This January, 2017, as part of our ongoing school feature series, LagosMums interviewed Mrs Helen Titilola Lawani, The Director Of School, Shebah School, Magodo, Lagos-State, to discuss what makes Shebah school an outstanding school for parents to consider while looking for a good school for their children.
What is the name of your school, and when was it founded?
Shebah School was founded on the 3rd of September 2016
Please give details of your staff/ administration?
Our teaching staff is made up of full-time, dedicated, experienced and professionally qualified teachers who seek to keep abreast of developments in education on the international scene. The responsibility for teaching the core subjects of the curriculum rests with the class teacher who is supported by a teacher’s assistant in the nursery classes. Specialist teachers teach ICT, Music, Art and Physical Education. We also have some part time staff who will handle our extra- curricular program.Other members of staff include the School Nurse, Secretary, Business manager, Office clerk Cleaners, Security personnel and School Bus driver as support staff.
What will the ratio of kids to teachers be?
We maintain small class sizes a pupil/teacher ratio of about 10:1 in the nursery classes and 15:1 in the primary classes, with emphasis on individualized instructions at each class level.
What age range of students are you expecting?
Although Shebah School is a Christian School with Christian core values, admission is open to children from all nationalities between the ages of 2 years and 10 years, subject only to academic performance and availability of space.
What is the curriculum/ Teaching methodology to be adopted?
The Shebah School Curriculum begins with a focus on the children who come to us, but it extends into the future as well, envisioning the adults these children will become.We offer an academically oriented education program that is comparable to the best private schools in Nigeria.Our educational philosophy and unique instructional methods is totally child centered and we believe in meeting and addressing the individual needs of every child.Our aim is to identify and recognize the individual differences in children and to provide each child with a positive and complete educational experience.
Will there be Extra-curricular activities available?School Hours and any after school services offered?
To meet the needs of the different age groups we cater for, Shebah School has provided a variety of sporting programs and leisure activities.
Our clubs and societies include Drama, Arts and Craft, Boys’ Scouts, Brownies, Dance and Movement. Our field trips include excursions to places of interest.
We also offer an after school service to children whose parents require late pick up.
What is the admission process? Deadline/ is it rolling?
We have a rolling admission policy and so are willing to take in students at the beginning of every term depending on the class of entry
Tuition? Is there a payment plan for the pupils?
We are mindful of the fact that a Shebah Education is priceless; notwithstanding this, we have fixed our tuition at a very affordable level considering the value that we deliver. Fees are payable in termly installments but we are willing to work with parents by giving discounts to families with a certain number of children and make other concessions regarding fee payment on a case by case basis.
What are the Disciplinary methods to be adopted?
We are a Christian school and so aim for our children to exemplify the highest standards of Christian core values hence our motto “Education for time and eternity” Discipline is firm but friendly and is strongly related to the pupils’ own safety, the safety of others, a care and concern for others and a care and concern for the environment.
We base our rules on kindness and politeness to one another, whether child or adult, and respect for all people, or things with which we may come into contact.
We reinforce good behaviour by praise and encouragement.
What separates Shebahschool from the rest?
- To raise a Total child, the spirit, soul and body must be well nutured this is why our curriculum is designed to educate our children for now and for eternity.
- A disciplined child will develop into a responsible child – At Shebah we discipline our children in Christian love to equip them with all that they need to grow into responsible and successful adults.
- We have a state of the art library which is a platform for our children to grow into avid readers.Reading develops your brain and provides a window into the world around you. Readers of today become leaders of tomorrow setting them ahead of their peers
- We are the “School with the heart”
Will the school offer a school bus service?
We have a school bus service.
What should parents be looking for to decide if your school would work for them/their children?
For parents who want their children to benefit from an educational program in a caring environment, that will prepare their children to achieve their highest level of academic success, Shebah School (The school with a heart) is that place.
How will your school prepare children for learning and operating in the 21st century?
We know that technology is the future of the world which is why our children need to be Tech Savvy and our processes at Shebah be fully automated. Our classrooms are fully equipped with Interactive white boards to facilitate instruction and learning and we have implemented our integrated School’s software EMIS which has all relevant modules for ease of operation, maintaining student records and communication with parents.
Beyond technology, we would work with our children to develop the other skills that they need to succeed in an ever changing, competitive and complex world. These are:
- Build their Communication skills by making them competent in sharing thoughts, question ideas and communicate solutions,
- Build Collaborative skills by being able to work in teams, share responsibility, exhibit flexibility and be respectful of others.
- Develop Critical Thinking skills which is core to problem solving and bring out the creativity and innovative skills in the child
How do we contact you for more information? Or to schedule a visit to the school?
You can get more information about us on our website www.shebahschool.com where you can also follow us on social media through our website. We are open everyday of the week for potential parents to inspect our facilities in a serene neghbourhood in Magodo No 3 Olumide Ige St, Nelson Nweke Zone, MagodoShangisha