Friday, 21 July 2017


Reasons Joewise Academy Preschool Could Benefit Your Child
Being away from your young child can be difficult. But an effective preschool can set the platform for both academic and social skills that your child will use forever. Here are ten reasons Joewise Academy preschool could be a good preference for your family.
 1. Preschool is an opportunity for growth
For many children, preschool is their first experience in a group of kids with a teacher. With this, they will quickly start learning to share, follow instructions, and begin to follow the structure found in elementary school.
2. Preschool prepares children for higher grades
Children start learning fundamentals earlier. As earlier grades become more academic than they were in previous generations, many parents use preschool to launch their child into higher learning. At the same time, parents may worry that the current trend to focus on pre-math and pre-literacy skills in preschool cuts out playtime and pushes children to grow up too fast.
Fortunately, parents don’t have to choose between protecting a child’s play time and making sure kids are ready for kindergarten. Our high-quality early childhood education program offers children both. Our teachers understand the particular ways that young children develop and learn. They organize their classrooms, time and activities to be in sync with children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical abilities.
3. Preschool encourages student-teacher development
Children need to feel cared for and secure with a teacher in order to learn. Our preschool program nurtures warm relationships among children, teachers and parents. Our teachers build a close personal connection with each child in their care. Children can thrive when there is consistency between home and school. Joewie academy teachers value parents as the experts on their children and work hand-in-hand to develop educational goals.

4. Children learn to thrive in a school-structured environment
Our preschool environment is a highly-structured environment that helps young children learn to make friends. This doesn’t mean there are lots of rules or that the teacher constantly directs the student’s activities. The structure is largely invisible to children yet they learn to operate within it. Our preschool is organized to encourage social interaction, and minimize conflicts.
5. Preschool teaches kids how to make choices
Children have several choices of activities on a daily basis. If a child is wandering aimlessly, they will be encouraged to choose an activity that interests them.  Our teachers are alert to a child who can’t figure out how to enter other children’s play and will offer suggestions on ways to join the group.
6. Children will start to learn independence
Children’s sense of independence will grow as they learn to take care of themselves while helping others. We strive to appeal to a young child’s desire to engage in real work by offering chances to help in the classroom. For example, through leading a prayer or feeding the classroom rabbit, our students contribute to the class.
Another great thing you’ll find at Joewise Academy are teachers who encourage students to view themselves as a resource for other children. Children are also introduced to behaviors required to function successfully in our kindergarten classroom. For example, during Circle Time, children learn to focus attention on the teacher, listen while others are speaking and wait their turn to talk.
7. Preschool promotes language and cognitive skills
Preschool-age children’s language skills are nurtured in a language-rich environment. Between the ages of 3 and 5, a child’s vocabulary grows from 900 to 2,500 words, and sentencess become longer and more complex. In a conversational manner, teachers help children stretch their language skills by asking thought-provoking questions and introducing new vocabulary during science, art, snack time, and other activities. Engaging in a wide range of hands-on activities, a young child’s cognitive skills are strengthened by challenging them to observe closely and ask questions.
8. Preschool teachers nurture a child’s curiosity
Teachers observe, ask questions and listen to children’s ideas during these activities. Often times, correct answers are not our goal. To nurture their curiosity and motivation to learn, we use children’s interests and ideas to create activities. Even a simple, chance event can be turned into an exciting opportunity to expand the minds of our students.
Preschool-age children have active imaginations and learn through make-believe play. We realize imagination fuels learning. Our imaginary play area is well-stocked with props and child-size household items such as stoves, sinks and cupboards. It’s often in this activity area that preschool-age children progress steadily from solitary play, to one-on-one play, to complicated group play.
9. Preschool activities boost pre-math and literacy skills
Young children can show growing interest in pre-math and pre-literacy skills. They are curious and observant, and they want to be competent in the skills that they see in older siblings and other family members, such as reading, writing and math. To prepare children for the academic demands of kindergarten, we offer a wide variety of games and activities to help children acquire the pre- math and literacy skills in a fun way.
10. Preschool helps develop motor skills
As physical coordination improves, kids want to start exploring their environment and challenge themselves in new ways. Young children are in motion for a good part of the day. We offer several opportunities daily for children to develop fine motor skills. Our students are also challenged through a variety of activities to build their hand-eye coordination and balance.
If any of this could make sense for your family, we’d love to have your child in our early childhood development program. Every child, no matter faith, ethnicity, family situation or any other factor, is welcome at our school.



Tuesday, 11 July 2017


In the Nursery department, we focus strongly on the three Prime Areas which are the basis for successful learning in following specific areas:

Personal, social and emotional development;
Physical development
Communication and language

Personal, social, and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
As children grow in confidence and ability within the three prime areas, the balance will slowly shift towards a more equal focus on all areas of learning, including:
ü  Literacy
ü  Numeracy
ü  Understanding the world
ü  Expressive arts and design

Literacy development involves encouraging children to read and write, both through listening to others reading, and being encouraged to begin to read and write themselves.  Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials – books, poems, and other written materials, to ignite their interest.

Numeracy involves providing children with opportunities to practice and improve their skills in counting numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems, and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design involves supporting children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, poem, drama, music and rhymes, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Children’s progress in each area is continually assessed so that their development needs are met early.

In our Primary school (ages 5 to 11), the focus is on learning good fundamental Mathematics (Algebra, geometry and statistics) and English language skills (creative writing, comprehension, spelling and grammar). Science, Technology (exploring IT systems), Humanities and Art are covered as multi-disciplinary topics and through projects.

Children’s progress in each area is continually assessed so as to gain mastery.

Our soft skills
ü  Critical thinking
ü  Problem solving
ü  Speaking
ü  Listening  
ü  Writing
ü  Creativity and Leadership skills

Sunday, 25 June 2017


(home of soaring eagles)

Our Vision
We aim to develop students who demonstrate resilience, respect, integrity and independence; and who are:
·         educationally prepared for the future;
·         engaged and responsible lifelong learners;
·         literate and numerate;
·         able to solve problem and think critically and creatively.
·         skilled in managing relationships;
·         respectful to self, others and the environment;
·         kind, caring and compassionate;
·         resilient and adaptable;
·         confident, happy and active local and global citizens.

Our Mission
·         provides an exciting, high quality and holistic education;
·         demonstrates high quality teaching with innovative technologies, to personalise the learning for all      students;
·         builds leaders for a sustainable future;
·         creates a positive, safe and nurturing environment, that inspires a strong sense of community;
·         fosters resilient and respectful relationships, underpinned by our JOEWISE ACADEMY           FRIENDS values.
Our Values
Friendliness- being kind and caring to others
·         I share
·         I am positive
·         I am happy, not grumpy

Respect- polite and thoughtful in dealing with others
·         I treat others the way I would like to be treated
·         I listen when others are speaking
·         I use good manners

Integrity- consistent in words and actions
·         I do what I say I will do
·         I am honest and trustworthy
·         I take responsibility for my actions

Everyone Co-operates- getting along with others
·         I do my share of the work
·         I share resources, ideas and experience
·         I can take turns
Never-Give-Up-Attitude- persistence
·         I finish what I start
·         I do my best
·         I am willing to try new things

Diversity- accepting differences
·         I give everyone a fair go
·         I value and celebrate differences
·         I stand up for what is right

Support- helping others
·         I praise others
·         I care for others
·         I encourage others

Our Motto
The JOEWISE ACADEMY motto “Excellence is our Tradition ” is linked to our graduate profile. Successful graduates of JOEWISE ACADEMY are:
·         educationally prepared for the future;
·         engaged and responsible lifelong learners;
·         literate and numerate;
·         able to problem solve and think critically and creatively;
·         skilled in managing relationships;
·         respectful to self, others and the environment;
·         kind, caring and compassionate;
·         resilient and adaptable;
·         confident, happy and active local and global citizens.

Our Logo
Our school prides itself on achieving excellence - a strong commitment to school, each other and learning.  The JOEWISE ACADEMY Badge symbolises togetherness, progression, growth, development,  achievement, a firm educational foundation and vision.

Our curriculum
Blend of Nigerian, British and American curriculum.