Kampala International School International (KISU) is organizing a dinner dance at Kabira Country Club Ballroom on February 14th at 7:15 pm onwards.
Proceeds from the social event will fund the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) projects. The cover charge for the dinner dance is Shs100,000.
The Creativity, Activity and Service is one of the three core elements in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. It involves students in a range of experiences outside of the classroom.
KISU says a successful completion of CAS is one of the requirements for obtaining the IB diploma. CAS requires students to take part in a range of experiences and at least one project.
The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular experiences, are characterized as creativity that involves exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance, activity that involves physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle and service that involves collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need.
The Ruparelia Group owned school adds that CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. At the same time, it provides an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the rest of the Diploma Programme.
KISU, established in 1993 as Kabira International School with a population less than 70 students, is home to students from 55 nationalities, some as young as three years old and as old as 20.
The school adopted the English National Curriculum for the Primary School through Year-9 in the Secondary School. After that, the school management says, students, study for the internationally recognized Cambridge IGCSE (examined in Y11) and IB Diploma (examined in Y13).
Steve Lang, the school director, says 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,” said Lang.
Asked in an interview if managing hundreds of children from the different cultural background is not a hard task, Lang says no, that it is very easy.
“If you can move around say at playtime or lunchtime you will very commonly see different friendship group made of kids from different continents. We are completely color blind and completely inclusive about each other’s cultures,”
In 2019, 21 students graduated with International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) at Kampala International School Uganda. This is the 10th IB graduation at KISU.