The Amari-Gardiner Nursery and Primary School

 

Our Children, Staff and Classrooms

We currently have six classes, ranging from Lower Nursery (Kindergarten) through to P4. Each class has between 21 and 35 students. Students come from our immediate surrounding villages. Our teachers are all Ugandan, with the majority of them being native Bugungu from Buliisa District.

We are pioneering teaching our children to read and write in mother tongue (Lugungu), and as such, students have to enter school at the Nursery level to get a good foundation. Our current P4 students all began in Nursery. Students transition into English in upper primary, as the national examinations at P7 are in English.

Each year we are adding a new class of Lower Nursery children, and our other classes all progress a grade. In 2017 our eldest students will be in P5.

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Thank you! (Weebale)
Don't you love this gorgeous mother and her son Kaahwa! Kaahwa, the youngest of seven children, has been with us since 2012, but lost his father 2 years ago when lightning struck his fishing boat. Kaahwa’s mother supports Kaahwa and his siblings by collecting and selling firewood. Kaahwa’s mother tells us that having Kaahwa in school is one less pressure she needs to contend with. He is educated, given a uniform, and food each day. And this adds to not just Kaahwa’s quality of life, but also that of his family.

In the words of Dis

In the words of Dis

I like to go to school and write in a book. I like playing games with a ball. I like to wear a good uniform and I like the Amari uniform. I like the teachers teaching me English. I like my teacher, Teacher Francis, because he doesn’t beat me. I like playing with my friend Willis, who shares the ball with me when he has it. He also shares his food with me. My favourite subjects are mathematics and Lugungu literacy. (Dismas actually comes from a different area of Uganda, but he is coping very well with both English and Lugungu - the mother tongue of the Bugungu of Buliisa)

I teach at Amari because

I teach at Amari because

Amari has an excellent learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom. I am being equipped with management and leadership skills, and have improved my standard of living through prompt payment and other systems of support. I am able to do training courses, which adds to my value as a teacher. I am getting ample opportunity to actually teach and gain experience. Amari is a Christian school, and this has encouraged my own relationship with God. I appreciate the relationship I have with the school authorities.