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How Do You Engage Your Children? Fun Extra- Curricular

As an educational institution at Ella Henri Schools, we believe that  learning for children should be well-rounded. The world is changing by the minute and it is important that our children have a fantastic education in a calm, loving and fun environment. It is needful that parents help their children have an experience that will help them want to keep learning, give them an advantage to interact in a relax environment that isn’t totally academics based. This will help your children have a balance inside the classroom, at home and with the world.

The best way to do this is to engage them in activities that are physical, fun and interactive. They learn manners, they can compete to better themselves and also grow to be stronger and passionate about different things that will eventually better their future and community on the long run.

Some of these activities are Swimming, Dancing, Leggo, Martial Arts to mention a few.


Today we’ll talk about swimming at our school.

This is Fun! Physical! Helps develop strong limbs and total physique.

Here are reasons why your adorable child should get into a pool asap……

1.Swimming helps kids learn to set goals and work to achieve them.
2.Swimmers tend to be academic achievers.
3.Swimming builds confidence and self-reliance.
4.Swimming is the only sport that can save your life.
5.Swimming is one of the few sports you can do throughout your lifetime.
6.Swimming is the best possible exercise. It works all the body’s muscles and burns the most calories.  IMG_20140529_202505
7.Swimming makes children better athletes.
8.Having a great relationship with the water opens up a whole host of other water sports and opportunities.
9.Swimming well provides a lifetime of health and fitness.
10.Swimming is the first lessons your child needs. They are the only lessons that could save your child life.
11.A swimming pool is 14 times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in the death of a child age 4 and under.
12.70% of all preschoolers who drown are in the care of one or both parents at the time of drowning. 75% are missing for 5 minutes or less.
13.Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children between the age of 1 and 14.
14.9 people drown in the United States every day.
15.Children aren’t the only ones at risk. In 2000, victims ranging in age from 15-44 accounted for 45% of all drowning deaths in the United States.  IMG_20140529_202536
16.No one is ever drown-proof. However, being able to swim 400 yards continuously lowers the chance of ever drowning exponentially.
17.Being able to swim 400 yards continuously means you can: scuba dive, snorkel, become a lifeguard, compete in triathlon, play water polo, be on a swim team, teach swimming and much more. That is getting your child ready for the labor market!
18.Learning to swim is an ability, like walking, that is part of growing up.

Get swimming ! Register your children at school.


The Power of the Positive!

Parents often ask, what can I do to help my child be ‘more’ in life as he or she grows? We do understand that our children need more than just academics to excel in life and what they need is a positive approach to problem solving and the right attitude to tackle the challenges that come their way.

Children can develop the positive attitude before the toddler stage of life and if nurtured properly can help your child be ‘more’ in future.

Take a look at some of these picture / diagrams and start to work on these with your child and see the difference it will make in your child’s life in a few months and greater mark in years to come.

Even as parents we need to always develop a positive attitude as well, we are our children’s greatest example.

Remember that your child is human, not super human to understand all that you understand now including the feelings that he/she has concerning certain situations, for example: Try not to argue with your child about his thoughts, he has a right to them. Just help him see that he is in control of what he thinks and he can see things with more hope when he knows how to improve difficult social and academic situations. Building a positive attitude in our children will build  better nation.

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Ella-Henri school

Our School

Hello Parents, school resumes on Monday, the 22nd of April, 2013. We are excited about our first graduating class this year. We have missed all the fun and excitement the kids bring to our lives and we look forward to having them back because this term is filled with loads of activities and fun. This term we introduce Dance as an extra curricular activity at the school. Dance classes (Ballet, Creative dance technique and Hip-Hop) starts at our school with a professional dance teacher with over 11 years of experience in the dance field. Lovette Otegbola runs Lovette’s BITS Dance company. She has worked with many artistes, trained and performed inside and outside the shores of Nigeria.

Classes will run every Saturday 10am-12noon. Classes resume May 4th 2013. For registration and information, please check at the school office from Monday 22nd April 2013.
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Welcome back to school children!

About Ella-Henri Schools

Ella- Henri School is a new co-educational day school in the Gbagada area of Lagos, offering Crèche and Pre-Preparatory education for children from ages 0-5 years of age. Children can join the school throughout the academic year.
Ella-Henri prides itself on maintaining high academic standards, while encouraging in every child an enthusiasm for learning good manners, self-discipline and in all things, a determination to do their best and realize their full potential, children will be taught to believe “that they can do more than they can think!”. Respect, empathy and responsibility are key features of the school’s philosophy, small classes coupled with large number of qualified teaching staff will be an integral part of the school’s signature, and this ensures that each child receives the individual support and encouragement that they need at this stage, thus giving them opportunities to gain the confidence. They will also be encouraged to participate in a wide range of baactivities.
Ella- Henri School will work in close partnership with parents to ensure that effective channels of communication are always open, each child will have a parent contact book which will be looked at by their class teacher on a daily basis. There will be weekends, over the course of the school year, providing opportunity for parents to discuss school matters and to check the progress of their child. Parents are also welcome to arrange an appointment to pop into school for a chat with their child’s class teacher to talk about any aspect of their child’s education.
Ella-Henri has structured safe and stimulating environment ensuring that the teachers strive to bring out the best in all our children.
Our aim is to provide more for every child.
‘The benefit of thorough education are clear so key into our vision of giving our children not just high academic standard but good etiquette in their daily lives thus providing them with thorough education.’

The subjects taught in the pre-school classes are:
Numeracy, sensorial, literacy, practical life, cultural, creatively, music, movement Rhymes, Handwriting (cursive), computer Appreciation and good etiquette

The school has A 27kva generating set, loads of soft toys, outdoor games and toys as Astroturf (synthetic grass) mini pools for swimming/ water play days, video based Educational and Learning aids, conducive classroom with air conditioning. A very cozy sleep room for the sleepy heads, well equipped Crèche, Disney theme TV screens and DVDS, available medical personnel who could offer first aid treatments to a child who might fall sick in the course of the day’s activities or whose health history requires constant attention.
We will like to state that all our toys and facilities are brand new.
Lagos facility address is 58, Diya Street, Gbagada Lagos
Aba facility address is 31, Faulks Road Aba, Abi state