amount should not exceed GHC 50.

Holy Child Senior High School is an all-girls category A school. It provides female students with a holistic education, intending to mould them into women of substance. Over the years, the institute has performed excellently in academics and co-curricular activities.

Yen.com.gh recently published the BECE release date, how to check results, and what to do after release. The BECE is Ghana's primary entrance test for secondary and vocational institutions. It is administered by the WAEC and is written after three years of junior secondary education.

The BECE results were released on 25 January 2023 and were distributed to the participating schools. Each candidate received a statement of results and can also access them online on the WAEC website.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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