Labone Senior High School can be found in the La Dade Kotopon Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
"To create an Institution of critical thinkers and problem solvers who can match their peers nationally and globally"
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
In line with the core mandate of the GES, this school is committed to providing holistic education through training, coaching, mentoring and inspiring students to develop their innate potentials.
The school is also committed to instill in our students values through quality teaching and extra-curricular activities.
Consequently, we are devoted to create an excellent learning environment where students are nurtured into properly skilled and academically robust individuals, well groomed physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually;empowered and prepared to deal with complexity, diversity and change.
OUR CORE VALUES
In 1949, six illustrious sons of our country saw the need to establish an educational institution to cater for the educational needs of the young people staying around Osu, La and its environs. A private school was therefore established at Ako Adjei Area.
At Independence, the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in line with his lofty ideas on rapid socio economic development embarked on a widespread expansion of educational facilities. In view of that the Ghana Education Trust Fund was instituted and charged with the construction of school buildings throughout the country. LABONE SENIOR HIGH was one of such schools.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATUES (SCULPTURE PIECES)
On entry into Labone Senior High School, one is greeted with a statue of a gong-gong beater to the right and a horn-blower to the left on a serenely beautiful lawn. The statues are in fact an extension of a hand of welcome as well as an invitation to seek knowledge and academic excellence, essential ingredients for the development of one's personality.
In front of classroom block B is a sculpture piece comprising a boy, a girl and a tutor impacting knowledge to the students who are listening attentively. This statue is a monument, which was constructed in honour of the founding fathers of the school in the persons of:
Rev Dr. Martei Markwei
Mr. Alphesus K.A Johnson
Dr. John Spencer Bilson
Mr. Joseph AndohKesson
Dr. Ebenezer Ako Adjei
Mr. Daniel A.K Sowah
Mr. Okwei Mensah
Finally in front of the Assembly Hall, is a statue of a successful graduate who is proudly displaying a certificate with hands raised in excitement.
THE CREST OF LABONE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL-COMPOSITION, MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
The crest was designed by Nii Amon Kotei a senior citizen and national award winner who also designed the Ghana coat of arms.
The crest of the school is a shield divided into four quarters with strong fishing rope running horizontally and vertically.
Each of the four quarters carries an appropriate motive
Top right-hand corner: The early appearance of the SUN in the East: This depicts "Make hay while the sun shines"
Top left-hand quarter: A crossed pen and torch light on an open book: this depicts "the pen is mightier than the sword"
The bottom left-hand quarter: A crossed pick axe and cutlass: This depicts "Dignity in labour"
The bottom left hand quarter: The oil palm tree is a wonder plant which symbolizes usefulness and productivity (Labone Senior High School students should therefore be productive and useful in all aspects of life, wherever they find themselves).
CHRONOLOGY OF HEADS OF LA BONE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
(SINCE IT BECAME A GOVERNMENT ASSISTED SCHOOL)
Rev (Dr.) S. Gyasi Nimako...................1955 - 1961
Mr. R. Lomo Jones...............................1961 - 196
Mr. E. A Lamptey.................................1968 - 1982
Mr. Bossman Owusu - Ayim..............1982 - 1990
Mr. D. H. K. Ofosu...............................1990
Mr. Peter Owusu - Donkor...............1990 - 1995