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END OF TERM INFORMATION TO OUR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Dear Parents / Guardians

1ST TERM: 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR:

Fraternal Greetings to you our dear parents/guardians at this time of the year. We wish to share with you all the joys of the Season and to wish you a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We thank God Almighty for His protection and provision through this Past year, as we appreciate you for your confidence in us and our ability to form and guide our children/wards well to grow into useful citizens of the country and of their communities.

1. SPECIAL THANKS FOR DONATING DURING OUR FUND RAISING DAY:

We thank you all in a special way for positively responding to our invitation during our Fund Raising and Projects Day on 18th November, 2018. Many of you gave generously in support of the projects, namely (1) Basketball Courts (at least two) and (ii) Football field (s). Work has already begun on the Basketball courts with the little realized from the Fund Raising. We pray God Almighty to replenish the pockets of our donors and to also empower those yet to donate anything toward realizing the projects at hand, we urge you to visit the project sites at the Hopeville to see the work being done. We thank the central PTA for the support and solidarity it has expressed with us in all our developmental efforts. A breakdown of the various components of the Project is attached so that any PTA Zone, or any individual, whose heart is touched, could sponsor one or more of such components – for faster progress of work.

2. KEEPING UP THE TEMPO OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES IN THE SCHOOL:

To take our academic performances to the next level the UB3 class will join the SS3 class in Early Morning (7.00am) class, next term to further prepare them for the BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination). Meanwhile, strict Supervision of Prep. Classes have continued without abatement. We thank the Marist Brothers posted to the school and the staff volunteers for their strict prep supervision.

3. EXTERNAL EXAMINATION REGISTRATION:

(i) Parents should please assist their wards in SS3 to fill the JAMB forms given to them. Special attention should be paid to the choice of courses and institution; correct and proper order of names. Each SS3 student should have a functional e-mail address and an active GSM number. Each SS3 student is required to come back with a mobile cell-phone with active GSM number. (ii) UB3 students – Parents of UB3 students should guide their wards to fill the “Personal Data forms given to them. Names should be written in the correct order in which parents and their wards wish them to appear on the Basic Education Certificate. Note: All these forms, properly filled should be submitted to: The Dean of studies office, on the reopening day: 5th January; 2019.

4. REGISTRATION FOR THE FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE (FSLC) EXAMINATION; 2019:

Parents, whose wards are yet to write this exam (Primary Six Exam), are hereby informed that the registration for this exam for this academic year is now on.

5. BOOKS (TO BUY) FOR RELIGIOUS AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

(a) Each student is to buy and come back with the book: “God’s Word” (2019) containing daily Mass reading and reflections. This is to be bought at home as the school bookshop has no stock of it. (b) Parents whose wards are in SS1are hereby reminded to pay for the WAEC Literature Set books (Novels) which had earlier been supplied to the students.

6. TOILET TISSUES:

Each student is to come back with 2 (two) rolls of toilet tissues, as the one roll formerly brought by each student does not last out the term – thus forcing the school to buy the items for use by the students. These are to be collected on resumption day, 5th January, 2019.

7. NATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE OLYMPIAD; 2019:

4 (Four) students: - Azu-Ossai Michelle; Mejeha Jane; Maureen Nwaota and Ebelebe Munachi (all in SS2) have qualified for the Second round of the above-named competition which takes place in Abuja in February, 2019. We pray for them to excel and go higher. Other National/International Competitions will come up next year. Screening Tests will be conducted in January, 2019 for these competitions. Parents should encourage their wards to register for these.

8. EXCURSION FEES:

- Parents are requested to deposit at least N10,000 in their wards Account in the Bursary Department to cover Excursion fees as this item is NOT captured in the School fees. Those who fail to pay will not participate in Excursions.

9. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION: Parents whose wards qualify for any or both, of the two Sacraments above should take note as follows: (i) Requirements for 1st Holy Communion: (a) Baptismal Card (b) N1, 500 (One thousand, five hundred naira) only (ii) Requirements for confirmation Baptismal Card 10. ZONAL PTA MEETINGS: – The various PTA branches are reminded that their Zonal Meetings will take place on Saturday, 22nd December, 2019 at the usually agreed venues. Attendance is mandatory for both old and new parent – members as “Clearance Cards” will be issued to those present. Your ward (s) shall present the “Clearance card (s)” before being checked in. 11. UB3 LAPTOPS: - UB3 needs personal laptops for thier CBT practicals.

12. SCHOOL FEES PAYABLE IN 2ND TERM OF 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR:

FOR: A. UB1 FEES PAYABLE BOARDERS STAFF WARD DAY STUDENT: Visit the bursary department for details.

Note: All fees payable in school must be by bank draft to: “Marist Schools Account”. The name of the student, admission number and the name of the school (ie: Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu) should be written on the back of the draft. Note also: that in all cases, 90% of the school fees must be paid on the resumption day and a written undertaking given when the balance will be paid, but not beyond middle of the term.

13. MARIST SCHOOLS COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMINATION:

Common Entrance Examination to Marist Schools is scheduled for 9th February, 2019, while the interview holds 16th March, 2019. The forms are on sale at the usual centres. We request you our dear parents to assist the Marist Brothers in the recruitment of students for 2018/2019 School Year by creating awareness where the forms could be bought. Interested candidate can call: 09097179543 / 08037661554.

14. CHECKING OF RESULT ON-LINE: 1st Term’s Exam Results will be ready on-line from 24th December, 2018, on the school’s portal:

- Log onto www.mcauturu.org:

- - Click on online result

- Type Username and the password

- Click on exam mark

- Proceed to view full result.

Contact the office of the Principal on 07068850571 / 07033901694 and 08064048074 for clarifications on any difficulty encountered in accessing the result or other related school issues.

15. PRACTICE TESTS FOR SS2 CLASS

The SS2 class will, next term, begin their own Practice Test in the subjects they are offering for the SSCE. 16. RESUMPTION: School reopens officially on 5th January, 2019. School Functionaries must, however report on 4th January; 2019. We appreciate and express our gratitude, in advance, to the parents whose wards are involved. All our students should make sure they return before 4. 00pm as the “Check – In” Officials shall close by 4. 00pm. CONCLUSION: Once more, we wish to express our deep gratitude to you for your sincere support and commitment in ensuring qualitative formation of our dear children into future hopes. Please ensure that at home, they do not get into wrong hands / company this Christmas season. Let the excitement of the season and its pleasures not lead them astray. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2019. God bless you all.

Sgd:

Very Rev. Br. Joachim Okoye Ezetulugo (fms)

Principal

12/12/2018

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Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu.
Abia State, Nigeria
Postal: PMB 1920 Achara, Uturu, Abia State
Phone: 09097179543, 07060635680, 08037661554, 08084323665
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