As the end of the term draws near, I would like to extend my compliments of the season to all.
Please make note of the following events during these final weeks of school:
Collection basket for the needy
As we think of those who are not as fortunate as we are, we prepare items to donate to a local orphanage / alternative school. If you have good quality used clothes or toys, please gather them together to bring to school. A basket will be placed in front of the administrative building from 1st December for collection.
In the spirit of the season, we follow the tradition of giving presents at the end of term. A ‘Secret Santa’ draw will take place in Middle and Upper School classes, with children pulling out the names of those for whom they will buy gifts. The suggested amount is 5,000 francs cfa. For the Pre-school and Lower School, notice will be sent out by teachers as to how the gift giving will be handled. All presents should be brought to school no later than Monday, 8th December. They will be given out by Father Christmas on the last morning of term (Friday, 12th December).
Reports and Child Progress Conferences
Reports will go out on Tuesday, 9th December and Child Progress Conferences will be held on Wednesday, 10th December. Teachers will send out appointment times by the end of next week.
Interschool Debate Contest
I am pleased to announce that all three categories of debate teams from our school (Lower, Middle and Upper) will go on to the semi-finals in this contest organized by the American Cultural Centre. We are proud of our debaters and wish them much success as they prepare for the next round, to be held in January.
We have noticed at school that some of the children are bringing small, plastic Possotome (or other brand) bottles to school rather than a thermos or flask, which keeps water cold and is more practical and reusable. Please discuss the advantages of a thermos or flask with your child.