It is our privilege to welcome you as the founders of the All Souls Little Saints School. Ours is truly a unique school and its establishment did not happen overnight. Rather, the vision of All Souls Little Saints School was the result of several journeys, including that of the entire parishioners of the All Souls Anglican Church, their prayers have led us down this path. ASLSS actually started with families from the All Souls Church, these families had a focus and passion to come to together to make and create a school of their dreams for their children and wards soaked in the very foundation of true Christian learning.
First and foremost, we seek to create a stimulating, safe and respectful environment for our students. Our school embraces the “whole child” supporting their individual differences and learning styles, while encouraging each child into participative interaction and meaningful learning. At ASLSS, we believe that when students comprehend and their intentions and actions are truly understood, development unfolds and students rise to their next level of learning! We strive to help them create meaningful relationships with adults as well as with each other. A foundation for academic and social thinking is established and then built on solid Christian virtues. Our students are encouraged to be abstract, logical and creative thinkers. Based on each student’s unique individual profile, teaching strategies as well as specific curriculums are chosen to fit their evolving developmental profile and individual learning styles. At all times we have to not only consider the profile of each student as an individual but also as part of the group. These primary objectives are consistent with developmental theories as postulated by renowned educationists.
ASLSS is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals – from a devoted executive team to a highly trained group of caregivers and teachers. Inside each of the classrooms in ASLSS, inspired staff members bring experience, creativity and intention to their work with our school. Our staff is comprised of exceptional individuals working together for the benefit of our children and families.
All these years later, as we look back on ASLSS’s journey, we are overwhelmed. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our parishioners, by the dedication of our staff, and by the support and gratitude of our parents. Most of all, we are overwhelmed by the perseverance of our students, by their tenacity, their strength, and the genuine goodness of their hearts. One of their greatest desires is to have place in our world; they want to be accepted, respected, and valued for their contributions. Our primary mission at ASLSS is to imprint upon them the knowledge that they do have a place in our world; and that they too can influence and maintain relationships with family, friends, teachers and others in their communities. Our success as a school is not measured in centimeters, logarithms or the periodic table. Rather, we see our success in fist pumps, inside jokes and even the hurt feelings which are part of every intense friendship. We see it when one student demands to be on his friend’s team. We see it when a group of students compare amounts of books read. No we are not a typical school. Nor would we ever want to be.
We encourage you to take some time – explore our website and read more about our history, our philosophy, and our church. We hope that once you do, you will feel, as we do, that ASLSS sees each student as a unique individual with great potential.
Ven. Prof I.O Osamwonyi & Dame Prof C.E.E Okojie
Founders, All Souls Little Saints School, Benin.