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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Representing our Name (First Age) in Extra-Curricular Activities

If u haven’t heard it from other media houses like NTA, AIT, CNN etc. Then read it here first that a certain school in Kubwa named First Age Private Schools, participated in the just concluded National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) Abuja inter-school sports competition, which saw in attendance over 40 schools including 30 primary schools.

First Age Private Schools participated fully with about 30 contingents taking part in all of the primary and nursery games. Its my pleasure to tell you that it was a success. We did not just participate, we set a standard, bringing home 3 gold trophies and placing amongst the top three in other events.

The three gold trophies was won in the following events;

50 Meters Nursery

100 Meters Upper Primary

Match Pass

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Please watch out for a gallery of the event pictures

 

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Orderliness by Nursery 2

So we learnt about orderliness today in class and we had fun putting our class in order. How else do we teach a topic as important as orderliness if not by practically performing tasks that will teach our children to be orderly……. here’s where i ll use that famous quote in the good book..

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it

Watch the second video here

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Our Sports Prowess

FAPS was at it again, and this time it was at the Inter-school sports competition hosted by Shinning Stars Academy. It was one of those events that saw the pupils of First Age Private Schools Kubwa, climb the podium on both the male and the female category. amongst the competing schools was Excellent Grade International Schools, Goshen Montessori, Global Model Schools Jahi, Baptist,  Unity Schools etc.

The representatives:
Boys

  • Nwachukwu Divine (Captain)
  • Folahanmi Justin Akinmutimi,
  • Taiwo Marvellous
  • Saliu Iyanu

Girls

  • Adeniyi Farida (Captain)
  • Obasi Blessing
  • Yakudima Hajara
  • Taiwo Aishat

More Pictures after the cut

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Project C3 (Convince, Compel, Convert) First Round

It was a great day as we hosted the maiden edition of Project C3. in attendance was Unique Standard bearer Montessori School Kubwa and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Model Schools. Both schools brought on their A games as they did justice to their respective topics.

Unique Standard  Bearer Montessori Schools opposed the motion that Television is an effective tool in building the minds of children……. while Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Model Schools was of the opinion that career choices should be based on interest rather than academic scores….

Looking forward to hosting the match-up between both schools with an exciting topic that would open the minds of these children to life itself.

A big thank you to the participants for keying into this vision, a heartfelt gratitude to our sponsor Mrs ZC Adeleke, our esteemed panel of judges Dame Joan Oji and Dr Shitttu.

Omolara Aboderin
Coordinator

 

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Project C3 (Convince, Compel, Convert)

Project C3 is an annual interschool debate competition for private schools in Abuja. The motive behind this project is to help pupils develop confidence and good communication skills.

Through debating, children can broaden their horizons and begin to explore big ethical questions. Teaching them to see things from a range of perspectives is a real life skill that will help them as they move on into secondary school and beyond

Through the experience of debating, students will:
  • Learn to speak in public and in front of their peers
  • Develop cognitive and language abilities, as well as skills in research and debating
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the global issues affecting millions of people
  • Receive a certificate of participation.

Schools will receive invites in batches and subsequently receive the topics for debate after confirmation of participation.

 

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1st Term in Pictures

Words cannot explain enough how our children spent their time learning and showcasing their skills. Here is a tip of the iceberg.

There was:

A visit to The National Assembly by Grade 5 and 6

FAPS Coding Week

Introduction of Taekwondo Lessons

Fathers Day visit

Mathematics Made Easy DI Lessons

FAPS Cultural Day

FAPS Colour Day

FAPS Christmas Carol….. just to mention a few

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Always on top

We have never lagged behind, neither have we relented on impacting the necessary knowledge for the future, nor thought about being second place for that matter.

Here’s how we started off coding in First Age Private Schools.

We started off with the in-House coding day (Thursday) and then we moved on to the FAPS Coding Day (Friday) which was a memorable event as we welcomed pupils from Adeola International Schools Kubwa in one of our sessions. The grand finale was the Code-Rite-Day that saw the members of the FAPS Digital Club and a handful of others visit Start Rite Schools Apo for a coding session that resulted in them creating a fun Maze Game with 8 levels.

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