Children learn an amazing amount as their learning journey continues through primary school. We have a duty to prepare our children for life in Uganda and to keep them safe. We value the importance of the current guidance that states:- We therefore instill the following values in our students working under the set standards of the National Curriculum provided by the Ministry of Education Uganda governing public and private schools.
Being part of the decision-making process is something we want every pupil to experience. Through our house system, house representatives (who are chosen by a class vote) are able to voice pupils’ concerns and suggestions to their house captain who then represents them in meetings with the head teacher to influence positive change within the school.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, is reinforced daily in school through the curriculum or during collective worship.
Pupils are taught that laws govern and protect us, and that we each have a personal responsibility to abide by them as consequences will occur if laws are broken. Visits from the authorities, including the police, fire service and ambulance service form part of our yearly calendar and serve to reinforce this message.
Taking responsibility for their behaviour and having autonomy over their learning is something we instill in pupils from the moment they enter school. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms safely – following the e-safety rules to keep safe online, using our self-assessment approach to seek support with their learning or having the freedom to make choices about which extra-curricular clubs to attend are just some examples of how individual liberty is promoted in school.
Our house system is represented by key characteristics, including social intelligence and gratitude, which promote social harmony. Both in class and during assembly, pupils revisit the meaning of these terms and learn about how they can show them in their daily life to ensure they treat all people with kindness and understanding.
Posters around the school promote the characteristics and this is reiterated in our school rules and our behaviour policy.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Through learning opportunities in and outside of school, pupils have the opportunity to learn about and learn from different faiths and religions so that they may better understand their place in a culturally diverse society. Members of different faith groups are invited into school to work with the children and pupils are given the opportunity to visit places of worship to further enrich their understanding. Assemblies and discussions focused on prejudice and prejudice-based bullying are followed up in class through religious education and across the curriculum – for example, through carefully selected focus texts in English.
The technical management team focuses on two key aspects in our learning program. Number one is the National Curriculum as set by the Ministry of Education and sports and number two is individual skills development at an early age. Students are exposed to modern labs and encouraged to develop there science and technology skills as well as get professional exposure from one of Uganda’s best farmers that allows them to digest and learn modern farming agricultural technology and methods which in turn provide them with valuable skills that will provide them with societal sustainable trades like commercial agriculture that can be used in the future.