FIRST HALF TERM 2017/2018 SESSION NEWSLETTER
We thank the Almighty God for the grace to conclude this half term successfully. We also appreciate the co-operation of parents/guardians and the Alumni.
Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme
The Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme is on course. Admission is available for candidates with a minimum of C6 in five combinable ‘O’ Level subjects (including English Language and Mathematics)
Forms are available for October/November 2018 admission.
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Registration for the May/June 2018 examination has begun. SS2 and SS3 students are advised to avail themselves of this opportunity. The certificate to be awarded is that of the University of Cambridge and is now accepted in universities worldwide. The coaching classes would commence soon. Interested parents can contact M. D. Ogunwande on 08038560040 and E. T. Ayodele on 08055471527 for further details.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Registration for SAT has commenced. Interested parents are to contact Diipo (08034817088) or Ogunfowokan O.O. (08065913752)
Extension classes (Early morning and evening extension classes) for SS3 students
Early morning and evening extension classes are on-going for the SS3 students as part of the school’s efforts to improve students’ performances in WAEC and NECO. Parents are enjoined to encourage their wards to avail themselves of these opportunities to secure excellent and outstanding grades in their various subjects. Time for morning classes is 7:00 am Mon – Thurs.
Visiting Delegation from University of Postdam, Germany
A team of scholars from the Institute of Anglistik and Ameriknistik, University of Postdam, Germany visited the school Wednesday, 18 October, 2017. The team was led by Prof. Wolf Han-George. The team had useful interactions with staff and students.
International Day of the Girl Child
The School participated in seminar line up to mark this year’s International Day of Girl Child. The theme for this year’s seminar was ‘The power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030’. The seminar was organized by Revival Network.
The prefects and some students shall attend a leadership training programme at the Citizenship and Leadership Training School, Sea School, Apapa, Lagos from Thursday, 26 October to Wednesday, 1 November 2017. The training is expected to inculcate positively in participants the creation of conducive environment.
Founder’s Day Celebration and 54th anniversary
On Saturday, 14th October, 2017, the school clocked 54 years, and the out-of-uniform day was observed on Monday, 16th October, 2017. Management, staff and students wished the school long life and prosperity.
Registration for May/June 2018 WASSCE
Registration for the May/June 2018 has commenced with a registration of N15,000.00 (Fifteen Thousand Naira Only) per candidate. The fees should be paid into First Bank Nig. Plc with account number 2017816821 (IGR account). Payment tellers are to be converted to school receipt and then presented to the Counsellor for registration.
The School Promotion Criteria
Parents/Guardians are advised to continually charge their children/wards to strive towards meeting up with these criteria so as to earn promotion to the next class. New students are particularly advised to take note:
SS classes: 5 credits including English Language and Mathematics JS classes: 7 credits including English Language and Mathematics
Parents of this category of students, particularly day students, are advised to create time for their wards and ensure their ward’s notes are checked each day they return from school. The students also need to be guided in doing their assignment and turning in same, timely. The JS1 students just transited from primary school and still need a lot of attention to excel in their academics. This attention cannot be given by the school alone. Therefore, the home needs to be alive to this clarion call, to complement the developmental efforts of the school on students.
Payments of school fees
Defaulting parents/guardians are advised to pay up their children/wards’ school fees before sending them back to school after the mid-teembarrassment’ they are likely to be subjected to in the school as a result of non-compliance.
Student’s Dress Code (School uniform and shoes, house wears for boarders)
In spite of our repeated admonition to parents/guardians to sew a new set of uniforms for the students at the beginning of a new session, it is disheartening to note that many of our students are in school with uniforms and house wears they have outgrown. We have been sending such students home (day students) while boarders are not be allowed in classes until parents make replacements. Girls’ gowns should not be tight- fitting and should cover their knees while boys’ knickers should be in the range of the knee cap. The senior boys are not permitted to come to school in jeans or tightly-sewn trousers otherwise known as ‘pencil’. The recommended colour of shoes is black without any other colour, not even white. The sole of shoes should be black as well. Only white and black socks are allowed. Ankle socks are not allowed. Shoesshould be flat and not high-heeled. Boots are not allowed. Shoes and socks which do not conform to the school rules and regulations will be confiscated.
The mid-term excursion has been scheduled to hold from Friday, 27th October, 2017 to Sunday, 29 October 2017. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity because excursion is an avenue to acquire additional knowledge. Interested parents are to contact the school on 08060226663 for further details.
Donation from Alumni
The School acknowledges, with thanks, the following donation from the 1993 alumni of the school:
Donation and installation of 4 modern interactive boards to aid teaching and learning.
Dates worthy of note
Monday, 30 October, 2017: End of Mid-Term Break/Boarders resume Tuesday, 31 October, 2017: Classes resume
PTA Congress Meeting: Date will be communicated to all parents via sms
Monday, 27 November – Friday, 8 December, 2017: First Term Examination
Friday, 15 December 2017: School Vacates
Sunday, 7 and Monday, 8 January, 2018: Boarders check in to the hostels
Tuesday, 9 January 2018: School resumes for the Second Term 2017/2018 Academic Session
Phebean O. Olowe