The Indian Language School lagos
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The Indian Language School was established on April 14th 1982 at the ICA Centre at No. 11 Johnson Street, Ilupeju, Lagos, under the umbrella of the High Commission of India in Nigeria and is run by a Board of Trustees. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. It is a co-educational school which follows an inclusive policy and grants admission to all Indian students.
Indian Language School began with just 90 students and a staff of the Principal and 5 teachers. Encouraged by the overwhelming response from parents, it was decided that the school should be expanded to accommodate students up to Grade VI. The student strength grew to 400. Adjacent buildings were acquired. Subsequently Senior classes were started up to Grade XII. So far 24 batches of students have appeared for the Grade X Secondary School Examinations and 21 batches have appeared for the Grade XII Senior School Certificate Examinations. We have produced excellent results, even CBSE ranks, in spite of being the only school of the kind in West Africa and facing the disadvantages of being unable to co-ordinate with other CBSE schools on a regular basis.
In 2002, the middle school and senior school classes were shifted to a newly constructed building on the school's property at No 9 Oba Nle Aro Avenue, Ilupeju.
A factor that contributes to the unique character of the school is that it is truly representative of the cultural and linguistic diversity of India, as there are students and staff from all parts of India. We capitalize on this advantage by incorporating this diversity into our curricular and co-curricular activities. The school aims to develop in pupils an appreciation of the richness and variety of India and respect for each other and to keep them abreast of events in India. Being based in Nigeria, students of ILS also have the opportunity of being enriched by first hand experience of another vibrant nation.
Our vision is to broaden the perspective of our young students and to develop in them attitudes that will shape them into responsible and dynamic global citizens.
The Indian language School is located in Lagos, Nigeria. It was established in April 1982, and is a private school run by a Board of Trustees, under the umbrella of the Indian High Commission in the country.
The school was opened in response to the wishes of the Indian community, so that Indian children living in Lagos, while benefiting from exposure to a foreign culture, would not lose touch with their own. Given the ethnic and linguistic diversity of India, it was particularly essential that Indian children who wish to return to India for further studies, learnt the national language and became familiar with the education system followed there.
School Demography & Affiliation
The school is a co-educational day school with classes from LKG to Grade XII
The Indian Language School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, which is the largest Educational board in India
So far, 22 batches of students have appeared for the Grade X Secondary School Examination, and 19 batches have appeared for the Senior Secondary School Examination of Grade XII.
Our Mission & Character
Along with academic excellence, the school strives to develop in students, moral values, self confidence and a realization of their strengths and abilities.
It works towards sensitizing them to environmental and social concerns and aims at equipping them with intellectual and practical skills, which will prepare them to be effective and responsible custodians of the future. The goal of ILS is to build patriotic Indians who will also be dynamic global citizens.
A factor that contributes to the unique character of ILS is that it is truly representative of the cultural and linguistic diversity of India, as there are students and staff from all parts of India. We capitalize on this advantage by adopting and using curricular and co-curricular activities to develop in pupils a true appreciation of the richness and variety of India, and respect for each other and to keep them abreast of events in India. Being based in Nigeria, students of ILS also have the opportunity of being enriched by a first hand experience of another vibrant nation.
The school has a well qualified faculty of trained teachers who besides providing academic instruction, are also actively involved in guiding students and organizing co-curricular activities.
7.35 a.m. to 01.35 p.m. (Monday To Friday)
8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (Saturday - For Grade IX, X, XI, XII)
8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. (Monday To Friday)
The School is registered with Shigun Hospital at 398, Sura Magaji Street, Ilupeju , for emergency medical attention.
- L.K.G. Class - 03 years
- U.K.G. Class - 04 years
- One Year to be added for subsequent classes
- Age will be calculated as on 30th March
- According to the approval granted by the Lagos State Government, only Indian citizens will be allowed admissions to the school.
- A student with previous schooling should produce the School Transfer/ Leaving Certificate duly countersigned by an officer not below the rank of a District Inspector of Schools of the Education Department of the State/ Union territory concerned.
- Performance in the Admission test.
- Admission tests will normally be conducted a fortnight before each term subject to availability of seats in a particular class, but entrance tests during mid-sessions can be held as decided by the Principal and subject to availability of seats in a particular class.
- Student seeking admission will be given only one chance to appear in the test for that particular term.
- Tests will be conducted in the following subject for the following classes:
- UKG, Grade 1 and 2 - English, Maths and Hindi
- Grade 3, 4 and 5 - English, Maths and Hindi
- Grade 6 to 10 - English, Maths, Hindi and Science
- Grade 11 (Science) - Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology/ Maths
- Completion of Admission form in all respect
- Submission of Transfer or other certificates
- Student being eligible in all respects
- Payment of Registration fee, deposit, other dues and annual ICA Membership charge
- The decision of the Principal regarding admission is final
- Admission offered and not accepted within the time stipulated will be cancelled
Following documents in original & a photocopy are to be submitted along with the Admission Form
- Birth Certificate
- Two-passport size photographs
- School Leaving Certificate of previous school, duly countersigned by the Education Officer
- Annual Report Card of the last class completed
- Migration Certificate (for Gr. XI & XII)
On submission of the above documents an admission test will be conducted.
Admissions applied for before September, entrance exam will be based on the syllabus covered in previous class.
Admissions applied for after September, entrance exam will be based on the portion for the half yearly exams as given by the school.
Rules of Discipline
At Indian Language School, we believe in inculcating a sense of discipline in our students
- Punctuality is considered important.
- Every student should be habitually clean and must come neatly dressed in the School uniform.
- Nails must be short, clean and unvarnished.
- Hair must be clean, neat and off the face.
- Valuable articles like expensive watches, jewellery, and audio visual equipment and large sums of money should not be brought to school.
- The following habits are most undesirable:
- Use of abusive language
- Rowdyism and rude behaviour in the school or in the bus
- Hitting, pinching, biting and scratching others especially those who are smaller in age/size
- Throwing anything at others and such other unmannerly conduct
- Chewing gum during school hours
- Being absent from assembly, lessons, sport or activities without permission
- Carrying and usage of mobile phones within the school premises
- Bringing Indian Language School into disrepute by inappropriate behaviour in and out of school
Traffic Rules (To be followed strictly)
As the school is situated in a residential area, parents are asked to be considerate of our neighbours when parking in the vicinity of the school. Please exercise the greatest caution, particularly at peak traffic times: the safety of our students is paramount. The school receives many angry calls from members of the public reacting to parents/drivers who break the traffic rules. So, we urge the parents to co-operate and obey the traffic regulations.
Entry: allowed only from:
Coker Road to Oba-Nle Aro (in a single lane only) AND Aina George St to Akinsete Drive
Akinsete Drive / Johnson Street.
No 'U' turns are allowed on Oba-Nle Aro or on Akinsete Drive.
Company, School Buses / Cars:
Company, School Buses / Cars can be parked in the Parking Lot at no. 11 Johnson Street. No car or bus should be parked along Oba Nle Aro Avenue or along Akinsete Drive.
Parents are requested to pool / share cars so as to reduce the congestion of traffic outside the school. If any child is found not sharing a car and coming alone in a car, necessary action will be taken. Parents are also requested to instruct their children not to waste time when alighting from the vehicle. Children should keep their bags and water bottle ready before approaching school to save time and to avoid traffic jams.
Parents are further requested not to patronize the vegetable vendors outside school as this causes a nuisance to the school and to the residents.
Please instruct your drivers about the above regulations and ask them not to leave their vehicles parked so as to block the entrance of the various residences along Oba Nle Aro and Akinsete Drive in the afternoon when they come to pick the Children.
Text Books and Stationery
The school follows the curriculum of the Central Board of Secondary Education, India. One set of textbooks will be given to each child to use during the academic year.
All textbooks are to be returned to the school at the end of the year, or when a child leaves in the MIDDLE OF THE TERM.
The children everyday should bring stationary material to school. Art and Craft material should be brought on days required.
Children are not to bring gifts and eatables. A small packet containing sweets will only be allowed.
Absence from School
No leave of absence is granted to a child except on prior written application from parents / guardians to the school office.
If a student of Grade IX - XII remains absent on a Friday i.e. a day before test, he will not be allowed to do the test on Saturday unless he brings a leave letter from his parents.
Quarantine period for contagious diseases:
The Quarantine period for contagious diseases such as measles, mumps, chicken pox etc. should be strictly followed for a period 15 days.
School Uniform - Boys
Children should adhere strictly to the specifications of the school Uniform.
K.G. to Grade VIII - Navy blue shorts as per pattern (To be worn 4 inches above the knee)
Grade IX - XII - Navy blue trousers.
White Shirt with half sleeves with 1 pocket on the left side with school badge fixed on the pocket. (Vest to be worn underneath)
Black leather shoes with laces / White canvas shoes with laces on P.E. days.
White socks (calf length).
K.G. to Grade XII
White shorts as per pattern (to be worn 4 inches above the knee) on P.E. days.
Grade IX - XII can wear white trousers if they wish.
Black belt if required.
Note: Sikh boys will wear a navy blue turban or headgear.
School Uniform - Girls
K.G. to Grade III - Navy blue pinafore to be worn 1 inch above the knee. School badge to be fixed on left side. (Bloomers to be worn underneath)
Grade IX to XII - Navy blue skirt 1 inch above the knee (Bloomers to be worn underneath).
Black hair band, ribbon or clips only.
White shorts - For P.E. for Grade K.G. to III
White divided skirt or white shorts - for P.E. for Grade IV to XII
Black flat shoes with strap and white socks (calf length).
White canvas shoes with laces on P.E. days.
Tel: 7732500 Telefax: 49
14/16, Oba Nle Aro Avenue, Ilupeju P.O.Box 8240, Lagos, Nigeria. Tel: 7732500 Telefax: 4973563
The Indian Language School lagos