BIS News Update: Monday 7th April 2014

Last week school was dominated by IGCSE practical examinations in ICT and oral examinations in English and French. This week students will sit their final ICT practical before breaking for Easter and the final push in preparing for the rest of the IGCSE papers that will be sat in May and June.

As part of the Economics/ Business Studies programme a number of Year 10 students visited the Lagos Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Preparations continue for the French Trip that leaves next week, the Duke of Edinburgh's Expedition and Donosti Cup trips that follow towards the end of next term. Could we please appeal to all interested to get all visa documents to the relevant teachers as soon as possible. Sadly the various European authorities are making school trips to Europe no easier as we must complete all the 'red tape'. Alas the price we have to pay for travelling in an unsettled world.

Fortunately, Rio, was able to come to us on Friday night when the Lower School Formal Dinner was held. The World Cup theme was greatly enjoyed by all who took part, the Samba demonstration proving to be a hit. Had the cutoff for the students not been 9:00 pm I am sure many would have danced all night!

The same venue was used for a slightly more sedate get together for teachers and parents held on Saturday afternoon in New Horizons. This event gave teachers and parents the opportunity to interact in more relaxed surroundings than normal. At the latter occasion musical chairs proved to be very popular and very competitive. Our thanks go to the PTA Executive for helping to set up two very successful events.

Our Boarders rounded off the term with a BBQ and social on Sunday night.

This being the last week of term may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and wish you a restful and happy break before we start what looks like being a very busy third term.

However before school closes on Friday April 11th we have a number of special events. On Tuesday our Drama Department will be presenting Romeo and Juliet in New Horizons, commencing at 4:30 pm. No tickets for this event but donations of N1000 will be collected on the door for the Student Council Charity Fund.

On Thursday the school will be joining in the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Coronation of our Chief Patron, HRM Obama (Dr) Idowu Abiodun Oniru J.P. Oniru of Iruland Victoria Island and Environs. HRM will be in school on Thursday to meet with students and staff.

We hope to as many parents as possible on Friday when we will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences in New Horizons between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm.

With best wishes

Peter Yates