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.
Unique Standard Bearers
The boys tried their best and was placed third out of the five invited schools despite one of the contingents falling during the race
The girls as usual took the first position like it was birth right out of the five invited schools
With the captain of the school in this group we expected nothing less than first position and we returned with our expectations intact
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)
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
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
Please watch out for a gallery of the event pictures
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the next 25 years, Africa’s working-age population will double to one billion, exceeding that of China and India. In the meantime, the digital skills gap is widening: while coding has the power to put millions of young Africans on the path to successful careers and empower them to build sustainable growth, companies in Africa are currently struggling to hire enough qualified IT talent. So the question is not whether a full life cycle of skills support for young people in Africa needs to be created, but when. Africa Code Week says: NOW.
To register and participate in the FAPS Coding Day, click on the link below
Take a sneak peak into out Taekwondo session, watch master Kemfon Samuel in his full Taekwondo uniform and other pupils learn the basic acts of self defense and respect. We appeal to the parents to register their children for the Taekwondo sessions and make provisions for their uniforms to enable full participation.
Benefits of Taekwondo to Children
Fostering Self-Discipline – One of the central tenets of all forms of the martial arts is an absolute focus on self-discipline. Today’s kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification that lessons in self-restraint and discipline aren’t always easy to come by. Kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential self-discipline is.
Boosting Socialization Skills – Kids who don’t always thrive in highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people and make new friends when they’re in a room filled with peers who share a common interest. The kids on the playground may not always have much common ground, but devotees to the martial arts are able to get to know one another through shared pursuits. Partner-driven forms like jiu jitsu can also foster camaraderie, as they force kids to pair off and build their skills together.
Encouraging Physical Activity – Limiting screen time is a great idea when it comes to getting kids off the couch and encouraging them to be more active, but it only goes so far. Enrolling an inactive child in such a physically demanding pastime not only discourages the sedentary lifestyle she’s used to, but also gives her an enjoyable activity that inspires her to keep moving.
Learning to Set and Achieve Goals – Most forms of martial arts are based around an accomplishment system of colored belts that signify the wearer’s degree of skill. When your child strives toward each new belt, he’s learning valuable lessons about setting and reaching his goals.
Increased Self-Esteem – Confidence comes with achievement, so your child’s self-esteem level will get a boost with every new move he masters and every belt he earns. Kids who struggle with a low sense of self-worth usually become more confident as time progresses while they’re enrolled in a martial arts class.
Instilling a Sense of Respect – Learning any martial arts style will require your child to show her instructor unflinching respect. Today’s kid culture doesn’t always include respect for authority, adults or those in advanced positions. When she goes to her karate or tae kwon do class, though, your child will be learning lessons in respect along with new moves.
Encouraging Non-Violent Conflict Resolution – Thinking that martial arts instruction promotes violent behavior is justified if your only experience with the activity comes from television or movies. In fact, many defensive styles teach kids peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasize the importance of avoiding a physical altercation.
Improving Listening Skills – In order to master the skills she’s being taught and advance through the belt ranks, your child will have to exercise superior listening skills. Kids who aren’t always adept when it comes to paying attention to what they’re told can benefit from the verbal instruction and one-on-one work in her dojo.
Developing Teamwork Skills – Whether he’s breaking boards to get a new belt or sparring in a practice setting to master a new maneuver, there are few things that your child does in his martial arts classes that will be done on his own. Working together to learn new things and accomplish goals is an important life lesson for kids to learn, and instruction in the martial arts can help your child learn that lesson.
Improvement in Other Areas of Life – The benefits of martial arts training don’t end in the dojo. The boost in confidence, increased fitness level and new cooperation skills will also help your child navigate the academic and social aspects of school, affect his behavior at home and have an all-around good influence on him as he develops into an adult
The Equip A Child Campaign is a program geared toward providing basic school materials to those that cant afford it. You will be surprised at what the little care you show can transform the lives of these children.
FAPS once again hits the ground running with its DI methods of teaching.. focusing on various ways to pass the same instruction and knowledge to different pupils in the environments that best explain and facilitate learning. Explaining each topic with the best set of instructional material.