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Start-Rite School Celebrates United Nations, 2017

2017's United Nations Day Celebration at Start-Rite School was another opportunity afforded the pupils and Start-Rite Community in general to appreciate diversity and consider steps towards making the world a better place. Our goal is to raise active global citizens who have respect for themselves, others and the environment. China, South Korea, Kenya and Nigeria were the countries represented in this year's celebration. Emphasis was laid on Children's Right to Peace and Sustainable Living.

Start-Rite had, in partnership with the United Nations launched a U3 Campaign which is a call to the global community to Unite for Children, Unite for World Peace and Unite for Sustainable Living. The pupils had gone through a mentoring session with a consultant from the United Nations during which she encouraged the children to paint their thoughts about sustainability. The pupils after the United Nations event also had an interview session at Channels Television during which Start-Rite Peace Ambassadors, Ian Omeije, Awele Okonmah and Fatima Ibrahim alongside the Campaign Co-ordinator, Nnenna Moffoi (Mrs.) laid emphasis on the fact that children have a right to life, education and protection and a way to make these available is for peace to thrive. For video clip on the interview session at Channels Television, click here. Also click here for some pictures of the United Nations Day Celebration.


Start-Rite School hosts the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) and Rwandan High Commission in commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (April, 2017)

Start-Rite Schools has as a goal to raise active global citizens. Respect for oneself, others and the environment is at the core of the learning experiences at Start-Rite Schools. The pupils are taught to value themselves as individuals and appreciate others (their beliefs/culture). The children are made to understand that regardless of skin colour or race, we are humans and should live in peace and harmony with one another. It is only when peace exists that the world can be a better place. On Friday, 7th April, 2017, the world marked the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. With lessons drawn from that experience, people are charged to ensure that never again should such happen in the the world. For students at Start-Rite School as upcoming leaders, the future in terms of sustaining peace, depends on them.

In a video watched by the pupils and guests at Start-Rite Schools, Abuja, Nigeria, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres noted that preventing genocide and other monstrous crimes is a shared responsibility of all and a core duty of the United Nations. He urged everyone to learn the lessons of Rwanda and work together to build a future of dignity, tolerance and human rights for all. Also present was the UNIC Information Officer, Mr Oluseyi Soremekun. He explained that the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda helps to educate the upcoming generation on the lessons of the genocide in Rwanda in order to help prevent similar acts from happening again anywhere in the future. Click here for pictures


Start-Rite School sets new world record in British Council's International School Award (ISA) Project and is now full member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS)

In line with the school’s vision and mission, Start-Rite developed a policy framework which embraced the global themes and joined the Schools Online network to develop an Action Plan towards the British Council International School Award (ISA). Teachers, pupils and parents were engaged at different levels in seven (7) activities from where inspiration was drawn to become critical thinkers, problem solvers and internationally minded citizens. Between November, 2015 and June, 2016, the activities embarked on gave a deeper appreciation of other cultures around the world and helped to explore ways of saving our beautiful planet. Interaction with those in need increased and pupils were inspired to be great leaders who are conscious about building conflict resolution skills and leading healthy lives. The ISA Co-ordinator, Daniel Chukwuemeka, compiled the portfolio of activities and forwarded to the British Council for assessment. Start-Rite School will be attending the award ceremony on Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 to official receive the award as the only school in the history of ISA to have attained a perfect score of 49/49. In December 2016, Start-Rite School attained full member status in the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). This is testament to the fact that Start-Rite School has relevant policies and procedures in place towards maintaining high academic standards and ensures health and safety, protection and pastoral care of pupils.


Start-Rite School celebrates United Nations Day (October 2016)

Taking into consideration the 5 global citizenship themes (Conflict and Peace; Identity and Belonging, Rights and Responsibilities; Sustainable Living, Fairness and Equality) and the need to sustain the international dimension to teaching and learning, Start-Rite School exposes pupils to learning experiences that builds them to be active global citizens. They learn about international organisations such as the United Nations as well as different cultures of the world. On Monday, 24th October, 2016, Start-Rite School celebrated the United Nations Day. This event afforded children the opportunity to share what they have learnt about the United Nations, formation and functions towards world peace and prosperity as well as member States. They also explored the history, relationship with the United Nations and some cultural information/experiences of the countries under review. Click here to view our picture gallery. Also click here to see video clips of our children in action on our Youtube Channel.


Africa Code Week (October 2016)

Start-Rite School is at the forefront of preparing children for the digital age. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is an integral part of the curriculum to ensure children are active players in shaping their future. The emergence of modern technology has seen Start-Rite School partner with one of the leading IT Institutes in the World - New Horizons to provide the best of instructional delivery in ICT. This partnership has aided participation in Africa Code Week (October, 2016). Children need not only know how to use computers or manipulate mobile devices and games but also understand how those things work. Learning to write programs helps the children stretch their minds and think up ways of providing solutions to problems. In a nutshell, Start-Rite pupils are learning how to CODE!!! Click here to see pictures of the first workshop held at Start-Rite School's Computer Lab.


Start-Rite School is Africa's Best Quality Value-Based Education School of the Year 2016 (August 2016)

Start-Rite's vision is to ensure children learn necessary life skills for sure footing in our ever challenging world. In addition to academic excellence, Start-Rite grooms children to be morally and socially excellent. Every term living value themes are taught the children in the hope that as they grow with these values, they will become productive citizens/leaders. The emphasis on character building and results therefrom was noticed by the African Quality Institute and earned us Africa's Best Quality Value-Based Education School for 2016. 


Start-Rite School is West Africa's Most Innovative School of the Year 2016 (July 2016)

Start-Rite school defies what is common. We do school differently at Start-Rite and that is why we are the leading early childhood educational centre in Abuja. We take advantage of latest educational technology have moved from just teaching to facilitating learning. This and more earned us the award, West Africa's Most Innovative School during the West Africa Quality Achievement Award for the Year 2016. We are humbled by this award with an understanding that we must step up the game in breaking down the walls of traditional education.