Pastoral

Pastoral Coordinator

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My name is Oyedepo Morenikeji Toluwalope. I am a native of Osun State Nigeria. I am a professional teacher and school Administrator.

I hold a first degree in Microbiology and a second degree in Education. I have been in Educational field for about Fifteen (15) years. I am a very passionate teacher and believe in excellence.

My Educational statements/beliefs are:

·         A child’s mind is an open slate that whatever you write on it sticks!

·         Children are born with wings, teachers help them fly….

·         Education is holistic, we need to build children that are well rounded in all spheres of life.

Presently I am the pastoral Co-ordinator of Olumawu School. I run the houses through the head of houses , train the teachers to come up to speed and deliver the best to their students in class, Work with section heads to ensure smooth running in behaviour, academics and other extra curricular activities.

e-mail: toluwaoye@olumawu.org

Pastoral

True to the tradition of Olumawu, the House system is at the heart of the students’ lives and is cherished as a means of developing our students into becoming leaders for a better world. It encourages co-operation and friendly competition within a supportive environment and instills into the students resolve, determination, co-operation, creativity, collaboration and an awareness of the importance of community.

All Pre School, Primary, Secondary students and staff are allocated to a House. The House system comprises four Houses:

House name Colour Symbol
Mamman Blue Lion
Ifejola Pink Eagle
Aduke Green Peacock
Halima Yellow Stallion

Each of these individuals displayed qualities of leadership that we hope will inspire our young students to become the leaders of their generation.

Each House has an associated colour, on view each Wednesday when pupils and staff wear their House shirts. Many school activities are House related, covering a wide and varied spectrum of interests in the Arts, Sports, Academic and Community Service fields.

By assisting with House and School events, students provide service to both the House and School. Students in each House are encouraged to be charitable in a number of ways, from fund-raising charity days to more hands on activities such as working with disadvantaged children.  The House System is based around the principle of teamwork, with each competition being the result of the skills and efforts of the House Team. Leadership is at the heart of the House System, with students being both servant leaders, as well as being able to hold a range of positions with specific responsibilities; House Captains and Deputies, Sports Captains, Form Representatives and Prefects for example. The House System is designed to provide opportunities that challenge each student in the House; the array of competitions, the range of events and the dynamics of the House community provide the mechanisms for this.

The spirit and strength of the Houses is an inimitable feature of Olumawu School. The Houses play a pivotal role in a student’s development and in the Prep School there is a phased transition to the traditional, House based, pastoral system, such that by the time the students enter Secondary school they are registered by House and their form tutor and Head of House become the mainstays in regard to both their pastoral support and academic monitoring. This process gives each student, and indeed student’s family, a unique bond to their House and their Head of House who often oversees the welfare of several family members as they grow up through the House. Their role is to encourage students to recognise, respond, reason, create, reflect and show resolve in both their academic pursuits and personal growth.

Many Pastoral events take place over the year and the results of these culminate in the awarding of the Pastoral Students of the Year which are presented on Speech Day. Here, the whole House joins together to sing as one in a culmination of community, unity and harmony to celebrate another rich and varied school year.