END OF TERM I NEWSLETTER TO PARENTS

Greetings!

We thank the Almighty God that Term 1 has come to an end in what has been a busy first academic term of the year 2021. We wish to thank all our Esteemed and Valued Parents, Educators and Students for all their support throughout Term 1.

Management would like to thank all Parents for the care, commitment and courage shown in what is proving to be a particularly difficult time. The COVID-19 Pandemic is dictating the way society is responding to all work in schools and other organizations. The College has responded well by following the Ministry of Education (MoGE) COVID-19 Guidelines for Schools throughout Term 1.

The College has also been in constant communication with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in ensuring that all health guidelines are followed. The Principal is thankful to all Students and Staff for their support in Term 1 and wishes each of them continued good health.

The College is looking forward to two other great academic terms at St Ignatius College in 2021. Our Educators are committed to building a school of excellence with a continuing focus on Students’ learning. It is important that all Parents actively participate in their particular children’s education. Parents can phone the Principal, Vice Principal, Heads of Subject Departments, Year Heads, Class Parents/Educators,
As we approach the first term vacation, we can look back on a very successful term. Students and staff have been involved in a wide range of formation and academic events/activities, and once again the College has enjoyed and celebrated many successes.

Guidance Educator, and, or the Chaplaincy Office any time there are questions concerning Children’s progress and other matters arising from their formation or academic work.

2020 GRADE IX AND XII FINAL EXAMINATION RESULTS

 The College performance in the 2020 Final Examinations for Grade IX and XII was very good, as reflected by the analysed results. The Principal is thankful to all the 2020 Grade IX and XII Educators for their dedication to teaching and coaching of the two classes for their final examinations. To access the analysed results please, visit the following link; Exam Results St. Ignatius College.

COLLEGE END OF TERM I EXAMINATIONS

Our College End of Term 1 Examinations began on Tuesday 13th April 2021 and will end on Thursday 22nd April 2021, before End of Term Mass, at 10 30 hours.

EXTENDED HALF-DAY LESSONS FOR GRADE VIII AND X

We wish to inform all our Dear parents with children in Grade VIII and X that there will be Virtual half day Classes for Students in these classes, from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th April 2021. Timetables for the Classes will be made available to the Students by Thursday 22nd April 2021.

TERM DATES

The College will close for Term 1 on Thursday 22nd April 2021, after the Closing Mass and cleaning of the Campus by Students. All Students in Boarding and Day Scholars will be picked from the College at 14 00 hours.

The College will open for Term 2 on Monday 10th May 2021 to receive Students to the second academic term of the year. Please, note that all Students in Boarding will report earlier than Day Students on Sunday, 9th May 2021, following the timetable below. They should all report to the College in School Uniform.  Please make sure they come with warm clothes.

REPORTING TIMETABLE FOR BOARDERS ON SUNDAY 9th MAY 2021

 

S/No.   TIME
1. GRADE XII 10 HOURS
2. GRADE XI 11 00 HOURS
3. GRADE X 12 00 HOURS
4. GRADE IX 14 00 HOURS
5. GRADE VIII 15 00 HOURS

 

DISCUSSION AND PRINTING OF SCHOOL REPORT FORMS FOR END OF TERM I EXAMINATIONS

End of Term 1 School Report Forms for All Classes will be sent to Parents via the College EdTech School Administration System (Glad Tidings) and will be discussed Virtually with all Educators on Friday 30th April 2021, from 08 00 to 16 30 hours.

COVERING BOOKS IN KHAKI AND POLYTHENE

Students’ Exercises Books are special banks in which they deposit all the work covered in School. All Exercise Books must be covered in khaki and polythene, and should be handled with great care so that they last long, for them to be used for recalling concepts taught. The School Vacation gives each Student the opportunity of covering all Exercise Books in khaki and polyethene before returning to school on Monday 10th May 2021. This School rule is covered by the St Ignatius College Students’ Behavioural Policy; at SIC/SBP – 6.6. (CARE FOR BOOKS).

2021 GRADE IX AND XII FINAL EXAMINATION TIMETABLES

Please, note that Final Examination Timetables for the 2021 Grade IX and XII Students have been uploaded to the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) Website. The College has printed Copies and availed them to all Students in the two Classes. We urge Parents of the Grade IX and XII Students to print copies and discuss study strategies with the children, as they prepare for their Final Examinations.

HAIR CUT FOR BOYS

All Boys are required to cut their hair according to the Standard hair cut accepted by the College (Brush Cut NO. 1), when they return to School for Term 2, on 10th May 2021. This School rule is also covered in the St Ignatius College Students’ Behavioural Policy; at SIC/BP – 14.10 (UNIFORMS).

HAIR STYLES FOR GIRLS

All girls are required to plait PLAIN MUKULE without wigs or keep their hair clean and neat without funny hair styles.

SCHOOL FEES

Please note that School Fees have been revised effective Term 2 of 2021 Contact out Accounts Department.

CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (FEES)

The St Ignatius College Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) Termly Fee remains at five hundred Kwacha (K500.00) per child, for all Grade 10 and 11 Students.

Parents of Children in Grade 10 and 11 who did not pay the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) Termly Fee for Term I of 2021, are reminded that their cumulative fee is now one thousand Kwacha (K1 000.00). Please, note that the 2022 St Ignatius College Grade twelve (XII) Class will be the first to write both, the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) School Certificate Examinations.

NEWS FROM JESUIT ETHOS/CHAPLAINCY 

 2021 LENTEN CAMPAIGN

We are delighted to inform you that the College 2021 Lenten Campaign; the 40 days annual Spiritual activity before Easter was embarked on successfully, as a response to our mission to serve.

In 2020, the College Community raised funds in support of the Children Cancer Patients of the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Paediatrics cancer ward.

The 2021 campaign was the time to join the Jesuit COVID-19 Response Team in raising funds for supporting the communities that have suffered the harsh effects of the pandemic. The funds raised from the campaign will be used to help carefully selected members of the community who have been affected by COVID-19. This will be done at the beginning of Term 2 of 2021. As part of the College service program, our dear Parents are encouraged to make donations towards this noble cause.

STUDENT RETREATS

As a school inspired by Catholic Christian ideals, we are dedicated to forming responsible leaders; Men and Women of conscience, compassion, competence and commitment. Young men and women who are not only intellectually competence but should be emotionally intelligent, spiritually alive and committed to service. In an effort to ignite spiritual growth in our children, the College has institutionalised Ignatian Retreats among many other Formation Programs.

St Ignatius College believes that Retreats are as important as learning days in the classrooms. Each Retreat program seeks to engage individual students in spiritual, emotional and intellectual levels and offer them opportunities of connecting more deeply with our Faith, Spiritual journey and relationship with God. The Retreats also challenge our Students to take time to reflect on individual purpose and meaning.

All St Ignatius College Students will participate in Learning Age Retreats, following the Calendar below:

Magis Retreat (Grade 8) 28-30 May 2021

Koinonia Retreat (Grade 9) 18-20 June 2021

Emmaus Retreat (Grade 12) 23-25 July 2021

Ignatian Retreat (Grade 10) 17-19 September 2021

Kairos Retreat (Grade 11) 14-17 October 2021

CATHECHISM CLASSES

The Chaplaincy Team is inviting all Catholic Parents to register their children for Catechism classes in readiness for baptism, first Holy Communion and confirmation. The classes will begin in Term 2 of the next term in May and will be taking place on Saturdays from 09 00 to 10 00 hours. The classes will be conducted by the College Chaplain, Father Peter Banda, SJ and the Catechism Team comprising Ms Mutinta Mapulanga (the College Director of Ignatian Ethos) phone number 0977 158903 and Mrs Mutinta Milimo Price at 0975 783500; who can be phoned for children to be registered.

 ONGOING SPIRITUAL FORMATION

We wish to remind our esteemed and valued Parents that St Ignatius College is a Catholic Jesuit Secondary School. Please, note that the College has strong adherence and commitment to moments of prayer and reflection.   Spiritual formation is a very fundamental aspect of the work of St Ignatius College and this is the premise from which all institutional work finds true meaning.

The College Community begins each day with Morning Prayer at 07 00 hours and ends with Inclusive Examen 10 minutes before lunch and knocking off time. Weather in Term 2 will be very harsh. Kindly equip your particular children well for Term 2 so that they can brave the harsh weather conditions and br able to arrive in good time for Morning Prayer each school day.  

THE ROLE OF PARENTS AS PRIMARY EDUCATORS OF THEIR CHILDREN

Dear parents, the mission of forming and educating St. Ignatius College students of is collaborative.  Indeed, one African proverb reminds us that “it takes the whole village to raise a child.” In order for us to attain the goal of forming men and women of great competence, commitment and conscience, our efforts must be collaborative. This can only be achieved by ensuring that the values being taught and emphasised by the College are enforced in the home environment. Kindly note that Discipline, Responsible Choice and Commitment are core values in our formation process.

 THE PARENTS AND TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION (PTA)

 Management wishes to thank all our valued and esteemed Parents for supporting the 2021 PTA activities amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Parents and Teachers’ Association (PTA) Executive Committee has been working throughout Term 1.  The College Management Team would like to end this term by saying an enormous “THANK YOU” to all Parents, especially those who have contacted the College or sent in messages of thank you and offers of support in Term 1.

Please, note that this period is a situation like no other that the Country has ever had to face. The College is genuinely appreciative of Parental collaboration, support and recognition of the work being done by all members of the Learning Community. The job the College is doing by continuing to educate, support and care for your children; our Students, is not easy and requires continuous rapport between home and school.

2021 PARENTS AND TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 The 2021 St Ignatius College Parents and Teachers’ Association Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 5th June 2021. The Venue if contact, and, or time if it will be a virtual meeting will be announced to Parents and Educators at the beginning of Term 2.

The Principal wishes to take this opportunity to congratulate all St Ignatius College Students for participating in all Spiritual and Academic Programmes in Term 1.

Management wishes all St Ignatius College Students, Educators and other Staff a very happy, safe and enjoyable holiday.

 

 

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