METHODIST GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
"Honour Before Honours"
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Mrs. Barbara Foday: Principal SSS - 2021
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Methodist Girls’ High School.
I feel privileged to lead such an exciting and vibrant school, which offers great opportunities for the young Girls of Sierra Leone. It is our goal to make each and every student to succeed. We offer our students the best possible opportunities to become confident, thoughtful young people who are prepared for any future challenges, in an exciting and increasingly global world.
At Methodist Girls’ High School, we are very proud of our caring, inclusive ethos where we set high standards and expectations for our students to achieve and behave their very best. From the moment a new student joins our school community we want them to feel a sense of happiness and belonging, as this is essential to their future success.
Our superb facilities and dedicated staff will enable us to deliver our programmes in an environment that is intimate, friendly and attuned to every specific educational need. We try to keep our classes and tutorial groups relatively small to create an atmosphere where you can feel relaxed and comfortable, which allows learners to really get to know their teachers.
Visitors are always welcome to make an appointment to visit M.G.H.S and see what we have to offer the young girls of our local community, talk to our staff and students and see us in action.
I look forward to welcoming you to ensure the best standard of education and personal development for your child.
Mrs. Barbara Bandanya Foday
M.A., Dip. Ed
Mrs. Margaret Mannah-Bangura: Principal JSS- 2021
I started teaching at the Methodist Girls' High School, when the school was one shift in September 2002 as Assistant Teacher. In 2007, I became Senior Teacher.
I taught Business Studies and I was head of Prize giving committee, member of the disciplinary committee. I have been at this robust institution for nineteen years. I was also form teacher for JSS 1 alpha to JSS 3alpha. I became Principal in September 2021. This is my Twentieth year at the MGHS.
I hold a Bachelor of Education Degree in Business Studies with a Second Class Division from the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology. In addition to my educational preparation, I also did my Higher Teachers Certificate (HTC) Secondary in Business Studies at the Milton Margai Teachers College from 1995-1998.
My vision for the school is to take it back to a higher level and to have very good grades in the BECE EXAMS, with effective teaching and learning. Also discipline is my watch word. My girls should be well behaved wherever they find themselves. We should always work with our -
MOTTO: HONOUR BEFORE HONOURS.
Mrs. Margaret Mannah-Bangura: Principal JSS
Celebrating 140 Years of Existence
Mrs. Daisy McEwen: Principal - 2010 - 2021
What started as the Wesleyan Female Institution on 1st January,1880,”for the training of girls” has evolved into present day Methodist Girls’ High School .
As a school, we are grateful to GOD the ALMIGHTY for taking us through the rough and the smooth, the bad times and the good times to celebrate 140 years of the existence of the school.
We salute the foresight of those who saw the need and took the decision to establish such an institution and the courage of those who contribute tirelessly to uphold the school.
Over time, the school has undergone transformation in both positive and negative ways .The physical structures continue to battle the elements of the weather but the fact that it still exists is a testimony to the hard work, commitment and resilience of those who chose to care, serve and fight against all odds.
The school has produced eminent and erudite ladies who have taken their place alongside counterparts from similar institutions both male and female. Celebrating womanhood and embracing sisterhood is the new attention spot so the Methodist Girls’ High School is determined more than ever before, to prove that collaboration, not competition should be the new norm. When all concerned young and old, past and present work together, nothing can stop the progress and development of the school.
I am persuaded that after surviving for as long as it has, Methodist Girls’ High school is insulated against the tide of retrogression and is poised to take on the challenges ahead. It is therefore with optimism and renewed enthusiasm that we dare to hope the next 140 years will be better.
Floreat Methodist Girls ’High School!!!!
HONOUR BEFORE HONOURS!!!
The School Song
Mine, Mine Methodist Girls’ School
The High School for me;
always deserving our loyalty
Go, go forward forever,
Grow, grow faltering never
More More gloriously.
Mine Mine Methodist Girls’ School,
The High School for me.
The School Hymn
O beautiful our country,
Be thine our nobler care;
Than all the wealth of commerce
Thy harvest waving fair,
Be it thy pride to lift up
The manhood of the poor;
Be thou to the oppressed,
Fair freedoms open door
For thee our Fathers suffered
For thee they toiled and prayed;
Upon thy holy altar
Their precious lives they laid
Thou hast no common birthright
Grand memories on thee shine;
The blood of noble races,
Co-mingled flows in thine.
O beautiful our country
Round thee in love we draw;
Thine be the grace of freedom
The majesty of law,
Be righteousness thy sceptre
Justice thy diadem;
Upon thy shining forehead,
Be peace the crowning gem.
Message from the JSS Principal
Celebrating 140 Years
Mrs. Mary-Ann Jambai Principal
As we mark another landmark celebration in the history of our school, we know that many people have contributed towards this remarkable year. Many people who have contributed to auspicious occasion are no longer with us. We pray that their souls rest in peace.
There are those who continue to make the school great in diverse ways, we wish to thank them for their relentless effort and these include especially the hard working and dedicated teachers. The Old Girls’
Association and Proprietors of the school have been selfless in many ways towards this achievement. We need to appreciate and applaud them greatly.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you a prosperous celebration.
OUR SCHOOL'S HISTORY
In 1879, the Rev. M Godman, General Superintendent, of the Wesleyan Mission Society, saw the need for girls’ secondary school to complement the boys’ secondary, the Wesleyan Boys’ High School, since the only girls’ secondary school was biased towards children of Anglican parents.
In talking to some Sierra Leonean businessmen, including Mr. James Taylor, treasurer of the District Building and Extension Fund on the Wesleyan Missionary Society, they decided to form the Wesleyan Female Educational Institution with Mr. Taylor as the manager.
On January 1st, 1880, The Wesleyan Female Educational Institution was inaugurated. However, the actual work did not start till January 9, 1880 under the supervision of its first principal, Mrs. E.H.C. Weymouth assisted by several deaconesses of the Methodist Missionary Society. Due to ill health, her administration was cut short. The school was located at what is known as Lightfoot Boston Street.