Have you ever had sleepless nights thinking of the right school to place your child? Are you bothered about the academic content, method of learning, the character education, disciplinary policy, environment, safety of the children, the quality of the teachers, method of handling slow learners and so on? Are you concerned about a place where you could have international standard Crèche, Nursery and Primary education at very fair price?
There is good news for you! Jacob’s Well Montessori School (JWMS) is a one-stop educational solution Centre for your child.
Jacob’s well Montessori school is a spring forth from Jacob’s Well Foundation Inc. The Foundation was birthed from the need to be a blessing to humanity through provision of educational services; Water supply, Youth empowerment; Food production/ supply and helping of the underprivileged.
Jacob’s Well was mentioned in John 4:5-6 where the scriptures recorded that Jesus sat down at Jacob’s Well to get refreshed. This is symbolic of the fact that, at JWMS our customers’ satisfaction shall be paramount, our pupils shall learn in an environment where there is God’s presence at all times. Jacob’s Well is therefore, a Centre of rest, achievements, excellence, depths of knowledge and a place where children will have the opportunity to meet with the Greatest Teacher of Humanity (God).
Jacob’s Well Montessori School has been designed and set up to achieve the under-listed five cardinal components of a quality school:
- A Robust academic content that enhances total development of a child.
- A well prepared, safe and secured learning environment.
- A team of well-trained, god fearing, visionary and caring staff.
- Proper technology integration
- Effective parents-teacher communication.
Robust Academic Content
Jacob’s Well Montessori School is an activity-based institution that provides a comprehensive learning experience that aids the child’s development into a responsible adult ready to positively impact the society.
Our rich and broad based curriculum is designed from British and Nigerian curricula, such that all areas of development and learning are encouraged and promoted. Jacob’s Well Montessori School curriculum supports child-centered education, hands-on learning for the early years, use of current technology to deliver exceptional education, early discovery and development of skills and talents, training of pupils to achieve set goals and Character Education Programme (CEP).
Our infants and toddlers sections are set up to follow the child developmental norms on how babies develop stage by stage. The curriculum is designed with practical experiences on how best to support early development by embedding learning activities in daily routines. According to the Encyclopedia of Infants and Toddler Activities, “all infant and toddler activities support learning across emotional, social, language, cognitive, physical and motor domains”.
In the nursery classes, we adopt the Montessori approach reinforced with Art, Music and Movement, Christian Religious Education (CRE), French, Writing, Computer and outdoor play activities. The Montessori curriculum area for the Nursery include Mathematics, Language, Practical life activities, Sensorial Training, and Cultural Subject which consists of science, history and geography.
Our curriculum and assessment procedures for this age group take into account the British National Primary Framework. In addition to the core subjects of English, mathematics and science, the curriculum includes history, geography, information technology, music, art, Physical and Health Education, French and Nigerian cultural studies (NCS).
Teaching from the age of 6 is by subject and is conducted by highly qualified specialist staff. This is one of the component essentials of Jacob’s Well Montessori School. Our children from an early age are exposed to subject specialists. We conduct our Standard assessment at Key stages 1, and 2. This gives us an objective assessment of each learner’s progress and allows us to monitor his or her academic performances.
Character Education Programme (CEP)
We recognize that there is a moral decadence in our society and the economic pressure is making parents too busy to give their children the required attention. Therefore, Jacob’s Well Montessori School incorporates a Character Education Programme (CEP) where every child develops thirty character traits every academic year. We model these characters knowing that for a child to stand out sustainably, he needs to develop godly character alongside with academic excellence.
A prepared Environment
Jacob’s Well Montessori school environment is prepared according to Montessori philosophy and within the regulations of the Rivers State Government. The basic elements within the prepared environment are concepts of freedom with limits, structure and order, reality and nature, beauty and atmosphere, the Montessori materials and the development of a community life.
The learning area for our infants and toddlers is designed as a programme room with construction area, creative explorations, dramatic play, literacy, math, outdoors and nature and sensory/science learning area. The safety, health, security and care of the children are paramount to us.
Quality of Personnel:
The training and continuous development of all teaching and support staff is key to our organization. As a school, we understand that staff are the drivers of our vision and mission, therefore all our pre-nursery and nursery classes are provided with professional teachers that have in-depth understanding of ways to promote early learning in very young children. The primary section runs specialized classes in all subjects. The school employs only qualified teachers who are experts in their field for each subject and also provides platforms for their continuous professional development (CPD).
Technology has become an integral part of our society. It is part of everything we do including how we learn and teach. The future of the educational system is practically determined by the development of technology. Proper technology integration guides Pupils towards greater understanding of all concepts covered in class. Our ICT scheme has been appropriately developed to enable us achieve this set goal.
Effective Parent-teacher communication
The success of any school depends on effective communication between parents and staff. Parents need to know the way in which the school programme is innovative and the benefits of the curriculum. Through regular feedbacks, parent conferences, orientations and school open day, parents will have opportunities to interact with the staff regarding their children’s education.
Additionally, our ongoing bi-weekly online discussions on the “Polished Kids” platform would equip parents to address issues relating to their children. Kindly follow us on Facebook.
Thank you for visiting, feel free to register and encourage your friends to register their children with us. You will definitely be happy you did.
God bless you.
Mrs Egondu Jacob, B.Sc., PGDE, Int’l DIP (MMI London)