Message from Director of schools
Welcome back to another sensational term!
Happy New Year and A BIG WELCOME to our new families who joined GMS for this term! We look forward to working with you and your children to create an awesome life-time experience. Where there is Creativity, Harmony, Integrity, Love and Dedication, there is passion and excitement for learning.
It is quite wonderful to see the children, mentors and parents looking relaxed, well-rested and happy to be back to school and ready to take on the challenges of a new school term.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for participating and supporting all our school activities last term: Assembly year group presentations, swimming and gymnastics competitions, GMS pathway programmes, end of year productions and the Granny Murray Foundation’s end of the year give back to the society. Our sincere appreciation goes to parents and mentors who contributed their cash and their kind effort towards the inclusive end of the year programme at the Heritage Orphanage Gwarimpa. The 9 pupils and 4 mentors that represented our school community made us proud too. Children learnt to share, show love, lend a helping hand and be thankful. Sharing some of our games and play ideas with the children at the Orphanage was fun; a 10-year-old child was very emotional and excited using the camera for the first time. We can share more time with the young future leaders at the orphanage and if you are busy remember you can always count on GMF Team to help.
Our term has commenced with much movement and excitement. Everyone is settled and the learning programs are continuing – the smoothest transition imaginable! A BIG THANK YOU to our dedicated mentors who resumed early to ensure the environment is dust free and resources are ready for the new experience.
We would like to recognise staff members that made 2019 count. They include a committed employee, Mr Valentine Ezike (Deputy Head, Quality Assurance). He is recognized for his commitment to making every minute count at the workplace and ensuring smooth processes and improvement in the quality of our school deliveries. Ms Irene Otugo is highly commended for the readiness to take up new roles and responsibilities and her initiatives towards the delivery of the GMS vision in more than many ways. Ms Irene Otugo facilitated us on outside of the classroom learning as GMS and her participating pupils were honoured as a school and community in the Aqua Swimming and TIG Gymnastics competition. The most improved new Employee is Ms Fatima Aliu (Mother of deliveries) as she is commended for her timely and rich deliveries. Mr Awelewa is commended for outstanding events coordination and weekly duty coordination using his great team playing and coordination skills. We will not forget the DELF exams and results accomplishments by Mr Ekama. On the overall, Mr Ayodele Zakariya is highly commended for his consistent efforts in general school improvement on lesson plans and lesson deliveries. We started off Term One with our main focus on implementation of the core skills in our learning deliveries and we have recorded huge success in its implementation which is also reflecting in the children’s increasing ability to think and solve problems, ability to collaborate with peers and other people within and outside the school community and the daily creative ideas and valuable contributions they often share.
We welcome you onboard once more, we encourage you to fasten your seat belts as we embark on one of our finest school years yet.
Josephine O. Oke (Ms.)
Director of Schools