Welcome to Emerald Day Secondary School, where excellence meets opportunity!
I am honored to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to all visitors to our school. As the Principal of Emerald Day Secondary School, it is my privilege to introduce you to our vibrant learning community.
At Emerald Day Secondary School, we believe that every student is unique and possesses immense potential. Our mission is to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment where students can thrive academically, develop character, and unlock their full potential.
Located in the heart of Lagos, our state-of-the-art campus at 1/2 Emerald School Drive, Gandonu Estate, Ifako Gbagada, offers a safe and inspiring learning environment. With modern facilities and a dedicated team of experienced educators, we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for our students.
Our curriculum is carefully designed to blend local and international standards, enabling our students to gain a well-rounded education. We emphasize academic excellence, critical thinking, creativity, and character development. Through our comprehensive programs, students are encouraged to explore their passions, cultivate their talents, and develop the skills necessary for success in an ever-evolving world.
At Emerald Day Secondary School, we foster a culture of inclusivity, respect, and collaboration. We believe in the power of strong partnerships between students, parents, and teachers, as it is through these partnerships that we can truly unlock the potential of every student.
I invite you to explore our website, learn more about our academic programs, extracurricular activities, and the supportive community that makes Emerald Day Secondary School an exceptional place of learning.
On behalf of the entire staff and faculty, I extend a warm invitation to visit our campus and experience firsthand the vibrant atmosphere of Emerald Day Secondary. We are confident that you will be inspired by the dedication, passion, and achievements of our students.
Thank you for your interest in Emerald Day Secondary School. We look forward to welcoming you into our school community and embarking on an exciting journey of growth and excellence together.
Mr Irhiemi, Emmanuel. E
Principal, Emerald Day Secondary School
The school runs a well-blended Curriculum (Nigeria and British Curricular). Right from year 7, students are prepared to write the Checkpoint examination organized by Cambridge International Examinations(CIE) , Junior School National Examination Council,( NECO) and Ogun State examinations, Basic Education Certificate Examination( BECE). Also, Year 8 students go on an exchange / field trip (FRENCH) while year 10 students have their curriculum tailored towards writing the IGCSE, WAEC, and NECO examinations. Provisions are made for students who require SAT, TOEFL and JAMB.
Day School Subjects
The curriculum at the Junior Secondary School level is aimed at giving the students the knowledge and skills preparatory to the selection of subjects for career choices at the senior secondary school level. These subjects are:
At the end of the Junior School, students will write both the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) i.e. the JSCE and the Check Point British Examination.
The curriculum at the Senior Secondary School level is aimed at giving the students the knowledge and skills preparatory to choosing a good course of study at the University level based on their competence. The subjects are:
At the end of the Senior School, students will write both the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination.
The students overall development is paramount and this is represented in the core values of the school. To raise a total child, we place priority on emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual well-being of our students.
In addition to the leadership workshops usually organized in the school, students also attend the Sea School Programme in Year 11. The Sea School Programme is a two weeks intensive Leadership Programme. The benefits from the programme are enormous as students acquire leadership skills. It serves as a multidisciplinary experience for students and attendance is one of the conditions for becoming a Prefect in the school.
As a Christian School we entrust all our activities to God. We place emphasis on the Pentecostal worship and Catholic Mass celebration. The Principal of the Junior Secondary School is the co-ordinator of the Pentecostal worship and the coordinator for the Catholic worship is the Director. Pentecostal worship is presided over by our staff and sometimes by parents who have the calling, on invitation, while the Catholic Mass is conducted every Sunday by a priest from Mowe Parish, our Parish. The Catholic students have the opportunity of receiving first Holy Communion and the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation during their stay in the school.
The school provides counselling and learning support services to students with academic challenges. The Learning support is done thrice a week and a progress report provided fortnightly. Individual and group counselling is done sometimes with the help of educative/informative CDs relevant to the students age.. Career information and guidance is provided to students in Year 9 by administering psychological tests such as the Vocational Interest Inventory (VII) and Motivation for Occupational Preference (MOP) before selecting the subjects to be done at the senior school. We also have Adolescence Personal Data Inventory (APDI) for developmental changes and Study Habit Inventory (SHI) to enhance the learning support programme. The School provides University placement and support services while educational field trips and Students Exchange Programmes are also organised to broaden the Students horizon.
The school is poised to impart positively on its immediate community through award of scholarships and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. As a matter of policy and in line with our mission statement, every child is expected to engage in community service at least once a session. As part of our CSR efforts, a Public Primary school in the community has been adopted for regular assistance and after discussing with the Head of the Primary School, the challenges faced by the School were identified as follows: • Lack of fence • Poor state of learning facilities • Inadequate classroom furniture • Shortage of teachers • Dilapidated buildings We have thus far been able to donate furniture and books to the school and efforts are continuing to assist in other areas. The parents have been very helpful in this regard.