King's College Budo
P.O. BOX 7121 Kampala | Kampala, Uganda | Tel: +256.414373760 | Email: email@example.com
It is a big honour to welcome you to Kings College, Budo Website. May you enjoy the postings, the news, the views the routine and updates you may find. I also hope that you will find the information stimulating enough to make you desire to visit the school as well for first hand information and experience.
For the teams who cause the website to be meaningful and relevant, I thank you most sincerely. As our Motto says ‘GAKYALI MABAGA’ translated to say, ‘SO LITTLE DONE SO MUCH MORE TO DO’. So continue being expectant for more events, news, information, developments etc.
God bless you
Kings College Budo is located about 12km west of Kampala, in Nsangi subcounty wakiso district. It was founded in 1906 by the Church Missionary Society(CMS). It was founded on land donated by the Kabaka (King) of Buganda.The original vision was to train sons of Kings and Chiefs, therefore it began as a boys school. In 1934, girls were admitted as well, thus became co-educational. It is now a government aided A- Level mixed Boarding school under Church of Uganda ( Anglican ) of Namirembe Diocese. The current population is 1619 with ⅓ (one third) being female.
The school is rated as one of the consistently performing academic institutions in our country. Academics is and will continue to be our primary focus at school as we endeavor to uphold our high standards and the resulting sound academic performances from year to year. We pay tribute to our teachers who have the qualifications and experience to reach and maintain the academic expectations that we set for ourselves. At King's College Budo, we encourage and teach students the importance of being indepedent, while valuing team work. Through their journey at Budo, students explore new ideas, develop additional interests, build relationships, and pursue their goals. Our dedicated staff members, along with Alumni groups work together to give students more flexibility in accessing various programs and courses that we offer. Teachers, guidance counsellors, administrators and career practitioners at each designated high school support students as they make choices and develop skills to be successful in high school and life.
ACADEMICS AT KING'S COLLEGE BUDO
King's College develops girls and boys to tackle challenges of life beyond school. Our academic program sequentially develops young minds to think in a more rounded manner that places concepts and skills ahead of content, through critical thinking and reflection. Students here follow the Current National Curriculum of Uganda.
The school's curriculum and syllabus is developed to instill a love of learning. We also embed our school values to help students develop positive attitudes and habits for lifelong learning.
School Management Committee is the governing body of the school that makes and amends decisions affecting the school.
A new board was inaugurated in November 2017. We shall update you as soon as we get their details.
We have a dedicated and qualified team of staff members with a variety of skills in all subjects on the country’s Education curriculum. We are committed to ensuring that our students have access to exceptional, professionals, caring and supportive staff.
SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The minimum school admission requirements for our school are outlined below. Applicants should review these requirements before applying.
THE BUDONIANS - CURRENT STUDENTS
Welcome to our students page. On this page, authorized visitors can view our students profiles, student academic performance, student online copies of academic reports, students clubs and societies, their leadership history and many more.
At the college, through a shared passion to become leaders who make a positive difference in the world. From academic accomplishments to service contributions, your classmates are some of the most impressive people you’ll ever meet. And with the lessons you learn, experiences you have, and connections you make, you and your peers stand to become the next generation of this country, world leaders, and visionaries.
The School has a wide variety of events in which students, parents and staff members are entitled to participate and each of our student is expected to participate in at least one of them.
Visit the events calendar often to keep up-to-date on all the activities going on, in and around the college. It covers everything in an easy-to-read format from social events, Academic meetings, seminars, conferences, sporting activities, gallas etc.
Here you will find a variety of galleries of our recent events and activities.This includes Classroom galleries, Academics, school structures, events, student life style among others.
Our students enjoy a beautiful and comfortable learning environment. We take great pride in the appearance of our School and developing state-of-the-art facilities to meet the needs of our students.The school's modern structures create a magnificent blend.Our dedicated grounds team maintain our wonderful gardens and playing fields, providing us with inspiring views throughout the the year. Over the recent years we have made significant investments in the School’s facilities to benefit the students and teachers.
Our school buildings and compound provide suitable settings for our student's formal, compulsory education within the education sector. All school facilities are accessible, comfortable, healthful, safe, and secure.
The first full “Old Budonians” were 19 boys that had completed the planned three year course in 1908. By the end of the 1910, there were 39 Old Budonians. In 1908 Henry, Walter Weatherhead thought the school had come a long way in a short time but knew that there was much more to be done and chose a school motto accordingly.
In 1908, Weatherhead invited the director of the Uganda Company, Mr. Barbour, to talk to the boys. He told them about the progress of South Africa and the work of Cecil Rhodes, quoting Rhode’s famous phrase, “ So little done, so much TO DO”
The boys were so taken by this motion that they set themselves to find the Luganda equivalent. After a while, one of them brought to Weatherhead the proverb Gakyali Mabaga.
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
Kings college prides itself not only on being a center for academic excellence, but also for having a variety of stimulating and energetic clubs and societies which engage Students and give them the opportunity to discover new passions or pursue their own intellectual interests. Although a member of staff is responsible for each activity, the emphasis is very much on allowing students to generate the ideas and drive to make each society a success.
The clubs' activities are not only limited to the school premises but also in the school's surrounding communities. This helps students to feel the gratification of helping others and also being apart of something accomplished.
This section encompasses student projects, administrative projects and community projects.
All efforts are being done to keep the 110 year- Old- School looking good. we have maintained the buildings, compounds and added more structures.
Oh maker of this lovely hill
The trees and grasses freshly green
The morning mists and water still
We thank you for this royal hill
As gifts from thy almighty hand
We love our school, our farm our land
But though these gifts enrich and please
We pray to love thee more than these.
Oh! Teacher of all truth and right
Who leadest those that seek the light
We entrust them to thy loving grace
And thank thee for this well loved school
Most of our students are successful in every profession imaginable, including law, science, medicine, business, politics, and the creative arts. They are often leaders and innovators in their fields.
SCHOOL FEES STRUCTURE
Our School charges a single comprehensive fee so that the parents can budget for the child's education. The school doesn't charge extra fees for any of the compulsory activities. The school provides optional canteen facility.
Good books are the lighthouses that enlighten our families, school and society. They soothe the spirit, educate the heart, improve characters, explore unknown lands, and lead us to wisdom piety and delight.
Kings College Budo organises reading competitions at least twice every year in a quest to track the fluency and gauge the reading habits of the students.
A brainteaser is a type of riddle that makes one think outside the box. Some brainteasers are easy, some are a little harder, and some can really make you ponder for a while. Often, when you finally hear the answer, you feel ignorant or silly, because it should have been obvious to you. However, brainteasers are fun. Therefore, we keep testing ourselves and hoping we get better at solving them.
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