Our Annual Year 11 Parents Forum tagged “After Charles Dale, What Next?” held on Sunday, June 18, 2017. It was an opportunity for our Year 11 students and their parents to meet with representatives of local and foreign Universities and Colleges who provided them with first-hand and detailed information about the array of opportunities they can provide in terms of study locations, courses available, entry requirements, tuition and accommodation costs, scholarships, and many more.
The event, which is part of our College and Career Readiness Programme, is organized by the Guidance and Counselling Unit of the school. It was well attended by 26 Universities, Colleges and Agencies. Among them were top Universities and Colleges around the world.
It is part of our mission to ensure that the educational services we provide for our students do not end with their graduation from the school. We provide the necessary ladder with which they successfully transit to higher education and also excel at that level. This forum is one of the measures by which we achieve this goal.
The entire community of Charles Dale Memorial International School rolled out its drums on Thursday, June 23, 2017 to celebrate the Birthday of the Managing Director of Beremont Group Nigeria Limited, Chief [Mrs.] V.O.R Diete-Spiff fondly called Big Mummy and known among the Royalties as the the Yeye Ilu of Lagos, which is literally translated as the Mother of Lagos, a title conferred on her by the Oba of Lagos because of her enormous contributions to the advancement of humanity.
Big Mummy walked into the Adelaide Hall, the venue of the event, gorgeously clad in a pink flowered perfectly sewn dress looking, as she always does, like the Queen Mother that she is. Students and staff rose to a rousing standing ovation that practically announced the unquantifiable love usually expressed to Big Mummy by the entire members of the Charles Dale community.
Earlier, before Big Mummy’s arrival to the Adelaide Hall, the students had offered a heartfelt praise session to God on behalf of Big Mummy for keeping her alive and strong all these years. Upon her arrival, the Head Girl of the School, Daniella Ndah, led the gathering in a profound prayer that featured thanksgiving to God and supplication. The prayer session was dotted intermittently by a period of chorus of amen both by students and staff to corroborate the declarations made by the Head Girl as she led the prayer.
The birthday celebration also featured poem presentation and recitation by students. The poems were laced with expressions of love to Big Mummy who the children graciously described as having the heart of gold. A group of Year 11 students, Inyang Samantha, Mercy Tex-Imabibo and Jessica Alumma filled the air in the hall with warmth as they sang sonorously for Big Mummy to express their felicitation.
The highpoint of the event was the cutting of the birthday cake by Big Mummy. Flanked by the Principal of the school, Mr. Alexander Nader, and other school leaders alongside the Head Boy and the Head Girl, the Managing Director cut the gorgeous birthday cake after the spelling of Victoria, the first name of our dear Big Mummy. Afterwards, Big Mummy prayed for the children that they would grow and achieve.
The entire Charles Dale community wishes our Dear Big Mummy momentous birthday celebration…..
The annual CDMIS Pageant show to discover the new “Face of CDMIS” was held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Adelaide Hall in Charles Dale Memorial International school.
It is a competition that showcases the personality, confidence, traits, intelligence, talent, and beauty of the contestants as judged.
Five contestants were involved in the various stages of the competition. They displayed their talents in dancing, public speaking, cat walking, current affairs, etc. They were dressed elegantly in three different attires- casual, traditional and evening wears for the various stages of the event.
The event also featured our male students as models showcasing outfits by indigenous and international designers in traditional, corporate and casuals.
Miss Queen Ibaningo was crowned the Face of CDMIS 2017, whilst Miss Ebikeme Tokoni and Miss Ehoro Emilia emerged as the first and second runner-up respectively.
We had on our guest list Mr. Nigeria [U.K] 2017, The Nigerian Queen 2017, Rivers State top model, Miss UST amongst many others.
We also had in our midst, the School’s management team, our Esteemed Parents, Staff and students of CDMIS.
We are grateful to the Just click model agency who assisted in coaching the students for the event.
The Management, Staff and students of Charles Dale Memorial International school wishes the new Queen, Miss Ibaningo a successful reign.
The 2017 Club Display Day was held on Friday, June 2, 2017. It’s an event that provides our students a platform for discovering and showcasing of new skills and abilities. Ten clubs namely: Home Makers club, Music & Dance club, Integrity club, Arts club, Chess & Scrabble club, French club, Literary club, Drama club, JETS club and ICT club participated and displayed their various projects and skills during the competition. At the end of the enthralling competition, Arts club emerged the winner whilst Home Makers and Drama clubs came second and third positions respectively. The event featured the award-winning Nollywood actor, Dr. Sam Dede as the special Guest speaker. One of our parents, Mrs. Etiaba also gave words of encouragement to our students on talent discovery. The event was well attended by the Management, our Esteemed Parents and other distinguished guests.
The British Council ‘Your World’ Global Competition 2017
In September 2016, the British Council’s Partner Schools Global network launched the second Your World global competition for school students. The theme for this academic year was ‘Hope’.
Students who take UK school examinations such as GCSEs and A levels at schools in our network were invited to work in groups and submit short videos to offer a window into their lives and their communities, for the world to see. This exciting global competition gave students from Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Cyprus and Colombia an insight into the lives of students from cultures very different to their own.
1,864 students from 206 schools in 18 countries competed nationally, regionally and globally in this competition. We are delighted to announce that the national winner in Nigeria in the 14-17years category is Charles Dale Memorial International School, Port Harcourt, River State. While the 11 -13 years category was won by the West Mills British School, Lagos. We would like to warmly congratulate both schools for their outstanding performance!
Global winners of the 11-14 year-olds age group category are from Sudan. As for the 14-17 year-olds age group category, the lucky winners are from Montessori British School, Colombia. The global winners from Colombia and Sudan will be flying to the UK this summer along with their teacher to attend an accredited British Council school for creative arts.
We would also like to congratulate all students who took part in this competition on the incredible originality and creativity of their work!
If you want to see some of the amazing videos from around the world, please visit https://britishcouncil-yourworld.vids.io