This term was very busy in boarding. Perhaps our greatest achievement was our involvement in The School Production “Ipi Ntombi”. Boarders played major roles from Cast to Production Crew. We must also thank the boarding staff for their commitment during the preparation and staging of the production. Based on the success of “Ipi Ntombi”, TRSS has continued to receive requests for an Encore performance.

This term boarders spent time preparing for the Promotion, Checkpoint and IGCSE (Year 11) examinations. We thank all the teachers who gave extra tutoring in getting the students adequately prepared.

We bid farewell to our Year 11 boarders in an evening of fun and entertainment; it was sad to see them leave. Boarders gave very emotional speeches that brought tears to the eyes of many. We wish them well in their future endeavours.

We would like to congratulate all the boarders who were awarded prizes during the Prize-Giving Ceremony. Peikumo Dickson of Oduduwa Hostel was awarded Dux Scholar of the class of 2013. We also congratulate boarders who received School Colours in Academics, Sports, Performance and Community Service. At the end of the Prize-Giving Ceremony, students waited with eagerness for the induction of the new prefects. The following boarders received prefect badges: Hanifah Salik Ahmed (Head Girl), Ummi Sani-Omolori (Deputy Head Girl), Abdulmutallib Sani Mohammed (Deputy Head Boy), Ogechi Ararume, Nur Baba-Ahmed, Mohammed Abdulsalam, Imran Marwa, Etienne Ben-Okagbue & Amina Yahaya.

TRSS is now a member of the Boarding Schools Association (BSA) of the United Kingdom. This is a welcome development as we are now able to gain from the vast resources and training offered by the BSA.

Seven boarders excelled at the recently concluded Microsoft Office Suite (MOS) National Competition. The competition was open to all schools in the country and we are very proud to see TRSS maintain her position as a leading school in ICT in Nigeria. We thank Mr. Osaigbovo and Mr. Abdulfatai Bello (ICT teachers) for this feat. Details of the competition can be found on Page 16 of this newsletter.

The 4 hostels took part in a Presentation Competition on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) at the end of this term. Congratulations to Danfodio Hostel who placed first. Worthy of mention were the duo of Ahmad Abubakar and Omenuko Ekpere who were outstanding in their presentation. We continue to ensure that boarders are aware of their responsibility in contributing their quota to making the world a better place. We thank all the judges; Mrs. Jawara-N’jai, Mr. Dawson and Mrs. A. This term as part of our community service, boarders visited and presented gifts to patients at the General Hospital and Children of The Karu Orphanage in Abuja.

We use this medium to thank all Parents and Guardians who adhered to the exeat procedure at TRSS. In the past, we had a situation where boarders left boarding once examinations were concluded. This was not the case this term as boarders engaged in the end of term Inter-Hostel and Inter-House competitions and other fun activities.

We look forward to some exciting events in boarding next term which will involve parental participation. We will be having Fathers Vs Sons and Mothers Vs Daughters Football Matches. Parents are advised to start getting fit as some of your children are extremely talented and super fit. We also plan on having a family picnic. Parents will receive details of these events in due course.

We are at the final stage of preparations for our Ski & Educational Trip to Italy. Last year the trip was to Austria and students had a lot of fun learning outside the classroom. This year apart from skiing in resort of Passo Tonale, students will tour the cities of Milan and Venice visiting Science & Art Museums. They will also have a feel of the Italian Opera. If you missed the payment deadline, there is still an opportunity to sign up for the trip. All payments should reach us by 18th September 2013. Please note that this trip is open to day students and boarders.

On behalf of the boarding team, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Parents and Boarders for making this term and session a successful one. We wish boarders and staff a restful and fun-filled holiday. See you next session.

TRSS Boading Newsletter Second Half 3rd Term 2012 2013

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