Schools for Refugees
Educating Refugees in Africa
November 21, 2017
St. Bakhita Nursery and Primary School is a combined nursery and primary day school. The school operates as follows:
➢ Nursery. There are baby, middle and top classes for children 3 to 5 years old.
➢ Primary. There are P1-P7 classes which pupils join after completing the top nursery section, or as they meet the qualifications for the grade they wish to enter. There is one classroom for each grade. Primary 7 was added for 2014. The school day is as follows:
From 7:00am-8:00am reporting time to school
2-From 8:00am-8:30am morning assembly
3-From 8:30am-10:30am lessons in progress
4-From 10:30am-11:00am break time
5-From11:00am-1:00 noon lessons in progress
6-From 1:00 noon-2:00pm lunch time
7-From 2:00pm-3:30pm lessons in progress
8-From 3:30pm-4:30pm game and sport time
9-From 4:30pm-5:00pm evening assembly and departure
➢ School Structure. St. Bakhita School has seven permanent classroom buildings. In August, 2013, a new classroom building with three classrooms was completed which replaced a temporary wood framed structure. In August 2014, a bamboo-walled building was replaced to provide an appropriate classrooom for P-3 and a teachers room. In July 2015, a temorary classroom was built to allow for splitting P-2 into two divisions.
➢ Office. There is a small office for the head teacher/deputy which is also the only secure space to store books and supplies. Teachers sit under a large tree where they do their lesson planning and correct papers.
➢ Staff. There are 19 teachers; 5 are females and 14 are males. 9 have teacher certification. There is a need for continuing training for the teachers. There are four supporting staff; three are cooks and one is a watchman.
➢ P.T.A Body. The school is managed by the Parents Teachers Association on behalf of the parents. This body is comprised of nine members headed by a chairperson. The teachers’ representative, who is also the business manager for Schools For Refugees, and the head teacher sit in the meeting to bring out issues affecting teachers and the learners.
➢ Feeding .There is a feeding program at the school. Nursery children take their meal of porridge at 10:30 am. The nursery students go home at 1:00 pm. The upper primary takes their meal of porridge at 1:00 pm because they remain in school until 4:30 pm. The school has a tap from the public water supply which provides drinkable water for cooking, cleaning and washing hands.
➢ Latrines and electricity. The school has three pit latrine blocks of four stances each. One is for nursery, one for primary boys and one for primary girls. There is no source of electricity, other than a small generater now at the school. Electricity is coming and poles have been installed along the road past the school in the settlement.
Term One Starting February 1, 2018
St Bakhita Nursery And Primary School Enrollment
Class Boys Girls Total Nursery baby and middle classes 76 80 156 Nursery top class 41 35 81 Primary one 34 35 75 Primary two 41 42 83 Primary three 39 44 83 Primary four 27 50 77 Primary five 35 38 73 Primary six 37 27 64 Primary seven 30 26 56 Total 360 388 748
St Bakhita Nursery And Primary School Graduates From 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Class Boys Girls Total Secondary School O-1, 2 andO-3 scholarships 9 8 17 Secondary School O-4 scholarships 4 4 8
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