On Another Level: Kampala International School Uganda Kicks Off Robot Building & Programming Lessons

On Another Level: Kampala International School Uganda Kicks Off Robot Building & Programming Lessons

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) students have taken centre stage in building and programming robots controlling their movements with an app on the smartphone.

This technological innovation has been announced by the school administration stating thus; ”It was such a pleasure catching up with our #KISUYear9 class today who were in the process of building and programming their #GyroBoy robots. Every group had to build a self-balancing #Gyroboy robot from scratch, and control it’s movements with an app on the smartphone.”

The school says those who would wish to register and join the robot building & programming community should, ”reach the school at plot No. 447, Block 213, Kyebando – Kisalosalo Road, Bukoto, Kampala, Uganda. P.O. Box Number 34249, Kampala, Uganda Or at Director’s Office: +256752711909 | Admissions Office: +256 752 711 882 office@kisu.com | admissions@kisu.com.”

Pictorial Of Students Building Robots

About KISU

KISU is an international school that has a primary section for students aged 2 to approximately 10/11 years of age. It broadly follows the National Curriculum for England, modified to take into account the school’s location and international student body.

KISU is blessed with a truly international staff and student body made up of over 50 nationalities as well as a palpably warm, tolerant and welcoming ethos but to these inherent advantages, it has added over the years a wide range of events, strategies and activities designed to shape and develop the whole child.

The school has key stages;

KISU’s Early years department incorporates KG2 (2 years of age), KG3 (3 years of age) and Reception (4 years of age).
Key Stage 1 (KS1) incorporates Year 1 (5 years of age) and Year 2 (6 years of age).

Key Stage 2 (KS2) incorporates Year 3 (7 years of age), Year 4 (8 years of age), Year 5 (9 years of age) and Year 6 (10 years of age).

Primary School

In the Primary section, there are 2 or 3 classes per year group, depending on student numbers. Each class has both a teacher and at least one Teaching Assistant (T.A.).

Secondary School

The secondary is from Years 7–13.

Key Stage 3 incorporates Years 7-9 (approx 11-14 years of age) and these students continue to study the National Curriculum for England, modified to reflect the nature of the school.

In Years 10 and 11 (15 to 16 years of age) students study an IGCSE program (similar to UK IGCSEs but more international in nature). These examinations are undertaken through Cambridge University and assessed by external examinations at the end of Year 11.

In Years 12 and 13 (17 and 18 years of age) students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a 2-year course undertaken through the International Baccalaureate Organization.

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