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KISU Rewards Top Sports Achieving Students

Students of Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) who excelled during International Schools Sports Association of Kampala sports season were Friday decorated for representing the school well. Students who performed well this season in football, volleyball, athletics, swimming and basketball received their medals at the school’s sports awards gala, at the school premises in Bukoto, Kampala.

Steve Lang, the KISU Director reiterated that the school is “committed to ensuring that our students participate in different activities and develop their talent. “It has been a good year in which we have been laying a foundation for KISU to dominate in the coming years.

We however know this will take a while, we cannot achieve this sports dominance quickly but we have to work for it. We are committed to ensuring that our students participate in different activities and develop their talent.” Raquel Therbege, the Sports Director at KISU said the season that just ended was a wonderful sports year for the school because students performed exceptionally.

One of football coach at KISU, Bob Buga, said the boys were dedicated and showed valuable skills. They worked hard and were driven by a lot of adrenaline. Competition has gone up but we achieved our objectives we set out in the beginning. We wanted reach more finals, even if we didn’t most of them, but we made it. We played in very finals.  We want to build on this year’s success to win more titles next season.”

Kampala Parents School Swimmers Shine At Gala

Kampala Parents School is steadily establishing itself as a swimming giant in the country after winning about 59 medals at the second edition of Midland National School Swimming Gala 2016 that took place at Rainbow International School Ugandna (RISU)over the weekend. The Ruparelia Group owned school won 13 Gold medals, 33 silver Medals, and 13 Bronze Medals.

On top of winning medals, two swimmers from the school were voted the best. Francesco Kagugube and Chiara Nansubuga were voted the best at the tournament that attracted over 400 swimmers from eight schools that participated in the one day swimming gala. The two pupils also happen to be siblings. Nansubuga, 12, is on the Uganda national swimming team.

Speaking to Earthfinds in an interview, Ronald Mubiru, the swimming coach at Kampala Parents School said that they put in a lot of hard work to see that the swimmers excel. “The pupils also have a lot of discipline and are dedicated to swimming,” Mubiru stated.

The head of games and sports at Kampala Parents School Godfrey Kyankya said the school treasures co-curricular activities so much that school has put in place enabling facilities to help pupils train in different sports disciplines comfortably. They have a swimming training schedule. The school trains every Thursday evening and Saturday morning. 

The talented Nansubuga said training hard and remaining focused has helped her to excel as a swimmer. She has participated in international tournaments with the national team and won international certificates and trophies. The second edition of Midland National School Swimming Gala was held in close partnership with Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) and sponsored by Midland Group of Companies through the Midland Foundation. It aims at developing young talented swimmers. 

Other schools that took part in the tournament included Lohana Academy, Seeta Junior School, Daffodils Primary School, Green Hill Primary School, Golden Berry Schools, Kampala Junior Academy and Taibah Schools. The overall winner was Daffodils, followed by Green Hill and Kampala Parents School. Max Kanyerezi, the head of swimming activities at RISU, said the school is determined to put swimming to a higher level and being part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.

PHOTOS: Inter-School Athletics Competition Lights Up Kampala Parents School

 

Talent showcase was on at Kampala Parents School when it hosted three primary schools at the Inter-School Athletics Completions which took place at the school’s sports complex on Wednesday 6th April.

Kampala Junior Academy, Trinity Primary School and Kisule Primary School joined Kampala Parents School to compete in different games. They competed in the tag of war, 800m, 400m, 200m, 100m and royal race for both boys and girls. 

Trinity Primary School emerged as overall winners followed by the hosts Kampala Parents School and Kisule Primary School. Kampala Junior Academy came last in fourth position.

Daphne Kato, the Principal of Kampala Parents School thanked the participating schools for honouring the invitation and turning up for the competition. She asked all the kids that were in the competition to network and make friends from the visiting school for a better tomorrow.

“Work without play is not good, we need to play; there are many advantages of having such playing time. Children's stress is shade off,” Kato said adding that they organized the competition to “strengthen our working relationship with other neighboring schools’. 

Alex Mayo, the games master at Trinity Primary School, in an interview said: “"I am happy that I have taken this trophy from Kampala Parents School. The success came because we worked hard and came ready for this event.”

Kampala Parents’ School is on international level but follows a local curriculum. It’s situated along lugogo by pass and has an enrolment of over 3000 pupils with 130 well trained teachers and over 150 non-teaching staff members. The pupils come from all over the world.

Fun At Victoria University High School Sports Championship

 

Hundreds of high schools students from ten schools converged at Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) in Bukoto to take part in the second season of Victoria University High School Sports Championship.

The Vice Chancellor Victoria University, Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija, while addressing the youngsters said sports contributes to a health living. He thanked the schools and students for accepting to be part of the event. Victoria University said they want to use the event to nurture talent of students at high school. Dr. Isabalija said the University will continue nurturing the students once they join Victoria University for post-secondary education. 

Mount Saint Mary's College Namagunga were announced overall winners beating off competition from City High, Entebbe SS, Turkish Light Academy, Bethany High, East High Ntinda, Nalya SS, Ntinda View, St Michael Ssonde and St Maria Gorreti Katende. Sonia Tumusiime of Namagunga emerged top scorer among female basketball players. She described the championship an amazing experience.

She said their coach was busy and the team trained by itself. “Namagunga has always capable, it was only about the opportunity,” Sonia, who wants to play for the national basketball team said in an interview. Immaculate Birabwa, the Games Mistress at St Maria Gorreti Katende said her team managed to win at the event because of hard work. “It’s all about training and team work,” she said. She said the tournament was good and will participate in the 2017 championship.

Alveria Lukindu, a federation of Uganda Basketball Federation official, was refereeing the basketball games. She noted that this year’s tournament the numbers of schools, sports disciplines increased. Last years, students from four schools participated only in football and basketball. This year, the schools increased to ten and volleyball was introduced.

She says the tournaments help to grow talent. “The youngsters have a chance to play. Most of these schools don’t participate in national tournaments so when they come here they get exposed.” Alveria explained.  Victoria University is a leading private University located at the heart of Kampala city academic excellence at a fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers

The University offers courses covering business and management, humanities & social sciences, science and technology and health sciences. The University is committed to the advancement of higher education in the country and the East African region by establishing exemplary, specialised and employment-oriented education.

 

Kampala Parents School Harvests Excellent PLE Results

 

The continued hard work and dedication of the teachers at Kampala Parents’ School has once again paid off in the Primary Leaving Examinations. The school once again excelled with impressive results as the 2015 PLE results were released on Tuesday.

The Principal of KPS, Mrs. Daphne Kato commended the input of both management – led by Sudhir Ruparelia – and the teachers who worked tirelessly to prepare the pupils for the exam.

Mrs. Kato said, “Dr. Sudhir has provided everything that a child needs to study and excel. We have also got qualified teachers who love what they do. As a school we work together with our teachers, parents and pupils to see that our children do well in and out of class.”

Empowering their academic staff with the right tools is important to KPS management. The school not only aims at recruiting the best teachers but also ensures they evolve with the changing times and adapt to different pupils’ needs.

Mr. James Makanda, the head of Social Studies department emphasized that schools teachers worked hard and finished the syllabus in second term so we used the 3rd term to revise.

“We worked as a team and also carried out continuous assessment meetings to know up with our pupil’s performance trends. We then did revisions with our pupils.” He said.

Kampala Parents managed to attain 178 first grades and 80 second grades (out of 258 pupils). The highest honour, aggregate four was achieved by 02 pupils, while aggregates five, six, seven and eight were attained by 06, 15, 25 and 32 pupils respectively.

However, the staff members feel they cannot rest on their laurels and they’ll need to aim higher for the current calendar year.

“We plan to lay strategies in order to deliver an improved performance. We shall investigate how we shall improve,” said Mr. Leopold Odoi, the deputy Headmaster in charge of Academics.

Makada explained that they want to use the past exams especially last year’s to assess the examination setting technique and tune their pupils to the current examination setting standards.

 

 

Speke Resort Munyonyo Honors Customers With Christmas Lunch Buffet Offer

This Christmas, like it has been the case since 2002, Speke Resort Munyonyo will host its customers to a sumptuous Christmas Lunch Buffet at the Olympic Poolside area. Speke Resort Munyonyo is a 5 star hotel in Uganda conveniently located 12 km from the capital Kampala.

This festive season, if you are or planning to be in Kampala can enjoy Christmas Lunch Buffet together with your friends and family at the luxurious Speke Resort Munyonyo.

According to Akhilesh Malik, a manager at the spacious hotel, different cuisines will be served including traditional and English Christmas menus and ‘huge spread of dishes’ will be served.

“With just only Shs140, 000 for adults and Shs75, 000 for children you can enjoy Christmas lunch at the hotel consisting of a whole roast turkey, suckling pig, honey glazed gammon and traditional Christmas pudding kids,” Akhilesh explained ahead of the big day.

Guests will be served a meal consisting of salads, assorted cheese, meat platters, seafood, condiments, dressings and dips, pickles and chutney, bread, soup, hot buffet among other local and foreign dishes.

Speke Resort's spectacular setting and unparalleled service and cuisine are ideal ingredients for a magical event like the annual Christmas which marks the birth of Jesus Christ the rock on which Christianity is built.

On top of the Christmas Lunch Buffet, Speke Resort Munyonyo, according to Akhilesh, is offering special festive packages for rooms, wellness centre, water safari on Lake Victoria, wind batching trips, fishing trips in Lake, sunset cruises and pony rides.

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