Newsletter No. 138 15 December 2016
We have come to the end of the term; as the end of the year also draws nearer, we would like to reflect on the past year and look forward to all things being renewed, refreshed and reinvented in the coming New Year. We wish all parents and friends of LCIS a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We appreciate all our parents who took time off to attend the School’s Christmas Carol Service yesterday.
Along with the report cards and exam scripts this term, you will also find the Vintage Magazine, Newsletter and the invoice for 2nd term’s fees. Please take note of the following:
End of Term Results & Support Classes
If you have any concerns with your child’s progress, please make an appointment with the appropriate School Coordinator. We offer extra support during free periods during the school day. Also, we monitor students that have been flagged by subject teachers in the hope that early intervention will ensure an improvement in grades by the end of the session. Please direct any concerns you may have with your child’s progress to the School coordinator.
Registration for WAEC/NECO is N38,000. Late registration attracts an additional N15,000 as from Tuesday January 3, 2017. Please ensure payment is made promptly and the appropriate form submitted to the Senior School Coordinator.
Extension Classes for Grade 12 Students
Compulsory extension classes will continue for Grade 12 students from Friday 9th to Thursday 22nd December 2016. Students are to come to school in appropriate school uniform. Kindly find below the schedule for the extension period for G12.
Day/Date8.30 – 9.309.30 – 10.3010.30 – 11.3011.30- 12.1012.10 – 1.101.10 – 2.102.10 – 3.10Friday 9th DecEconomicsF/MathBiologyB r e a kPhysics/GovtPhysicsMon 12th DecMathChemistryPhysics/GovtComputerTechnical DrawingTues 13th DecMathChemistryPhysicsF/MathBiologyWed 14th DecMathGovt/PhysicsChemistryEconomicsThurs 15th DecEconomicsMathGovt/PhysicsBiologyFri. 16th DecMathGovt/PhysicsMathChemistryMon 19th DecData ProBiologyPhysicsComputerTechnical DrawingTue 20th DecPhysicsChemistryBiologyWed 21st DecChemistryPhysicsPhysicsBiologyThurs 22nd DecChemistryT.DT.DBiologyGrade 9 External Exams
Registration for Grade 9 external exams will soon be under way, the actual amount will be communicated to you as soon as possible. Grade 9 students will sit for two mock exams before the major exams which come up in May 2017. Compulsory extension classes and evening lesson will continue after school from 2:30pm to 4:20pm, Mondays through Thursdays.
Z Club is the student arm of Zonta International which aims to help secondary school, college and university students develop leadership skills, promote career exploration and encourage members to participate in community, school and international service projects. The club is non-denominational, self-maintained and we encourage our Senior School students to sign up. The monthly dues are N100 (One hundred Naira only) per month. The club had a program tagged “gals special” – which was strictly for girls to talk about issues related to the girl-child held at the Functions hall Senior School. It was eye-opening for them and they had fun while they were at it.
The Real Story of Nigeria 1900 – 1979 - DVD
We are pleased to inform you that the school received 100 DVDs on “The Real Story of Nigeria 1900 – 1979”. They were donation to the school by Mr. Koyinsola Owoeye. A copy has been included in each Senior School students end of term package. School copies are available in the Library. We say a big thank you to Mr. Koyinsola Owoeye for this generous donation.
2016 African Code Week
Grades 11 & 12 students were among students from eight schools in Ibadan that took part in the Google African Code Week. The programme aimed to increase the awareness of the need for Computer Science among children and youths in Africa. This event has initiated the creation of a Computer Club in LCIS. The Students were later awarded certificates for completing the first stage of MTN app inventor.
The Football Academy under the leadership of Coach Chief Adeboye Onigbinde is now open. Intensive training has started which will run for a duration of six months. Registration is ongoing, at a fee of N10,000 only while the coaching fee is N30,000 (under 14 years) and N50,000 (14-25 years). It’s been action packed so far. Interested students are to beat the Sports Complex, Senior School in complete training outfit, on Fridays at 4.30pm and Saturdays at 8.00a.m. prompt with evidence of payment.
The Academy will be on a break from Saturday 10th December and coaching will resume on Friday 20th January 2017.
Grade 7 students visited Odua Museum, Cocoa House, Ibadan, where they learned more about our Culture and were shown various artefacts. At Oyo State Fire Service, Secretariat Ibadan, Grades 8 & 9 students learnt and practicalised the methods of extinguishing various types of fire. Grades 10, 11 & 12 students visited NNPC, Apata, Ibadan where they observed how fuel is transfused. It has been a good blend of fun and learning for them.
With the weather changing rapidly into harmattan season, students are likely to get thirsty during lessons, We therefore advise that Junior School parents pack extra bottles of water for the children and older students should bring an empty bottle to fill with water from the dispensers in the school that they may keep with them in class. Bottled water is also available in the Tuck shop for sale.
Junior School Clubs
The dance club has kicked off and all has been put in place to start the press, home makers' and music clubs next term. Spelling Bee and Math Quiz are some co-curricular activities we hope to introduce come second term.
Please ensure that students keep their exercise books and lesson notes as they may need them for future exam preparation. We recommend parents to archive all notes for future use.
Red Cross Society
Students of our Red Cross arm engaged themselves this term in learning more about the rudiments of the society. Uniforms have been issued to all who paid as preparations are in full swing for our formal inauguration next term. We thank our parents for their continued support.
PTA Meeting/Open Day
We thank all our parents who attended this term’s meeting and Open Day. The School Open Day/PTA meeting comes up once in the term. As a fall out of the last meeting, Open Day and subsequent PTA will now be from 8.00a.m. PTA will start by 10.00a.m. to 12 noon after which Open Day will continue. This will enable our parents to participate fully at both meetings. We encourage parents to always keep the date and plan to attend.
A reminder to our parent that intensive A level classes continue. our graduating students are entitled to a discount of 20% off tuition. They will be tutored for the October/November 2017 Diet; this leads to qualifications that are acceptable for admission into universities nationally and internationally. Please contact the Head Teacher for more information.
The school choir presented a rendition at the Lead City University Convocation ceremony on Thursday, 10th November 2016. It turned out to be a resounding success. We say kudos to the Music Director, Mr. David Awonuga and his team and also to the entire choir. We also thank you, our parents for your cooperation always.
Leadership & Peer Pressure Program
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Cornerstone to the School next term to coach our students on how to be good leaders and withstand peer pressure. Mr. Cornerstone addressed parents at a PTA meeting in October during which it was agreed that our children will benefit from the program cost is N2000 per students which will be paid along with the school fees.
At the last PTA meeting it was suggested we raise our grading system to enable our students work hard to attain them. The new grading system shown below will be in effect from next term.
Junior School Middle School Senior School
A* 90 – 100 A 100 – 80 A1 80 – 100
A 80 – 89 C 79 – 55 B2 75 – 79
B 70 – 79 P 54 – 40 B3 70 – 74
C 60 – 69 F 39 – 0 C4 65 – 69
D 50 – 59 C5 60 – 64
F 40 – 49 C6 55 – 59
D7 50 – 54
E8 45 – 49
F9 below 44
Monday, 9th January 2017 2ndTerm begins
Tuesday, 14th February 2017 Valentine’s day
Friday, 17th February 2017 Open Day/PTA Meeting
Monday, 20th to Friday, 24th February 2017 Mid-term break
Friday, 3 March 2017 Cultural Day
Monday 3rd April 2017 End of Term
Monday 24th April 2017 3rdTerm begins