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Galaxy International School Uganda | GISU is a co-educational school located in Lubowa, 10km from Kampala, along the Kampala-Entebbe Road. The school provides international education to students between 2 and 19 years of age. From kindergarten to year 13 students are taught using student-centred methods. Emphasis is on the development of the whole person. Students in years 10 and 11 are prepared for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination and those in years 12 and 13 are prepared for Cambridge A level examination.
Vision: “To be the best educational institution for producing creative, self-reliant, respectful and moral individuals who will build a better world for us all”
These examinations administered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) are recognised worldwide. The school is privately owned with a Board of Governors and the day to day running of the school is managed by the Principal. The school is staffed with qualified and experienced staff from UK, USA, Canada, Turkey and East Africa.
Mission: “To offer a contemporary approach to academic and holistic education, supported by modern technology in an environment conducive to learning.”
Galaxy International School Uganda offers the Cambridge International Education (CIE) curriculum. Primary leavers will be assessed using the Cambridge primary Checkpoint assessment while the Year 11 students will do the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations, and Years 12 and 13 will take the AS/A level examinations.
GISU follows the Foundation Stage English National Curriculum in Kindergarten and Reception. This is a child-centred curriculum which is carefully structured to maximize learner’s knowledge, enjoyment and overall development.
The Early Years curriculum emphasizes the development of receptive and productive skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening; as well as personal study skills like concentration, co-operation with other children and a questioning mind.
There is also a strong focus on early literacy and numeracy skills that will prepare young learners to progress to Key Stage One of the Cambridge
The Primary Cambridge International Curriculum developes skills and understanding in Mathematics, English, Science and ICT. Children are taught in small class sizes of up to a maximum of 24. This teacher-student ratio enables the teacher to embrace the child-centred approach in teaching. The Science lessons are taught with adequate experiments in the Science Laboratories, with the aid of smart boards.
All students in the Secondary School are prepared for external examinations set and marked by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), the world’s leading provider of British-system international examinations. Students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9, ages 11 to 14) are prepared for the Cambridge Checkpoint tests in English, mathematics and science. In addition, students study courses French, geography, history, business studies, ICT, art, Turkish or extra English, music, PE and sports.
The School has four well equipped science laboratories (Science laboratory for Primary section, Physics Lab, Chemistry Lab and Biology Lab) which help the students to carry out practical and project work outlined in the Cambridge International Curriculum.
The IT lab is fully equipped with modern technology for all students. The school also has Wi-Fi in all parts of the building. We also participate in the international computer Olympiad competitions, to inspire our students to use IT to the highest levels. Students have the opportunity to join ‘ICT World’, the GISU computer club, which brings like-minded to share in a common interest.