Curriculum

Care, Comfort & Compassion

What We Learn

We follow the Uganda National curriculum that is designed for the 21st Century Child. Teaching the national curriculum for Uganda, we enhance it with extra special educational activities to meet the individual needs of the children through a rich academic program.

The school is well resourced, enabling children to learn through play, investigation, experimentation and practical involvement. Children are encouraged to interact with others; this enhances their learning process and develops their social skills.


Strategy


Our Education programmes emphasize

English

Writing & Reading

Mathematics

Reasoning, Calculations & Mental Maths

Literacy

Humanities, i.e SST, Science, Geography

My S.P.A.C.E

Social, Physical & Cognitive Empowerment

Religious Education & Bible Study

Creative Art & Design


E-learning

French


Extra Curricular Activities

We provide a platform for children to develop more skills in other learning areas. After school Clubs include; Scouting & girl guides, Ballet, Music, Robotics & Chess

ROBOTICS - The TOD Idea Ltd, a company dedicated to providing digital solutions to educational challenges in Uganda , through it's TechKid ICT & Robotics club has operated in Ark School since 2015 with the explicit goal of sparking interest among our students in the technologies that are at the forefront of human advancement. Student learning how to program computers and manipulate machines to their whims also learn other ''Essential 21st century skills'' of critical thinking, communication, collaboration & problem solving. These skills are critical to the development of entrepreneurial skills among the students, skills of problem identification and solution designing. We recognise that your children need to keep learning during this crisis and would like to recommend a site where they can access high quality coding material for free (https://www.tynker.com/parents/ Virtual Reality for Education At The TOD Idea ltd , we are applying the benefits of virtual reality to solve the problem of lack of experiential learning (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiential_learning) in Uganda. Every teacher and parent would want to give students access to practical knowledge rather than the theory they are constantly exposed to which has the negative effect of disconnecting learning from the real world. However, the cost involved in providing practical learning and field trips is prohibitive. Most field trips are also time consuming which does not augur well with our packed national curricular. There are also space and time limitations, for example, one cannot take their children back in time to ancient Egypt or the World war. With Virtual Reality for education, students are able to dive into immersive learning environments without leaving the comfort of their classrooms or homes - burning volcanoes, inside the human body, back in history etc, as if they were there themselves. These guided tours help show a clear connection between the classroom concepts and their application in real life making learning truly relevant and engaging. The result is improved learning outcomes. As the world changes post Covid, schools such as Ark school that adopt educational technology tools such as virtual reality that maximise learning outcomes without the students having to leave the school premises will be the ones at the forefront of educational evolution that is coming. Mbanda Shyaka CEO, The TOD Idea Ltd www.todidea.com
 

Facilities


We maintain conducive small size classrooms with an excellent team of teachers, administrators and support staff. A clean kitchen where healthy snacks & Lunch are prepared. Spacious environment for children to play. Standard computer programs for young learners. A well-equipped library. A table tennis area. Basketball Court

Key Skills


Communication & Speaking, Listening, reading & writing, application of numbers & developing a range of mental calculation skills, ICT, Robotics, Working with others, Problem Solving, Thinking skills, Research Skills, PHSE (Personal Health Social Education), Project Work

 

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