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A visit to the Zoo

It was one of those lessons that needed to be taken out of school, teaching in First Age Private Schools is not about standing in front on the class to explain the textbook to the children by showing them pictures, yes sometimes we cannot help but show pictures, but then when we can, we do take it to the next level. That was the case of Nursery 2 last week, as they paid a visit to the Park and Zoo to have fun while learning, Teaching a child how cunning a tortoise can be from a story book while that child rides on the back of a 90 year old tortoise was an experience that is irreplaceable. Just as we did with Grade 3 on the trip to Kaduna by train (Teaching train transportation and rural settlements).

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Celebrating UNICEF Day

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created by the UN General Assembly in 1946 to provide humanitarian and development assistance to children and mothers in developing nations. UNICEF Day is marked every 31st of October.
First Age Private Schools Kubwa. celebrated the UNICEF Day, by visiting the children at the IDP camp in Garki. There were lessons learned and taught, one of which the value of Education and the need to help those in need.
Questions asked by the pupils of First Age Private Schools at the camp included ” Why are they called displaced” “Why are the rich in the society not coming to help them” “Why are the ones in Primary 4 looking so Matured” “Why are they sitting on the ground to learn” .

Its really an experience and an eye opener for both the pupils and the teachers. We need to do more as citizens of Nigeria.

There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace. — Kofi Annan

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Jungle in Scout Day Camp

The 2017 Jungle in Scout Day Camp took place on Saturday 21st of October and of course First Age wasn’t left out as we stormed the camp with a great number of pupils, more than any other school present. Oh yes, we are not just about the books…..

The event is a one day camping and gaming extravaganza organized annually by the Scout Association of Nigeria. This year’s Abuja event took place at Millennium park, with lots of games and activities that teach mental strength, problem solving skills, agility, endurance and lots more.

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Nursery II Fathers Day

It wouldn’t have been complete after writing a composition about the Mother without writing one for the Father.so it was the turn of our fathers to visit their children in school and tell them what it means to be a father, what fathers do everyday and how to write a story about fathers.

The day ended with a few games which was loads of fun and educational for the children. A big thank you to our fathers for making out time to help educate the children.

Contents by Nursery 2

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Mothers Day Visit

It was an exciting day for us and the children as mothers paid us a visit to help the pupils of Nursery two compose their first composition about Mothers, What better way to teach a child how to write a story other than a full description by the person who the story is about.

A million thanks to those that honoured our invitation, to those that couldn’t make it, you missed out on a lot of fun, we hope you will be able to make it next time.

 

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FAPS Independence day celebration

It wasn’t just another day @ First Age Private Schools Kubwa, neither was it just another day in this great country Nigeria, No!. It was the 57th Independence of our great nation and as usual we celebrated in style. i believe a photosplash is in order, so here it is;

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Summer

FAPS Summer Day Camp 2017

Why worry about your child’s safety and whereabouts this summer, why delay their education and development waiting for a new session to begin in September, why waste useful time trying to keep them engaged at home when you can maximize the holiday by keeping them engaged, happy and productive.

@ First Age Private Schools we offer a wide variety of programs to continually improve the development of your children, ranging from Kitchen skills to Handcrafts, Literacy skills to Therapeutic Aerobics, Handwriting, Science, etc,

We offer:

  •  Numeracy and Literacy skills

  • Mad Science

  • Music

  • Ankara Bags and Bead Making

  • Pastries making

  • Handwriting skill development

  • Sports

  • Crocheting. etc. 

Venue: Plot M7, Along Army Settlement Scheme, before Dutse Junction, Kubwa Extention III, Abuja
Date: 6th August – 1st September 2017
Time: 9am – 1pm Daily
for more enquiries, contact 09-2916300, 08051936906, 08053744540

 

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Class

Farewell to the Class of 2017

It was a colorful event as usual as we bade farewell to the Class of 2017. When i say colorful, i don’t mean that in a modest way, the decorations matched the choir uniforms, the cake matched the graduating gowns, the blue with a touch of yellow outfits by the teachers was spot on (though it was more colorful for the ladies than the guys… lol.. some of the coats looked like what Nnamdi Azikiwe wore during the independence ).

To the class of 2017 we say thank you for riding it out till the end.

  • Erioluwa Odeniran

  • Rharum Iyamba

  • Usman Suleiman

  • Eniola Solagbade

  • Jeremy Ahmadu

  • Princess Okorie

  • Obasi Blessing

  • Ediomo Uko

  • Mimi Ajuyah

    We shall never forget your contributions to First Age Private Schools, neither will we relent in our wishes and prayers for your success in life. We look forward to hearing great news in future about each and every one of you.

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Grade 4

The DNA of the First Age Teacher

As i walked around the quiet hallways reminiscing on how knowledge was transferred from teacher to pupil, how mathematics was dismantled for the younger brains, how Quantitative was a regular morning dose and most importantly how nurturing took place. I was astonished at the site of a welcome message hanging at the entrance of one of the classes. Yes it says WELCOME but this wasn’t your regular welcome to our class, this was more inspiring, i connected to the words each time i went back to read it, and i know the pupils of that class would have connected to it too. (that’s if they read it…lol)

 

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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….

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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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WannaCrypt

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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