Today (28 March 2018) officially marks the end of term II for the 2017/2018 academic year and this newsletter is meant to address you on some pertinent issues that we think will help both of us plan effectively for term three which opens on 16th April and ends on 13th July 2018.
- STANDARD SEVEN
Standard seven checkpoint exams will start on 23rd of April up to the 25th of April 2018. As part of revision and mopping up, they will only close for a week from 29th March to 8th April 2018 and start lessons from the 9th of April. The thrust is to keep on improving our general pass rate and quality of the results. As a school we are more interested in quality as opposed to quantity. It is our sincere hope that all parents will support this initiative and encourage all your children to come to school during the said period. For standard 1–6, the holiday is very short and no summer lessons have been organized for you, our advice, read, read, and of course here and there also have fun, we hope to see them more rejuvenated for term 3
For examinations candidates must have the following;
- Mathematics Set,
- Pens (at least two, preferably black)
- School uniform
Parents and guardians should also remember that before writing primary checkpoint examinations full school fees or half of it must have been paid. The school will not allow candidates who do not satisfy this requirement to write.
Account Name: Bambino Schools
Account Number: 1227-599
Branch: National Bank, Capital City.
Consultation day/lesson observations
We thank all parents who participated in the teacher/ parent discussion as well as the lesson observations. The experiences shared can only help us to be as a better school. Be assured that consultation day is a termly event and remember to always be there for your ward. There is no more love you can show your ward other than to support him/her with school work.
For those who missed out other, classes will invite you to join them for lessons on days to be advised. The motive is for you as our parents to appreciate and get a better understanding of your school especially as regards to what happens in the classroom
- SCHOOL FEES
School fees remain the same @k201, 000 standard 1–4, k241, 000 standard 5–7, k1, 000 is for PTA fund. Fees should be paid before school open or within two weeks of opening. The school also offers transport to the following areas;
@ Return – 25, 000
One way – 20, 000
- Lunch – 25, 000 (tea & lunch = 35, 000)
- Boarding fee (full) 300, 000
- Boarding (weekly) 250, 000
Lunch and transport are optional services provided by the school and we hope you will take advantage and benefit from hot nutritious meals served in our dining.
- LOST AND FOUND
The school has a lot of lost and found uniforms, jerseys and parents can help by making sure that uniforms have name tags or some kind of labelling which makes it easier to identify them in the event that they are lost. Communication with your class teacher can help you recover lost and found items especially as soon as the uniform/ item goes missing.
Our third term happens to be the winter season with long nights, short days as well as very low temperatures. We encourage you to buy your wards warm clothing for this term. A warm clothed child listens better than the one exposed to the vagaries of the weather. Only the official school uniforms will be permitted. Our tuck shop is adequately stuffed with all requirements.
- WHATSUP FORUM
The WhatsApp was introduced to enhance communication between the school and parents to matters relating to the education of the learners, to some extent it has done a good job as far as dissemination of information is concerned, on the other hand it has also brought a lot of challenges among them, chain, birthday and illness messages with nothing to do with our core business. Parents are encouraged to use this to use this channel responsibly and follow the laid down rules.
- Student academic reports
We are positive that somehow you have a general picture of how your ward is progressing because of your interaction with the school during the course of term, i.e. consultation days, daily home work that you have shared with the class teachers, everything to do with examinations and general conduct of your ward. Where they have done well compliment and encourage them to do even better and where grades are not satisfactory, love, understanding and of course showing a great passion to help is the way to go.
Children like it better where parents show love and commitment to what their wards are doing. Identify the weak areas and where possible encourage them to work on them. The report card is not about positions but about grades. Good, grades for our learners is the catchy phrase, lastly on study habits we still hope for less TV and more reading catch them young and foster in them a hunger for knowledge, A play schedule that also has time for study is a must. The school has also given learners holiday home with to help them revise. Nothing feels better than the rewards you get from personally taking an interest in your wards’ education and you see the flower grow and blossom.
- Homework and Notebooks
The schools policy is that learners should have work almost on a daily basis and your duty as a parent is not to be a student yourself but where need be guide, where you are unsure certain subjects feel free to always consult with your classteachers an example could be how to help learners sound letters and words using phonetic way. Notebooks, even when they are carried home almost daily they should always be neat and presentable, plastic cover a requirement.
- School Portal
You can also check for information about Bambino primary school on www.bambinoschools.com
User name: Email address
Password: Student number
We would like to thank the support given by parents from standard 1 to 4 who enabled their words to participate in the trips tabulated below
Standard 1 – 2 Kumbali
Standard 3 ChipokaHarbor
Standard 4 Livingstonia Beach
The term three will see standard 5 – 7 participate on a one day trip to Salima.
The other information as regards Aims and objectives will be available to the concerned parents. We have deliberately moved from two day trips to a one day one as we feel that we are still able to achieve our planned aims and objectives in a day and keep the trips affordable. The more affordable they are then it means all our learners benefit and consolidate concepts learnt in class i.e. tourism, transport, agriculture, landscape just to mention but a few.
- CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- 29 March – collection of reports
- 16 April, 2018 opening of school
- 23 – 25 April standard 7 checkpoint Exams
- 1 May Labour day
- 2 May Baha’i holiday
- 25 May consultation day standard 1 -7 .7.30 -13.00hrs
- Midterm Break 28 May -1
Standard 5 8 – June
- 15 – June
7 5 – July
- End of terms Exams
2 July to 5th July (Time Tables to follow)
- Standard 7 Graduation 11 JULY
- Collection of reports 13 July 2017
- From the PTA
We are pleased of the partnership prevailing between the parents and the teachers and it is our desire to forge this to new heights as a way of making our Bambino school a good place for our children. We want to humbly thank parents who have done what is right by contributing the K1, 000 termly to the PTA fund. We also encourage other members who are still to do so to come on board. We have planned a hygiene and sanitation programme for our learners, but could not do it as initially planned due to the fact that most parents are still to respond in a positive way regarding termly contributions. Below is a class by class analysis of monies received and not received. More updates will be given to you in due course, including names of those who have contributed.
TABLE (Representing Payments and balances from STD 1 to 7)
|CLASS||EXPECTED AMOUNT (MWK)||AMOUNT PAID (MWK)||VARIANCE(MWK)|
PTA fund is part of school fees
- K201, 000
- K241, 000
- By term three each ward should have contributed 3 X K1, 000 =K3, 000.
You can also get news and updates about the school by on the above address
On behalf of the everybody here, I thank you for the support you give to the school. Let’s keep the fight to have our school as the best beacon of education in Malawi. Enjoy the holiday with your wards. Happy Holidays,Meet you on the 16th Of April 2018.
- Makuta. +265 (0) 99 696 0548/ +265 (0)1 76 1674