Education in Uganda

Mustardseed will be a Uganda-curriculum school using Active Teaching Learning methods including a Jolly phonics system at Kindergarten level. We will use Active Teaching and Learning (ATL) methodologies.

Interactive learning techniques are the key to encouraging children to be committed participants rather than passive receivers of learning.  They also increase the effectiveness of childrens’ analytical skills and memories.  

Core subjects will be taught in a thorough and methodical way, but teachers will also guide the children in problem-based and project-based learning, role play, group work and educational games. Teaching is most effective when it’s fun.

The classrooms, airy and welcoming, will be an inspiring environment for a maximum of thirty children per class to receive a proper amount of teacher attention.

Moral and ethical teaching is an important aspect of any child’s early education.  Mustardseed will be an essentially secular school, but children will still be taught the fundamental precepts of good ethical behaviour, regardless of their ethnic or religious background.

We believe that artistic expression is a crucial part of every child’s intellectual and emotional development, especially the exploration of traditional local culture. So music, singing, dance, theatre and craft-work will be integral to the weekly curriculum.