About Chum

Chum is an International Christian School licensed by the Ministry of Education (License # ME/32/INT/0003). Our mandate as Christian Educators is rooted in the Greatest Commandment (Matt. 22:34-38 & Deut. 6:4-7), “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” (Deut. 6:6-7). Obedience to God’s greatest commandment and our conviction that children need quality and genuine Christian education to face the realities of life motivated our choice of the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum. ACE integrates God's Word into every facet of the curriculum as well as all co-curricular activities.

Beyond giving our pupils the academic training they need to get into high profiled jobs and be successful, we provide them with godly character training to ensure excellence not only in academics but also in life and for eternity. Our School Motto is Educating for Life and Impacting for Eternity (1 Tim. 4:8). It is our conviction that children need godly character to sustain them where excellence in academia places them, and we are dedicated to seeing each pupil discover their God-given destiny. Chum professes its belief in God and in the authenticity and authority of His Word, the Bible. Our staff and pupils are trained to uphold six Core Values of: Professionalism, Respect, Excellence, Godliness, Integrity and Hard work (P.R.E.G.I.H). At Chum we believe in the ultimate worth of every child; and respect and seek to reflect God’s view of each child’s uniqueness and individuality. In addition to our core curriculum (Maths, English, Literature and Creative Writing, SST, Science, Word Building and Bible Reading), we offer specialized training in art, music, dance and drama, physical education, foreign languages, computer, public speaking and other skills.

Chum’s Philosophy:
1. Education should include all three levels of the learning process, which include knowledge, understanding and wisdom; with God’s character being the source of all three. Therefore, education should be God-centered. It is our conviction that the heart of education is the education of the heart; and while teaching children to count is important, teaching them what counts is more important.
2. Every child is a unique individual with special gifts and abilities, therefore the training of every child should be individualized based on their potential and recognizing their uniqueness and individuality.
3. Education of children is primarily the responsibility of parents, so an atmosphere should be created where parents and teachers can interact and learn from each other, and share what is important for the children’s holistic development.

OUR CURRICULUM:

  • [1-2 years]
  • [3-4years]
  • [4 years and above]
  • Non-core

Day-care and Play Centre: [1-2 years]

The training at this stage is a syncopation of play, music and fun because these are the ways through which children grasp mental concepts. Activities that train the children to socialize and prepare their bodies for reading and writing are conducted at this stage using the most attractive and child friendly approaches.

Pre-school – British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) [3-4years]

At this stage, basic academic training starts and is organized in seven areas of learning which have equal value and importance. These include Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; Literacy; Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy; Knowledge and Understanding of the World; Physical Development; and Creative Development Art and Design. Literacy training follows the British Jolly Phonics methods.

Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) for Grades 0 – 12, [4 years and above]

ACE is a Bible-based curriculum which conveys biblical values and concepts that shape interpersonal relationships and productive learning. Instruction is individualised to cater for the individual differences of children and is non-graded. Children are not rated based on general class performance but on individual levels of achievement until they master subject content, which makes learning the responsibility of the child. The ACE curriculum was developed in the USA in the 1960s when many students in the conventional education system were not performing at their grade levels. This prompted the ACE Ministries to design this Biblically-based educational program geared to meet the learning needs of the individual child. The program consists of self-instructional, Godly character-building, individually prescribed, mastery-based curriculum and material.The core curriculum provides students with academics (Math, English, SST, Science, Bible Reading, etc), skill building, reading practice, character and wisdom training, and knowledge of God and His Word. Each core subject consists of 12 PACEs per level from pre-school to Grade 12. A PACE (Packet of Accelerated Christian Education) is a bite-sized booklet of learning material, similar to a chapter in a textbook. Together with the parents and teachers, students project their majors and elective courses at the end of the 9th Grade, which must be completed in Grades 10-12 before receiving a College Entrance Certificate. The majors include Math, English, Life Orientation, Religious Studies, Life Sciences (biology), Physical Sciences (physics and chemistry), History, Geography, Accounting, Business Studies, Engineering Graphics and Design, Computer Application Technology, Arts and Culture, and Tourism.

Non-core (expanded) curriculum and co-curricular activities

Our non-core curriculum includes electives in various areas like foreign languages, public speaking and other skills. We also have a number of physical and skills development activities that complement classroom-based learning. These include physical development programs; Off-campus field sports for older children (8 years and above) such as swimming, football, basketball and volleyball; Music, dance and drama; Art and Crafts and Home Economics.

Company Highlights

  • Vision +

    The Christian School and Childcare Centre of Choice.
  • Mission +

    To redeem children from the hands of unqualified home-based care-givers and help them to get started on their learning journey; educate and disciple them in a value-based, God-centred and fun-filled environment.
  • Our staff +

    Our staff are recruited for their passion and commitment to the joys and challenges of early childhood through to youth stages of learning. They have solid training in Early Childhood education and subject matter competency in the core curriculum subjects at Primary and Secondary school levels, as well as a long experience working with children at these levels. It is our policy to maintain low staff/children ratios.
  • Our facilities +

    Our facilities provide a safe, secure, clean, welcoming and fun-filled environment that is conducive to learning through carefully planned indoor and outdoor activities. We have modern indoor and outdoor play areas and swimming pool; modern classrooms for EYFS and Learning Centres for ACE; Computer and Science Labs; Music, Dance and Drama rooms; and resting rooms fitted with comfortable children’s beds and hygienic lavatories.
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Our Philosophy

Education should include all three levels of the learning process, which include knowledge, understanding and wisdom; with God’s character being the source of all three. Therefore, education should be God-centered. Read More

Theme Verse 2018

Romans 12: 11

Work hard and do not be lazy. Serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion.

Contacts

  KALUNGI ROAD (OFF TANK-HILL ROAD),

 Muyenga Kampala, Uganda

 0776-423402/701-423403

  info@chum.ac.ug