New Staff Residence Building
We welcomed our kids back to school after a long summer holiday. As always, our first day was spent doing some fun ice-breaking activities to put everyone at ease. Students took turns in telling the whole class about their holiday and the favourite activities they did during the break. The students were all delighted to be back to school and to be reunited with their friends.
During the summer break, IBSF was hard at work preparing towards the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. A new staff quarters was required to create more space for our teachers and staff that reside on school grounds. We embarked on the project to build an additional staff residential building and were able to complete it during the summer holidays.
Every year we select a special project to focus on, last year before we went on holiday, we started a Book-Club to help encourage our kids to read more. We are happy to say that all the students have advised they read the books that were given to them and we look forward to having engaging conversations with them about the selected books.
The IBSF is aware of the significant impact that STEM can have in the lives of children. This year we have created the STEM Impact Project and will be making it an integral part of our curriculum. In recent times, STEM has become popular all over the world and implementing it in the Shinning Light school will expose our students to the power of innovation and technology.
We believe STEM will foster creativity and help generate innovations. As well, students will have the opportunity to experiment and take risks when practising with the new technology. In addition, the practical learning will foster team work as students work together to find solutions to problems. Our hope is that our students will be empowered and prepared to embrace new technology when they come across it instead of being afraid. This experience will also help the Shinning Light School students remain competitive with other students in the country and across the globe.
We have purchased materials to kick start STEM with the kids from an early age to our older kids in high school. Students will receive modern classroom supplies/materials, including interactive learning tools, technology resource training, and the curriculum needed for critical thinking. The IBSF is confident the teachers and students of The Light School will gain renewed energy in the classroom thanks to this ambitious project!
We hope you had a wonderful summer as well and we are sending a huge THANK YOU from Nigeria! All your support and encouragement makes these projects possible and we couldn't do this without you.