- Our Students come first, our curriculum, policies and decisions are student-centered. Our documents and decisions are developed to encourage a life-time love of learning among all our students.
- All children have abilities, talents and great potentials to excel. We carefully and lovingly guide and stimulate them to do so through excellent instruction in every classroom where our students are engaged in hands-on activities, experiments, research, projects and extensive use of highly relevant instructional materials.
- We understand that children learn differently one from another and we are mindful of the various learning styles.
- Students must have love and respect for themselves, for others and for their environment. The House, Students Clubs and Students Representative Council meetings foster positive relationships and mutual respect between students and staff and provide opportunities for students to learn to share their views openly even among adults.
- We expect hard work from our teachers and students so we ensure an optimal student-to- teacher ratio of 10:1.
- We therefore only recruit teachers who are competent, committed, and confident and we will invest substantially in their training and continuous professional development as long as they retain their commitment and loyalty to VCC’s principles and values. Parents and guardians will be entrusting the lives of their children and wards to us and we promise to take that responsibility very seriously. We promise that we will always work to make sure that we do everything that we can not to betray their trust. Finally, VCC is the evidence of our heart for service to our country to help prepare a citizenry with an informed conscience, love of God, and primed to make the world a better place.
- The Junior Secondary School – Basic Years Seven, Eight and Nine.
- The Senior School – Senior Secondary One, Two and Three.
- There will be a maximum of 25 students in each classroom.
THE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM
The Junior Secondary School will run the Basic Education National Curriculum.
The Senior Secondary School will run an expanded curriculum:
- Senior Secondary National Curriculum
- General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ International General Certificate of Secondary Education syllabi.
- West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
- General Certificate of Secondary Education and/or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE/IGCSE)
Heads of Departments, Year Tutors, and Class teachers will monitor their progress to ensure that no child is left behind.
Beyond the basic curriculum subjects, all students will take the following courses:
- Personal, Social and Civic Rights and Responsibility
- Instruction in Virtues
- Life Skills and Effective Communication
- Personal Finance
- Teaming and Collaboration
- Overall School Culture.
Music will be given prominence and high investment will be committed to developing students’ musical talents.
- Each student will be encouraged to play at least one instrument and to sing.
- Instructors will include full-time staff and experienced visiting instrumentalists.
- Talented students will be given opportunities to perform within and outside the school to build their confidence and hone their skills.
- Choral Music will be a particular strength of the school.
Drama & Visual Arts
Students who have interest and ability have the opportunity to develop their talent in drama, guided by teachers and visiting professionals. Specially equipped rooms are provided for students (and teachers) to hone their talents and potential. Our pride is in exhibiting students’ works around the school, generally and during special school programs.
Debating & Public Speaking
Students learn to articulate their thoughts and arguments in public fora. This is an important course designed to develop the ability for students to communicate fluently and effectively; an essential skill of a leader.
An important part of our vision is to imbue our students with the principle of service- to the school, the school’s host community and the less-privileged, through Community Action Programmes. Through these activities, students learn to appreciate their immediate environment and consequently become:
- Thankful for the privileges they enjoy
- Compassionate and helpful.
- Desirous to make a difference to the lives of others and their community/society.
- Charitable in giving of their time and material resources for the benefit of others.