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Saving the world, one way or the other

First it was turn off the light …… now they say turn off the tap, and am like huh!… is it not my water and my light?, i paid for them didn’t i? but after an encounter with the pupils of grade 5, its quite clear that if we all turn off the light when its not in use, PHCN wouldn’t need to generate more just to serve more. If we all learn to turn off the tap when not needed, the water table below the ground wouldn’t be so far off from the surface. Anyways lesson leaned, but these guys shouldn’t come next week and say turn off my TV oh or my Phone, that one i will disagree to….

More pics after the cut

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The Trip to Kaduna by Train

It wasn’t enough to teach Modes of Transportation in the class like the curriculum specified, we had to take it to the road… and since the children are quite conversant with Cars, we decided to take it to the next level.
Pictures they say speak louder…. so here is a picture gallery of our trip to Kaduna via Train

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Poetry for the week

THE SUNLIGHTTHE MYSTERY OF LIFETHE WORLD
Love is like the sunlight
Absorbed through the skin
Like photosynthesis of feelings
Illuminating the inner me.
I glow with passion
A radiance within me
Shining out upon its source
For she is the sun
And she gives me the power
To grow in to a better man

By Ediomo Uko (Grade 6)

Life is a bottomless pit
You keep falling down beneath
Its hard to rise
Because you lie beside the truth and lies
You are stuck in the darkness
Because you chose to become a little bit cruel

Life is good on earth
but bad in death
life is a flower when living
but a mystery when you are a spirit.

By Samuel Kemfon (Grade 5)

There are many white bight stars
That the world can see
Can be a very fluffy snow
It can be white, yellow,
Green or blue
Can be reliable like a chair
And the world will not be corrupt

By Melphah Raphael (Grade 3)

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Poetry for this week

Here are the top three poems by the pupils for this week

WOLVES AND DOVESMR SUNBUZZ BUZZ BEE
Men are wolves
This they become when angry
Turning everything around them into garbage
A woman is a dove
her gentleness is seen in her eyes
so pure and calm

By Fatima Imam (Grade 3)

Shine bright Mr Sun
Give us happiness
Don’t be gone
How are you so hot?
And the great heat you’ve got
Oh I wonder, oh I wonder
Why are you yellow and not green?
How do you know who is nice
And not a lice
Oh Mr.sun! Oh Mr. Sun!
Shine bright Mr. Sun

 

By Sunmibare Solagbade

 

If the flowers in the morning rise above the ground
The bee, the bee say buzz buzz buzz
If the sun rises just above the sky
The bee, the bee, produces honey
If the children in the playground disturbs
The bee, the bee, stings them all

By Rofem Iyamba

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WannaCry Ransomware Recap: Some important facts you need to know

Ransomware is a malware that locks your computer making it inaccessible or it encrypts your data. It then demands you to pay a ransom for unlocking the computer or decrypting the data. This post talks about the file encrypting ransomware called WannaCry – the biggest ransomware attack in history!

1. What is WannaCry and why is it being called a global phenomenon?

The WannaCry Ransomware attack begun on 12th May 2017 (Fri) and within a day it managed to infect over 200,000 computers in 150 countries making it the biggest ransomware attack in history. After this malware encrypts the victim’s files, it demands a ransom of $300 in bitcoins. If the ransom is not paid within 3 days, the price doubles to $600. And if the payment is not paid within 7 days, the malware threatens to delete all the encrypted data permanently.

2. How did WannaCry come into being?

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) reportedly discovered an underlying vulnerability (MS17-010) in Microsoft’s Sever Message Block (SMB) protocol (“used by Windows machines to communicate with file systems over a network.”). The NSA chose not to inform Microsoft about this vulnerability and instead built an exploit called EternalBlue which could be used for intelligence-gathering purpose. A hacking group called Shadow Broker stole the details of this exploit and leaked them in public which ultimately went on to trigger the WannaCry outbreak worldwide. Microsoft had already released a security update to patch this vulnerability in March 2017, but many users and organizations failed to apply this update, exposing their systems to the attack.

3. Did WannaCry spread via emails?

Initially, it was thought so. But, the latest reports stated that the attackers behind this malware targeted systems running vulnerable SMB ports (SMB v1, in this case). When these systems were traced, the leaked EternalBlue exploit was used to launch the attack.

4. What makes WannaCry so scary?

The WannaCry ransomware is a self-propagating worm. This means, after it infects one computer, it searches for other computers in the network with the same vulnerability. If found, it can spread on its own without any user action.

5. Is the WannaCry attack over?

No. While the attack that occurred on 12th May 2017 was slowed down by a security researcher, it hasn’t stopped and is still active on the Internet. What’s even worse, some newer variants of this ransomware have been detected in the wild. The chances of a second wave of attack are really high.

6. How to stay protected against WannaCry?

  • First and foremost, install any and all available security updates immediately on your computer – specifically the update for MS17-010
  • Disable Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1). You can seek help from our Technical Support for this or follow the steps listed below:
    • Go to Control Panel > Programs > Features
    • Click Turn Windows Features on and off
    • Scroll down to find SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support and uncheck
    • Click OK and restart the computer
  • Keep your antivirus software updated and ensure you are using the latest version.
  • Always keep a secure backup of your important data
  • Beware of emails that ask you to enable ‘macros’ to view the content
  • This incident should be a glaring reminder for us to keep our OS and software up-to-date. Ensure that your computer’s Automatic Updates are enabled
  • Do not click on links or download attachments received in unwanted or unexpected emails

Dear Parents, Please contact Mr. Kingsley (08104087745) at the ICT Department of First Age Private Schools for further details and help preventing such attacks on your computers

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FAPS Internal Mathematics Competition Part 2 (Finals)

The First Age Private Schools Internal Mathematics Competition finals which took place on Friday 19th May 2017 say the emergence of new mathematics champions. Personally i will say transparency was a 100%, i know because i was there. Surprises on the other hand was the order of the day as the expected names were not what we ended up seeing on the notice boards. Every child tried their best, but as every competition will have it, there is always a winner. The following pupils will be the mathematics champions of the school until the next competition which will take place in 2018.

Anwasi Kenechukwu – Grade 3 Champion

Iyamba Rofem – Grade 4 Champion

Muhammed Aliyu – Grade 5-6 Champion

pics coming soon

 

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FAPS Internal Mathematics Competition

The maiden edition of the First Age Private Schools Mathematics Quiz Competition (Fastest Processor Series / Fastest Fingers) kick started on Monday 15th May 2017. It was a success as expected, and the qualifiers for the final round was the known mathematicians and of course some intriguing surprises.

The following children qualified for the final event which took place on Friday 19th May 2017

Category 1 (Grade 3)

  • Kenechukwu Anwasi – 24points
  • Fatima Imam – 18points
  • Arabi Ahmed – 18points
  • Uchenna Anderson – 13points
  • Egbo Ifunanya – 12points
  • Ijeh Isaac – 10points

Category 2 (Grade 4)

  • Onoja John – 12points
  • Onileowo Tolulope – 12points
  • Nwosu Chukwuka – 10points
  • Dim Munachi – 9points
  • Odezugo Paris – 8points
  • Iymaba Rofem – 8points
  • Ugochukwu Adela – 8points

Category 3 (Grade 5 – 6)

  • Odeniran Erioluwa – 22points
  • Muhammed Aliyu – 18points
  • Onoja Jude – 16points
  • Solagbade Sunmibare – 14points
  • Okorie Princess Nacha – 12points
  • Taiwo Marvellous – 12points

 

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The Golden Rules

This is what our children came up with, after weeks of Character Clinic Classes

The Golden Rules

Be Trustworthy
Be Kind
Say kind words to others
Don’t insult people for entertainment
No trouble making
Don’t make fun of others
Don’t talk bad about others
Be honest
Do not bully
Always pay attention to others
Respect people’s feelings and views
Do not act superior
Do not make jest of others
Do not look down on others
No false accusations
Do not mock others’ dressing or looks
No gossiping about others
Treat everyone equally
Be tolerant
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Introducing Poetry in FAPS

From introducing Poetry into the curriculum simply to expand the horizons of our children, to receiving poems that’s worth submitting into world art galleries. This is the story of the First Age Private Schools Poetry Class. Every week we shall be posting selected poems from our pupils, so for this week here are the poems from 3 selected pupils

Poetry for the week ending Friday 26th May 2017

The Sun

Oh big might sun

Giving warmth to the earth

From earth we see you so small

But from outer space, earth is a tiny piece

I wonder what we would do without you

If the sun were no more

We will starve and freeze to death

By Erioluwa Odeniran
Grade 6

The Stars and the World

The stars are in galaxies so high

In the sky shining so bright as a diamond

The world hangs on nothing

and yet carries millions of people

Isn’t that amazing?

To see them, awe and inspiring

Only if I were to be one of them

  By Kevwe Etaduovie
Grade 4

The Magical Rainbow

Where did you come from?

Magical wonder,

Entertainment of joy

Different colours running down like a waterfall

Oh! Oh! Magical rainbow come to me

The wonder of life

For you I stand

Oh Magical wonder!

  By Ijaja Samuel
Grade 5

 

 

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The farewell begins

Today we decided to start from the pitch… it was a matchup between Grade 6 and the rest of the school.

On the line up was;

  • Odeniran Erioluwa (Goalkeeper)
  • Obasi Blessing (Central Defender)
  • Suleiman Usman (Central Defender)
  • Ahmadu Jeremy (Midfielder)
  • Solagbade Eniola (Attacking Midfielder)
  • Iyamba Rharum (Striker)
    • Ajuyah Mimi (Substitute)
    • Uko Ediomo (Substitute) / Cheer Leader)
    • Okorie Princess (Captain of the Cheer Leading team)

It was a very interesting game as the rest of the school defeated the outgoing pupils by 3 goals to 2. First in History that the outgoing pupils will be defeated by the rest of the school. and sure we have not seen the last of such competitions as there’s rumor that there will be a rematch.

The 3-1-1 formation of the rest of the school that boosted the involvement of the following pupils proved more effective than the 2-1-2 formation of the Grade 6 Coach (Mr Isaac Jose Mou.)

  • Mohammed Aliyu (Goal Keeper)
  • Solagbade Sunmibare (Central Defender)
  • Ozonuwe Ebube (Central Defender)
  • Taiwo Marvelous (Defensive Midfielder)
  • Akalonu Victor (Midfielder)
  • Nwachukwu Divine (Attacker)
    • Samuel Kemfon (Substitute)
    • Nwosu Chukwuka (Substitute)
    • Sanni Jasim (Unused Substitute)

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Assignment for Grade 5 Diamond

As discussed in class after the introduction to surfing the web lesson today, the following are the home work for the selected groups in grade 5 Diamond.

Group 1 –  Visit www.e-learningforkids.org and write out some of the information that is useful to you
Group 2 – Visit www.e-classroom.co.za and write about the kind of information found on the site
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National Technology Competition Season 2

This is a non-profit initiative of Open Source Global limited. National Technology Competition is an annual event that intends to showcase, develop, discover and encourage the state of ICT in Nigeria education system.

We are calling on parents to register their Children / Wards and avail them the opportunity to showcase their gifts.

We are going to be training the registered participants after school hours on Mondays, during Digital Club hours on Tuesdays and on Wednesdays.

for further information please call the ICT Instructor 07038556687 or visit the website http://nationaltechnologycompetition.org.ng/

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We continued the domination

As we continue to dominate in sports amongst the private primary schools in Abuja, its no longer news that we enter the 4 by 100 meters relay Inter-School competition and run away with first position on both the male and the female categories. What was making headlines on Saturday  4th of March is that a child in Grade 2 (Primary 2) Nuhu Nabila from First Age Private Schools Kubwa, participated in the 100 Meters inter-school category with 7 schools in attendance, and placed second, outran only by the female games prefect of First Age Private Schools in the person of Adenitis-Salman Farida.

Long story short, First Age Private Schools on the same Saturday was invited to participate in three different school inter-house competitions. We had to share our contingents into three groups to be able to honour all invitations. Here’s a summary of the events.

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Boys

  • Taiwo Marvelous
  • Solagbade Eniola
  • Akalonu Victor
  • Akinmutimi Folahanmi

The boys tried their best and was placed third out of the five invited schools despite one of the contingents falling during the raceTrophy

Girls

  • Obasi Blessing
  • Ogumokun Increase
  • Olawuyi Eniola
  • Nnayelugo Chinecherem

The girls as usual took the first position like it was birth right out of the five invited schools

 

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Boys

  • Nwachukwu Divine
  • Olusajimi Joshua
  • Ekwebelem Joshua
  • Mohammed Aliyu

With the captain of the school in this group we expected nothing less than first position and we returned with our expectations intactTrophy

Girls

  • Adeniyi-Salman Farida
  • Nuhu Nabila
  • Yakudima Hajara
  • Taiwo Aisha

With the female sports prefect of the school in this group we expected first position and nothing less and our expectations were met and surpassed having fielded a grade two child in the lineup of grade 5 and 6 children

To wrap up the day, the contingents that represented FAPS for the 100 meters interschool category at the Goshen International Academy inter-House Sports competitions were Nwachukwu Divine for boys, Adeniyi-Salman Farida and Nuhu Nabila for girls.

First position for Divine and Farida and then Second position for Nabila (outshined only by our own Farida)

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Practical Food processing by Grade 5

When i see schools teaching home economics in the classroom, i wonder why they expect those children to grow up knowing how to cook. can someone please explain what half a measure of pepper is in the kitchen or 1 tea spoon of flour or even a pinch of salt. lol.

In FAPS we don’t just explain on the whiteboard, we let the pupils try their hands on the menu. Today’s menu is …….. Moi-Moi

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