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Submitted by Admin on 12 January 2019

21ST DECEMBER, 2018

Introduction

Today, Friday, 21 December, 2018, marks the end of the First Term (2018/2019) session. We thank the Almighty for His Grace and protection over us throughout the term.

End-of-Term Package

Included in the package given to each student are the following items:

i. End-of-Term Report Sheet;

ii. Marked Examination Scripts;

iii. Newsletter to Parents/Guardians;

iv. Parental Undertaking (to be returned to school upon resumption)

The School Promotion Criteria

Parents/Guardians are advised to continuously charge their children/wards to strive towards meeting up with the school promotion criteria so as to earn promotion to the next class. New students are particularly advised to take note of the promotion criteria:

· SSS classes: 5 credits including English Language, Mathematics and three combinable subjects.

· JSS classes: 7 credits including English Language and Mathematics

The minimum credit pass is 50% and the school has a standard policy on this. Parents/Guardians are advised to take note of these requirements and encourage their children/wards to study to achieve academic excellence.

School Rules and Regulations

This is to remind all parents/guardians and students that The International School is a cosmopolitan, non-religious and secular school with its own rules and regulations. All parents/guardians are requested to once again read the rules and regulations as provided on the website www.isi.ui.edu.ng. In addition, parents/guardians and students are to complete the undertaking form enclosed in the parcel and sign as a confirmation of agreement with the content. Students will only be permitted into the school upon the presentation of the undertaking.

2019/2020 Entrance Examination

This is to inform prospective candidates (WHO MUST BE 10 YEARS OLD BY 31 DECEMBER, 2019) seeking admission to JSS1 at The International School, University of Ibadan, Ibadan for the 2019/2020 academic session that the sale of entrance application will commence on Monday, 24 December, 2018.

Method of Application

Admission forms are obtainable online at the school admission portal(www.admissions.isi.ui.edu.ng) as follows:

a. Select the appropriate button (O-Level Admission) to proceed to the payment page

b. Make a payment of non-refundable application fee of N7,500.00

c. Enter the student’s details and click pay

d. Proceed to the online payment provider (SAANAPAY)

e. Select the payment channel you want (Credit/Debit Cards or cash at bank) and follow with other steps to complete your payment

f. After the payment click (CLICK HERE TO PROCEED TO APPLICATION FORM)

g. Log in with your e-mail address as username and password provided on the PAYMENT STATUS PAGE

h. Complete the application form on-line and print two copies of the submitted application forms

i. Parents should keep a copy and the second copy should be brought to the examination centre by the candidate as entry ticket into the examination hall.

Requirements

· Candidates must provide a functional e-mail

· Candidates must not be less than 10 years by 31 December, 2019

Application fee: N7,500.00

Examination date:

Ø ABUJA: Saturday 13 April, 2019

Ø LAGOS: Saturday 13 April, 2019

Ø IBADAN: Saturday 13 April, 2019

Application closing date: Saturday 13 April. 2019

Examination venues:

Ø ABUJA: ChamCity CBT Centre, Suite BO2, Statement House, Plot 1002, First Avenue by Federal High Court, Central Business District Abuja (Opposite Adamawa House)

Ø LAGOS: Speedwriting House, 16, Ajanaku Street, Off Salvation Bus Stop, Awuse Estate, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.

Ø IBADAN: University of Ibadan Distance Learning CBT Centre, Ajibode, Sasa-Road, Off U.I.,Ojoo, Ibadan.

Time: 9.00 a.m.

For more details please contact: 08060226663

NOTE:

· Hardcopies of past questions are also available in the school for interested candidates at the rate of ₦1000:00 only.

· Candidates with double registration shall be disqualified.

Payment of School Fees

Parents/Guardians are to note the following:

a. School fees for 2nd Term 2018/2019 session are as follows:

JSS1 and JSS2, and SSS1 and SSS2: Staff: ₦58,000.00Non-Staff: ₦78,000.00

These are to be paid into First Bank Account No. 2005514731;

b. Boarding Form fees: ₦500.00 to be paid into First Bank Account No: 2017816821

c. Boarding fee: ₦120,000.00 to be paid into First Bank Account No. 2002142106 or Stanbic

IBTC Bank Account No. 0026085901

d. Boarding Supervision fee: ₦2,000.00 to be paid into First Bank Account No. 2017593645

e. Boarder Lesson fee JSS 1-3 (N10,200.00) and SSS 1-2 (N12,700.00) to be paid into First Bank Account No. 2017593645;

f. ICT fee: ₦8,000.00 to be paid into First Bank Account No. 2017816821. This fee is optional and is meant to be paid by parents who want their ward(s) to be part of the extra tuition (tutorials) in programmes like Microsoft Word, Adobe, Dreamweaver, CorelDraw, and so on;

g. All original duplicate bank teller(s) are to be forwarded to the school for the issuance of receipts. Scanned copies or photocopies are not acceptable;

h. Parents interested in online payment can do so. For such payments, please ensure that the narration of payment includes the name and class of your child and the purpose of the lodgement e.g. James Akintunde, JSS2A: School fees Ishola Oladeji, JSS2B: Boarding fees

The payment report/cyber receipt which will be generated online should be saved and sent as an attachment to isiaccountscps@yahoo.com. The payment will be acknowledged by the issuance of receipt, which concerned parents can pick up from the Accounts Unit of the school.

i. All JSS3 and SSS3 students are expected to have made full payment of requisite fees at the beginning of the academic session, as a matter of school policy. Any JSS3/SSS3 student, who is still indebted to the school, shall not be presented for any external examination.

As a matter of policy, fee-defaulting students will not be allowed passage into the school premises on school resumption. Parents/Guardians are, therefore, advised to pay up their children’s school fees during the school vacation to prevent the avoidable ‘embarrassment’ they are subjected to in the school as a result of non-payment of requisite fees. In doing this however, we enjoin parents/guardians to write the name of the child on the bank teller, as depositor, and not the name of the parent/guardian or emissary, please. This is because school records only recognize student’s names.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

The IGCSE classes will commence in January 2019. Interested students in SSS2 and SSS3 can plan to register for the forthcoming May examinations. Registration for this will start from mid-January through mid-February 2019. Parents who desire to avail their wards of this opportunity are to call Mr E.T. Ayodele on 08055471527 for further enquiries.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Registration for SAT has commenced and classes are ongoing. Interested parents are to contact Mr. D. Akinsooto on 08034817088 or Mr. O.O. Ogunfowokan on 08065913752.

Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme

The Cambridge ‘A’ Level programme is on course. Admission is available for candidates with a minimum of five combinable ‘O’ Level credits (including English Language and Mathematics) and a minimum of C6 in each of the candidate’s combinable subjects. For more details, contact F.O. Oluwatope on 08069280164 or 08055060216.

UTME Coaching

UTME Coaching will commence on 9th January, 2019. Parents/Guardians are strongly advised to encourage their children/wards to join immediately and be punctual as the preparation period is short. The coaching fee is ₦3,000.00 per subject. This is to be paid into the school’s IGR account. Candidates are expected to pay before attending classes.

Early Morning and Afternoon Classes for SSS1, SSS2 and SSS3 Classes

Extension classes for the SSS1, SSS2 and SSS3 students will continue in January, 2019. In view of this, all senior school students are expected to resume for early morning classes in school at 7AM. Afternoon classes shall commence at 3PM. Parents/Guardians are to note that these classes are a part of regular classes. Students who fail to attend may be at a disadvantage, since topics treated in these classes will not be repeated, except during revision classes. Hence, parents/guardians should please support this arrangement and ensure their children/wards attend.

SSS3 Students’ Resumption

All SSS3 students are to resume for classes on Monday, 7 January, 2019. Boarders are to resume on Sunday 6 January, 2019. All SSS3 students are to take note of this and ensure they are fully on ground as academic activities will start immediately.

SSS 1 Literature-in-English Students

Arts students in SSS1 should take note of the newly released list of books for Literature-in-English. Two of these texts: Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare will be studied in class next term.

Harmonized Texts for WASSCE Literature- in English (2021-2025)

AFRICAN PROSE

Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri (2018 Edition)

NON-AFRICAN PROSE

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

SHAKESPEAREAN TEXT

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

AFRICAN DRAMA

Let Me Die Alone by John K. Kargbo

Fences by August Wilson

NON-AFRICAN DRAMA

Look Back in Anger by John Osborne

Fences by August Wilson

AFRICAN POETRY

Black Woman by Leopold Sedar Senghor

The Leader and the Led by Niyi Osundare

The Grieved Lands by Agostinho Neto

The Song of the Woman of my Land by Oumar Farouk Sesay

Raider of the Treasure Trove by L. Wosornu

A Government Driver on his Retirement by Onu Chibuike

NON-AFRICAN POETRY

The Good-Morrow by John Donne

Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

The Journey of the Magi by T.S. Eliot

Do not Go Gentle into the Good Night by Dylan Thomas

Binsey Poplars (Felled 1979) by G.M. Hopkins

Bat by David H. Lawrence

Notice Postponement of Geographical Field Trip

This is to inform parents that due to the time constraint, the SSS2 Geography students’ field trip has been postponed to 22 and 23 January, 2019. Any form of inconvenience is highly regretted.

2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (JSS3 BECE)

Registration for the above-named examination will soon commence. The school is awaiting the bodies to give the payment details. Parents/Guardians shall be duly carried along as soon as the school receives the necessary information.

Late-coming to school by day students

Some students still come late to school, in spite of the continuous sensitization to this. All students are expected to be in school latest 8:00AM and be part of the daily morning assembly.

We have discovered that the late-coming of students to school is mostly caused by parents. Consequently, we plead with parents who drop their children in school daily to be alive to this responsibility and ensure they drop them in school early.

Student’s Dress Code (School uniform and shoes; housewears for boarders)

In spite of continuous admonition to parents/guardians to sew new sets of uniforms for their children/wards at the beginning of each 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 allowed in classes until parents/guardians make replacements. Girls’ gowns should not be tight-fitting and should cover their knees while boys’ shorts should be in the range of the knee cap. 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; no other colour is allowed. The sole of shoes should be black as well. Only white and black pairs of socks are allowed.Ankle socks are not allowed. Shoes should be flat and not high-heeled. Boots are not allowed. Shoes and socks that do not conform to the school rules and regulations will be confiscated. Boys’ haircut should be very low and even. Other styles of haircut apart from this are not allowed in school. Students should be properly dressed in accordance to the rules and regulations of the school.

Electronic Gadgets in School

In spite of repeated warnings to our students to desist from bringing electronic gadgets such as phones, tablets, laptop computers and so on to school, a handful of the students still bring them. This is a reminder to parents that the school will not return any seized gadget. The seized items will be donated during Charity Programme to the less privileged.

Boarder’s pocket money

Boarders are not allowed to keep their pocket money in the hostels. All pocket money should be deposited into the IGR Account No. 2017816821 and the tellers or cyber receipt (if payment is made online) should be tendered at the Accounts office of the school.

The ISI Mobile NewsApp

All school related information can be found on ISI NewsApp. Parents/guardians should cultivate the habit of regularly checking this App to keep abreast of developments in the school. The NewsApp can be downloaded on the school website (www.isi.ui.edu.ng).

Honours/Awards

a. Naija Mathematics Championship Awardees

ISI students participated in the above-named championship competition. I’m happy to inform you all that our students did excellently well as they dominated almost all the stages of the competition. The names of the awardees are presented below:

S/N

Name

Class

Position

1

Oluwasanu Adeoluwa A.

JSS1

1st

2

Adetunji Victor A.

JSS1

1st

3

Omoike Precious O.

JSS1

2nd

4

Awoyade Boluwatife P.

JSS1

3rd

5

Oyetade Boluwatife A.

JSS2

1st

6

Olatunji Toluwanimi T.

JSS3

1st

7

Asekomeh Davina O

SSS1

3rd

8

Jaiyeobe Oluwakoyipada

SSS2

1st

These students have transited to their next class. These students were given cash reward prizes in line with their positions

b. Naija English Language Championship 2018 Winners

The following students also participated in the above-named competition and did excellently well. They shall be celebrated in Lagos next year.

S/N

Name

Class

Score

Position

1

Adetunji Victor

JSS2

86

1st

2

Osunwole Tobiloba

JSS2

80

3rd

3

Oyetade Boluwatife A.

JSS3

82

2nd

4

Oyediran Abdul-rahman A.

SSS1

76

3rd

5

Ishola Oreoluwa

SSS2

78

3rd

Donation

A book shelf containing 153 books by Nigerian authors and a water dispenser were donated to the school by Words, Rhymes and Rhythm (WRR), Authorpedia Publishers. These donations are to be used in the school’s library.

Calendar of Activities for the 2nd Term 2017/2018 Academic Session

Duration of the 2nd Term: -13 weeks

SS3 boarders resume - Sunday 6 January, 2019.

SS3 students resume/Classes begin - Monday 7 January, 2019.

Boarders resume (JSS1 – SSS2): - Sunday 13 and Monday 14 January, 2019.

Day students resume (JSS1 – SSS2)/Classes begin: - Tuesday 15 January, 2019.

Mid-Term Break: - Friday 22 and Monday 25 February, 2019.

Classes resume after the mid-term break: - Tuesday 26 February, 2019.

SS3 Mock Examination begins: - Tuesday 26 February, 2019.

PTA Meeting: - Date to be communicated later

2nd Term Examination: - Thursday 26 April, 2019.

Distribution of Student’s Reports/School Vacates: - Friday 12 April, 2019.

Boarders resume for the 3rd Term: - Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May, 2019.

Day Students/Classes Begin for the 3rd Term: - Tuesday 7 May, 2019.

Conclusion

The principal and the school management wish to reassure all parents/guardians that we are fully committed to the realisation of the mission and vision of ISI.

Long live ISI!

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Phebean O. Olowe

Principal