It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the last month of the year; there is a lot to reflect through in gratitude this year, therefore we give thanks to God Almighty for seeing us through a successful term.
I thank you for being with us throughout this first semester and congratulate all of us for successfully coming to its end on this day 13th December 2019.
In this first semester we have had a flurry of activities; Examinations at different levels, intensive lectures and studies, coffee morning meeting, career days, consultations with parents, motivational trainings and community service. In all these we have lost our sweat and endured, smiled and laughed together.
Ours is a model of co-education which goes beyond the education of male and female students together, to the co-operation of parents and teachers for the betterment of students and their education. Thank you for cooperating in all these.
Ours is a desire to bring out the best in our children, through the disciplined process of tough love. We wish you a wonderful reunion with your wards this yuletide, and we pray they will resume on Monday 6th January,2019 with more vigor and readiness to conform to the age-long principles of Catholic education which animates our school in line with the tradition of the Somascan fathers.
We expect to have them back in January, safe and in sound health, and well improved with regards to what they have learnt in school and not void of previous teachings from the preceding term.
We remind you that by January/February CIE registrations and the Qualifying examinations will be ongoing, along with and a series of other examinations which will be lined up till the May/June 2020 Cambridge International Examinations.
This new semester from January will be far more serious and intensive than the semester we have concluded, therefore greater expectations of Punctuality, Responsibility, Self-organization, Maturation in independent study, active collaboration, Self-regulation, and development of strong sense of initiative will be demanded, and should be watch words for every student.
We shall not compromise on any of these points since we believe that at the core of success is discipline. The first sign of discipline is outward appearance, therefore all parents are kindly reminded to re-read the parents’ handbook and be reminded also of their signed commitments to accept all the principles of discipline guiding the 16Plus School.
We wish you peace, joy and prosperity!
Rev Fr Tobias Ihejirika (crs)