Heritage International School

Kampala, Uganda

classroom-DSC_0034Our student outcomes are modeled after the growth of Jesus Christ as described in Luke 2:52 “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.” Based on this we have structured our student outcomes in the same four categories; wisdom (academic), stature (physical), favor with God (spiritual) and favor with man (social).

I.  Wisdom

Students of Heritage will receive an education consistent with a Christian worldview and will acquire and demonstrate the skills necessary for lifelong learning.

Students will:

  1. Develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques that enhance the ability to form logical conclusions and make informed decisions.
  2. Demonstrate the organizational skills and discipline necessary for developing effective work habits, whether working individually or in groups.
  3. Appropriately apply biblical principles and knowledge in all areas of education and life, thus demonstrating an understanding and appreciation of the Bible.
  4. Read, write, speak and study effectively in English.
  5. Develop a level of competency in the full range of core and subsidiary subjects that is consistent with their aspirations and potential: English, Math, IT, Social Sciences, Science.
  6. Develop the skills for and recognize the value of creative self-expression in Music, Visual Arts and Drama.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a language other than English.
  8. Demonstrate respect, knowledge and understanding of our global world, the influence of current events on the global scene and our duty, ability and capacity to respond to them.
  9. Develop basic skills for independent and family living.

II.  Stature

Students of Heritage will learn to make sound choices concerning their physical well-being and will learn to demonstrate a basic understanding of physical fitness.

Students will:

  1. Develop the knowledge, motor and physical skills necessary to participate in everyday life and recreational activities in order to maintain physical health.
  2. Participate in organized sports and other organized physical activities through curricular or extra-curricular activities.  
  3. Maintain physical health by undergoing routine checkups and practicing good eating, exercise, hygiene, and sleeping habits.
  4. Articulate the ramifications of lifestyle choices such as nutrition, exercise, and disease risk factors.

 III. Favor with God

Students of Heritage will develop a clear understanding of the essential truths of the Christian faith as laid out in the Scriptures, particularly the gospel of Jesus  Christ and the transformed life that results from a right relationship with him.

Students will:

  1. Understand and experience a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  2. Recognize that according to scripture, man’s purpose in life is to glorify God, emphasizing the spiritual condition of the heart rather than merely displaying a given set of external actions
  3. Practice personal disciplines of prayer, bible study, scripture memory, worship, and service that contribute to spiritual growth.
  4. Develop relationships with spiritual mentors, fellowship with others on a daily basis, and become servant- leaders of their home, church, and community.
  5. Leave school with a firm foundation to continue as disciples and ambassadors of the kingdom of God.

IV. Favor with Man

Students of Heritage will learn to be emotionally well-balanced and able to relate productively towards others.

Students will:

  1. Embrace their uniqueness and biblical basis for their value as individuals fashioned in the image of God.
  2. Process and express emotions (e.g. anxiety, love, loneliness, anger, disappointment) in a healthy manner.
  3. Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs, opinions, and concerns of others while holding to biblical and personal convictions.
  4. Contribute to the well-being of others including respecting their rights and property.
  5. Demonstrate self-discipline, dependability, commitment, good time management, and a capacity for self-evaluation in completing responsibilities while retaining a healthy life balance.
  6. Display positive character traits, the ‘Fruits of the Spirit:  love, integrity, loyalty, kindness, patience, joy, and self-control.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate behavior, etiquette and social skills, and dress particularly within a cross-culture, cross-gender and/or cross generational context and according to biblical principles.
  8. Recognize and develop leadership skills and the ability to resolve conflict appropriately.