BIS Newsletter 23rd October 2015

NEWS

Student council elections:
Over the last few weeks we have been holding the student council elections for the four Executive positions on council. Students were competing for the posts of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. We were overwhelmed by the interest in the posts and want to thank all 28 students who applied. Due to the high number of applicants, we had to reduce the number to thirteen. 

Tuesday was election day and the resultsts were given out during assembly on Wednesday.


Treasurer

Secretary

Vice President

President


Boluwatife Hamzat

Shiek Jobe

Oluwaseun Olumurewa

Teniola Adegbola

Arethabelle Smith

Olamide Lawal

Imuetinyan Aletor

InĂ¡am Adeoluwa-Kitti Opesanwo

Sonia Bendre

Freda Ovah

Odunayo Salu

Iheomimi Okere

Winner

Sheik Jobe

Teniola Adegbola

InĂ¡am Adeoluwa-Kitti  Opesanwo

Iheomimi Okere

Congratulations to all who were involved.



P.T.A General meeting and P.T.A levy:
The P.T.A. would like to invite all parents to their general meeting on Monday 9th November 2015 at 8.00 am. This is a great time to come and meet other parents and find out how about their role in school. They would also like to remind all parents that you are required to pay a P.T.A. Levy. Most of you have paid but, if you have not, please can you remit 5000 Naira as soon as possible. Thank you

Lego:
We have been asked to create a new co-curricular activity revolving around a competition organised by the First Lego League. http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2015trashtrek The challenge revolves around using robotics and Lego.
It is an activity which will be slightly more expensive than other co-curricular activities, therefore, before beginning, we would like to ascertain the level of interest. At the end of this document is an application form for parents to complete and return if they would like their child to participate. The cost will vary depending on the numbers but it will be between 15000 naira and 20000 for the academic year. We require a minimum of 10 participants but the group will be capped at 20.Please find attached the consent form for the Lego 2015 Trash Trek Challenge.

Meals:
We are very concerned by the number of students who do not eat properly during lunchtime. Several students are skipping breakfast and/or lunch altogether or just drinking soft drinks. Please can you talk this over with your children and emphasize the need to eat something. The lack of food impacts on their performance in the classroom. Of greater concern is the difficulties it can cause when they are participating in P. E.

Mobile Phones: The school policy stipulates that no student should bring their phone to school. If you feel that it is absolutely necessary that your child should have their phone then please put a written request into Mr Okosodo or Ms Bain. In this instance, your child will be required to leave the phone at reception every day. We cannot take responsibility for the loss or damage of phones, therefore, it is better to leave them at home. 
Reminders

Medical form. If you have not already done so, please complete and submit to the school as soon as possible. It is essential we have up to date medical information on students.
Lateness to school not acceptable. It is very important that the students are here for the start of the day, not just the start of classes. Registration is when we inform students of any up and coming events and when there tutors get the chance to interact with them.
Lockers and locker keys. It is really important that each student uses their own locker and retains their key. The lockers are there to ensure the maintain the condition and security of their property. If their books and belongings are not stored correctly, it has a knock-on effect when they attend their lessons. Please make sure your child has a key for a locker and remind them to use it.
Sports' Day practise will continue on Monday 2nd November all students are required to attend in P.E kit. This practise will continue each Monday until Sports' Day.

School finishes at 12.35 on today to allow teachers to meet the parents. Have a great half term holiday and we look forward to seeing all our students back to school at 8am Monday 2nd November 2015.