May 31, 2019
On Tuesday, 26th March, Years 3-6 visited Rosebud Flower Farm. The farm sits on around 550 acres of land and grows around 1.8 tonnes of roses a year.
The children were able to learn the processes involved in producing these flowers. They began in the propagation room where male stems are joined with female stems to produce a new plant. Some of the older children noted that this process doesn’t require pollinators.
From there they entered the Nursery to see the young plants growing. While they were in there, the misters came on and the children enjoyed being sprayed with cold water!
Eventually they reached the chiller. In here children experienced 0˚C temperatures while the flowers were boxed ready to be exported. Some children enjoyed the cold and others found it hard!
The children had a great time and learnt a lot about the processes involved. Many thanks to Rosebud Flower Farm for making us feel so welcome.
May 31, 2019
On the 26th of March, children of year 1 and 2 had an educational outing at the paper craft center.
This was based on their Science unit “Going outside” which turned out to be a lot of fun but on the other hand enriching their study score.
Children witnessed a lot of recycling processes which included paper making, beads and necklaces, flower vases, glass animals, photo frames, to mention but a few.
Children got a chance to make their own things from different recycled materials under the guidance of Paper craft trained staff. Among the things they made, were papers made from banana fibers which seemed to be very interesting for them.
It was an adventure to know, see and learn how bio gas is processed. At this point they asked a lot of interesting questions which made all the tour guides wonder how bright our children were.
It was indeed an interesting tour.
February 22, 2019
Happy New Year!
We are nearly 6 weeks into the school term and we are happy to mention that all our programs have run smoothly according to our school calendar. The pupils have learnt quite a lot and have a number of amazing stories to tell.
We had an exciting education outing for Year 3 International pupils at the Eye Care Centre in Victoria Mall. Our visit was based on the science topic “Senses”. The Optician explained to the children how their eyes work and how to take care of their eyes. Among lessons learnt:
Dave: “I learnt that the dry stuff in my eyes is dried tears”.
Arnold: “I asked why the image on the retina is upside down but the doctor said no one knows”.
Danielle: “I learnt how the pupil works”!
Joana: “I learnt that dust is bad for our eyes so I won’t play in the dust again”.
During this term we have had quite a number of activities and still to come are the following clubs: Oratory, Yoga, Chess, and spelling bee club for year 1 and 2, football training with Teacher Bosco and Music school with Teacher Tony.
November 23, 2018
On Friday 23rd November, Pearl of Africa International school were visited by ‘Little green hands go green’. They were aiming to visit all schools to plant fruit trees to help our environment.
Years 4 and 6 along with P.4 and 6 were invited to take part in the tree planting event.
Joseph (Y4) was able to identify both trees that were shown as guava and mango. He was given the role of our assistant Green Ambassador. Bobo (P.6) was awarded the role of Green Ambassador and will represent our school in future events.
The children enjoyed the event and are excited about the upcoming ‘Green festival’.
October 8, 2018
It is almost the first half of the term and all programs have run smoothly according to our school calendar.
The International section celebrated UN’s day in a colorful manner last week on the 5th of October.
Independence Day celebrations are under vigorous preparations by the National section where by children are just ready to show their traditional dances from all regions of Uganda. I can’t wait to see this!
Children of the International section are also warming up for their half term holiday which will begin on the 8th of October.
In a joyful moment, we wish you happy Independence celebrations.
October 8, 2018
The return of the Pearl of Africa National Teachers saw them take charge of the new block.
Within this complex block; lie spacious classeswhere learning, exchange of ideas, and exciting activities are going to take root. On the same piece of land awaits a basket ball court that will also double for other games like hockey, volleyball and netball.
With this structure in place, learners are going to maximally tapinto theirnatural giftshitherto nurturing their talents.
What a term to reckon with!!! Watch the space …more is coming up as the term unveils.
October 2, 2018
School has started! And we must not forget that we have to stay fit and active to continue our learning better throughout the year.
To help the students implement their learning in an enthusiastic environment, where they learn non-academic necessary skills besides academic accomplishments, we have started a cooking club where students are taught how to cook healthy to eat healthy. Teacher Angela is coaching her team to be an expert debater. And Teacher Enoch is guiding students to be a better thinker through chess club. All students join different clubs every Monday, 6th period.
For my year 3 students, to track their reading improvements in terms of fluency, pronunciation and adoption of new vocabularies, I use a simple sheet to keep the record. This helps me to focus drive my instruction the following week according to the learners’ necessity.
September 7, 2018
We made it to the end of the first full week of the new term!
It’s always a challenge, for both teachers and children, to adjust back to school life after a long holiday, however, the children here at Pearl of Africa International School, have done so with ease.
For me personally, the adjustment wasn’t just about moving from holiday to working mode, but also adjusting to life at a new school in a new location. For the last 3 years, I have been working and living in Kampala, and now I have shifted to be based here in Entebbe.
The staff and the children have made me feel incredibly welcome and the adjustment hasn’t been too great a challenge as a result.
So, what has been happening here at Pearl over the last week? The children have been settling well into their new classes and getting to know their new teachers. There is a calmness around the compound as the children focus in on their studies, keen to do well and make progress.
We introduced some new values to the school and the children are beginning to learn them. Occasionally, they need reminding of them, but overall, they have coped well and are working hard to ensure that they uphold them.
All the teachers have worked hard to create positive learning environments for the children using brightly coloured and informative displays.
Preparations are underway for the UN Day celebrations on the 5th October (more information to come soon). The children are engaged in learning traditional dances ready to present on that day. They are working hard to learn the moves and picking up the routines well.
Friday saw most of the children enjoy “casual Friday”, where they can wear their own clothes. They looked very colourful and smart as they modelled their outfits on the catwalk.
There are some very tired children and teachers around at the end of the week, but we can safely say this week has been a success and we hope that this will continue as we work through the term.
July 9, 2018
On the 5th/May/2018, our school held the annual sports day. It was a day full of fun and competition. All colors were represented by their competitors.
Pupils exhibited skills like communication, resilience, endurance and confidence.
Our pupils also took part in the annual swimming gala which had fun- filled activities like back stroke, freestyle and picking sunken objects.
Thank you all for participating and well done to everyone for your personal and collective contributions.
March 17, 2017
This week the pupils were very happy when the school canteen opened. They are now able to buy chapatis, samosas, mandazis, water and soda.