Ardenne is founded on high ethical principles based on the moral teachings of Christianity. Its motto, ‘Deo Duce Quaere Optima’, translates ‘With God As Guide, Seek The Best.’ Ardenne High School is committed to providing quality education in a Christian environment and to inculcate the principles of Christian tolerance and self-discipline as the foundation for self worth. This is achieved by offering a wide variety of activities, which serves to prepare students to become responsible and contributing members of society.
There are six houses which were named after persons who have contributed to Ardenne High School.
All Students are placed in a house when they are admitted into the school and they are expected to participate in all activities of the house.
House worship is usually held every other Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. House meetings are held at least once per month from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. or as often as is necessary in the first term.
The Houses are:
The House was named after Mr. Edgar Harrison who worked at Victoria Building Society and was The Chairman of the Board of Ardenne High School.
The House was named after Mr Alfred Cohen who was a Church of God Minister.
The house was named after Mr. J.W. Phelps who was a Missionary on the Board of the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana, U.S.A.
The house was named after Mr. Jacob Colter who was a Missionary on the Board and he contributed money which was used to buy 111/2 acres of land.
The house was named after Mr. Mills who offered Educational Services at the Ministry of Education and was assigned to Ardenne High School where he gave invaluable service.
The house was named after Rev. George & Nellie Olson who are founders of Ardenne High School.
The venues for these meetings are:
Harrison House - Above the Canteen Block
Phelps House - In the Canteen
Olson House - In the Hall
Colter House - Sixth Form Rooms
Cohen House - Grade Eight Rooms (Above the Bathrooms)
Mills House - Top Floor of the Roy Ebanks Block (Grade Eleven Rooms)
HOUSE ACTIVITIES DATES
|Track & Field (Sports Day)||December|
Track and Field is the most spectacular of all the house activities. Each house is vying for the coveted ERMA HUTTON TROPHY. All first place winners receive medals, second and third places receive certificates, relay winners, the dress parade, and mascot/banner winners receive cakes. Champion boy and girl from each class and overall champion boy and girl receive trophies (replicas). Students are given medals on sports day while the trophies and cakes are given to them when they return to school in January.
On this day, students are allowed to wear their house tops, with the school’s logo, sneakers and socks along with the tunic for girls and khaki for boys. Teachers, selected past students and students from colleges usually assist the Physical Department on Sports Day.
Eliminations for 100m, 200m, and 400m events and finals for long jump, high jump, Shot Putt, Discus and 1500m are held two to three (2-3) days before Sports Day.
Sports Day commences at 7:30 a. m. with the judging of the Dress Parade, Mascot and Banner Competitions on the netball court and ends at 3:30 p.m. with the 4x400m relay. The Judges usually consists of persons from outside the school community. After the Dress Parade, the students should line up behind the Cheerleaders in the order that the houses were positioned in the last Sports Day. They will then march around the field to their respective positions under the trees facing the field. The first event is usually the 800 metres races. Students are expected to stay with their houses and cheer on the athletes while they run.
The results for each event are announced over the Public Address System which is located in the Art Room.