A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMVILLE SCHOOL
Amville School opened on Thursday, August 30th, 2006 with 5 students and 13 members of staff with the present preschool and administrative building as the only facility. The school acquired the second building in 2007 and it is now being used as the primary building. The school is based on Christian principles and children are taught Christian Religious education from the Kindergarten class up to Key Stage 2 with Key Stage 2 taking General religious studies as well.
The Curriculum is basically the British Curriculum with some use of the Montessori Method of teaching in the EYFS and a blend of the Nigerian Curriculum in the Upper Primary Classes. Since the beginning of 2007, the school has experienced a major shift in its structure with a gradual growth of two classes per year till at present the entire EYFS has two arms in all classes.
The school strives for excellence offering a wide range of educational experiences. It is actively involved in being parents’ training partners, community service and celebrates the high scholastic achievements of its students. All that we do throughout the school is based on our school tag line ‘We care'.
From 2006 /2007 we had a total population of 55 pupils, in 2007/2008 our population increased to 120 pupils, 2008/2009 our population increased as well to 165 in 2009/2010 session our total population also increased to 170.2010/2011 session we had a decrease in the total population of our students to 157.2011/2012 our total population increased back to 166.
These are some of our memorable events:
Our First Christmas concert was themed ‘THE NATIVITY’ it was held at the school premises and staged by the children on December 12, 2006
The school resumed the 2007/2008 academic session on Monday 3rd September 2007.
Our 2007 Christmas concert was held on December 2007
2008/2009 academic session started on 8th September 2008.
October 2008 3 Staff went to South Africa for training at the University of South Africa titled ‘creating effective learning in Nigerian schools’.
2008 Christmas concert was tagged ‘Cinderella and Santa Claus ‘Featuring all the pupil from year 1-6 and it was produced by Tope Idowu at the Muson Centre Onikan Lagos.
March 2009 John Tschohl a world class customer service expert visited Amville to educate us more on service strategy
Monday 6th April 2009, the Prince and Princess pageant was held within the school premises. Various contestants from various classes competed and Seyi Gbadamosi Emerged as the Prince of Amville .Simmie Ogunlade as the princess, while Chibuke Ariguzo was the mini Prince and Oluwabuyikunmi Owo-Odusi, was the mini Princess.
April 2009 we had a successful trip to Ghana with 9 children in the company of Adults. They visited places like the Elmma castle,Akosombo, boat ride to Dodi Island, and the Kwame Nkrumah Museum
We had our first graduation on Wednesday 8th July 2009 with Abimbola Komolafe as the first graduating student of Amville.
2009/2010 session resumed on Monday7th September 2009 with the theme ‘excellence through effort’
Monday, September 28, 2009, Mr. Aroma Chimuanya Ufodike the winner of the Ten Million Naira of who wants to be a millionaire visits the school on a special guest visits.
2009/2010 Christmas concert was held at the muson centre on December 8th, 2009.It was a stage performance titled ‘dreamland’ and it was produced by tee wai Gold productions.
Wednesday 7th July 2010 we had our 2nd Awards and Graduation day at Darliton Events center in Ilupeju. Pastor Ituah Ighodalo was the chairman and Pastor Goke Omotola as the guest speaker.7 year 6 pupils graduated and 34 nurseries 2 pupils graduated as well to year 1.
2010/2011 Session opened with the school’s 4th Anniversary, and pupils resumed
Monday 6th September 2010.
Wednesday 8th December 2010 we had our Christmas fiesta within the school premises themed’ Joy to the world’.
23rd-28th May 2011 some staff and pupils traveled to South Africa for a tour. They visited places like the Gold Reef City, the stadium where the FIFA world cup was held, sun city, Soweto, Nelson Mandela’s house and the Rose bank School.
New Prefects were inducted Friday 20th May 2011
July 13, 2011, we had our 3rd Awards and Graduation day within the school premises. Mrs. Olawale of GEM woman was the guest speaker for the day and our special guest was Sasha who trilled the children with her presence.3 pupils graduated from year 6 while 25 pupils graduated from nursery 2 to year 1.
2011/2012 session resumed Monday 5th of September 2011
Christmas Concert was held on Wednesday 7th December 2011 at kiddie’s kingdom in Antony Village themed ‘Christmas around the world’. We had wonderful presentations from the children centered around the theme.
The Coordinating team of the parent’s consultative forum was inaugurated on Saturday 19th February 2011. It was made up of 12 committed parents and staff who had been appointed by the school to steer the activities of the PCF for one year.
It was chaired by Mr.Yomi Sanya and his team on 12th March 2011. The first general meeting was held on 10th December 2011. They went on to host two more general meetings on the 17th of March 2012 and 23rd June 2012. The PCF is poised to elect another coordinating team for the coming year, Mr. Sanya’s child has passed out of the school.
Friday, May 18th, 2012 we celebrated our grandparents in Amville School in a grand style. It was an emotional and interesting day seeing our grandparents dance, sing and play games reviving memories. Our year one and two pupils afterward visited the old pupil’s home bearing the gifts all the children in the school donated.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012. We had our 4th Awards and graduation day at Lagos country club in Ikeja.1 pupil graduated from year 6 while 24 pupils graduated from nursery 2 to year 1.