Schools and parents must introduce their children must to reading books at the earliest time possible. And in an era where children spend more time of their lives in school environs, school administrators must spearhead this cause.
Kampala International School Uganda heeded to this cause when it held a weeklong celebration of books. The fun filled week saw children replicate book characters in a fashionable way.
Kampala International School Uganda offers an international education to students between 2 and 19 years of age. The school was established in 1993. Current enrolment is around 600 and is increasing steadily.
Students come from almost 60 different nationalities and, depending on the family’s contracts and nature of their work, stay in Uganda for varying lengths of time. The school is privately owned with an Advisory Board of Governors and the day to day running of the school is managed by the Director.
The school formerly known as Kabira International School was purposely built to accommodate over 1000 students increasing in line with the development of Kampala and Uganda.
It has four science labs, three computer labs, three practice music rooms, three performance areas, and indoor gym, outdoor basketball court, 25 m eight lane competition pool, two libraries, five acres of playing fields and smart boards in most classrooms.
There are 58 full-time teaching staff recruited from countries around the world. The school adapts the English National Curriculum for the Primary School and until Year 9 in the Secondary School.
After that, students study for the internationally recognised Cambridge IGCSE (examined in Y11) and IB Diploma (examined in Y13). The curriculum ensures that rigorous educational standards are maintained and that progression of educational experience is monitored.
The IB Diploma is generally regarded as the university entrance programme of choice often preferred above national requirements. The curriculum has been adapted to reflect the international diversity of our school community and its location in Uganda.