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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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9th January Term 2 Starts for Students
26th January Liberation Day
16th February – Janan Luwum Day
13th-18th February Half Term
8th March International Women’s Day
6thApril Term 2 Ends at Noon
7th April Good Friday Public Holiday
10th April Easter Monday Public Holiday
17th April Term 3 Starts for Students
TBC April IB Examinations Commence
1st May Labour Day Public Holiday
3rd June Martyr’s Day Public Holiday
9th June Heroes Day Public Holiday
16th June Term 3 Ends at Noon
19th – 23rd June Staff Training
Primary Outdoor Education from 3rd October
9th October Independence Day
17th-22nd October Half term (students)
14th to 18th November - Secondary Outdoor Education
3rd December - KISU Christmas Fair
16th December Term 1 Ends at Noon
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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.

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