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Vol.3 - Issue 4 - 2016/2017

Ibadan International School


Welcome to 2017! A new year marks the chance for new beginnings, new goals, new friendships and new opportunities! Meanwhile, School has started and is now in full swing with lots of new learning happening in all of our classrooms. Our Senior School students are on the countdown to their A Level, IGCSE and Checkpoint Exams, with practical exams in some subjects starting as early as February, while our Junior and Pre-School Students are working hard to develop their own skills and knowledge through their new Units of Inquiry. We also have lots of exciting activities to look forward to this term, including a wide range of Optional After School Clubs, Literacy Month, our Inter-School Spelling Bee, the Student Council Disco, Sports Days, our new Arts Fiesta and more. With all of these exciting plans, we know that 2017 will be a good year for all of us in the IIS community. Happy New Year! Last day of first term.... Mother Tongue Programme PTA Event IIS 2017 Calendar Swimming Reminder PYP Updates and Units New Year, New Procedures Happy Birthday AISEN Prefects’ Leadership Training 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS: January 2017 Wk Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su

1 2 3 4

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22 27 28 29

Term 2 Begins A Level/IGCSE/Checkpoint Saturday Classes begin PTA Event: First Aid Training for Parents Optional After School Clubs Begin PYP Parents’ Workshop

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Last Day of First Term... Some of our many End of Term activities during the last week of School in December included a wonderful visit from Santa (many thanks to one of our pre-school parents, Mr. Obalana for facilitating this!), the End of Term Award Assemblies, and our Community Development work. We are very proud of Grade 3B who raised the greatest amount of money during our Mathbuster Challenge! They were rewarded with a trip to Domino's Pizza where they learned how to make pizza and enjoyed a pizza party. The funds raised have already been put to good use and our Senior School students organized and delivered chairs and tables to furnish the dining hall at the Omoyeni Special School for theVisually Impaired in the Orita Aperin area of Ibadan.

Mother Tongue Programme

PTA Event The PTA is pleased to invite all parents to participate in a First Aid Training which will come up on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 9am to 2pm in the Senior School Library. This training will be delivered by the Nigerian Red Cross. All parents are encouraged to come and learn life saving tips and techniques as well as refresh their knowledge of first aid and safety procedures. Parents should please RSVP for the event at the School Office.

Swimming Reminder

Building on the success of our Mother Tongue Programme in Pre-School last term, we are pleased to be including Grades 1-3 in our Friday morning Mother Tongue language classes this term! In order to accommodate the larger number of student participants, we would like to invite any parents interested in helping to run these Mother Tongue classes to volunteer by contacting Mrs. Malita Ashiru or the Main Office.

IIS 2017 Calendar We hope you have all proudly displayed your 2017 IIS desktop calendars which were sent home to all parents on the last day of term in December. We are really proud of all our keen artists and delighted to be able to showcase their work once again on our calendar. We however apologize for the printer error on the December artwork: the student’s name that was omitted was that of Emmanuel Ero.

Timetabled swimming classes will take place this term for Grades 3 & 4 and detailed information has already been sent home to Grade 3 & 4 parents. IIS branded swimming costumes and bags for both boys and girls are available for sale in the School Office.

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PYP Update & Units Check out the exciting new units of inquiry happening in our classes this term!

Exploration leads to discovery and develops new understandings.

We express our creativity in different ways.

The balance of organisms within systems affects biodiversity. erutluc ruo sserpxe eW hguorht sfeileb dna .snoitarbelec

G6 Nursery


Pre-KG Economic activities impact humankind and the environment. etinif erahs sgniht gniviL .secruoser

G4 KG Certain individuals have changed their societies in various ways.

Knowing about our family histories enables us to discover our cultural origins and develop historical awareness.

Where we live is part of a much bigger whole and has features we can explore.

G3 G1 G2 Transdisciplinary Theme Key:









PYP Update

Thank you once again to all those parents who supported us during the PYP Programme Evaluation Review and Visit last term. We were overwhelmed by parent support and are particularly grateful to those who volunteered to be part of the meetings with the IB visiting team as well as those who so kindly provided homemade treats for our IB Visitors! We are looking forward to receiving our PEV Report soon and will communicate our Action Plan to the School Community once the final review is complete.

New Year, New Procedures

As the new year begins, we would like to ask parents to work with us in minimizing impromptu meetings with teachers. While Section Supervisors (namely: Mrs. Malita Ashiru in Pre-School, Mrs. Helen Chatburn-Ojehomon in Junior School, Mr. Adewumi Aina in Senior School and Mrs. Bunmi Afilaka for A Levels) and Mrs. Ige operate Open-Door Policies and are willing to see parents whenever they are available, we ask that meetings with teachers be booked through the Main Office. This will ensure that teachers have enough time to prepare for their classes and ensure that teaching and learning in their classrooms remains their top priority. Thank you! Page 3

Ghassan Al-Sabik, Jana Swed Daniella Ogunjobi, Alaa Shokor Toni Ero, Ayush Ashwin Folafunmi Adeyemi Veda Viswanath Zara Chatburn-Ojehomon Pranuj Ajayan, Ayomikun Adeleye Charles Naoum, Folahanmi Adegoke Tomi Ogundana Oluwatomisin Alabi Kanyinsola Okunlola, Oyinkansola Ahmadu Chloe El- Jurdi, Eyitayo Abass Leticia Naoum, Khush Lalchandani, Michael Fadeyi Oreoluwakitan Okuromade Michael Zard Adewunmi Owoyemi, Darasimi Alabi, Adebola Adeyanju, Subomi Macaulay, Karen Dibbo Alex Feghali, Khalid Ogidan Korede Bashir, Tomiyin Oyegunle Ayomade Adeolu-Akande, Sharan Prasaath Rajesh

01 January 03 January 04 January 07 January 08 January 10 January 12 January 13 January 15 January 16 January 17 January 18 January 19 January 19 January 20 January 21 January 26 January 27 January 27 January 28 January 30 January 31 January 1 February 1 February

David Obalana, Asaoluwa Akinwale George Fakunle Ife Onakomaiya, Rhea Maria Feghali, Madeeha Tawwab Ayodeji Fanawopo, Oluwatimilehin Abiodun Laibal Batool Ajmal Ethan Nwaogu, Christa-Maria Boukhalil, Oluwafunmbi Sose Oluwatunmise Sowemimo, Mhanna Charbel Oluwaseun Bashir, Mohamad Mdiehly Vedant Lalchandani, Adunoluwa Samson Aline Shahimi, Toluwanimi Ololade Olamilekan Edematie Fareeda Oladeji, Stephanie Nasr Arike Oladeji, Oreoluwa Bello, Mariam Mudasiru Nimi Animashaun Jenessa Jim Oreoluwa Fayemiwo Oluwatoope Fatokun , Oluwatishe Iji Jomiloju Olagunju, Michael Akinwale Toluwanimi Ashaye, Hauwa Muhammed-Koro, Moyosola Owoeye, Anuoluwapo Omitowoju

2 February 3 February 6 February 6 February 7 February 9 February 11 February 11 February 12 February 14 February 15 February 16 February 17 February 18 February 19 February 20 February 21 February 22 February 23 February 24 February 25 February 27 February 27 February 27 February 29 February

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 informed well in advance.

AISEN Prefects’ Leadership Training 2017 Members of the Student Council and SSY3 & SSY4 students that ran for office attending the AISEN Prefects Course which was held in Greensprings School, Lekki, Lagos. It was a 3-day event and each day was packed full of activities which included understanding Leadership Styles & Communication, Team Building Exercises, Time Management & Goal Setting, Tug of War and Water activities. The students from each school worked in teams and were scored per several criteria which included punctuality, enthusiasm and taking part. At the end of the event, IIS came in 3rd overall. Well done to our students for making us proud!

School Office: 02-291-8483, 0705-558-3807, Pre-School: 0704-550-4377 Email: @iis_ng Website:

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