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Classes Begin 24th Aug. 2020

U-Can International School in Entebbe, Uganda.

The new school year will begin August 24, 2020.

We have set up an exciting program that will ensure that your child enjoys the learning experience during these challenging times.

We will do a combination of online learning together with outdoor education projects.  Students will collaborate on projects that will involve hands on learning.  See “Learning Plan for 2020 -21 School Year” tab below for details of our exciting Learning Plan.

Quick Info about U-Can International School

 Classes Offered for 2020 2021

High School:  Grades 7 to 9

Primary:  Grades 1 to 6

Early Years:  Ages 3 to 5

 

Special Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year

 Our Special Learning Program has 3 parts
1. Online Classes for Core Subjects
2. Outdoor Education for Social Interaction
3. Project Learning to Practice Collaborative Math, Reading & Writing Skills

Children find Online Learning to be very challenging. They miss seeing their teachers and social interaction with their classmates. We have designed a program that combines online learning with Outdoor Education and Project Based Learning. This combination will keep the students motivated and excited about learning.

 

How U-Can will Implement the Special Learning Plan

  1. Online Learning Tools

U-Can will use the following online learning tools for academic classes.

  1. Google Classrooms & WhatsApp
  2. YouTube lessons developed by our teachers
  3. Messenger Rooms (App for video chats)
  4. Our IT specialist will help parents set up online learning for their children

 

  1. Curriculum Materials & Assignments

U-Can will provide pickup and delivery service of printed materials

  1. Printed curriculum materials and homework assignments will be distributed and collected on a weekly basis.
  2. Completed assignments will be assessed and returned to the students with appropriate remarks by the teachers.
  3. Library books will be brought to the child’s home and collected as needed.

 

  1. Personalized Instruction

U-Can will ensure that each student receives personalized attention.

  1. Teachers will individually tutor students who are having difficulties via the phone or Messenger Rooms.
  2. Teachers will design personalized learning plan for students who need extra help.

 

  1. Outdoor Education

U-Can provides Outdoor Ed to give students a break from Online classes.

  1. Learning in Nature at the Botanical Gardens
    • 2 times per week for Early Years —Grade 2
    • 1 time per week for Gr 3 to Gr 9
  2. Swimming & other sports weekly (as sanctioned by the Ministry of Education)

 

  1. Project Based Learning

U-Can work with students to design and implement Special learning projects.

Students from Gr 4 to Gr 9 will work on actual projects that are designed to include reading, writing, math and social cooperative skills.

Here are some suggested projects.

  1. Renovate shelter in nursery area in Botanical Gardens
  2. Design & print attractive visitor information guide for Botanical Gardens
  3. Design a project to recycle plastic so that it can be put to a new use.
  4. Planning an educational center at Botanical Gardens

  

Class Times

8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon -Thurs 

8:00 am to 3:30 pm on Friday

School Location

Plot 29, Mpigi Road

Bugonga, Entebbe

Tel .- WhatsApp & Email

+256 772 773 378

+256 774 993 433

info@ucan.co.ug

 

Message from the Director

The Covid 19 epidemic has presented some serious challenges for the education of our children. The closure of schools has made it difficult to provide ongoing learning opportunities for the children.

U-Can shifted from classroom based learning to online learning in March. There were many challenges in adapting to the new learning style but we were able to successfully complete the school year at the end of June, 2020.

Schools are still closed, yet we have now come to the beginning of another school year. U-Can teachers and administration have developed an exciting  plan that will make the coming school year a great learning experience for your children. There are 4 main components to the plan.

  1. Online learning using Google Classroom, WhatsApp, YouTube Lessons developed by our teachers, video chats and internet downloads.
  2. Printed teaching materials will be delivered to the children on a weekly basis.
  3. Teachers will have personalized interaction with all the students on a daily basis.
  4. Outdoor and Project Based learning will happen along-side the online classes. This will allow for students to have cooperative and social interaction with fellow classmates.

I believe that this program will help you and your children have fulfilling and successful school year.

Call or WhatsApp me at +256 772 773 378

Visit our website:   www.ucan.co.ug

 

 

School Year 2020 - 2021

Aug. 17th – 21st – Teacher Work Days

Aug. 20th – 21st – Registration

Aug 24th – Ist Quarter Begins

Oct. 23rd – 1st Quarter Ends

Oct 24th – 31st Break

Nov 2nd – 2nd Quarter Begins

Dec 16th – Jan 5th Christmas Break

Jan 6th – Back to class after break

Jan 30th – 2nd Quarter Ends

Feb 1st – 3rd Quarter Begins

March 20th – 3rd Quarter Ends

March 30th – 4th Quarter Begins

April 2nd – 11th – Easter Break

June 18th – 4th Quarter Ends

 

 

Fees & Charges 2020 - 2021

3 Payment Options Full Year 4 Payments 10 Payments
Pre-K/Kindergarten $1,600 $400 $170
Foundations $2,000  $500 $210
Grades 1 & 2 $3,600 $900 $370
Grades 3 & 4 $3,800 $950 $390
Grades 5 & 6 $4,000 $1,000 $410
Grade 7 to 9 (New) $4,500 $1,125 $460
School Fees  – All inclusive:

¨ Curriculum material, workbooks, school supplies & teaching aids

¨ Personalized Instruction as needed

¨ Outdoor Education & Projects costs

¨ Pickup & Delivery of School Materials

¨ IT specialist helping parents set up online learning for their children.

Registration & Placement Assessment Fee: 

US $100 non-refundable – Payable when application form is submitted

Uniform Fees 

School Uniform  $30—includes shirt, shorts, skirt-shorts, sweater & socks

Sports Kit  $15—Top & Shorts

School Fee Discounts

15% discount for 2nd or any additional child enrolled full-time in the school.

 

Our Aim, Our Focus & Our Core Beliefs

Our Aim

“To make learning such an enjoyable adventure that it becomes an exciting lifelong quest.”

Our Focus

We will enable our students to grow and mature through:

  • teaching them to read with understanding
  • developing their skills to write well.
  • emphasizing basic math concepts and how they relate to daily life.
  • inspiring curiosity and a thirst for knowledge with thought-provoking science and social studies lessons.
  • enabling them to learn another language (French)
  • exciting and creative extra curricular activities – drama, music, art, dance, crafts, and sports
  • upholding high moral principles and  building an inclusive family within our school and our community.
Creating A great Learning Experience

We believe that learning is a joyful lifelong adventure. By creating inquiry-based experiences and tools that spark wonder; offer hands-on experiences; and encourage questions, explorations, and individual discovery, we’re transforming the way people learn. Learning this way empowers children to figure things out for themselves—about science, math and daily life.

Our International Smart Curriculum focuses on building a great foundation based on discovery, understanding and critical thinking. A wide variety of extra-curricular activities encourages creativity for children to use their natural mental abilities to figure out the world around them and to have an inquiring mindset that focuses on discovery and investigation.

 

Download Application Forms

Application Checklist

The checklist is provided to ensure that you have not overlooked any items required to process your childs application. Missing items will delay the acceptance of your child into our program.

Application Form & Health Record

The application form provides vital information for students and parents/guardians. We want to ensure the success, safety and security of your child . Accurate information is essential.

The student’s health information is important in the event of sickness/accident. All information is confidential and will only be released to the school nurse in the event of an emergency.

School Rules

Read these carefully to understand your obligations regarding your agreement with UCIL. Please feel free to meet with school administration if you have any questions.

School Fees

We have a simple fee structure designed to meet your needs. There ia a convenient monthly payment plan for parents to help simplify your financial planning.

2019-2020 Yearly Calendar

The school year is divided into 3 terms of almost equal length. We have taken into account national and religious holidays in order to accommodate religious and ethnic diversity.

Welcome – call us, write us or come for a visit.

Office Hours:   Mon – Fri.  8am – 5pm     Sat. 9am – 12 noon
Talk To Us:  +256 772 773 378  or +256 774 993 433
Email Us: info@ucan.co.ug
Our Location:  Plot 29 Mpigi Rd, Bugonga, Entebbe, Uganda
We are right beside the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel

School Location

U-Can International School is located in Bugonga in Entebbe.

The school is right beside the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel.

U-Can is a Member of OEG (Open Education Global)

https://www.oeglobal.org/about-us/

U-Can International School is part of an exciting 21st century education initiative that includes major universities and colleges around the world.

Open Education will transform the way children and adults learn in this digital age.

Open Education Global is a member-based, global, non-profit supporting the development and use of open education around the world to:

  • expand access to education enabling every person on earth to access and contribute
  • improve the quality of education
  • make education more affordable
  • improve student success
  • foster collaboration and sharing through co-creation of education materials and the freedom to use, customize, improve and redistribute them
  • generate pedagogical innovation using the collaborative, interactive culture of the Internet
  • foster international partnerships and a global participatory culture of learning, creating, sharing and cooperation

OE Global member interests and needs are broad and diverse. Open education has a long history, particularly around providing education opportunities to those who may not typically have access. OE Global continues and builds on that tradition with a focus on new forms of open education enabled by digital technology, the Internet, and cultures of sharing.

Our Vision

Empowerment through education.

We envision a world where everyone, everywhere has access to the high-quality education and training they desire; where education is seen as an essential, shared, and collaborative social good.

https://www.oeglobal.org/members/view/?member_id=795

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