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Global Mobility: The Key to Sucecss in a Globalised World

Name: Kampala International School Uganda Email: office@kisu.com admissions@kisu.com Address: P.O.Box 34249 Bukoto Kampala – Uganda Tel: (+256) 752 711 882, (+256) 752 711 908, (+256) 752 711 789 www.kisu.com https://twitter.com/KISUUganda https://plus.google.com/+KisuUg https://www.facebook.com/ KampalaInternationalSchool Uganda/

Global Mobility: The Key to Success in a Globalised World Thomas Jefferson once said, “I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource most to be relied on for ameliorating the condition, promoting the virtue and advancing the happiness of man” Nelson Mandela echoed these sentiments when he famously asserted that, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.

An education at an excellent international school offers children an experience without peer in preparing them for life in the global village in which we live. These experiences will continue to benefit the students throughout their journey in life. KISU understands the weight of responsibility that comes with nurturing the next generation and is committed to its mission to produce young people who are confident and competent to go out into the world and lead. Located in Bukoto, a suburb of Kampala City, KISU is in its third decade of offering international education to the community where its world-class teaching and learning facilities sit on 14 acres of land.

Academic success is of course important as today’s young people enter a truly global marketplace where competition is fierce and schools do everything they can to ensure students have the best chance of succeeding. The academic performance of students at KISU is on a strong upward trend. This year’s results show that the school has increased the margin by which results surpass the world average at IB. At IGCS there has been a significant rise in the number A-C grades to the point where one in three is either an A or A*. Education is about more than examination results; it is about embedding values, developing skills and shaping character; universities and employers know this. In most careers, intellectual capacity is rarely tested. It is those who are resilient, resourceful and reflective and those who are confident, committed and conscientious, with strong interpersonal skills, who succeed. These are the kinds of qualities and attributes that KISU strives to develop in its young people and to “educate today’s children for tomorrow’s world”. It aspires for its graduates to not only be ready to enter tomorrow’s world, but for them to be prepared to shape, change and lead it. The school is enriched by a student body comprised of 600 students from over 50 nationalities. Teachers, recruited from all over the world, have experience of international education and share over 100 years of IB teaching experience amonst them. Small class sizes (never greater than 25 and often significantly smaller, especially at secondary school) and the support of Teaching Assistants ensure that teachers have the capacity to spend time with each pupil in their class. In the coming months, the school will be introducing some sophisticated cognitive diagnostic tests for students, the results of which will help teachers better understand their students and know how best to support their learning ensuring they reach their academic potential. The school also plans to buy into new electronic resources for improving, tracking and encouraging reading throughout the school.

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AI Magazine October 2015