From time to time, the school has what it calls the "Compassionate Angel Day". On this day, the school donates various items from the parents, pupils and teachers to needy children. We, therefore, welcome donations of old books, clothes, groceries, toiletries, etc. as the parent may feel compelled to give. Donations may be sent through the children to their class teacher who will ensure the gifts are properly packed and stored and later donated to needy kids.
On Careers Day, pupils are asked to come dressed in attire symbolizing their career wishes. For example, if a child wishes to become a doctor when he/she grow up they come dressed as a doctor on this day. There are motivational career talks from notable professionals/personalities in society; i.e. a doctor, a nurse, a businessman, lawyer and a few others who speak to the children about their dream careers. We urge our parents to allow the children to select a career of their choice.
Children love to play, have fun and learn new things. Fostering creativity and imagination in children is one of the most important things you can do for them when they are young. Not only for the extroverted and noisy kids, the Drama lessons help to build children's confidence and self esteem and can therefore also be particularly beneficial for introverted or reserved children as well.
Research has shown that learning music actually improves brain function. According to scientific reports, when children learn music "their brains begin to hear and process sounds that they couldn't otherwise hear. This helps them develop neurophysiological distinction between certain sounds that can aid in literacy, which can translate into improved academic results for kids." Also, music and mathematics are intertwined, and reciting songs will aid their short term memory, and eventually their long term memory.
Children learn best when they are involved in the learning. This means getting to ask questions and have discussions, and it can also mean letting their interests guide planning. Children need their senses engaged. Our Science Club invloves hands-on activities that allow children to do just that, giving them a chance to engage multiple senses. Because Children learn best by doing, hands-on science encourages the children to DO something – observe, ask questions, touch, smell, experiment.
From improving speaking and listening skills to building self-esteem, learning to debate could have many benefits for your child. Our Debate Club offers children the opportunity to learn new skills that will help them grow in confidence and self-esteem as they discover ways to communicate, show leadership, and address peer groups.
There are many benefits to engaging children in Math Club. At Simoko, we realize that it gives children a chance to build a different perspective about mathematics. We believe that everyone can enjoy and appreciate mathematics, which is an important part of everybody's life. For those with average or below average mathematical aptitude, the proper motivation and encouragement is required to achieve the basic levels required in life. For those with natural mathematical ability, stimulation and challenges will drive them to pursue higher levels of mathematical knowledge and skills that will be needed by their future endeavors.
At Simoko Trust School, we realize that taking part in sports reduces stress and enhances children's moods. It builds healthy bones and muscles, increases fitness, improves sleep, helps them socialize, improves their cooperation skills, boosts self-confidence and lowers the risk of getting obese. This is why we have Physical Education (PE) and Sports activities every Friday. Sports activities include but are not limited to the following: