FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS is a privately owned Educational Institution commitment to high standards in teaching and general upbringing of children from Kindergarten through Nursery and Basic School to Junior High Secondary School.
Though a Christ centered/Christian Institution, Flowers Gay Schools serves children of all nationalities and religious faiths.
The school complex comprises a Kindergarten, a Nursery, a Primary/Basic School and a Junior High Secondary School which runs a ‘Ghana Education Service’ approved curriculum. The noticeable difference however is the instructional additions that Flowers Gay Schools has developed and structured to enhance excellence.
Flowers Gay Schools has an enviable team of competent and highly motivated teaching and non-teaching staff. This is evident in how it translates into the ‘fruit’ the Schools bear.
THE HISTORY OF FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS
Founded in 1980 as a ‘Play and Nursery School’, Flowers Gay Schools is a privately-owned Christian School Complex made up of Pre-School, Basic and Junior High Secondary School. The Schools is open to people of all nationalities, religious faiths and denominations.
Flowers Gay Schools’ over 35 years of total commitment to high standards in teaching and general upbringing of well-educated children is evident in the overall grades and results pupils/students of Flowers Gay Schools attain in accredited, external examinations and the lasting impression they leave with all stakeholders whenever they participate in public events.
The name ‘Flowers Gay’ has certainly puzzled many over the years, but was derived by the Founder of the Schools from a Christmas Carol which was acted as a ‘play’ when she was herself, a child at St. Monica’s Primary School in Mampong Ashanti in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The words of the Carol which caught her attention read as follows:
‘Lord Jesus hath a garden full of FLOWERS GAY, Where you and I can gather posies all the day: There angels sing in jubilant ring, with dulcimers and lutes, And harps and cymbals, trumpets, pipes, And gentle, soothing flutes’
Many years after, while the founder was pondering over her strong desire to start a ‘Play and Nursery School’, the Lord gave her a vision. She narrates in her own words:
‘One night as I lay in bed, a vivid scene of the play came to mind. I could see the little children, including myself acting like angels in the garden of Jesus. When the vision was over, I was convinced that I was to call the School Flowers Gay as was in the carol.’
The founder’s love for children drove her to commence a hunt for toys in London (in England) in preparation for the commencement of the School whilst she was abroad. After relocating to Ghana, she commenced the Play and Nursery Schools from a very humble beginning on the 7th of January, 1980 with a population of three (3). This number increased by the end of the term, by the Grace of God to thirteen (13) and the numbers have ever since have continued to grow until now.
In 1987 the Primary School commenced.
After thirteen (13) years of existence, the School moved from Third Ridge where it began in a garage of a Bungalow (where the founder resided with her family) to its present permanent location at West Adisadel near the Industrial Area.
The Junior High Secondary School also commenced in 1994 with eleven (11) pupils even though only eight (8) were presented for the School’s first ever BECE Examination, since three (3) had to relocate with their parents out of Cape Coast. All pupils presented for the Schools’ first ever BECE examination passed with distinction by the Grace of God. This was to set the tone for academic excellence which the Schools still enjoys by God’s Grace of which has raised the Schools’ standards every year.
Flowers Gay Schools continues to produce ‘Gay Flowers’ just as were in the Lord’s Garden as seen in the Founder’s vision – bright, attractive, cheerful and brilliant. Just as the Schools’ motto says, staff and pupils alike believe that, ‘BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM’
FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS’ management philosophy is based on Christian principles, responsibility and mutual respect. People who come to FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS want to work here because we have created an environment that encourages ingenuity and achievement. FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS aims to remain a leader in the Educational Sector. The mainstay of our strategy has been to offer a level of client focus that is superior to what competitors provide.
To help achieve this objective, FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS seeks to attract highly motivated individuals that want to work as a team and share in the commitment, responsibility, risk taking and discipline required to achieve our vision.
As a means of attracting these special individuals Flowers Gay Schools builds a culture that promotes both uniqueness and a bias for action.
While we will be realistic in setting goals and expectations, FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS will also be aggressive in reaching its objectives. At FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS we believe that this success in turn enables us give employees above average compensation and innovative benefits or rewards which in itself are key elements in helping us to ultimately maintain our leadership position, in the Educational Sector.
- To keep high moral and educational standards.
- To stimulate high educational standards in the country through the facilitation of teaching and learning besides general child development via professional guidance.
- To builds a culture that promotes both uniqueness and a bias for action to attract highly motivated individuals that want to work as a team and share in the commitment, responsibility, risk taking and discipline required to ultimately achieve our vision of providing total education and reducing the level of illiteracy.
- To promote an integrated development of our teaching staff through capacity building and competence development in partnership and consistent with Ghana Education Service and other highly competitive recommended standards.
- To strengthen human resource as well as the institutional and fiscal management capacity of FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS (FGS).
- To provide a work environment that is conducive to both personal and professional growth.