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End of Second Term NewsLetter 2013/14 Session

LORDSWILL ACADEMY, GWARIMPA

END OF TERM NEWSLETTER

VOL.5 NO.5

SECOND TERM 2013/2014 ACADEMIC SESSION

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Dear Esteemed Parents,

We heartily thank God for his goodness, care, protection, provision, safety etc towards all.

This term witnessed a colossal achievement in areas like student’s prayer retreat geared towards the moral uplifting of their lives, impactful excursion and career week, and robust expansion/strengthening of the academic depths of scholars. The list goes on. In this academic year, lessons have been made to be more practical than theory, therefore, exposing scholars to various projects and practical’s, some of the projects duly completed include making of solar heater, electromagnets, flashlight, solenoid, liquid soap and others.

Recall that the overall development of the global child is hinged on effective partnership of the home and the school, therefore, we cannot fail to appreciate the untiring efforts of our esteemed parents in making this term both academic oriented and activity based. Thank you most especially for your support in kind and cash towards our inter-house sports, career week and class-based Easter cantata. Our children had a swell time. We also encourage you to do more especially in the areas of instilling moral values on our scholars, encouraging our scholars in completion of their home work, projects and other school work and on need to be properly dressed at all times. Thank you for helping us serve you. May God bless you immensely!

ACADEMICS

Our scholars had the best of all planned this term, as our staff ensured that learning was simplified. This showed in the performance of the scholars at both the first and second Continuous Assessments, where there was noticeable increase in scholars’ performances. The examination results show the efforts of the scholars towards attaining excellence.

PROJECTS

Projects form vital part of the scholars overall academic activities, and form 10% of their overall assessment per term. The projects for third term have been attached (home-based) and should be turned in not later than Friday 2nd May, 2014. We wish to appeal that scholars be encouraged to complete their projects before resumption.

ASSIGNMENTS AND CLASS EXERCISES

These are part of our school’s grading system. This forms an integral part of the teaching and learning process and gives us feedback on how much of the teaching the scholars have absorbed. We urge parents in this respect to assist us in ensuring that their children do their assignments and submit them as at when due.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

School ends at 2:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays for scholars not in SEN program and 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for all students for clubs and mentoring respectively. School closes by 1pm on Fridays. However, we will like to request that scholars stay in school till 4pm on Mondays and Wednesdays to enable scholars not in SEN to do their assignments, complete notes and engage in teachers’ assistance where the need arises. This will help the scholars to better themselves and reduce their workload at home.

EASTER EXTENSION CLASSES FOR TCE 3 AND BCE1 AND 2 STUDENTS

These classes are meant to prepare scholars in TCE 3 for NECO/ERC BECE 2014 examinations while it will help BCE 1 and 2 scholars to start preparing for their forthcoming senior secondary NECO/WAEC examinations. The classes will run from March 31st, 2014 to 2nd May, 2014 between 9am to 2pm Mondays to Thursday and 9am to 12noon on Fridays. Towards the end of the extension, students in TCE 3 will take a mock examination to test their preparedness for the forthcoming examination. All aspect of noticeable lapses will be address by staff in order to achieve excellent results.

STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

This session, our senior secondary students will be engaged in student internship programme to expose the students to their various trade areas and possibly future careers. This will give them a practical knowledge about what they are currently learning as well as field experience. Subsequently, scholars will take a trade examination in line with Federal Government’s educational reform measures to make students self-reliant at the end of their secondary education. The three week programme will commence from 28th July to 15th August, 2014.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Our senior secondary scholars will be going for a Student Leadership Training programme at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Academy, Airport road, FCT, Abuja. The scholars will be at the academy from 13th July to 18th July, 2014. At the end, we expect them to bebetterleaders positioned to move Nigeria future forward.

2nd ENTRANCE EXAMINATION/ADMISSION INTO OTHER CLASSES

The 2nd examination into TCE 1 & 2 and SS 1 & 2 for 2014/2015 academic session comes up on Saturday 10th May, 2014. Admission forms still on sale at the cost of #5000.

Admissions into other classes on-going. Enroll your children now!

MATH MOLE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Math mole competition took elaborate dimension this term. For the first time, students in the secondary section actually participated in the competition. TCE 1 and 2 students paired and competed with TCE 3 students while BCE 1 and 2 students competed. TCE3 and BCE1 emerged champions in their various groups. Congratulations to TCE3 and BCE1 students.

At the primary level, it was class based and the champions are as follows;

JPL 1 – O’Ani Shawn

JPL 2 – Orok Joshua

JPL 3 – Ibekwe Oyedikachi

JPL 4 – Atalor Cherie

JPL 5 – Ibekwe Chinonye

JPL 6 – Ayonagbemi Jasmine

We use this medium to congratulate our champions.

We welcome free will donation which would serve as prizes to LWA champions.

SPELLING BEE CHAMPIONSHIP

The championship for this term was mind blowing as pupils in pre-school and primary departments competed favourably. The following champions emerged;

Pre- School – Alhassan Ajifa

Lower Primary – Okoli Uzochi

Upper Primary – Ibekwe Chinonye

DEBATE COMPETITION

A debate competition on the topic “Indiscipline among students, Parents or Teachers, who is to blame? ”.  The competition was between the junior and the senior secondary students and after a stimulating and interesting debate, the representatives of the junior secondary school (Adedokun David, Agana Kesiena and Akpughe David) emerged winners. Congratulations!

CULTURAL AND REFORMING ARTS COMPETITION

Members of the performing Arts Club of the school went for a competition organized by the performing Arts school of Nigeria at Transcorp Hilton and emerged as one of the winners.

OBSERVATIONS

In the course of this term it was observed that:

v  Some scholars come to school without their school ties.$v  Some never came back with their books whenever they took them home.

v  Some never complied with weekly themes.

v  Some stay up late at home watching movies and this affected their performance in school

v  Some kept long and dirty nails

v  Some parents still drop-off their children late.

v  Some parents were not complying with the weekly hair styles and left the boys’ hair to grow bushy.

v  Some home works that go home daily were not attended to.

v  Comments in the communication books were not read and responded to by some parents.

v  Some projects were returned late.

WAY FORWARD

v  The complete uniform comprises of the tie, shirt, shorts/ trousers or skirts/ pinafore, socks and black sandals. The dressing and appearance tell the volumes of the child and the home; let us make our children our ambassadors.

v  Practice makes perfect; let them know their books should be handled with care.

v  Early to bed, early to rise! Get them to sleep early, to wake up early and strong.

v  Cleanliness is next to Godliness! Our nails and hair should always be cut low or made as the case may be.

Thank you as you partner us for a better tomorrow.

FULL MONTESSORI PACKAGE

In our quest for a better service delivery, we have introduced a full Montessori Teaching Method in the Pre-School. As a result, there is a re-naming of some of the Pre-School classes: Creche and Jasper Playgroup is now Pre-Nursery 1 and 2 while Emerald kindergarten (EK) 1 and 2 remains same. An orientation programme was organized for parents with children in the Pre-School and they were giving highlights on the “Montessori Curriculum and Holistic Child Development”. At the end of the session, there was room for questions and answers as well as tour Montessori Resource Room. Those present were happy and applauded the curriculum.

THINGS TO NOTE

-      No hair attachment is allowed for female scolars.

-      Male pupils must cut their hair low.

-      Parents with any outstanding forms(registration and its attachments) should be returned on the resumption of third term as their children’s name are yet to be transferred into the school’s Admission Register.

-      All home-based project topics for third term is attached submission date is 2nd June and 2nd May, 2014 for primary and secondary scholars respectively. Parents are to please provide quality materials to enable the scholars carry out the task on time. Plagiarism should be discouraged.

-      Parents are again reminded that they are expected to sign in their children at the security post any day they are brought to school after 8am.

-      Parents with any change of emails of phone numbers should always update us accordingly.

-      Next terms PTA meeting comes up on 6th June, 2014

-      LWA 2014 Year Book publication is around the corner. Parents are reminded to plan towards sending Goodwill messages and advertising their products and services at affordable prizes.

-      Parents should encourage their children to constantly carryout handwriting practice to during this holiday.

-    Proper dressing should be maintained at all times, black shoes, white socks, white canvass, school tie, etc.

-  We appeal to parents to buy story books(fiction and non-fiction) and encourage children to read extensively.

SCHOOL FEES

We wish to remind you that in line with the CBN cashless policy, the management of LWA once again wishes to inform you that the payment of fees now can be done through the following ways:

a.      At the school via POS (now available in school).

b.      Funds transfer through direct instant platform via individual banks.

c.       Online payment via the school portal.

d.      Managers Cheque (Bank Draft).

In all cases (except Manager’s Cheque), parents should please ensure that the names of the child(ren) and their classes are clearly written for easy Identification. We appeal that parents should always pay up on time to enable us serve you better. May God continue to provide for you!

LWA Activities Schedule for 3rd Term 2013/2014 Academic Session