Schools for Refugees
Educating Refugees in Africa
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 temporary classroom was built to house P-1 and P-2. In 2019, the temporary class building was replaced with a brick structure, similar to the other permanent classroom blocks. In 2019, another three classroom room block was added.
➢ Offices. There is a small office for the head teacher/deputy which is also the only secure space to store books and supplies. The bursar also has a small secure office. Teachers sit under a large tree where they do their lesson planning and correct papers.
➢ Staff. There are 18 teachers; 6 are females and 12 are males. 9 have teacher certification. There is a need for continuing training for the teachers. There are five supporting staff; one is a bursar, 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 four pit latrine blocks of four stances each. One is for teachers, one for nursery, one for primary boys and one for primary girls. In 2019, the school buildings were electrified by hooking to the grid.
Term One Starting April 14, 2022
St Bakhita Nursery And Primary School Enrollment
Class Boys Girls Total Nursery baby and middle classes 220 Nursery top class 110 Primary one 144 Primary two 122 Primary three 110 Primary four 110 Primary five 96 Primary six 60 Primary seven 44 Total 1016
St Bakhita Nursery And Primary School Graduates From 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
Class Boys Girls Total Secondary School O2, 3 and O-4 scholarships 8 8 16 College scholarships 2 2
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