KISU Newsletter

Number 489..................................14th August 2021

WELCOME TO THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR

Director's Message

Whilst students return to lessons on Monday, teachers have been hard at work for the past 2 weeks. We have been helping our new staff settle (more about them later), unpacking our overseas orders, organising our new Google classrooms, preparing books and equipment to be collected and a whole lot more.

If you have not collected the resources for your child they are available for collection from the library.

This message is particularly aimed at families who will be accessing our online learning from outside of Uganda. Time differences can make online learning more difficult and we would not expect children to be online in the early hours of the morning or late at night. Please contact us as soon as possible and we will make the best arrangements we can to ensure a quality online experience.

For our very youngest students (KG1/2) we have arranged home visits so that they start their school life in a positive way.

If your child has any difficulties then please contact the school as soon as possible.

Forgotten passwords or no school email - Contact Mr. Buga r.buga@kisu.com

Not received an invitation to a Google classroom - contact either myself schooldirector@kisu.com or the Head of Primary primaryhead@kisu.com

Problems with options in Y10 - contact schooldirector@kisu.com

Problems with options in DP1 - contact Ms. Jardot ibcoord@kisu.com

We are here to help and will do our best to solve problems as quickly as possible.

Our primary parents should have already received communications from their children's class teacher with curriculum outlines and timetables. For secondary students the secondary parent/teacher handbook and whole year curriculum overviews for each year group will be sent out today. If you have not received these communications by Monday please let us know.

New staff for 2021/22

Mr. Andy Fryett - From the UK

Secondary Vice Principal and teaching Year 10 and 11 Global Perspectives. Andy has a wealth of teaching experience in Tashkent, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

Ms. Jorgelina Orihuela - From Argentina

Head of the Modern Foreign Languages department and teaching French and Spanish. Jorgelina arrives at KISU with many years of IB and IGCSE experience. She has taught in countries as far apart as Argentina and Scotland!

Ms. Eva Toth-Nagy - From Hungary

Head of Learning Support. Eva has experience in Hungary, Slovakia, Tanzania and the UK.

Ms. Proscovia Amaniyo - From Uganda

French Teacher.

Proscovia is another teacher with experience in international schools in Kampala and she will be teaching French in both the Primary and Secondary schools.

Mr. John Vasko - From the USA

Mathematics teacher. JJ is not new to Kampala having taught at another international school here. He also has experience of teaching in the USA and Chile.

Grace Nakelembe - From Uganda

KS2 teacher. Yet another of our new recruits that has taught in international schools in Kampala.

Ms.Lea Dankjaer - from Denmark

English teacher. Lea has worked in Denmark and South Africa.
All our new staff have settled into KISU life really well and I am sure they will be a great asset to the school and the whole KISU family.

Ms. Adamcova goes on maternity leave.

We are very pleased to welcome back Grace Ssanyu to Year 3. She will be with us whilst Ms. Adamcova is on maternity leave. We look forward to welcoming the latest member of the KISU family who is due to be born in a weeks time.

Primary staff use their estimation skills - how big is Ms A's bump?

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STAY SAFE, STAY WELL