St Michael's Music Marathon
The organ at St Michael's
Thank you to St Michael's Church, Highgate who raised funds for projects. This includes a new girls' dormitory to
stop the overcrowding they are currently suffering.
- £800 from a fantastic 12 hours non-stop music marathon
- £800 from the Easter collection
- £8,500 from a very generous individual donation
End of Term Report
It has been the busiest term in our very successful academic year. The school has 11 teachers (5 female and 6 male)
teaching 569 children from Nursery to Primary 7.
The health of the pupils has greatly improved and we haven’t had
many problems of sickness. The few cases that are detected are usually handled by the school Nurse.
Kirima children achieve well in their national exams at the end of P7:
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Our school buildings are still in a good state. We are happy with a newly constructed three-room boys’ dormitory which has helped us
solve the congestion we had been facing. When the new tarmac road comes, an old dormitory
must be demolished so we shall need to replace it.
I wish to extend my gratitude to the sponsors for the spirit of togetherness that has helped us to complete the year successfully.
I wish you all a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year 2018.
Denis Kamugisha, Headteacher, Dec 2017
Pupils and Staff
The headteacher Denis with his family
Denis provides excellent leadership for the school, which he joined as a teacher 17 years ago. He also provides
oversight for the three other CHIFCOD primary schools.
The school has 284 boys and 285 girls from nursery to primary 7. Half the older children are borders, either because of where they live or,
as orphans, they lack an alternative.
Exam results are good, with nearly all the children achieving level 1 or 2 out of 7.
There are plenty of activities at the school (debating evening Friday, film night Saturday) with a small play area for the younger children and a large field for
New play equipment at Kirima
The play equipment, television and DVD player which were donated recently are all in place and much loved by the
The TV is great for entertaining and informing boarding children at weekends and is also used to display educational
videos from laptops.
Kirima computer library
The new computer library, comprising 8 laptops with hundreds of books and hours of educational video, is now installed.
A group of year 5 and 6 children spent a week learning how to use the equipment - most of them had never used a keyboard
or mouse before but by the end of the week they were confident and competent; they completed 50% of the “O” level
word processing syllabus. Many of the teachers were also new to computing and they have engaged enthusiastically.
Walking in the hills near Kirima Primary
During our recent visit, we took a group of children for a walk in the hills above Kirima Primary. Although it is only a
mile from the school (and many of their homes) none of the children had ever been there before.
The hills around Kanungu are beautiful. Think of a cross between the Lake District and Switzerland with coffee, tea and
bananas growing instead of our familiar crops. No wonder Uganda is called “The Pearl of Africa”.