About Gapbride Private School
Gapbridge is an institution of learning that started operation in October 2008, we run an integrated curriculum (English National & Nigerian Curricular) to cater for the junior and senior secondary school sitting for Checkpoint, JSS 3, IGCSE, SSCE & A level examinations and Foundation programmes. The school has well experienced and seasoned teaching staffs who are certified IGCSE and A level teachers that has produced excellent results over the years.
Gapbridge recently added INCLUSION into the school setting where students with learning difficulties are being attended to. Special Needs areas are: Auditory & Speech; Dyslexia; Autism Spectrum; Asperger Syndrome; Stuttering, etc all in area of intellectual disabilities. Facilities to give the best to this group of students are on ground, including boarding facilities.
The Education Director is a veteran teacher who knows her onions in giving the best to students and trusted by parents over the years. She is also an agent for placement of students for undergraduate and Post- graduate studies abroad, including colleges in UK, USA, Canada, etc and the Caribbean for direct medicine in the University.
Why do we Run British & Nigeria Curricular?
- British English National is to give students and parents the option in the examinations available according to international standard.
- To compete with other Nations in our international examinations, thereby getting to know the standard of the school academically compared with other nations as to know how the school is doing with the set standards of international schools of its calibre.
- British Curriculum is a skill-based curriculum that actually translates to Knowledge, Skills and right attitude of the learner. This curriculum has a way of working on both the students and the teachers in grooming them to monitor their progress from one level to another. These skills can never be forgotten in life and must be applied in the international examination for good academic results.
- Every international school must offer this curriculum to show how international they are in content and in delivery for a smooth transition to the next level of education; hence Gapbridge should not be left behind in this area.
- IGCSE result can be taken in the Nigeria universities, students need not travel aborad for further studies if parents cannot afford it or that they prefer their wards to go to Nigerian Universities.
- There is a myth that says that ‘it’s only those travelling abroad that need to sit for these examinations,’ I say to you, it is capital NO! Every student can sit for IGCSE because ALL the Universities both home and abroad take accept the results for admission.
Why Nigeria Curriculum?
- This is the curriculum of the environment which must not be discarded at all.
- Students are exposed the Nigeria ways of learning in the classroom and be able to sit for the necessary examinations in school.
- The schools that are not doing integrated curriculum now are not being considered a good school academically. It’s a complete curriculum to have both at the same time. It’s one of the attributes of a good school that has standard.
Why doing an integrated curriculum?
- To maximised the teaching methods, approach and the available skills from one level to the other.
- To groom teachers and challenge them to do better in teaching to achieve the best results.
- To expose students to different methods of teaching in the classroom.
The name ‘Gapbridge’ means bridging the gaps between the primary and secondary school, secondary and higher institutions. It is all about giving students what they need to enable them cross the academic bridge required for the next stage of their studies. Hence, the vision was conceived to give support to the challenges students face in their studies without charging anything extra. The school uses both the British and the Nigeria Curricula, as she had worked in public schools, where the Nigeria curriculum is being used, as well as many Lagos elite schools, where British Curriculum is used.
At Gapbridge Private School, we run an inclusion programme to accommodate special needs pupils/students from primary school to high school which includes secondary and any adult that needs such care in the vocational education.
This is a section of the school that provides for Special Needs learning, care, love, monitoring and boarding facilities for:
Gapbridge Development Plan Based on Three Strands
- An uncompromising commitment to leadership creating an environment where ambitions soar
- An uncompromising commitment to teaching and learning achieving the best for every individual
- An uncompromising commitment to our value maintaining a culture of trust, discipline and mutual respect.
An absolute commitment to excellence in everything we do.
Students are challenged to succeed through a diverse range of academic, cultural and practical educational opportunities.
- Participate without hindrance in all learning opportunities.
- Build positive self esteem confidence as individuals
- Feel secure in front of their peers to care for each other
- Be confident in excelling
- Become independent learners
- Persevere despite failure continue to strive
- Develop holistically, ethically, intellectually, socially emotionally.
- We believe that students should enjoy learning and there should always be a light in their eyes and the desire to be challenged.
- We do not want them to be bored or complacent or to settle for less than their best.
- Focus is on developing independent work habits, maintaining motivation, teaching them to be effective members of a team, developing, positive social skills.
- Students’ progress monitored, goals set and reviewed.