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2016/2017 First Term Newsletter

 

 

 

 

LORDSWILL ACADEMY, GWARINPA

 FIRST TERM NEWSLETTER

VOL. 1 NO. 1

FIRST term 2016/2017   academic session

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ear Esteemed Parents,

The only permanent thing in the human cycle (life) is change. Yes, we have metamorphosed into the 2016/2017 academic session. It is not by our power nor might but the mercy of Almighty God. We are most grateful to Him for the past seven years, for His benevolence on the academy. To you our beloved parents, we appreciate the confidence you have reposed in us. We promise to do better this academic session than we have ever done. 

We acknowledge the unflinching commitment demonstrated by our staff over the years. We remain thankful for their burning desire to deliver to the later in the holistic building up of our scholars. 

To you our esteemed parents, we assure you that our desire to deliver on educational best practices remains ever green in our everyday activities.

 

ACADEMICS

The 2016/2017 academic session promises to be fulfilling as we are ready for take-off with the first term activities. There has been a lot of restructuring of the school facilities so as to enhance our delivery. We wish to encourage our scholars to up hold their dedication and commitment to studies.

We assure our esteemed parents of our commitment to a holistic academic and moral excellence. Below is our activity schedule for this term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

LORDSWILL ACADEMY

PRE-SCHOOL/PRIMARY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE FOR FIRST TERM 2016/2017 ACADEMIC SESSION

Week

DAY/DATE

MON,

TUE.

WED.

THUR.

FRI.

S.

 

22ND-26TH AUG, 2016

STAFF RESUMPTION/CLEAN UP

STAFF TRAINING WORKSHOPS

STAFF GENERAL METING

 

 

29TH AUG-2ND SEPT, 2016

CLASS PREPARATION

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROJECT TOPICS/ IST QAA QUESTIONS       

CLASS PREPARATION CONTINUES

 

CLASS/OFFICE  INSPECTION

STAFF ORIENTATION/OATH TAKING (UNDERTAKING)

 

1.

5TH-  9TH SEPT,2016

PUPILS’ RESUMPTION

    6

 

        7

        

  8

 

           9

LWA VIRTUES/GOAL SETTING WEEK ( COME DRESSED IN WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND BE READY TO EXHIBIT GOOD CHARACTERS AS WE UNFOLD OUR VIRTUES FOR THE TERM AND SET YOUR DESIRED GOALS.)

 

2.

12ST-16TH SEPT,2016

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

        11

 SCHOLARS’ ORIENTATION

    12

 

 13

PARENTS’ ORIENTATION

            14

LWA ORIENTATION WEEK (COME WITH A WRITE – UP ON WHY ORIENTATION IS IMPORTANT IN ALL WE DO AND DRESSED IN WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY)

 

3.

19TH SEPT- 23RD SEPT, 2016

 

   16

    

     17

SPELLING BEE

18

        

    19

LWA RELIGIOUS APPRECIATION/MORALS WEEK ( COME DRESSED IN A COMFORTABLE OUTFIT AND BE READY TO TOLERATE AND APPRECIATE ONE ANOTHER’S RELIGION)

 

4.

26TH - 30TH SEPT, 2016

 

 

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF  EVALUAT ION  2 QUESTIONS

LWA BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (TRADE) WEEK. (COME DRESSED SMARTLY AND BE READY TO LEARN OR IMPROVE ON YOUR ENTREPRENEURAL SKILLS). (CAREER DAY)

 

5.

3RD - 7TH OCT, 2016

22

   IST  QUALITY ASSURANCE ASSESSMENT

LWA INDEPENDENCE/LEARDERSHIP  WEEK (COME WITH A WRITE – UP ON THE TOPIC AND DRESSED IN GREEN AND WHITE TO CELEBRATE OUR GREAT COUNTRY)

 

6.

10TH-14RD OCT, 2016

 

    

28

29

MATH MOLE

LWA WORLD HISTORYWEEK (COME DRESSED IN WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY)

 

7.

17TH- 21ST  OCT, 2016

 

30

 

OPEN DAY   

32

MID TERM BREAK

MID TERM BREAK/ LWA REST WITH WORK WEEK

 

8.

24TH-28TH OCT, 2016

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROJECTS  BY PUPILS               

 

   

 

 LWA FOUNDER’S WEEK (COME  WITH A FLOWER AND DRESSED IN ANY SHADE OF GREEN TO CELEBRATE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)

 

9.

31ST  OCT- 4TH NOV, 2016

2ND QUALITY ASSURANCE ASSESSMENT

LWA PHOTOGRAPHY WEEK ( COME DRESSED SMARTLY  AND BE READY TO EXPLORE THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY)

 

10.

7TH-11TH NOV, 2016

EXCURSION (PRE-SCHOOL)                                                                                                        35

EXCURSION (LOWER PRIMARY)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF  EVALUATION  2 QUESTIONS  TO THE ED

EXCURSION (UPPER PRIMARY) 

LWA  ICT WEEK(COME DRESSED IN WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND BE READY TO SURF INTO THE WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY)   47

 

11.

14TH - 18TH NOV, 2016

 

 

SCIENCE WIZARD

 

LWA CHARITY WEEK/EXHIBITION DAY (COME SMARTLY DRESSED WITH A WRITE –UP ON THE NEED TO BE CHARITABLE TO THE LESS PRVILEGE)

 

12.

21ST  -25TH NOV, 2016

REVISION

      43

REVISION

    44

REVISION

    45

REVISION

  46

GOAL APPRECIATION WEEK ( COME DRESSED SMARTLY AND BE READY TO EVALUATE THE GOALS YOU SET AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TERM  )                 

 

13.

28TH NOV- 2ND  DEC, 2016

  EVALUATION

EVALUATION

EVALUATION

EVALUATION

LWA DETERMINATION WEEK ( COME WITH A WRITE-UP ON DETERMINATION, DRESSED IN WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND BE READY TO EXCEL IN YOUR EVALUATION)

 

14.

5TH-9TH DEC, 2016

REHEARSALS

CHRISTMAS PARTY

PUPILS’ VACATION/LWA CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WEEK

 

 

12TH 16TH DEC, 2016

CLEANING UP/STRIPING

CLEANING UP/STRIPING

STAFF TRAINING

CLASS INSPECTION

STAFF GENERAL MEETING/ STAFF VACATION

 

 

 

LORDSWILL ACADEMY, GWARINPA 

SECONDARY ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR FIRST TERM 2016/2017 ACADEMIC SESSION

WEEK

DATE

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

THEME

 

22ND 26TH AUG. 2016

STAFF RESUMPTION/

CLEAN-UP

STAFF TRAINING WORKSHOPS

GENERAL MEETING

 

 

 

29TH AUG. 2ND SEPT., 2016

 

STAFF ORIENTATION

CLASS PREPARATION

 

DEADLINE FOR 1ST CA QUESTIONS

 

1

5TH 9TH SEPT., 2016

STUDENT RESUMPTION

 

 

 

 

 

LWA VIRTUES/

GOAL SETTING WEEK

2

12TH 16TH SEPT., 2016

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

STUDENTS ORIENTATION

 

 

 

STAFF TRAINING

LWA RELIGIOUS APPRECIATION/MORALS WEEK

3

19TH 23RD SEPT., 2016

 

 

 

 

PARENTS ORIENTATION/ DEADLINE FOR 2ND CA QUESTIONS

 

LWA ORIENTATION WEEK

4

26TH 30TH SEPT., 2016

 

 

 

 

CAREER DAY

 

LWA BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (TRADE) WEEK

5

3RD 7TH OCT., 2016

 

 

FIRST CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

 

LWA INDEPENDENCE/

LEADERSHIP  WEEK

6

10TH 14TH OCT., 2016

 

 

 

 

 

STAFF TRAINING

WORLD HISTORY WEEK

7

17TH 21ST OCT., 2016

 

 

OPEN DAY

MID-TERM BREAK

 

LWA REST WITH WORK WEEK

8

24TH 28TH OCT., 2016

 

 

 

 

DEADLINE FOR EXAMS QUESTIONS

 

LWA

FOUNDERS WEEK

9

31ST OCT 4TH NOV, 2016

SECOND CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

 

 

 

LWA PHOTOGRAPHY WEEK

10

7TH 11TH  NOV, 2016

 

 

EXCURSION

 

 

STAFF TRAINING

LWA ICT WEEK

11

14TH 18TH  NOV, 2016

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION DAY

 

LWA CHARITY WEEK

12

21ST 25TH NOV, 2016

REVISION

 

LWA GOAL ASSESSMENT WEEK

13

28TH 2ND DEC., 2016

EXAMINATION

 

LWA DETERMINATION WEEK

14

5TH 9TH DEC., 2016

REHEARSALS

XMAS PARTY

STUDENTS VACATION

 

LWA CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WEEK

 

12TH 16TH DEC., 2016

 

 

 

 

STAFF GENERAL MEETING/

VACATION

 

 

 

 

All public holidays will be observed as announced by the government. The school will close with notification on those days.

NOTE- PLEASE   ALWAYS VERIFY WITH SUBSEQUENT EDITIONS OF THE NEWSLETTER AS THERE MAY BE CHANGES IN SOME DATES.


RESTRUCTURING

Our primary section now runs Jacinth Perfect link 6 (JPL 6). This is to prepare our scholars more and make them well equipped for Junior Secondary Education. We encourage our beloved parents to avail their ward(s) this great opportunity.

 

LWA E-LEARNING INITIATIVE

As the world is going totally Information and Communication Technology (ICT) compliant, we at LWA wish to blaze the trail. We plan to employ a state of the art e-learning that meets world standard.

It is no news that some scholars do not have access to computers at home and sadly still; some parents lavish their kids with ipads, and iphones which most of the times are abused by these kids.

We at LWA hereby propose an initiative that will give your child a sensored access to ICT and more importantly, yield great educational benefits. We therefore appeal that you pay the sum of Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000.00) only into the school account (Lordswill Academy, 2020892762, First Bank) for the purchase of an educational tablet, in order to enhance the learning of our scholars. The payment maybe in installments, but not later than 1st term.

When full payment has been made, the tablet shall be given to your child as the rightful owner which he/she will use till graduation.

 

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

  

Keeping our scholars abreast with the trends in our community and society at large is part of the curriculum which we achieve through educational visit to various site of interest. This term, we have marked out different places of interest to be visited by our scholars as the term unveils.

 

COMMUNICATION BOOK

The use of the communication book as a link between the school and home is a standard we have maintained and will keep it up. Your response to our observations and issues raised will add value to enable us offer you the very best. Kindly communicate using this medium any time a child is on medication as none written communication shall not be honoured.  We plead once again that you endorse the relevant portion of the book on a daily basis. Feel free to indicate your area(s) of concern and useful suggestions.

 

 

UNIFORMS

LWA uniform is her identity! As part of standard and quality assurance of the school, students/pupils are expected to come in to school well groomed at all times. On the strength of this, we solicit that parents make conscious effort towards procuring at least two sets of uniforms for their child(ren) at the beginning of every academic year. We enjoin parents of returning scholars in particular to please check the uniforms of their child(ren)/ward(s) and kindly replace faded, tattered and torn uniforms. Undersized shorts, skirts, pinafores or trousers are not accepted. Parents are advised to always allow their wards to come to school with the school’s pullover during this rainy season. Note that children grow at a very fast rate and outgrow their wears too. Please, also note that there are slight changes in the prizes of these uniforms; this is because of the new order (purchase) made.  Furthermore, school shoes are covered black shoes with no heels and white canvas for sports days. The approved socks are plain white socks. (Available in the school store) Please, only pin earrings (small studded) are allowed for girls and well kept hair cut for the boys. 

 

OPEN DAY

First term 2016/2017 academic session open day is slated to hold on the 19th day of October, 2016. Parents are advised to avail themselves of this opportunity so as to assess the performances of their wards. This will enhance the support from the home front as the children need to know that there is support and follow-up from the home in order “to keep them on their toes”. Remember, our doors are always open for audience with any of the management team members; the Executive Director, Principal, Vice Principal, Head Teacher or Quality Assurance Officer. Feel free to book for a one-on-one, parent-pupil-school conference any time.

 

PARENT’S FORUM WITH THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

This term’s parent’s forum is slated for the 19th day of October, 2016, by 12:00noon. This forum is expected to give our management team and esteemed parents an opportunity to interact amidst themselves on matters concerning their wards and the school. The venue for the forum shall be the school Hall.

 

SCHOLARS & QUALITY ASSURANCE

The LWA bench mark still remains 70%. We assure our esteemed parents that all parameters are in place to enable us achieve the above bench mark. We enjoin every parent to keep partnering with us so as to enable us serve you better.

 

FRIDAY THEMES       

With Friday themes, we vigorously pursue the exposure of our scholars to global issues. This is geared towards making them fit to compete with their counterparts both within and outside the shores of Nigeria. Our Friday theme encourages research, critical thinking, self confidence as presentations are made by the writer which brings out the best in our scholars.

In a bid to step up our learning processes through our Friday Themes, this term’s themes shall be role played by our scholars. It promises to be wonderful and captivating! This process of role play shall bring out hidden talents and skills imbedded in our scholars. We wish to continually appeal to our esteemed parents not to relent in their efforts in ensuring the LWA’s vision of developing the total child.

 

 

DISCIPLINE

We look forward to having a more disciplined atmosphere this term considering the fact that over the years, there has been significant improvement in scholar’s discipline. We attribute this to the support of most parents who in partnership with us inculcate sound morals in the children. We sincerely encourage our esteemed parents to continue with this laudable practice at home as we promise to keep counseling and correcting them on unacceptable and unusual behahviour, thus producing better Nigerian children.

 

 

LATENESS TO SCHOOL

 We must commend the efforts of our parents on the slight improvement we have noticed in punctuality last session. Our expectations are high, so, we still appeal that more commitment be put in, since this forms part of our character development training for LWA scholars. Resumption time is on or before 7:45am and all students are expected to be in school latest by 7:30am daily. We appeal to parents to please assist the school to entrench punctuality in our children. Remember, lateness to any programme is globally taken as indiscipline.

 

As a follow-up, the policy of locking the school gate after 8:00am or requesting defaulting parents to sign in their wards will fully be enforced. Please note that where this becomes a routine, the parent(s) in question shall be requested to meet with the school management team for conferencing.

 

SPORT DAYS

We wish to remind our esteemed parents of our sport days; Pre-school, Lower Primary and Secondary – every Wednesday while Upper Primary is every Thursday. Scholars are to appear in their sport wear on these days.

 

VOCATIONAL DEPARTMENT

Entrepreneurial skills cannot be over emphasized in our current day economy; this is why in LWA, the vocational department is poised to develop talents and skills embedded in our scholars. This is achieved by the use of waste materials, natural resources within the environs as well as the use of the computer. These materials and resources include; newspapers, raffia palm, clay etc. Our scholars are also taught how to bake cake, make liquid soap, shampoo, body creams, etc.

We appeal to our esteemed parents to encourage their wards to carry out whatsoever they have learnt in school at home. Parents should please provide them with necessary materials.

 

 

FROM THE HOD’S DESK – LANGUAGES/HUMANITIES

The Language and Humanities Department comprises: French, English studies, Lit-in-English, Hausa, Igbo, Social Studies, Civic Education, CRK, IRK, Government, Economics, Business Studies, and Accounting.

We have discovered with dismay that the attitude of our students towards our indigenous Languages (Hausa and Igbo) is not encouraging. We are therefore calling on our esteemed parents to encourage their children to also give priority to other Languages (Hausa, Igbo and French) besides English as these Languages are meant to help our them realize their dreams of becoming global citizens, take their place in the international scene and as well give them identity as Nigerians.

We look forward to seeing a subject discrimination free academic session this 2016/2017 academic session. We are grateful to God for a smooth take off of this academic session.

 

TERM’S PROJECT/ASSIGNMENT

We sincerely thank our parents for their support in carrying out the various projects given out to our scholars. We look forward to this unwavering support with parents this 2016/2017 academic session. All project/assignments shall be given to scholars as at when due.

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMME IN PRE-SCHOOL

Our after school programme for the Pre-school scholars which commenced 2nd term – 2015/2016 academic session is still inforced. Time for the programme is 1:30pm – 5:00pm on Mondays through Fridays. Special teachers are assigned to take care of pupils; educative cartoons are played for them while they are always properly taken care of. An additional Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00) only shall be added to school fees for interested parents.

 

PRIMARY MENTORING

Good news! The primary section of the academy has commenced her compulsory mentoring for scholars. This mentoring holds every Thursday after school hours. Parents are therefore notified of the closing time by 4:00pm on the said day. Kindly cooperate with us so that we can serve you better.

 

 

 

BUS SERVICE

 

We appeal to all our parents whose children use the bus service and have not paid yet, to please do so. Note; those who do not effect such payments shall not be picked or returned. We are thanking you in anticipation for your prompt response. To assist us serve you better, parents are encouraged to always counsel their wards on best behaviours during bus shuttle. Parents should always make ready their wards before the arrival of the bus as a minute extra spent in one house definitely distorts the routing of that particular bus.

We are appealing to parents who do not use the bus service to always pick up their wards immediately the school closes. We observed some parents would not pick up their wards as late as 5:30pm last academic session. This is not healthy for our scholars.

 

LOST BUT FOUND ITEMS

This is to remind our parents and guardians that some misplaced items (cardigans, school ties, blazers, water bottles etc) are in the school store. Parents are advised to kindly visit the store for identification, confirmation and collection. Please note that evidence of ownership shall be required for collection. Labeling of ward’s item for easy identification is highly recommended.

 

EMBARKING ON JOURNEY

 

We appeal to parents who wish to travel with their child(ren) to always schedule such trips during holidays as a day off school means a lot in the teaching/learning process. This is to enable us complete each term’s scheme of work with every scholar. We wish all our scholars who are still travelling back journey mercies. Thanking you for your understanding and co-operation.

 

CONFERENCING

 

We wish to remind our esteemed parents that the duty of raising a child is a collaborative effort of both the parents and the school. To enable us achieve this great task, parents should always take conferencing as a platform to dialogue and partner with the school to bring out the best in the children.

 

DISRUPTION OF CLASSES BY PARENTS

In line with our school policy, no parent is allowed into the class during official hours. Parents are therefore advised to ensure scholars come to school with their lunch packs. Please, help us to serve you better.

 

ADMISSIONS

Admission for the 2016/2017 Academic Session is in progress. Enroll your child(ren) now into Crèche, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools. LWA is the school for your child. Please endeavour to tell your friends, relations and neighbours about us. We are “THE PERFECT LINK TO EXCELLENCE”. Log on to www. lordswillacademy.org for details.

 

 

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 can now be done through the following ways:

a)    Funds transfer through direct instant platform via individual banks

b)   Online payment via the school portal.

c)    Manager’s Cheque (Bank Draft)

 

In all cases (except Manager’s Cheque), parents should please ensure that the names of the child(ren) and their class(es) are clearly written for easy identification. We appeal that parents should always pay up on time to enable us serve them better. The due date for payment of 1st term 2016/2017 academic session is 16th September, 2016. We thank parents who have made payment already and beckon on those yet to pay to do so soonest or as at when due to ensure effective service delivery. May God continue to provide for you!

 

RESULT COLLECTION

We thank our dear parents who turned out to collect their child(ren) result. We appeal to parents who are yet to do so to collect their ward(s) result.

 

FIRST TERM 2016/2017 ACADEMIC SESSION

First term commenced on the 5th day of September, 2016. We appeal that parents go through the schedule for a smooth running of the term. Teaching/learning starts on the first day of resumption.

 

 

 

NOTE TO PARENTS

§  Parents should please reduce or terminate cartoon watching when school is in session. Same applies to languages used at home because children learn from their environs, that is, what they see and hear. We have noticed some vulgar words used by some scholars among their peers and violent behaviours.

§  We also advise our esteemed parents to watch with kin interest the kind of friends their child(ren) keep and places they go to as kidnapping is on the increase.

§  We appeal to parents to adhere to the directives from our security men while dropping and picking the children so as not to block the entrance into the school and also to ease traffic.

§  In order to avoid misplacement of books, parents are encouraged to always monitor books brought home by their ward(s) and also ensure holistic return of those books to school.

§  Parents are encouraged to always make effort to give their children food as they come to school. Food brought to school should ONLY be during break time.

§  Parents are please advised to get French, Hausa, Igbo and English dictionaries as well as Revised Standard Version Bible for their wards.

§  We strongly advise our esteemed parents to always create and spend time with their children as they need parental guide, company and warmth/friendship.

 

GRATITUDE

LWA family really appreciates God for His benevolence, protection and providence. We are grateful to our esteemed parents and our scholars for playing very active roles in the school programmes throughout the 2015/2016 academic session. We acknowledge the hard work exhibited by our staff. We pray God’s blessings on you. Volunteering to partner with Lordswill Academy for the common good of our children is continuous, keep doing this, as we build the future of our country and the world at large through these young ones.

 

We are wishing our Muslim parents barka da salah in advance!

 

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING LORDSWILL ACADEMY!