The vision for the establishment of the school came as a result of the decline in the teaching of moral and spiritual values in the present day society, thus the need for a school that provides a serene atmosphere for the girl-child to develop and become a responsible adult. The school has since remained committed towards the pursuance of this goal.
Our primary objective as a school is to achieve moral and academic excellence, where the complete personal development of the student is paramount. Great Heights Academy will provide the highest possible standards of Islamic and Western education together with moral background capable of giving the girl-child great opportunities for self actualization.
Motivated by a team of highly dedicated and professional staff, the school education offers the children leadership qualities and the ability to contribute as responsible citizens, to the well being of the society as a whole.
Great Heights Academy as an institution founded on the idea of moulding and training of future generation of the Muslim Ummah, no stone is left unturned to ensure they learn all they need to know about Islam and invariably how to live as good and true Muslims. Each day starts at with Subhi prayer in congregation led by the school Imam, after which there is a Quranic recitation session.
Throughout the day, the five obligatory prayers are said in congregation at their appropriate times, at the call to prayer.
The school runs a model Islamiyya on Saturday and Sunday where students are exposed to Tahfeez, Tarteel,Tajweed, Imlai, Khat, Fiqh, Hadith and Arabic. These are in addition to Quran classes that hold every Tuesdays and Thursdays in the evening. The school equally has a strong viable Muslim Students Society (M.S.S.) that is capable of equipping the students spiritually
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
Guidance and Counselling is an integral part of the school programme. The services are available to all students. The school guidance programme includes Information service (Career guidance),Orientation service, Placement and Planning as well as counselling services.
Our seasoned counsellor meets students on a regular basis, so that individual strengths and weaknesses can be quickly identified and worked on. She keeps a close eye on students’ academic and social development, identifying any problems early and gives constant advice and encouragement.
The girls’ hostel is two storey building located behind the administrative block. The rooms are spacious and well-ventilated with refrigerator in each room. Each floor has a common room equipped with cable satellite in order to keep abreast with national and international news. Ironing rooms are also available and a hair dressing salon. Students are allocated to their hostel rooms putting into consideration their age, class and School House colour (Blue, Green, Red and Yellow).
The Hostel Administrator, Matron, House officers, Room captains are responsible for the smooth running of the hostel activities.
The school employs professional caterers to provide varied nutritious and balanced diet to students in the dining room. Light refreshment can also be purchased from the school shop.
The school has sick bay run by an Health Maintenance Organisation with qualified doctors and Nurses. Emergencies are evacuated to the hospital and parents duely contacted.
Great Heights Academy is located in a serene atmosphere conducive for effective learning, fully equipped with modern facilities and apparatus necessary to teach and build (train) leaders of tomorrow.
* Classrooms JS 1-3, SS 1- 3 (Maximum of 25 students per class)
* An Art and Crafts room
* Computer room
* E-learning room
* Quran Laboratory
* Multi-purpose hall
* Chemistry Lab.
* Biology Lab.
* Physics Lab.
* Home Economics/Food and Nutrition Lab.
* Basic Technology workshop
* A standard Library.
* Furnished common rooms
* A Sick bay
* Hair dressing salon
* Ironing room
* A large dining hall with a store and kitchen attached
* Table Tennis facilities
* Handball court facilities
* A demonstration farm
* A Poultry
* A Fish pond
SOURCE OF POWER SUPPLY
* A 250 KVA Generator
* A 150 KVA Generator
SUBJECTS OF STUDY
The emphasis is on providing first class education in a secure atmosphere where the individual student’s development is regularly monitored and assessed. The comprehensive curriculum will adequately prepare our students for higher education. The school offers the following subjects.
For the all-round development of the students, Extra-Curricular activities are important; through them the student is able to explore a given area of interest more freely, and away from the monotony and the strict confinement of the classroom. Our students are therefore exposed to Educational trips, sporting activities and participation in club activities such as; JETS, Home Makers, Press, Literary and Debating Societies, Student Parliament Mathematics, Young Farmers, Entrepreneurship and Arabic .
Through these, students are encouraged to develop their self-awareness, in accordance with their personal area of interest.
Every student is however a member of the Muslim Students Society (MSS).
REPORT AND ASSESSMENT
Classwork, assignment, test, project, Quiz and debate form part of the continuous assessment which will take 60% of the total score for the term while the examination carries 40%. At the end of the term, a full behavioural and academic report is sent to parents. Also, the academic report is sent on-line for parents to view and download via the internet. In addition, Open day is arranged at least once in a term to enable parents discuss their children/ward’s progress with teachers. Parents are also encouraged to discuss the progress of their children on appointment when it is necessary.
Besides the overall average score of 60%, students are required to score up to 50% in Mathematics and English Language to be qualified for promotion into the next class.