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SECOND TERM END OF TERM NEWSLETTER 2016 &2017 SESSION
- Fri, Apr 07, 2017 (SECOND Term, 2017/2018)


INTRODUCTION

This term wouldn’t have been successful and eventful if not for the mercies of God. Your generous support and encouragement helped greatly to fuel the momentum of the success stories recorded this term. Our Students participated in many competitions and emerged victorious while competing with other schools.

New academic strategies were employed this term especially on lesson delivery, also for the js3/ss3 students that participated in the first phase of our extension programme; so much of academic activities were exposed to them. One of the academic exercises was marathon reading from 10:00pm-1:00am

Students and staff were also exposed to different training and book review. Some of the training includes

·         Studying the book “unshakeable, 20ways to enjoy teaching no matter what by Angela Watson

·         Feedback comments for students writing by Angela Watson

·         Smart Goal setting, life wheel values, learning skills and more by Selma Dawani

Students were exposed to various interesting lifelong skills acquiring activities that helped to strengthen the teaching-learning process

ACADEMICS AND CURRICULUM

This term was hitch free which made academic activities run smoothly. In line with our mission statement which is to create a caring, pleasant but challenging school, students were motivated to be:

·         Bold, confident and dynamic

·         creative, enthusiastic and forward looking

·         Respectful not only to one another but to the environment and inventors

·         Strive for excellence measurable in terms of attainment of set goals and achievement.

·         Realize their full potentials through hard work and worship of God.

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN NECO-BECE CURRICULUM

We wish to use this medium to inform our enamored parents that there is a change in the NECO-BECE Curriculum. The students from henceforth will do the following subjects in their forthcoming examination

1.   Basic science and technology as one subject instead of Basic science, Basic technology, PHE and computer science

2.   Religion and National Values; this comprise of subjects like CRS,IRS,Civic education, social studies.

With the new changes we have strategies in place to boost students understanding of the new reviews especially in the light of their forthcoming examination.

Other subjects are:

1.   Mathematics

2.   English language

3.   Hausa

4.   French

5.   Vocational: which is a combination of Home economics, music, agricultural science and Fine Art

EXTENSION CLASSES:

All ss3 students are to be in school for the second phase of their extension from 17th-24th April, 2017. The students started their examination in March hence it will be important for parents to bring them on the mentioned date as to further prepare them for their examination. The first phase took place on 25th February to 4th March, 2017.

The junior secondary school (i.e. js3 students) are not left out of this as they will also be expected to be in school for the second phase of their extension programme

 

 

JAMB-CBT EXAMINATION

All is set concerning the JAMB-CBT examination. The school procured more than 250 laptops as our schools have been made a JAMB CBT center. This facility gave us the privilege to groom our students using the right environment.

INTERNATIONAL EXAMS

Preparation for our various international examinations is in top gear. Lessons and the use of instructional material to boost learning are visible as seasoned teachers are grooming those who registered for this examination. Below are the dates for the examination

·         SAT – June,2017

·         TOEFL – June, 2017

·         IELTS – June,2017

·         Cambridge checkpoint exams in April, 2017

Ss2 students’ parents are advised to plan to register their wards for all or either of the examination due to its immense importance

DEBATE

We took part in a debate contest and our school came 2nd position, a plaque was given to the school sponsored by Zenith Bank. The students that represented the school are:

1.   Oladapo Lawson- ss3

2.   Amina Folarin – js3

3.   Jesutosin Oni- ss3

4.   Rita Godfrey-ss3

We organised an internal debate in the school between ss2 girls and boys on topic “Boys are more creative than girls”. It was a heated debate leading to what could be referred to as “War of the genders”. The objective behind this is to build creative thinking skills and oratory skills in the students.

OPEN DAY

We wish to thank our esteemed parents who were present during the last open day. Your comments and feedback is appreciated. We wish to solicit with other parents who couldn’t make it to find time to be present at the next edition or find time to see the vice principal academics of your wards to check on he/she is fairing academically

EXTERNAL EXAMINATION

WAEC (WASSCE): This examination has started and is in progress. Other national examinations lined up between now to the end of next term includes:

NECO-BECE- 25th April, 2017

NECO-SSCE – May/July, 2017

ERC JSCE Exams- June 2017

JAMB CBT- 6th May, 2017

HOLIDAY ASSIGNMENT

Students have been given holiday assignments, we will appreciate it if the holiday assignment is done. The management has decided that when students are resuming it will be a requirement for resumption. Holiday assignment defaulters may be sent back home

Note also that late resumption to school after the stipulated resumption date will no longer be tolerated. Should there be any reason why a student will not resume at the stipulated time, parent(s) or guardian(s) should call the school

ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS

We participated in various competitions this term, below are the competitions and the results

s/n

Competition

position

1.         

Debate at deeper life college

2nd position

2.         

Jets quiz

3rd position

3.         

Senior secondary quiz by chambers of commerce and industry

Best at English language and 4th overall

4.         

Debate at gray’s college

2nd position and won gift for the best speaker

5.         

Swimming competition

1st position (male & female category)

6.         

Sports competition at Ahmadu Bello stadium

2nd  position 4 x 100M (Girls)

3rd position 4 x 100M (Boys)

100M 3rd Position

7.         

Physical health education

Quiz competition

1st position

The participants were well celebrated and honoured at our morning assembly

INFORMATION TO PARENTS

1.   Please find time to check our website on www.danboschools.com and click on college, you will find the PTA one year calendar. Get yourselves acquainted with the next date of our congress and activities

2.   The next parent’s council meeting will be on 15th June, 2017. Patrons and matrons would be reminded of this date by form tutors as we will love to have you talk to our students again.

3.   It is important that all ss3 students reside in the hostel, so many activities are being put in place for them. For example night classes and long night reading

4.   Indiscipline in the school is gradually being flushed out. Students are more forward looking and determined to succeed.

5.   Ss2/js2 students have been given projects to do at home which will be defended when they resume for third term. Please encourage your ward and follow up to ensure he/she does the project.

6.   Ss2 students embarked on their annual job shadowing during the midterm break. It was an expository time for them as some of them got first hand information about what their career choice entails.

7.   JS3 Leadership training. As part of our curriculum, js3 students will go for 12 days leadership training at shere hills Jos. The precise date will be communicated to parents.

8.   We marked our 36th anniversary as a school on 21st march, 2017. We thank God for his continuous mercies and grace to us.

9.   Get copies of WAEC/NECO past question papers for your wards in js2 and ss2 as they will be studying these questions from next term.

10.  The school frowns at exam MALPRACTICE; parents should encourage their wards to work hard at their studies and to shun persons who may visit to give them leakage.

11.  Parents who have not submitted the medical forms of their wards should do so as their medical history is of great importance to us as a school.

12.  The school frowns at students driving parents’ cars at home. The safety of the students is a priority to us hence any student caught driving around the school premises will be dealt with.

13.  We had an entrepreneurship fair and gala night of which entrepreneurs, bankers, and farmer and oil business persons graced the occasion. The objective of the programme is to inspire students to be employers of labor.

14.  Special appreciation goes to parents who graced our program “who wears the chef’s hat!”, it was an expository programme that attracted parents and other stakeholders. The winner at the event was Miss Penninah Silas of ss3 compassion.

15.  We would appreciate it if day students don’t come to school with food, if they must come with food, the students should keep it in the foods and nutrition lab to be kept under the custody of a designated and trusted staff. We don’t like students sharing their foods with other students.

16.  Parents are advised to minimize giving their wards sugary drinks and snacks to school, apart from the students loitering the environment with them, we prefer they eat balanced diet which the school provides for students at a subsidized rate. Their state of health is of great importance to us

ADMISSION/ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

We had an entrance examination on 18th march, 2017. The next examination will be on 15th April, 2017, a lot of parents have been showing interest for our September admission. We will like to see your ward, if they are above 10 years of age to write our examination and be registered in our school.

Our esteemed Parents, their friends and colleagues at work are encouraged to also bring their wards as a lot of parents have started picking up admission letters for September. Distance is not an issue as we have a hostel for students whose parents may not be residing in Kaduna.

SCHOOL FEES

We want to use this medium to thank parents for their unflinching commitment in terms of prompt payment of fees. On resumption, students will be required to show evidence of payment in either receipt or teller format before they will be allowed entrance into the school premises.

Should you have challenges with fee payment call the principal on 07030074588 to discuss a payment plan.

School fees should be paid to:

Bank = FCMB

Account name: Danbo International school.

Account number: 0640513011.

 

HOSTEL

·Our boarding students would attest that their stay in the hostel this term is better than last term as some of the issues needing our attention were tackled. The food was more delicious, repairs were carried out and the issue of timing on hostel routine was looked at.

·Parents of students residing in the hostel are advised to take note of the following information:

·Clothing other than the school approved house wear will not be allowed into the hostel, except pyjamas

·Students are not allowed to use any form of electronic item (such as phone, I pad, Ipod, tablets, laptop etc) in the hostel; If found, such item will be confiscated.

·Students with health issues are advised to come with doctor’s report to facilitate the support of the hostel in respect of meals.

·Students who are yet to submit the complete APT (After Prep Tea) items should please do so upon resumption from 2nd term break.