BIS Inter House Cross Country and CS DON. Run-Saturday 18th October 2014.

Inter House Cross Country and CS DON. Run.

Until the weather intervened and perhaps saved a number of older runners from the delights of our cross country course the Inter House Cross Country Championship 2014 went extremely well last Saturday.
Students participated in four keenly contested races with Folake Idayat Afolabi of Sapphire taking the Junior Girls Prize;  Aniekan Umannah of Jade the Junior Boys’ Prize; Michella  Markey of Ruby the Senior Girls and Joe Badmus of Jade the Senior Boys’  Prize.

First place in each House went to the following:
House                   Junior Boys               Junior Girls              Senior Boys                 Senior Girls
Jade                        Aniekan Umanah       Freda Ovah              Joe Badmus                 Indy Riyadi
Sapphire         Uchenna Madueke Folake Idayat Afolabi   Ayoola Etiko                 Oluchi Okwu
Topaz                  Anjola Omotoba         Anne Sophie Mariot   Sinmiloluwa Adepoju Tireni Oluwasina
Ruby                          Kami Adeleye         Olamide lawal           Perry  Ekwueme         Michella Markey

In the team event the prizes went as following.
Junior Girls: Sapphire
Junior Boys Jade
Senior Boys Jade
Senior Girls Ruby

The overall House Cross Country Champions for 2014 Jade. 

Our congratulations to the winners and all who took part it was wonderful to see so many students and parents out on the fields cheering the runners on.
With the turn in the weather we were forced to cancel the CS DON Fun Run and retired to New horizons out of the rain. Following the presentation of prizes Mrs Duke of CS DON thanked all the students and parents for taking part and spoke eloquently on the need for us all to pass out the message of cancer awareness and the need to act quickly if there is the slightest suspicion anything is wrong.
Due to the generosity of our students the sum of N 21500 has been raised so far for the CS DON Charity, money that will go towards the support of children afflicted by this dreadful disease.
The students ended the morning receiving t-shirts promoting cancer awareness and enjoying a small snack. Our thanks go out to all who supported this event, especially our friends at CSDON and the PE Department.

Meet the Teachers.
Directly following the above events teachers were available to meet with parents in New Horizons.  We were delighted that so many parents took this opportunity to have an informal chat with their children’s teachers. More formal conversations will take place on Saturday November 15th when we hold the first round of Parent Teacher Conferences for the 2014-2015 Academic year.

Half Term Arrangements and Dates for your Diary

Would all kindly note that school will close for half term on Friday 24th October at 2:35pm, there will be no period 6 on Friday.

School will reopen after the midterm break on Monday 3rd November. With the resumption of school we will revert back to our normal timetable with lessons finishing at 2:35pm followed by afterschool activities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Inter House Competitions will be arranged for Mondays after school.

Other important dates in the run up to Christmas are as following:
Saturday November 8 Open Day for Prospective Students and their Parents.
Saturday November 15 Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 am -12; 00 Noon. 
Wednesday November 19 PTA  AGM. 8:00 am New Horizons
Saturday November 22 School Sports.
Monday December 1 School exams start
Friday December 5 School exams finish
Saturday December 6 PTA Food Fest.
Friday December 12 End of Term.

As you will note a number of activities take place on a Saturday and these have been organised to make up for lost time at the start of this term.