International Links

Brief Background about KIS

Karibu International School (KIS) is a semi-rural school found in Iganga, which is situated on the outskirts of Jinja a major town close to Jinja found in eastern Uganda. The school itself is near a small trading center called Nakalema. We are a young and up coming school that opened its doors to the very first group of students in 2013.

Karibu International School is a private mixed day and boarding nursery and primary school. Our nursery cohort aged 3- 6 years follows the Montessori model, while the primary section of the school at the moment follows the Uganda national curriculum. The main language used to communicate and teach our students is English. The children are also taught other foreign and local languages.

The children in primary one to four (approximately 6 – 8 years old) make up the lower primary classes while the children from primary five to primary seven (approximately 8 – 12 years old) a categorized as upper primary classes.

The difference between the two primary groups is really down to the structure, emphasis and content of what they a taught. In lower primary classes the emphasis is on literacy, numeracy and life skills. The teaching is thematic delivered in large learning.

For the upper primary group the curriculum is based on subjects. These five core subjects are English, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Social Studies and Religious studies. 

As a school we a proud of the fact that our children have access to and participate in a range of extra-curricular activities – sports, arts and crafts clubs, performance arts clubs, debating clubs and so on..

International Links

Karibu International School has ambitions and plans to introduce international curriculum to complement and run along side the local curriculum currently on offer. We are therefore keen to establish links with schools from other parts of the world.

Karibu International School is working towards gives pupils and teachers a new perspective on the world, and the skills they need to work in a global economy. We see a future in which KIS is not only partaking of the opportunities and benefits that come through go international partnerships, but one in which we as a school a sharing our experiences and culture through collaborative work with others around the world.

With the links we hope to foster good practice, sharing resources and develop new skills using the Internet with sister schools from all over the world. This cooperation will also create better awareness on both sides of the link.  This is going to be an opportunity for our teachers to link with those from other countries.

The next step for us

We would like to make the right partnership and therefore in addition to the various paring systems / organisations available online. This is an invitation to any school that may find our profile a good match for you to get in touch. This is important in order for us at KIS to develop our school’s international dimension.

We are hoping for a well planned and sustained long relationship with the school/s we link with. This will mean that our partners’ and KIS can depend on each other to participate in different learning activities and share knowledge and resources.

As a school KIS is proud of its achievements from the past few years, however we appreciate that no ‘one’ is an island especially in this age of a global economies. The students and staff of KIS can learn from others as well as share what we have with the rest of the world.

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