Chrisland Welcomes Learners back to School amidst Enhanced Child Protection and Safeguarding Protocols
We are pleased to welcome our learners back to school in our various units. The third term promises to be exciting and enlightening.
We have rejigged and retrofitted our Child Protection and Safeguarding processes to further enhance and reflect our commitment to creating a conducive and safe environment for our learners and staff.
Welcome back, scholars; now let’s go and show forth the light!
It was a celebration of the arts today at Chrisland High School Ikeja, during this year’s edition of the school’s annual Book Day, this year’s edition was tagged “Soar on the Wings of Imagination".
The event was graced by many secondary schools in Lagos, including other units of Chrisland Schools. The guest speaker, Mr Seun Odukoya, an award-winning writer, extolled the virtues of reading. He asserted that reading improves the imagination of the reader; he encouraged the students to cultivate a healthy reading culture.
It was a weeklong programme held from Wednesday, 16th October 2019, to Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, in the School Hall. The annual Book Week was expanded and aptly named Diction-in-English/Literary Week. Several in-house programmes were conducted in the build-up to the grand finale: the Library Day programme, on Tuesday, 22nd October 2019.
The entire week featured exciting programmes which created awareness about the importance of literacy, reading culture, correct pronunciation of words, use of right expressions, refined behaviour, poem recitation, visiting libraries regularly and developing the ability to review books amongst our students.
The theme was ‘Soar High on the Wings of Imagination’. Many schools were invited to witness the occasion on the day of the grand finale and benefit from it as a renowned facilitator, Mr Miracle Ihuoma, explored all the mysteries surrounding the library and its effective use. He went a step further to talk about imbibing the reading culture, theatre production, writing poems and the acquisition of knowledge for perfect fulfilment. The Chief Speaker admonished the students to have confidence and work hard for a brighter future.
Five invited schools, White Dove and Canterbury plus three of our sister schools, CHSI, CCI and CHSLK were in attendance and participated effectively in the programme. Other invited schools sent in their apologies as they were already on their mid-term break.
Students from Chrisland High School VGC in their bespoke yellow T-shirts excellently showcased various forms of displays, talk shows, short dramas, dances, rap music, recitation of poems and other presentations. The event ended on a great note as all present left the hall with a feeling of euphoria and fulfilment for a day well spent.
The 6th edition of Winifred Awosika Foundation’s Regional Junior Scrabble Tournament for Schools was held on Saturday 22nd February 2020, at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall l, Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere.
The annual event is aimed at developing the critical thinking, vocabulary and mental preparedness of school pupils. According to the organisers, the game of Scrabble not only allows the players to think critically, it also improves their brainpower. WAFSTS has since its inception become a breeding ground for scrabble players who have subsequently won both national and international honours for the country.
This year’s edition came to a climactic end as Beulah Allswell of Rayfield International Primary School, Akwa Ibom emerged as the winner of the tournament. Emmanuella Bala (Faithway Primary School, Niger State) and Onibudo Demilade (Chrisland School, VGC, Lagos) took the 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Others in the top 10 include Charles Maxwell (Obalodu School, Lagos), Oyinlade Adewunmi (Capstone School, Lagos), Elizabeth Echeta (Faithway Primary School, Niger State), Chibuchi Onwusonye (Obalodu School, Lagos), Shantelle Ukhubetine (Mastersville School, Lagos), Ebe Michael (Chrisland School, Ladipo Oluwole) and Atashili Temiloluwa (Chrisland School, VGC).
The top four winners went home with ₦250,000 (1st place), ₦150,000 (2nd place), ₦100,000 (3rd Place) and ₦50,000 (4th place) while contestants who placed between 5th and 10th went home with ₦10,000 in cash prizes.