Principal’s Welcome

Welcome Message From the Principal


A very warm welcome to Olashore International School.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I hope you find it interesting and informative and that it answers any questions you may have about the school. My name is John Toscano and I am very proud to be the Principal to what I believe is a very special school. Situated on a large, secure and scenic site, we offer a unique and innovative programme, geared to equip each student with the skills and qualifications needed to succeed in the rapidly changing world they will meet when they leave school.

At Olashore we believe in developing each student to his or her full potential. Our philosophy of education is holistic; we focus on all aspects of a student’s development, academic, physical, social, emotional. Our approach is founded on a strong and dynamic academic programme which prepares students for both West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) and IGCSE examinations, both in Year 12. There are also opportunities for students to study for and take SATs, IELTS and JAMB. However, education is about far more than exams and for most of our students is a six-year journey which begins in Year 7. We believe that the route taken by each student on this journey will be slightly different, depending on their individual aptitudes and abilities, and we aim to adapt our learning programme to meet the specific needs of each individual. In supporting this, blending learning with technology plays a key role and all our students in Years 7-10 now have iPads which they use in class to support their learning.

An Olashore education extends far beyond our academic programme. All our students are expected to participate fully in our extensive range of extra-curricular activities, including different sports, drama, music, dance, debate, public-speaking and board games, to name but a few. We have been at the forefront in Nigeria in the development of our Leadership Programme, which is based on the Social Change Model and involves strong links with our local community in Iloko.

There is so much more to our exciting programme and if you are interested in finding out more about what we offer, please follow the contact links on this website. However, the best way to learn more about our programme and facilities is to come and see for yourself. We are always delighted to welcome visitors and would be more than happy to give you a tour of the school. This will enable to see our wonderful and serene site first-hand and to meet our staff and students. I look forward meeting you at the school.

John Toscano