At the start of a new academic year, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new school families and welcome back those who have been with us.
As we look forward to an exciting and productive school year, we also welcome the following new teachers to our staff:
Mrs. Fatmé Baalbaki – Years 2 & 3 Class Teacher
Mr. Adewale Olusegun – AS/A-level Economics, Middle & Upper School Technology and IT
Upper School students are pleased to welcome Mrs. Genevieve Akinwumi back in their midst with her expertise in English, and Mr. Dag Jack will enhance the Music programme right through the Middle School.
This is the first of many newsletters that you will read during the year to inform you of what is going on in our school community. In maintaining our commitment to the environment and our determination to reduce paper waste at school, we post our newsletters on the school website and on each of our building boards. You may call into the secretary’s office if you need a hard copy of the newsletter in hand, or to consult the school’s Parents’Handbook.The Parents’ Handbook is a valuable resource to understanding our school’s mission, philosophy and rules. Please make it a priority to keep up with the latest information and do not hesitate to direct any questions to me or to other members of staff.
The following are upcoming events during the month of September to be noted in your diaries:
Social Evening / Annual Barbecue for Parents and Teachers – Friday, 27th September, 19:00 – 21:00 on the School Field.
This is an informal gathering when members of the school community can meet one another and chat.
New Parents’ Conferences and Information Evening – Thursday, 3rd October, 16:00 – 18:00 in the various school buildings.
Prior to the date, new parents will receive invitations to select appointment times for this day. The evening is scheduled for discussion of your child’s early progress with teachers. Teachers will also display curriculum materials and answer questions about classroom routines, expectations and goals. If teachers find it necessary to discuss academic or behavioural issues of students who have returned to school, they will send out letters to schedule meetings with those parents on this evening.
We look forward to your participation at these events.
Orders are still being taken for school uniforms and will continue to be delivered to children. If any adjustments are necessary, the Secretary will be able to contact the tailor. We ask that parents make sure that their children are dressed properly and neatly before leaving for school.
After-School activities will begin next week. Updated activities lists, with instructors’ phone numbers will be posted on boards. Instructors organize their activities in consultation with the Activities Coordinator, Mrs. Tobi Inegbenijie. The school allocates rooms/venues and equipment (in some cases). As is stated on the After-School Activities sheet, fees are paid directly to the instructors. Any questions / queries should be directed to instructors or Mrs. Tobi Inegbenijie.
Finally, it is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing on of Mr. Oko Komi Joseph Amedegnanou over his summer holiday. Mr. Joseph (as he was known in school), was head cleaner, and had worked in school for eighteen years. He will be remembered for his kind, gentle manner. We will miss Mr. Joseph and will keep him and his family in our prayers.