WELCOME TO 2021/2022 ACADEMIC SESSION!
It gladdens my heart to welcome staff, students and parents of this great school to another academic session that promises to be highly exciting and action-packed.
This new session was heralded by the staff retreat which lasted two days. It drew together all the staff of Emerald Schools in their hundreds. The theme of the retreat was: Re-energizing for better performance. For two days, we brainstormed on how to take the school to the greatest heights. At the end of the retreat, we were collectively resolved to work strategically and doggedly to actualize the mission, vision, core values and goals of the school. More than ever before, we are avowedly committed to our mission to produce the total child through a holistic education programme that benchmarks best practices while being socially responsible. Indeed, our vision remains solidly to be widely acclaimed locally and internationally as a school that trains and turns out students who have been adequately prepared for tertiary education. And we firmly navigate on our core values of discipline, integrity, equity, excellence, teamwork and service.
Already, this session has started on a note of celebration. The 12th graduation/valedictory service of the school took place on Saturday October 9, 2021. Again, a great number of well-nurtured brilliant boys and girls were ushered into the society obviously on their way to some of the best universities at home and abroad. Some of them had already gained admission to universities in Canada, the US and UK even before they graduated. This is what we truly and proudly represent.
At Emerald High School, we value the essence of healthy academic and extra-curricular competitions. Throughout the session, students are constantly engaged in intra and inter school competitions in spelling, quiz, debates and creative writing. We balance all these with lots of social activities. A great number of laurels have been won in the past and we are poised to win more.
Our curriculum remains one of the best as we pay equal attention to both local and international contents. As a well known British school, we explore in-depth the British system of education culminating in the checkpoint and IGCSE examinations at various levels. Our students have posted sterling and outstanding results in NECO, WAEC and Cambridge examinations.
Admission is still very much in progress. We are able to bring students who gain admission late up to speed through our carefully structured programmes.
Please feel free to explore our site and take an informed decision. You will forever be happy you did. The proof of the pudding is truly in the eating. We look forward to meeting you.
Dr Esemuze A.P.
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.
High 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.