We are winding down for the term after an exciting and challenging learning period. A thousand thanks won’t suffice to give to the Almighty God who has kept and brought us thus far. And to you our dear parents, we appreciate you all for your support and confidence.
Amidst the highs and lows, we were able to achive all our set goals and objectives.
In the course of the term, we had various activities lined up.
- Independence Day:
The kids re-enacted “The Old Nigeria” and we thank you parents for going out of your way to bring in your kids beautifully donned in unique oldies fashion styles. It sure was a spectacle to behold as teachers were not left out.
- Teachers’ Day:
The 5th of October every year is set aside by the United Nations to celebrate the enormous job teachers do. As a school, our teachers were also celebrated and had to take some time off to unwind and celebrate themselves.
- World War 1 & 2:
Our Years 2, 3, & 4 kids as usual had an amazing learning out of the classroom experience and reconstructed some of the events of the world war with different groups acting as the Allies and Axis, Citizens and soldiers. The Kids were thrilled by the sound of fireworks, guerilla fighters and actions depicting war casualties. They could easily relate to the pros and cons of wars and were overwhelmed that they just dragged at going back to their classes.
- School Council Meeting:
The termly school council meeting held as scheduled on the 23rd October 2018. One of the high points was giving a vote of confidence to the school as a superior authority in the matters/affairs of their kids in general. It was disheartening that not quite three (3) weeks after the meeting, an incident was reported of a parent assaulting (slapping) a teacher right in front of kids. An emergency School Council Meeting convened to address the immediate and remote causes of the parent’s outburst. A unanimous decision was taken that the kids be expelled when the parent refused to apologise. Please refer to the minutes of the Emergency School Council Meeting.
As a school with an in-depth passion for grooming and bringing up a total child. We are not resting on our oars till we get to the very top and even supersede our horizon.
- End of Term Assessment:
The End of Thanksgiving Term assessment ran from the 26th through the 30th of November 2018. The kids have done so well and some pushed themselves which is evident as the scripts are graded. All scripts will be sent home on Thursday 6th November 2018 alongside fees teller for next term.
- Splosh Splash:
What best way to release the stress of the past twelve(12) weeks than sploshing and splashing. The classes will take turns to have fun.
Early Years: – (Creche – Reception) – Mon. 3rd December 2018
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) – Tues. 4th December 2018
Key Stage 2 (Years 3-5) – Wed. 5th December 2018
Kids are to come in with their swim suit, towel, flip flops, body lotion and enough juice and water.
- Year 4 Cultural Exposition:
To further get kids to appreciate the vast cultural diversity in Nigeria as well as consolidate the importance of culture, the Year 4 kids will be having an expose on Tuesday 4th December 2018 by 11pm at the School Hall.
- Christmas Party/Accolades:
This Year’s Christmas party/Accolades will take place on Friday 7th December 2018 by 10am prompt. Kids are to come in dressed in any colour of Christmas – Red, white, gold or green top on blue jeans. Please make out time to spend the day with us.
- Results and APP:
This term’s result and APP will as usual be sent via mail between the 11th – 14th December 2018. Kindly furnish us with any update on your email address and do well to give feedback when received.
- Closing and Resumption:
The school will officially close for the kids on the 7th of December 2018 after their Christmas Party. Staff will proceed for their break from the 14th of December 2018.
The Lent term will commence on Wednesday 9th January 2019 and classes begin immediately. We strongly encourage you to help inculcate the culture of compliance by sending in the kids on the very day of resumption.
- The Director of Studies, Mrs. Mary Ibia who has been on maternity leave, will resume her duties on Monday, 3rd December 2018.
- Some of our kids partook in a spelling bee competition organized by Sweetest Kiddies Organization and our pupil Nnaemeka Victor Ohaeri of Year 3 who participated in the 6-8 category took second (2nd) position. Other kids also partook in different categories and did well and even got to the last round. We say thank you to the parents who made out time to practice and support their kids.
On a last note from the Head of School’s desk:
It hasn’t been an easy term and as it comes to an end, every teacher bears the pressure but in good faith. We wish to implore our parents to be patient with us as our job can somewhat be overbearing at times. It’s in human nature to focus on the negative, but often a lot more is going right in our classrooms than is going wrong. Typically, when we get home at the end of the day and ask our kids how the day went, we tend to focus on the one horrible thing, forgetting about the many great things that may have happened.
Often times, these behaviours are pretty normal for their age. We often dwell on the stories that they may tell incoherently and this mars all the wonderful moments they may have had with their peers and teachers in class. While we reinforce their positive behaviour with recognition and encouragement, let us all remember that some days could be tagged as the perfect stormy day “a day where things don’t go as planned”.
We wish to thank both staff and parents for ensuring a safe environment for both staff and the children. The school will do all it can to provide a safe place for all.
Mistakes and incidents happen even under the most careful watch but we should always allow our common sense to guide us at all times. The school doors are always open for complaints and observations and we will always respond in the shortest possible time.
Do have a merry xmas, please stay safe, travel only if necessary and do take care of our lovely kids all through the break.
God’s grace, we will all be in school on the 9th of January 2019.
Merry Xmas all and a prosperous New Year.
Head of School