13th March 2018
Dear Parents and Friends,
Greetings from a cool and beautiful Agbor. Our students have just completed their examinations and will be sharing progress reports when we break for the Easter holidays.
Education Outside the Classroom (EOtC) which include field-trips is an important part of learning. It has a host of benefits, for example, it can help to bring many school subjects alive as they focus on real results and consequences, provides experiential opportunities allowing students to respond positively to opportunities, challenges and responsibilities, to manage risk and to cope with change.
Quality learning experiences in ‘real’ situations have the capacity to raise achievement across a range of subjects and to develop better personal and social skills. When these experiences are well planned, safely managed and personalized to meet the needs of every student they can:
• Improve academic achievement.
• Provide a bridge to higher order learning.
• Develop skills and independence in a widening range of environments.
• Make learning more engaging and relevant to young people.
• Develop active citizens and stewards of the environment. • Nurture creativity. • Stimulate, inspire and improve motivation. • Improve young people’s attitudes
On another note, I want to thank our Year 9 and 11 parents who attended the Academic Review day to discuss the progress of their children. It is the expectation that parents will partner with us in our effort to ensure the children achieve to the best of their abilities but also exceed in the respective external examinations.
A gentle reminder…this weekend, Saturday 17th March 2018, JHC will be holding its annual Sports Day event combined with Parents Visiting Day. It promises to be an exciting day and the students are eagerly looking forward to this day.
Parents are welcome to bring along drinks and food items to share with their children. We look forward to seeing you all. The event will start by 10:00am.
In conclusion, this edition of the newsletter features reports on some of the events that took place during the term. We appreciate and look forward to your continuous support of all our school matters both academic and non-academic.
Stephen Hawking, a renowned scientist said: ‘People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.’; and, ‘However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at’.
Abraham P. Swart