The National/Cultural Day Celebration was celebrated on Monday, October 2, 2017 to mark Nigeria’s 57th year of Independence.
The Students, Parents and Staff were dressed in their respective ethnic attires displaying the rich cultural heritage of our country.
The event featured activities which includes students’ performances (orchestration, poems, political dialogue, News in languages, songs, traditional dance), cutting of Independence cake, dance parade by the different ethnic groups and showcasing of various local cuisines.
Notable guests include the Managing Director of Bere-Mont Nigeria Limited – Chief Mrs V.O.R. Diete-Spiff (the Yeye Ilu of Lagos), the Executive Director – Princess Mrs. Elfrida Omole, our esteemed Parents and well-wishers.
The 7th annual graduation ceremony of Charles dale Memorial International school themed “Decennium Stars” was held on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
The students led the worship session with their resounding angelic voices. Apostle Solomon Bokolo of Breakthrough Prophetic Prayer Ministry ministered and offered prayers to the graduating class.
Miss Alaba Anna – the valedictorian of the class of 2017 recounted the wonderful experience she had during the six years of her stay in the school whilst presenting her speech. She expressed her gratitude to the Management and staff for the effort made towards making her a total child.
The graduating class were presented with gifts from the school Management. Other deserving students were rewarded with awards for excellence in academics and behaviour from the Joseph Okanima Omole Education Foundation, Westerfield, FBPIS, the school’s PTA, amongst others.
The event was graced by several dignitaries including the Management, our esteemed Parents and other guests.
The Prom Nite for the class of 2017 themed “Yule Ball” was held at the magnificent Kingoliza Hall on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
The glamorous event had on its V.I.P. roster the Executive Director of Bere-Mont Nigeria Limited, Princess (Mrs.) Elfrida Omole and her husband Mr. Robert Omole; the P.T.A. Chairman, Engr. Obua; the Head of Senior School, Mr. Sunday Omoruyi; Class of 2017 graduates, our esteemed Parents, Guests and well-wishers.
The event featured activities including red carpet, musical presentation by King of Sax, dance presentation by Ace Dancers, toast to the graduating students, award presentation to the best dressed, superlative award presentation to the graduating class etc.
Master Cyril Onyebuchie and Miss Amarachi Nnakenyi were crowned the Prom King and Prom Queen respectively.
The occasion climaxed at the announcement of musical performance by the popular Nigerian artiste – Lil Kesh who thrilled the audience to his latest beats.
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…..