At chriswil Schools, we follow the Curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of Education in Nigeria, but through keen study and careful observation has improved upon this curriculum to enhance the learning perspective of our pupils.
Our curricula are guided towards building up our pupils academically, socially, culturally, spiritually and ethically.
There are three core curriculum subjects: English, maths and science. These subjects are given a greater amount of teaching time each week as one of the main remits of a primary and secondary school is to develop pupils and students’ basic skills so they can be successful in the subsequent phases of their education. Learning to read, write and calculate, for example, are keys to access the rest of the curricum.
We offer the children a very broad range of reading and writing experiences. Our students and pupils develop reading and writing skills across a broad range of styles. These include:
descriptive writing journalistic writing discursive texts
letter writing poetry explanatory texts
narrative recounts newspaper reports
Children must have well developed oracy skills they are to make good progress with their reading and writing. For this reason, the development of speaking and listening is an essential element in all literacy lessons.
Lessons start with children doing daily mental arithmetic exercises. This helps them learn to calculate in their heads. Our mathematics curriculum is divided into seven areas:
Each child will experience the following aspects of science during their time at Chriswil Schools:
Extra – Curricular Activities
Children will have the opportunity to take part in extra -curricular activities which vary during the year to year to provide a range of opportunities.
Activities may include:
Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Rapid technological change is altering the way we live. It is also shaping the world of work, as tasks that have traditionally been done by people are now being done by computers and machines. If pupils at Chriswil are to be competitive when they leave compulsory education and enter the workforce it is imperative that they are confident and accomplished users of IT. We aim to;
The study of ICT involves children learning about how different forms of technology are used. A principal area of study is learning how to use a computer to find, present or store information. We also provide opportunities for pupils to learn how to use digital cameras, video cameras, scanners, programmable robots and other technological devices.
The curriculum for pupils in the pre- school is centered on play, in consonance with Montessori Method of education, which advocates the play method of learning. The Areas of learning for the Nursery, Primary and junior secondary include:
Letter Work Physical /Health Education Literature in English
Creative Art Number Work Speech Transition
Handwriting Social Habits Music
For Primary 1-6
English Studies Cultural &Creative Art Quant. & Verbal Reasoning
Mathematics Speech Transition B. science & Technology
Physical & Health Education Music Religious Value Education
For Junior Secondary School (basic 7-9):
All Subjects (Core and Elective Subjects) Offered in the Junior Secondary School (Basic 7-9)
Mathematics Music Christian Religious Studies
English Language Phonics& Diction Home Economics
French Language Computer Science Cultural & Creative art
Yoruba Language Agricultural Science Social Studies
Basic Technology Civic Education Business Studies
Basic Science Physical & Health Education History