Service in Action
Think Local, Act Global
Service Learning at AIS is inspired by our values of Environmentalism and Responsibility and aims to enhance the learning experience of our students by integrating community service with curriculum, instruction, and reflection in a meaningful and authentic way.
This approach teaches civic responsibility and helps strengthen communities. By engaging in Service Learning, students gain valuable insights into real-world challenges and are empowered to take meaningful actions that have a positive impact on both local and global communities.
As the adage goes, “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
At AIS, our students often step out, beyond the realms of their homerooms, to explore, educate and empower themselves and each other. Depending on their age, these trips could be national, regional or international.
The AIS Performing Arts Department offers training to students in Dance, Music, and Drama. The performing arts are celebrated through multiple avenues such as Class Assemblies, Talent Hunt, School Productions and end-of-year Celebration of Learning through a variety of performances spanning poetry, dance, song, instrumental performance, acting and dialogue.
At AIS, we believe that learning a foreign language is as important as preserving and celebrating our own unique mother tongues. We believe in the strength of diversity: we encourage our students to embrace and celebrate their own cultures and family language, at the same time learn to appreciate the beauty of their classmates’ cultures and languages. We proudly offer French, Kiswahili & Family Language (PYP) as additional language programmes.
AIS recognizes the importance of technology as a gateway to the future and acknowledges that learning how to utilize various technologies is crucial for all students in the 21st century. The current digital revolution is transforming the methods of communication, creation, and connection among people. As young as four years old, AIS introduces Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses to its Early Childhood Department, and extends the program to include emerging technologies. By the time students complete their education at AIS, typically at the age of 18 years, they have gained practical knowledge on making meaningful connections to the latest technological developments. At AIS, technology is viewed as a significant instrument for innovation and growth, and the institution is committed to providing its students with the necessary foundation to navigate the dynamic digital landscape.
Duke of Edinburgh (DofE)
The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) International Award Uganda is a global program that challenges, empowers, and recognizes young learners.The DofE’s unique framework is designed to help students discover that they are more capable and powerful than they ever dreamed. It demonstrates their individual character and represents the life skills they have developed, including confidence, a sense of purpose, resilience, problem-solving, compassion, and respect for diversity. At AIS, our students select from a boquet of tailored clubs in their endeavour to achieve the three levels of this award – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The AIS Student Council is a representative body made up of students from various grades and classes who are elected by their peers to represent their interests and concerns. The student council is responsible for assisting during events and activities within the school.
They also act as a liaison between the students and the school administration, bringing student concerns and suggestions to the attention of school officials. The Student Council members serve as role models for their peers, demonstrating leadership and responsibility through their involvement in school affairs.
The dual purpose and mission of the AIS library is to develop in students a passion and love for reading, offering a wide selection of academic texts, novels and storybooks, nearly 20,000 individual titles in total and also to enhance and support the International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP, MYP and DP curricula.
The AIS Sports Department is committed to assisting students to develop their talents and skills in sports. Currently, the Department offers an array of competitive sporting opportunities and has teams:
• Table Tennis
The various sports teams train several times a week in order to
develop their competitive skills and abilities.