NISL EVENTS


The NISL is famous for their events. It is a mixture of typical Dutch, Nigerian & International events. Below you will find a short explanation of all events during a NISL school year.

Sport Day
To reinforce our belief that physical education is a part of the curriculum and important for life skills we host an annual inter team sports day. We have the luxury of a large field and other suitable areas so that a round robin style of organisation ensures that teams move around from one activity to another. These include ball throwing, long jump and obstacle circuits. We end the day with events such as more competitive relay races and sprints.
Nigeria Independence Day
We take great pride in celebrating our host country despite the diversity of the school and insist that all ages learn the words of the Nigerian National Anthem and come dressed to school for our celebratory day in Nigerian national attire. The day usually comprises of storytelling of traditional folktales such as Ajakpa and some form of cultural dance lessons or drumming workshops. The children enjoy arts and crafts activities with beads and play games such as basket carrying and “okada racing”. It has become a tradition to end the day with a class by class fashion parade and a buffet style Nigerian lunch.
Sinterklaas
The NISL is originally a Dutch school. Therefore, one of the biggest events at NISL is the arrival of Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas has his birthday early December and this is widely celebrated in the Netherlands and Belgium. Towards the end of November Sinterklaas and the Pieten arrive in Lagos. This is celebrated on a Sunday, a day that the whole family can join. In school we do a lot of activities such as baking, singing and arts and crafts. On or around December 5th Sinterklaas will visit our school again and we celebrate his birthday together. Although he looks a bit like Father Christmas or Santa Claus, ‘Sinterklaas’ (Saint Nicholas) is a very Dutch character loved by children and adults alike. For more information about Sinterklaas please check this website. http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/netherlands/