Kasese Humanist Primary School is a secular school offering Nursery and Primary education to young people aged between 4 and 13 in the communities around Kasese Municipality.The education offered is free from dogmas and indoctrinations.Kasese Humanist Primary School is offering both Nursery and Primary Education with classes Nursery Lower, Middle, Top Nursery and Primary One - Primary Seven Class
The school is the first of its kind in the district and in Uganda to be set up based on humanist values and ethics, offering basic subjects as stipulated by the Uganda Primary School Curriculum and in addition Humanism lessons are conducted. In all subjects taught at school, emphasis is put on the application of a scientific approach and critical thinking. The school encourages pupils to be rational, innovative, creative, skilled, compassionate and tolerant.
The School Project is an innovation of Kasese United Humanist Association, a community based organization engaged in a number of developmental projects in Kasese District & Parts of Western Uganda. More information about Kasese United Humanist Association can be accessed by visiting the website at http://www.kaseseunitedhumanist.webs.com
Objectives of the KUHA SCHOOL PROJECT
SCHOOL PROGRAMMES AT KASESE HUMANIST PRIMARY SCHOOL
UGANDA PRIMARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM PROVISION:
The school offers lessons to children as required by the Uganda's Ministry of Education and Sports, normally there are 4 major subjects taught and examinable by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). These subjects are Mathematics,English,Science and Social Studies. Lessons like Physical Education are also mandatory to all the classes .
BALANCED SECULAR EDUCATION:
The school is set up on the foundation of Science and Humanism so Humanism and Free thought knowledge is taught to the learners, Humanist principles, Values and ethics are offered to our children, free inquiry and critical thinking based on science philosophy is emphasized and lessons offered are free from dogmas and indoctrinations which is prevalent in the majority of Ugandan communities. We embrace REASON and belief in things backed by empirical evidence not myths, fairy tales and allegories.
ARTS & CRAFTS PROVISION:
The school provides Arts and Crafts lessons to learners such that they are exposed to creativity to make things like ropes, mats,beads,pots,portraits,drawings,objects from available raw materials or wastes or trashes which can be of use to human nature. The skills attained helps the learner to stand better chances to employ themselves and earn a living through full time employment or doing the work part time.
Those who don't excel with school academic work are encouraged to concentrate a lot on attaining the basic skills in arts and crafts.
MUSIC, DANCE & DRAMA SECTION:
The school labors a lot in exposing the children to love music,to dance and participate in singing, create plays and poems and make presentations to fellow students. The world as it stands, the Music industry employs lots of people,some have earned reputations as celebrities who have transformed lives and made this world a better place.
The school intends to have a strong music,dance and drama group that will help much in tapping out talents of the learners and expose them to local and international standards through the school close collaboration with the outside international friendship networks the school has with free thinkers.
GAMES AND SPORTS SECTION:
The school avails a wide selection of sports and games activities to the children.Main games at the school are foot ball, net ball, rope skipping. More games are to be introduced soon and plans are under way avail to the children especially those in the nursery section a playing room for them at times when they are not engaged in active learning.
COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING:
Our children are exposed to computer lessons since we are in a world of the computer revolution,children need to be taught about computers,what they do,how computers has made life easy, the internet and its goodness and how the computers can help the children in their day to day activities.
GARDENING AND OUT DOOR FLORI CULTURE:
The school is also to engage in basic Agricultural Applications by exposing the children to basic gardening techniques.Uganda is a country which relies entirely on Agriculture and its a good idea for the children to be taught the skills of garden, growing flowers for fun and money etc.
OUTDOOR LEARNING AND TOURING:
The school respect the right for children not only to be confined to class rooms but to also enjoy touring different places with an intention of learning like visiting National Parks, Forests,Lakes, Religious and Historical sites,Meseums, towns and cities plus meeting new people. This refreshes the minds of the learners and improves on their level of thinking and gives them first hand chance to understand the biodiversity of nature and life forms.
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Kasese Humanist Primary School is headed by the School Project Director who works hand in hand with Kasese United Humanist Association.
In leading the school, there exisits three organs fully committed to playing mutual inter dependance in performing several roles all aimed at the progress and stability of the school project.There are three organs that are playing a big role in ensuring there is proper leadership at the school.
SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Mr. Stuart Bechman California, USA
Dr. Kevin Saldanha, Humanist Canada, Ontario, Canada
Ms. Emily Fountain, Lincoln University, New Zea Land
Ms. Asiimwe Winfred, Reco Industries Ltd, Kasese,Uganda
Ms. Milonde Olivia, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Chairman : Magwano George
Vice chairperson: Ms. Asiimwe Winfred
Secretary: KHPS Head Teacher
Treasurer: Masika Grace
Committee Members: Lc 1 Chairperson, Railway ward.
Student representative: KHPS Head Boy & Head girl
PARENTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
This committee comprises of both teachers and parents of the school.
Students representative and a member from the Ministry of Education Office representative.