Grade One had a special visitor come into their classrooms to share his expertise and skills. 'The Fishman' (Kobina Nyarko), a well-known Ghanaian Artist shared his work, inspirations and described how his style changes every few years. He also showed students how to create their very own eye-catching paintings.
By Joanne Brown
Grade One had a special visitor come into their classrooms to share his expertise and skills. ‘The Fishman’ (Kobina Nyarko), a well-known Ghanaian Artist shared his work, inspirations and described how his style changes every few years. Then 'The Fishman' showed the grade one students how to create their very own eye-catching fish paintings.
What a wonderful day!
LCS Summer Camp is here again. Don't miss out on this year's Summer Camp for all students ages 6 -16 years. Registration has started. Click inside for more information.
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LCS SUMMER CAMP 2013 (JUNE 10 – JULY 19, 2013)
Don’t miss out on this year’s Summer Camp for all students ages 6 -16 years. Registration has started. Check the Front Desk at Lincoln Community School Reception for Registration Forms, or download from www.goo.gl/fgn23
The 2013 Summer Camp will run for six weeks and is divided into three sessions:
Session I (June 10 – June 21)
Students can participate in as many sessions as they would like. The cost per session is GHC 800.00. Camp will run daily; Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Students bring their own snacks and lunch. (We will also have lunch available for those who would prefer to purchase lunch). Students must sign up for a minimum of 5 days (one week), and all camp fees are non-refundable.
Activities offered to students include, Basketball, Badminton, Ceramics, Floor Hockey, Art & Drawing, Library/Reading, Drum & Dance, Soccer, Karate, Table Tennis, Computer Fun, Origami, and Swimming.
There is a day trip organized per session. Proposed venues for the day trips are Aburi Gardens, Boti Falls and Akosombo. The trips will most likely be scheduled for the last day of each session and will be announced several days in advance. Parents of participants will have to sign a release form and bring money for lunch and entry into the venue areas.
Lincoln School will also be hosting a Mathematics, Science and Technology Research Camp from July 1st - 30th, organized by MISE Foundation (www.flickr.com/misecamp) or (www.mise.getafricaonline.com/Research), a variety of mathematical topics including Newtonian Mechanic, Algebra, Number Theory, Combinatorics and Computer Programming will be explored. The organizer can also be contacted via (email@example.com)
For more information and registration contact the following;
After School Activities Office 774018 ext: 145 Athletics Office 77 40 18 ext: 108
The Visual and Performing Arts Department would like to thank all the parents, students, and teachers who came out to support our MYP Arts Celebration on Tuesday, May 14th. Over 200 people attended this incredible event. It consisted of an exhibition, art workshops run by students,theatre and drama activities and more.
May 17, 2013
“Creativity takes courage.”- Matisse
The Visual and Performing Arts Department would like to thank all the parents, students, and teachers who came out to support our MYP Arts Celebration on Tuesday, May 14th.
Over 200 people attended this incredible event. It consisted of an exhibition featuring all MYP art work produced this year, art workshops run by students in grades 8, 9, and 10, a group chalk painting, a kinesthetic sculpture, slideshows, animations, theatre and drama activities.
Some of the most popular art workshops of the afternoon included CD mandalas, origami t-shirts and of course the face painting. Mrs. Yeboah said, “It was truly heartwarming to see our MYP students teaching our PYP students in a meaningful and collaborative nature.”
Mrs. Jardin commented, “I was particularly impressed with the grade 6 monologues and really enjoyed seeing the chalk canvas develop throughout the two hours.”
Great enthusiasm for the arts was generated at this event, and we look forward to continuing the tradition in years to come!
You can see more photos on Mrs. Jardin’s blog:
The LCS PE leadership students from grades 9 and 10 went on a trip to Sisimbo Beach Resort last weekend for the annual PE Leadership Retreat. Click inside for more on this fun and educational trip.
Grade 9/10 Leadership Retreat 2013
By Sahil Kirpalani, Gibran Haque
The LCS leadership students from grades 9 and 10 went on a trip to Sisimbo Beach Resort between the fourth and fifth of May. This event is usually one of the highlights on the students’ calendar because it is a time where team building is encouraged, and obviously, it is at the beach. This year was no exception. Despite the fact that it was a relatively small group of 27 students, the most was made of the time there. Students from different grade levels were mixing together, and it really felt like a community of students. This is why the trip was so special.
Students were put into different teams, and went through a series of games and activities that were set up to not only make the trip fun, but also to promote an atmosphere of togetherness. Activities included a beach volleyball tournament, a water balloon toss competition, a blind trust game, and a ball and rope competition, which really required communication to succeed. All of these went smoothly and made the trip enjoyable for all present.
Without a doubt the most exciting and definitely the most fun part of this trip was the night labyrinth, which has become somewhat of a tradition in leadership retreats over the last two years. Students were in pairs and were blindfolded and had to find their way through an intricate maze made of ropes; in order to get to the end students had to communicate and follow their instincts. This was definitely the highlight of the trip and will be regarded as a tradition from now on. Another important part of the retreat was reflecting on this year from a leadership point of view. Individually students reflected on what they as a Leadership P.E student achieved this year and what they learned as well. They also brainstormed on some of the highlights of the year as well as some of the obstacles which they overcame in order to make this a great year for Leadership P.E.
Overall this was a fun and educational trip and a great learning experience. None of this would have been possible without the help of the Leadership P.E teacher, Mr. Murray and Dawne Kaba, head of the P.E department. On behalf of all the students, we would like to thank Mrs. Kaba for organizing and planning this trip as well as Mr. Murray, Coach George, Coach Elorm and Ms. Gursel for making this a memorable and fun experience.
On Tuesday May 6th the PTO and the Administration joined together to host a coffee for LCS parents in the NPAT theatre. Click inside for more.
Parent Appreciation & PTO Election
May 10, 2013
On Tuesday May 6th the PTO and the Administration joined together to host a coffee for LCS parents in the NPAT theatre. The morning opened with Dr. Larkin presenting the three candidates for the Board election; May Kalmoni, Kenneth Lim, Eva Turteltaub-Cavanna gave brief presentations of their backgrounds and spoke about their candidacy. Parents were able to register their votes at a table close to the entrance.
Out-going PTO president, Grace Marabe, gave an annual report of the PTO budget and presented a list of the sponsored events that the PTO held this past year. She also reported that the PTO executive committee generously donated 10,000 cedis to the Lincoln Fund towards student technology initiatives for the coming academic year. Next, a new slate of PTO officers were presented and enthusiastically voted in by the audience. The new officers are: Astha Singh, President, Olivia Klogo, Vice-President, Maria Oram, Secretary, Edu Conner, ECC Coordinator, Caragh Koon, ES Coordinator and Maria Amechi, MS Coordinator. There are two positions still open for Treasurer and SS Coordinator. Please contact Astha if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of the meeting, Dr. Larkin presented the “mug of appreciation” to parents who have volunteered throughout the year in classrooms and in so many various manners throughout the school. With thanks, Dr. Larkin noted that is the contribution of parents that makes the biggest difference each day for our students and teachers. When he asked how many parents in the audience had mugs from previous years, hands shot up! These collectable mugs pay tribute to the countless hours of volunteer services by our incredible group of parents give to the school.
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