Our programs are designed to better the children’s mathematics, reading, writing, creative, presentation and physical skills. These programs fill a significant gap in the education they receive. Some of our main programs are listed below.
We hold several competitions throughout the year. The competitions involve mathematical facts, spelling bee and recycling. The children compete against one another in all of these areas. Preparation for these competitions encourages the children to practice hard and study well. Prizes are awarded and light refreshments are given at the finale.
Research Projects and Performing Arts
Research Projects and Performing Arts take place throughout the year. During these times the children research various topics ranging from African studies to environmental issues. These studies enable the children to better their reading, writing, creative, presentation and performance skills. The children present their work or perform to an audience of students and guests. Often these projects coincide with international awareness days, like Earth Day, World Water Day and Anti-Bullying Week.
Sports and Fitness Program
Throughout the month we hold a variety of sporting activities which include netball, football, table tennis, high jump, running races, relays and turns on our flying fox (zip-line). These physical activities promote healthy living, build motor skills, are confidence builders and get children excited about exercise. Regular Field Days are held during the year for all to compete and have fun.
A Christmas Production
A Christmas Production is held every year in December, the children, staff, and volunteers work together to put on the performance. This show is presented to the community it depicts the Christmas message through music, dance, and drama.
Twice a year, CotL sends colourful parcels, each containing a hand towel and bath soap, to remote villages in Ghana. In addition a regular Sunday school event takes place fortnightly to the children of a nearby orthopaedic hospital.