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Ecole Francaise Les Grands Lacs

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CurriculumFrench
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 15,964,612 Shilling
to: 30,523,100 Shilling
Address: P.O.Box 7212 Lugogo By-Pass, Kampala, Uganda

The school accepts students from 2,5 years to 19 years.
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Number of students

220

Number of nationalities represented in the school

31

Most common nationality

French nationality

Ratio of local students to international students

20% Ugandan students - 80% international students

Max. number of students per class

26

Average number of students per class

In pre school and primary : more or less than 20 students per classroom
In middle and high school : more or less than 10 students per classroom

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

English and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Some classrooms are equipped with interactive board

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

From 10 minutes to 45 minutes according to the grade

Uniform required

No. However there is a sport uniform for middle school and high school students.

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

If your child is not coming from a French school he/she will have to be tested to place him/her in the right grade (from primary to high school - not required for pre school).

Brief description of entry evaluation required

There is usually a test in mathematics and in English (for English speaking students) and French (for French speaking students). For middle school and high school students they can have another test in other subjects (sciences, history and geography, etc.)

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Start of the academic year is in early September but we accept new students during the whole year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All of them

External examinations or assessments available

They complete the "Brevet des collèges" at the end of middle school and they complete the "French Baccalaureate" at the end of high school (worldwide renowned and recognized by Higher Education Institutions)

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. French schools are secular

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school implement the following:
- PPRE : programme personnalisé de réussite éducative = Personalized Academics Success Program
- PAP : plan d'accompagnement personnalisé = Personalized Support Plan for children with "dys" conditions
- FLE / FLESco : intensive french lessons for non-french speakers

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Each case is discussed with the teacher in charge, the administration and the family to find the best way to support the student.

Student access to education psychologist

No. However we have a list of psychologists to suggest to parents.

School start time

7:50 am

School finish time

Pre school: 3:15pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 1:15pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Primary, middle and high school: 3:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 1:30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes. We do have supervised studies for middle and high school students. For pre school and primary there is supervised care for students identified as in need by the pedagogical team.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers extracurricular activities for nursery one hour after school on Wednesdays and Fridays (football, ballet, breakdance, karate, pottery, motricity skills development, traditional dances). From primary to high school we offer extracurricular activities one hour after school everyday (football, science club, chess, cooking, basket, paper beads, pottery, music club among others).

School provided lunches

Yes, there is a lunch provided at school at a fee.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No

Sports activities included

The school curriculum does include physical activities from pre school up to high school.

Sports facilities at the school

All weather court and football pitch with synthetic grass.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The school organises a rugby tournament and an international basketball tournament every year. Along the year the school participates in friendly games with other schools.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The quality of the teaching approach and curriculum is approved every year by the French government and reach the same level of excellence than the French schools in France.

Teaching approach of the school

The French school is accredited by the French ministry of national education. In that capacity , it provides curriculum in compliance with the one followed by French pupils. The nursery (3 to 5 years old) offers a pedagogical approach aiming to appropriate oral language, to discover writing , develop communication in all its different aspects , foster independence and creativity. From Grande Section class (last year of nursery), learning of English is introduced. At elementary school (6 to 10 years old) , pupils strengthen their knowledge by learning to read and write , by discovering the world and by becoming familiar with mathematics. They will have their first science and history projects to discover the world around them. During all that period, the pupils gain in autonomy and in self-confidence. From collège (high school – 11 to 15 years old), the pupils prepare for French degrees (Diplôme national du brevet , Baccalauréat) by following a teaching in literature , mathematics, science, history , geography, language and sports. The teaching methods aim to develop autonomy, creativity, critical thinking and fulfillment as a future citizen.

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