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KISU is a supportive community that nurtures students in both intellectual, talent-oriented and ethically built ways.

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Established in 1993 with 67 students, KISU has grown steadily over time. It currently accommodates about 400 students representing 46 nationalities. State-of-the-art facilities include four science labs, three computer labs, three music rooms, three performance areas, an indoor sports hall, outdoor basketball court, 25 metre eight lane competition swimming pool, two libraries, smart boards in most classrooms and a five acre playing field. .

Students participate in an extensive range of extracurricular activities including outdoor education and overseas trips, to diverse destinations such as The UK, France, Italy, Mount Kilimanjaro and an annual ski trip in Europe. The holistic education also fosters involvement in community building activities.

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Monday : General & Dental Health
EY: Dental Health by Dima
Personal hygiene 10am: Ancillary staff with nurse Claire.
Tuesday: Exercise
Aerobics 7:35am - 7:50am on sports field (whole school -compulsory)
Zumba 8:05am - secondary in auditorium
Zumba 8:30am - EY
Wednesday: Healthy Eating
Healthy lunch
Design healthy eating menu project (Rec/KS1, KS2, KS3) - hand in 25th Jan
Zumba 8:30am - EY.
Lunch menu survey - whole school (teachers to ask students for feedback & send complete survey to Zoe)
Thursday: Mental Health
Aerobics 7:35am - 7:50am on sports field (whole school -compulsory)
Pan Dental visit Thursday between 9-12, 3 groups (Y1/2 9am, y3/4 10am, Y5/6 11am) confirmed
Break-time: bananas for all students (same arrangement as Tuesday)
Councilor: Visit secondary students
Friday: Germs
Aerobics 7:35am - 7:50am on sports field (whole school -compulsory)
Primary: Germs by nurse Claire in KS1 wet playroom Year 1 -11am, Year 2 -11:15, Year 3 and Year 4 11:30, Year 5 - 11:45, Year 6 - 12pm
EY - ‘’Germs’’ by Eva N
EY Pool Party: 10:30 - 11:30am
Breaktime: yogurt (TBC)
Zumba: 2:30pm - Primary in auditorium


7 th -18th August Teacher Induction
21st August Term 1 Starts for Students
TBC October Primary Outdoor Ed
9 th-13th October Half term (students)
TBC November Secondary Outdoor Ed
15th December Term 1 Ends at Noon


8th January Term 2 Starts for Students
26th January Liberation Day

Performing & Visual Arts

There are two specialist Art and Design teachers, one in Primary and one in Secondary. Each teacher has a specialist art room, which is fully resourced with a variety of materials.

The aim of Art and Design at KISU is for all students to realise their potential in creating, and appreciating the arts through the curriculum and extensive extra-curricular activities.

All students will have access to a wide range of arts experiences and play a key role across the curriculum, where students, parents and staff recognise the Arts as outstanding. We believe the Arts are a vehicle for continuous development, exploration and celebration.


IGCSE Art and Design (Cambridge – 0400)

IB Visual Arts

In Secondary, there is an additional Art room that is used as an IGCSE/IB Studio. Additionally, we have a kiln that is frequently used for both Primary and Secondary students clay work.

In Art and Design lessons, students will have the ability to:

  • Develop practical, technical and critical skills and being confident to use arts specific language to communicate their feelings, ideas and meanings.
  • Learn to make valuable judgements and aesthetic decisions, becoming actively involved in shaping environments and drawing meaning from the world around them.
  • Develop and create imaginative responses with a growing awareness of their emotional maturity, literacy, and identity.
  • Explore ideas and meanings in the work of professional artists, and learn about the diverse roles and functions of the times, cultures, and the contemporary world.

Sports At KISU

At KISU, we are passionately committed to a holistic approach to developing our young people and there is hardly a better vehicle for doing this than through sport where children learn vital skills and develop important qualities and values.  

Sport is about learning to work in a team and to be committed. Sport offers children the chance to: develop resilience; learn humility; keep healthy; increase self-esteem; be committed; have integrity, and show determination.

KISU competes, with considerable success, against the other international schools in Kampala in the ISSAK league.

The main sports in which we compete are (both for boys and girls in each case) football, basketball and volleyball. In addition, there are championships in Swimming, Athletics and Cross-country at both primary and secondary school levels.

In sports, we try to achieve a balance between excellence and participation so the sports aforementioned are also offered as a more relaxed club option together with a wide variety of others for example ranging from karate, cricket, ballet, inline skating, gymnastics, table tennis, baking & zumba just to mention a few . At any given time more than 30 clubs are on offer to children after school many of which are in the sporting arena.

KISU Statistics

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Different Nationalities
Female Enrollment


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the 2023—24 academic year.
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Admissions are ongoing for 2023.

Enrolment ongoing for early years, primary and secondary.

“ The best education is not given to students; it is drawn out of them” - Gerald Belcher

KISU - Admissions , 2021 - 22

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