April 2015 Newsletter
30th April, 2015
The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfill all thy counsel.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfill all thy petitions.
6 Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
9 Save, Lord: let the king hear us when we call. Amen.
We welcome all our children back to school. We are grateful to our Lord for protecting all our children, parents and staff. We the management and staff have come back with a zeal and commitment to carry out our duties and serve the precious angels with a renewed sense of Discipline and Professionalism in line with the trimester’s theme: “Raising the Bar of Discipline and Professionalism”.
It is a duty and a charge on our part as stakeholders to work together (parents and teachers) to fulfill the school’s great mission: “To give that excellent education that will affect the character, thinking and behavior of the child as well as offer him the requisite skills all within a Christian environment”. We are by this letter calling all and sundry to rekindle the spirit for this cause.
CONGRATULATION AND APPRECIATION
We wish to congratulate the Cambridge 6th Grade students who sat for the Cambridge Primary Check Point Exam on the 14th to 21st of April, 2015 (during the vacation period) for their tireless and continuous studies towards the exam. We appreciate the teachers, Mr. Bernard Agbagba, Mr. Albert Annobil and Mrs. Lynda Immanuel for their hard work and labour for the students. We are grateful to parents concerned for their relentless support. We cannot wait to have the result of our labour and hard work. The Lord bless us all.
VIRTUAL SCHOOL PROJECT
The school is stepping up our supervision on the Virtual School Project. As we have reiterated severally in the past. Children’s response and attitude towards the Virtual School programme has been very discouraging yet the Virtual School programme is a concept that was carefully planned to keep our students engaged in constant study and research during recess. To help change our students’ attitude and sustain this laudable innovation of the school, the Academic Board in collaboration with the Virtual School Team are making all academic projects (including that of the Virtual School) form 10% of the total school score and will significantly affect the students’ performance in the trimester exam. Parents’ involvement is necessary to encourage students to take the Virtual School Project and all other academic projects seriously.
Angels School is revisiting our very academic exercise that was very helpful to the students of Angels some years past; and that is DEPARTMENTAL ACADEMIC PROJECT. Different topics relevant to children were issued to them for extensive study, research, investigation, exploration and write-ups with pictures, diagraphs, figures (if necessary) of their findings. This research usually broadens our students’ scope beyond the class and have the tendency of involving the family.
This trimesters’ academic project is as follows:
Environmental Cleanliness and Personal Hygiene
Junior High :
The Academic Board will give a wide spread briefing on the topic above to each department. This promises to be exciting and intellectually challenging and we hope it will attract parents’ interest and involvement.
SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT
The Board of Directors is working hard to make sure the school building project is ready to accommodate the entire Junior High and the Cambridge Secondary come September 2015. We appreciate the involvement of parents who supply materials and offer advice in various ways. Thanks to God for being gracious to this school.
As per our calendar of activities, all books and stationery meant for next academic year will be ready for sale from the 29th of June till the 4th of July, 2015. All Cambridge books meant for next trimester are still available for purchase. Parents may come to the school anytime to purchase the said books.
BRANDED UNIFORM FOR ALL STUDENTS
The school wishes to go back to the type of branded uniform that we used to wear originally. This uniform will have some sort of identification, logo or name in it. Our present uniform has no significant identification apart from the colour, this, unfortunately has been the case for the past thirteen years. This change commences next academic year. However, we shall give parents reasonable time span for their children’s uniform to wear out before they buy the branded ones.
GRADING OUR PARENTS
We are initiating a grading system for our parents based on the support in the education of their children in Angels School. Grading will be measured on account of parents’ participation in school functions such as attending school functions, picking up reports on time, attending stakeholders conference etc. and the result will be on the children’s report at the end of every trimester.
Particularly, this trimester features six (6) significant activities and functions that need parents involvement. Your participation or appearance will be recorded for grading. Parents who for good reasons cannot be present at any of the functions can delegate. The following are the points, activities/function and dates for parents’ observations.
|20||Submission of students’ virtual school project||4th May, 2015|
|20||Submission of students’ virtual school project||9th June, 2015|
|20||Open house/collection of students’ reports||12th June, 2015|
|20||Stakeholders’ conference||13th June, 2015|
|20||Graduation||18th July, 2015|
|20||Collection of students’ final exams reports||23rd July, 2015|