Students at Heritage have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of enrichment activities. These are designed to give students the chance to grow and discover their interests and talents. These activities also allow students to visit new places and learn more about Uganda.
After-School Enrichment Clubs
At the beginning of each semester, students have a selection of after-school clubs they can choose to sign-up for. Recent options have included Taekwondo, cooking, sewing, photography, web-site design, instrument instruction and more. Clubs are also open to students who use our Home Schooling Services.
Throughout the semester, students participate in educational outings with their classes. These trips are always much anticipated and enjoyed. Field trips allow students to see lessons they have learned in the classroom come to life. The Entebbe Zoo and the French bakery are 2 favorites every year!
Included in our Enrichment program for secondary students is a week of special field trips that we call "Activities Week". During this week, each grade participates in some type of field trip. The cost and length of each trip increases by grade level and is partially wrapped into the tuition cost. Trips range from overnight quad biking trips in Jinja to the annual Senior Trip, in which the Grade 12 class chooses a destination for a weeklong trip.
Senior Work Experience
Senior students engage in a weeklong work experience, generally at the end of the 3rd quarter. They are encouraged to work in an area that interests them. In the past students have worked in various fields such as engineering, manufacturing, marketing, health, and social work. This is a mandatory requirement for graduation.
Model United Nations (MUN)
Heritage high school students have the opportunity to participate in the Uganda Model United Nations (UGMUN). The Model United Nations is a simulation of the actual United Nations. Schools are assigned countries, and must represent those countries in separate committees that deal with a variety of global issues. Each delegate must submit a resolution proposing a realistic solution with a budget and a time-frame, and then this is debated following real UN protocol. This event is a wonderful chance for students to discuss real challenges facing world leaders and to work with previously unknown people to come up with solutions. We want our students to challenge themselves, step out of their comfort zone, and become more confident people and UGMUN forces them to do just that!