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Vol.5 - Issue1 - 2018/2019 st

Ibadan International School

21 Century Education in the Heart of Ibadan

Off to a Good Start! What a busy first half of the term we have had! We INSIDE THIS ISSUE: are very happy to see that our 68 new students AISA Art Competition Debate, Art & Choir Competitions Field Trips Health & Safety Week 2018 Positive Language IIS FAQs Summative Assesments Birthdays Student Council Elections

across all sections of the School have settled down well and have quickly adapted to our strong School culture of international mindedness and lifelong learning. We are also happy to see that all our ‘old’ students have adjusted well into their new classes and sections. In this newsletter, you will see some of the many activities that have kept us busy over the last few weeks.

AISA Art Challenge

Congratulations to the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) 2017/18 Art Challenge Winner: Kennedy Kyalo! Kennedy was an IIS student at the time of winning the competition at the end of the last school year; but his family has since relocated outside of Nigeria. His work will be used in various AISA publications trhroughout the next year. We hope he continues his passion for Art!

UPCOMING EVENTS: November 2018 Wk Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 7 8 9 10 11

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Half Term Break (3 days) Mathbuster Challenge Begins UN Children’s Day Celebration PYP Parent-Teacher Conferences Mathbuster Challenge Ends All Optional After School Clubs End

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Debate, Art and Choir Competitions Some of our students participated in a parliamentary style debate competition at Olashore International School to commemorate their 25th anniversary in which they competed against 3 other schools. Apart from the resulting exposure, our students also got the chance to display their excellent debating skills and they gave the other schools a run for their money. Similarly, there were also the AISEN Art and Choir Competitions which took place on the 13th of October and 3rd of November respectively. The Art competition saw one of our students, Oladipupo Olayiwola, emerged 2nd place in one of the three key stages. The Choir competition was also very exciting as our ever impressive school choir performed 3 pieces with their sonorous voices. We are very pleased to announce they were the only choir to be completely student-led - including the instrumentalists and conductor!

Field Trips We remain committed to providing our students with a wide range of learning activities and experiences to enable them to make connections to the real world around them. This term, we have already been on several fieldtrips School-wide, as you can see from the pictures below.

The Senior School Year 3 students had the opportunity to visit the Prof. Akinkugbe Kidney Centre at the University College Hospital (UCH) in commemoration of his Diamond Jubilee and retirement from service. The students of Senior School Year 4 went on a field trip to The Vale College and The Kola Daisi foundation for ‘Mental Health Talk’ and ‘Career Talk’ respectively. In celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, the Senior School Year 3 girls visited The American Corner at Magazine Road, Ibadan where they discussed salient issue that affects the everyday girl child and how to rise above societal challenges.

This term, the Grade 6 students inquired into the various factors that influence our appreciation of the aesthetic. They went on a field trip to the Odu'a Museum located inside the Cocoa House Building in order to explore the different artefacts of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria and to gain a better understanding of how appreciation of aesthetics has changed over time in Nigeria.

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Health and Safety Week 2018 Our annual Health and Safety Week was held from October 15th - 19th this year with a wide range of events Schoolwide. Activities included our “Get Moving” aerobics morning, dental health checks, simulated fire and lockdown drills, first aid training for selected staff by members of the Red Cross Society of Nigeria, a talk on child and adolescent mental health for staff and students, and hand washing demonstrations - to name just a few! Please join hands with us to make health and safety your priorities at home, just as we do here in School.

Positive Language Children are highly together on this issue, and would like to provide some impressionable and as such examples of how to put “positive language” into action. We we need to be mindful of hope you will share this information with your domestic the kind of language we use staff as well! Instead of saying “You are silly!” try saying, around them. Our aim is for “What you did was silly.” Instead of saying “Shut up!” try our students to grow up saying, “Please keep quiet.” Instead of saying “Is this the into independent, confident best you can do??” try saying “You can always improve learners; and not pessimistic ones filled with self doubt. We and I want you to keep trying.” REMEMBER: Positive recognize the importance of School and home working language leads to positive attitudes and behaviour!

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IIS Frequently Asked Questions

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IN THE CASE OF A STRIKE OR UNREST, HOW WILL PARENTS KNOW IF SCHOOL WILL OPEN?

Ans. If School must close for any reason, parents will be notified via SMS Text Message as soon as possible.

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IF MY CHILD IS ILL OR TAKING MEDICATION, IS IT OK FOR ME TO BRING HIM/HER TO SCHOOL AND PUT HIM/HER IN THE SICK BAY WITH THE SCHOOL NURSE?

If your child is ill or is being treated at home with medication (e.g. malaria medication or antibiotics for an infection), we ask that you DO NOT send him/her to School. Please keep your child at home until he/she is fully recovered.

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numbers. When parents ask our Teachers for their numbers, it is difficult for the Teachers to say no, so please support us on this matter by kindly refraining from asking your child’s Teacher for their phone numbers. If you would like to reach your child’s class teacher, please call the School Office: 07055583807

Each family is issued with an IIS Parent Code at the point of registration. This Parent Code is used to identify payments and you need to include this Code on all bank transactions and tellers so that the Accounts Department can correctly identify your payment(s) and credit your School account accordingly when payments are made. WHAT IS A LOCK DOWN DRILL?

Ans. A lock down drill is a safety procedure used in School

to train our students on what to do in case of an emergency within the school grounds. Examples of emergencies which might lead to this procedure being carried out include any scenario in which we want to protect our students from exposure to a school ground risk.

I NEED MY CHILD’S CLASS TEACHER’S MOBILE NUMBER SO I CAN CONTACT HIM/HER WITH ANY ISSUES OR CONCERNS I MAY HAVE ABOUT MY CHILD

Ans. We do not give out Class Teachers’ personal phone

WHAT’S AN IIS PARENT CODE AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?

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WHY DOES IIS HAVE A MOTHER TONGUE PROGRAMME? I WANT MY CHILD TO BE INTERNATIONAL!

At IIS, our goal is promote international mindedness. Our mother tongue programme is a part of who we are as a School as it enables us to encourage our students to proudly embrace their various cultural identities. By helping students to affirm their own personal identities, we empower them with the tools they need to appreciate and respect all cultures.

Summative Assessments

Bravo to all of our Junior School students for their excellent Summative Assessment Presentations last week! We are proud to see how well our students have been able to internalize and display the various attributes of the Learner Profile over the course of their first Units of Inquiry this year. Featured in these photos are Grade 1 with “Healthy Relationships”, Grade 2 with “Healthy Lifestyles”, Grade 3 with “Body Systems”, Grade 4 with “Stereotypes”, Grade 5 with “Learning and the Brain” and Grade 6 with “Our Appreciation of the Aesthetic”. Well done to them all!

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Happy Birthday!!!

Nai Estephan Majiyebo Esuga, Jesujomiloju Abulude Ademidun Adegoke Diya Gursahaney, Khadija Ali-Garko, Ireoluwa Odunjo, Fatimah Adeoye Yasmeen Gamal Hashim, Boluwatife Oyekan Oluwafeyikemi Ige Olamide Olaosebikan-Oyewole Iyinoluwa Adeyefa, Amirah Akim-Yusuf Akshaar Budhrani, Richard Adesire Femi-Fayomi Willamina Chatburn-Ojehomon Muhammad Aayan Hayat Abraham Ajuwon Chinonso Beluonwu, Emmanuella Ewah Ahmad Yusuf, Oluwamayokun Olamiju Hneoma Ile, Oluwatofunmi Sose, Idris Lam-Adesina Seun Adeyemi, Omosalewa Owhonda, Princess Osuki Jean-Paul Abi Samra Ayaan Pandey, Khairat Adenekan, Tony Samer-Koussa Faridah Raimi, Daniel Oladejo Oyinda Fashanu, Ellis Ukagwu Mofola Alawode, Efetobore Aziza

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Daniel Adeleye, Shahed Kamnakish Kamal Raimi, Zainab Mudasiru, Anvika Kale Raameen Sheikh Antonella Abi Samra, Ibibolaji Araoye Oyinkansola Osinowo-Adeleye, David Adeleye Karim Sayour Marina Boutros, G.Deepak Guduri, Bhargava Charan Guthikonda, Jasmina Hjeij, Derinsola Oduwole Abhikamya Vinod, Ademide Aina, Oyindamola Bashiru Zainab Nazzal Miguel Adenuga Nifemi Akindeji-Oladeji, Oluwatomiwa Adigun Tamilore Okeleye, Andrew Barsoumian Emmanuel Joel-Ibeh Angeline Shahimi, Progress Roman Obaferanmi Ashaye, Mohammed Gamal Hashim Darasimi Adedeji Tamilore Akinwale, Sah-Marie Kouyate Kwo'opnaan Fyaktu Ebunoluwa Ajayeoba, Kim Tax-Valence, Kabirat Olayiwola Toluwanimi Ladigbolu, Palak Pal

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If you plan to celebrate your child’s birthday in School, please note class parties can take place ONLY at break time and teachers should be well informed in advance.

Student Council Elections A hearty congratulations to our newly elected Student Council! We are pleased to report a free and fair electoral campaign and hitch free elections. Elections were held on Wednesday, 31st October 2018 and all students from Grade 1 to Senior School Year 4 participated actively to learn how elections take place in a democratic system. Class Representatives have also been selected in each Junior and Senior School class. Ore Fayemiwo President

Titi Babalola Treasurer

Fadeke Balogun

Akshaar Budhrani Oreofe Odusanya Vice President

Secretary

Deputy President

Mofope Oyediran Gabriel Adewole Social Director

Naomi Ahmadu

Asst. Social Director

Student Liaison Officer

School Office: 02-291-8483, 0705-558-3807, Pre-School: 0704-550-4377 Email: mail@ibadaninternationalschool.com @iis_ng Website: www.ibadaninternationalschool.com

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