Globalization, rapid digitalization, and migration have had far-reaching effects on local as well as international communities, compelling us to rethink Education. Traditional modes of education that were once the gold standard, are no longer well-suited to equip Individuals with the competitive edge essential to thrive in a global village.
Having garnered experiences and exposure to schooling here in Uganda and abroad, our directors are committed to creating an approach that grants every child the relevant skills to be successful in the worldwide arena.
AJS Master plan
Even as we commence our school operations on the existing campus infrastructure; plans are underway to expand the campus – incorporating modern infrastructure and cutting-edge facilities across our 7-acre piece of land located just below the current campus. Details here
Our catalogue boasts of
- Children’s classics and the Classics reimagined.
- Charts and world maps
- Classic comics
- African history
- Biographies and Autobiographies-e.g Nelson Mandela, Gandhi
- Health & Safety; Children’s safety and awareness
- Tourism, Uganda- the Pearl of Africa
Expansive, green facility
In line with our goal of producing global citizens, we equip our pupils with a diverse set of languages.
Our emphasis is on identifying their interests/ strengths and enriching grammar, vocabulary in both spoken and written language. Children are taught aspects of cultural sensitivity, how to appreciate similarities and contrasts between culture and languages; and the appropriate arrangement of words and phrases to create meaningful sentences and connections in that language.
English is the official school language of instruction; as such we ensure proficiency and fluency in spoken and written English. We also proudly offer Swahili, Spanish with plans of including Mandarin in the future.
At Aspen Junior school, we recognise the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and purpose to cultivate our pupils' capacity in these areas.
As the world continually realizes the need for scientific innovations to improve the quality of life and relationships, we play the role of identifying children’s gifts, teaching, nurturing, and refining them so they may remain relevant and valuable to society.
With the far-reaching effects of the COVID -19 pandemic, many have come to appreciate digital advances that have allowed people to work from home, continue schooling virtually and adapt to trade in the virtual marketplace.
Areas of future global interest include developing food security; eco-friendly, sustainable fuels; curbing environmental degradation, and mitigating Climate change- we are excited to expose and involve our pupils early in these concepts as we anticipate their growth and future contribution in these sectors.
Additional offerings that will set your child apart and have widespread application regardless of the field or setting include:- Reading in English, Handwriting/ calligraphy, Social etiquette, Road usage and safety, Public place usage & language, Home safety, Water safety and swimming, Electrical usage and safety, Restroom etiquette, Fire safety and response
Your child’s safety is our priority. Our institution is securely fenced off and guarded by security personnel who are well conversant with the school safety principles.
We vet all staff and require them to be easily identifiable by badges that are visible at all times, displayed above the waist. While on campus, our teaching and non-teaching staff supervise the children to ensure their wellbeing.
Regarding health, our staff are able to offer first aid. A sick-bay on our premises allows provision of initial treatment prior to referral of children to a more advanced health center or preferred physician.
Aspen Junior school has measures in place to ensure safe drop-off and pick up of children:- each with a designated and registered parent or caretaker.
For fire response:- we have equipped our facility and trained faculty on fire prevention, fire safety and response.
At Aspen Junior School, we are well aware that every child requires our attention and utmost dedication in order to achieve their full potential. More so, our aim is that every individual may have their unique gifts identified. We use a personalized, practical approach to develop these gifts and foster a true sense of self and confidence in our pupils. We are committed to providing a holistic education experience, and an environment conducive to growth & self-actualization for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
In line with this philosophy:-
- We create an environment where vulnerable pupils are seen, listened to, acknowledged, and supported,:-
- In partnership with teachers and carers/parents, we identify pupils with SEND
- We ensure pupils with SEND (including those with medical needs) can access our facilities and our curriculum to achieve their best possible outcomes
- We equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to provide quality, relevant and all-inclusive learning opportunities
- We ensure records are up to date for support and outcomes for pupils with SEND
- We ensure pupils with SEND enjoy appropriate representation in terms of academic progress, participation in academic and extracurricular activities
Our objective is to achieve the best possible educational & holistic outcomes for our pupils with SEND, to enable them to become confident individuals with a successful transition into adulthood living.
A natural, well-balanced diet is central to the health of children and fuels their growth to full potential. Our staff is devoted to delivering nutritious meals with the best ingredients .
We advise parents and guardians to pack a break snack and we avail nutritious, filling lunch.
Our staples include high-protein legumes- Peas, Ground nuts, Beans; Animal protein; whole grain, rice; stem and root tubers like Irish potatoes, Sweet potatoes, as well as generous servings of vegetables and fresh fruit.
As part of our commitment to providing safe, nourishing, fresh foods to our children, we have a green farm here on location. The children learn about horticultural basics, and they also appreciate the interdependence of human beings on the environment as a source of clean air, safe water and fresh food. This instills a respect for the environs and a sense of custodianship.
Please be sure to include written notification of the foods/ ingredients that your child is allergic or averse to during submission of registration paperwork. We are committed to every child’s safety.
We recognize that the daily school commute is a time-consuming, stressful aspect of the demanding work-life of our parents and caretakers. As such, we have availed the safe, convenient option of our efficient fleet of school shuttles.
Manned by an experienced, devoted, and pleasant team, our well-maintained shuttles ply a multitude of routes along with Gaba- Munyonyo road, Lukuli road, Salaam Road as well as the Kampala- Entebbe expressway.
The psychological, as well as emotional well-being of our charges, is a valuable foundation on which Academic performance and co-curricular activities rest. It is with this mindset that we commit to creating a safe, welcoming environment in which our children can thrive.
In the same vein, we have readily accessible, friendly, qualified staff who serve as counselors and chaplains for the pupils who need our support.