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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (NULIS)

 

INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1962, the National University of Lesotho International School (NULIS) is a private day school managed by the National University of Lesotho.  It offers both elementary and secondary educational programmes to 4 – 16 year old students through the medium of English.  NULIS is a co-educational, non-sectarian, non-political and non-racial.  It serves to provide educational programmes of highest standard at all levels of learning and to facilitate students’ transfer into national or international systems of education.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

THE MISSION OF THE SCHOOL IS TO DEVELOP WELL-QUALIFIED AND BALANCED INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN PLAY POSITIVE ROLES IN SOCIETY.

 

NULIS  VISION

To be the best International School in Lesotho and SADC Region.

To promote academic excellence and quality in all aspects of school life in order to develop well qualified and balanced individuals who can play positive roles in society.

 

SCHOOL MOTTO :  Academic Excellence and Positive Action

 

PHILOSOPHY

 

The school shall pursue its mission within the framework of the following Philosophical statements.

 

1.            NULIS strives to promote high academic standards and achievement in all aspects of school life.

2.            NULIS seeks to nurture equality of opportunity, esteem, collegiality and friendliness among all members of the school community.

3.            NULIS promotes programmes, which nurture responsibility and self-discipline ; and understanding and concern for physical environment.

4.            NULIS supports the concept of service to the human family.

 

 

NULIS OBJECTIVES

 

In the context of its Mission and Philosophy, NULIS adopts these objectives :

 

1.            To provide students with relevant challenging learning activities and experience in a secure environment.

2.            To improve the quality of teaching and learning. To facilitate acquisition of knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of pluralistic society.

4.            To encourage and enhance students’ individual talents.

5.            To promote essential moral values, social standards attitudes and spiritual wisdom.

6.            To promote the interdependence of school and the wider community.

7.            To engage in all other activities appropriate to the achievement of its educational objectives.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS

1.            A student shall

                (a)          Attend classes punctually and regularly

                (b)          Exercise self discipline

(c)           Accept such discipline as would be exercised by a kind, firm and judicious parent

(d)          Dress neatly in a proper school uniform when attending school.

(e)          Be clean in his/her person habits

(f)           Be diligent in his/her studies

(g)          Be courteous and kind to his fellow students

(h)          Be obedient, and courteous to the class prefect and others in charge of school

(i)           Be obedient, courteous and helpful to the teachers and others in the community

(j)           Take such tests and examinations as are required by the school

(k)          Bring or buy prescribed books workbooks/stationery as and when required by his/her teacher.

(l)           Rreport incidents of misconduct/breakages/absence from school/ illness.

(m)         Compensate the school for any damage, destruction, loss or misappropriation of the school or other’s property.

(n)          Provide an explanation for any unauthorised absence from school.

(o)          Seek permission from the teacher-on-duty before organising any activity.

 

2.            Every student will observe good conduct on the school premises, out-of-school activities that are part of the school programme and while travelling in a bus hired by the school.

 

3.            A student will be suspended immediately on the following grounds ;

                (a)          Persistent truancy or opposition to authority.

                (b)          Pregancy

                (c)           Habitual negligence of duty

                (d)          Wilful destruction or damage to school property

                (e)          Use of profane or improper language

(f)           Use of illicit drugs or alcoholic beverages

(g)          Conduct injurious to the moral tone of the school or to the physical or mental well being of others in the school.

 

                4.            A student will be expelled from the school

(a)          If his/her conduct is found to be so refractory that his/her presence is injurious to other students or staff or

(b)          If he commits or threatens to cause bodily harm to a person or school property ;

(c)           While on school premises, carries or is found in possession of a dangerous or offensive weapon or instrument.

(a)          If his/her conduct is found to be so refractory that his/her presence is injurious to other students or staff or

(b)          If he commits or threatens to cause bodily harm to a person or school property ;

(c)           While on school premises, carries or is found in possession of a dangerous or offensive weapon or instrument.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR:          The school year begins in January and ends in December      and has two semesters.

FIRST SEMESTER:              JANUARY TO JUNE (21 weeks)

SECOND SEMESTER:          August to December (16 weeks)

 

ATTENDANCE:

All students must attend as specified by the school.  Absenteeism requires an explanation in writing from parents at all times.  Hence permission of the class teacher is required when leaving school during the school hours.  Parents are advised not to take their children out of school at other times during the term.

 

PUNCTUALITY

This will be maintained in all spheres of school life, for example, assembly, recess, lunch break and co-curricular activities or handing in of assignments daily.  Students must be at school by 7:55 a.m.  Children arriving after 8:10 a.m. bell, will be required to sit outside their classroom until the end of the first period.

 

SCHOOL HOURS:

Children in the Reception class to Grade 3 will attend school from 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m from Monday to Friday.  Grade 4 to 7 will also attend school from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m from Monday to Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m to 1:15 p.m.  Grade 8 – 12 children will have classes from 8:00 a.m  to 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.  All Co-curricular activities will be conducted from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for upper primary students and on Thursdays & Fridays for Secondary students.

 

HOMEWORK/ASSIGNMENTS:

This is part of the daily routine at the school and is aimed at getting the student to work independently. Parents are requested to supervise their children’s homework. Any student who fails to do his homework will be required to produce a letter from his/her parents. A student who continually fails to do assignments may be suspended from school.

 

 

GOOD BEHAVIOUR:

Students will be expected to observe good behaviour at all times.  They may be suspended or expelled for gross misbehaviour, and the parents will be required to meet the teacher concerned and the Headteacher before they can be re-admitted to the class.

 

CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY

Each child is required to bring a school bag and he/she will be required to take the text books and notebooks home daily and bring them back to school the following day.  Any child who continually forgets to bring his/her book(s) to school will not be allowed to attend classes.  All textbooks and notebooks issued to the child should be covered with brown paper or any other suitable paper.  Newspapers should not be used.  A separate plastic bag/container should be used to pack the child’s snacks or lunch.  Please ensure that your child brings a pencil, ruler and an eraser to school daily. Lost pencils should be immediately replaced.  Pencils may be deposited at the school with the classteacher.  Students from Grade 8 to 12 will be required to bring their own writing tools, mathematical instruments and calculators.  All students will also be required to purchase their own dictionary, and atlas and “set books” for Literature for English and Sesotho.

 

CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY:

Students breaking or losing any equipment will be required to replace it or pay for the loss.  No book will be reissued without full payment.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GEAR

P.E. gear is required for sports activities – that is canvas/gym shoes and T-shirt and shorts or tracksuit on Wednesday afternoon (for Primary) and Friday afternoon (for Secondary).

 

SCHOOL FEES :

The tuition fees should be paid before the beginning of each semester.  Parents are required to pay fees directly in the Standard Lesotho Bank Account number 0140019696701 of the National University of Lesotho. Please indicate what it is for on the deposit slip NULIS; Fees, Registration fee, Building Levy  and the confirmation slips to be presented to the Secretary at NULIS before beginning of each term.  Only bank guaranteed cheques payable to the National University will be accepted by the School.  Students will be allowed to attend classes on the first day of each term only if the fees have been paid.  Parents will also be required to pay library levy and the development levy stipulated by the school Board.

 

WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL :

The school has the right to withdraw a student for any case of gross misconduct.

 

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT :

Records of students’ progress in each subject will be kept by the class teacher.  Furthermore, tests will also be administered at regular intervals.  Parents should feel free to consult their teachers about their children’s progress and to discuss any difficulty encountered by their children in a particular subject.  Parents are also invited to meet teachers/Deputy Head/Headteacher on Open Days which will be held once a term in the afternoon from 2.15 p.m. to 4.45 p.m.

 

NUL  INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS/OPEN DAYS :

Students in Reception Class – Grade 3 will be assessed through continuous assessment.  Parents will be shown their children’s portfolios.  Students in Grade 4 – 12 will be administered tests at the end of each term.  All progress reports should be collected from respective Grade Tutors on Open Days to be held as announced by the Headteacher.

 

COMPLAINTS :

EXAMINATION in order to facilitate the proper investigation(s) and solution of the problem.

 

STANDARD SEVEN EXAMINATIONS :

Grade 7 students may wish to register for the National Primary School Leaving Examination, but is not obligatory.  The school will conduct its own Internal Primary School End of Year Examination in November to assess the students’ readiness for the Secondary school.

 

JUNIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION :

Only those students who would have satisfactorily completed Grade 9 would be registered for the Junior Certificate Examination.

 

CHECKPOINT EXAMINATION

Checkpoint Examination at Grade 9 (Cambridge International Examination)

 

 

INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION :

Only those students who would have satisfactorily completed Grade 11 would be registered for the IGCSE  Examination in the following year.

 

REGULATION FOR ADMISSION :

Students must have reached the age of 4 years on or before the first day of the first term in Reception Class.  These children will be admitted to the Reception Class depending on the readiness of the Learners.  Admission for other classes shall be conditional upon availability of the place, the ability of the child and the readiness for a particular class in the opinion of the staff.  The student should also be in good health.  The school reserves the right of admission.

 

 

SCHOOL RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

1.(a)       All registered students are expected to report on the first day of the term.  Failure to report within the first three days of the term will lead to the forfeiture of a place at the school.  Parents who plan to take their children abroad should notify the school before their departure.

 

  (b)                        Attendance at all classes (both morning and afternoon) is compulsory.  All absenteeism must be accounted for in writing and parents must seek permission except in cases of emergency.  Students should seek written permission before leaving school premises during school hours.

 

  (c)         All students are expected to be punctual for classes and school activities.  A child who fails to be punctual will be given three letters of warming after which she/he will be asked to come with a parent.  Habitual truancy will lead to suspension or expulsion.

 

2.            All students are allowed to attend classes only if the tuition fees and other levies agree upon by the parent body have been paid prior to the beginning of each semester.  Any outstanding amount for books or any other school property should have been paid.  Fees will not be refunded to students on transfer.

 

3.            All parents will be required to have purchased the prescribed books and stationery as indicated on the SUPPLIES LIST.  Students who fail to purchase the books within the first week of the term will not be allowed to attend classes.

 

4.            School uniform is compulsory for all school activities unless specifically exempted (as is proper clothing for P.E./Games).  Students will be expected to wear the prescribed uniform and those without proper school uniform will not be allowed to attend school.

 

5.            Wilful damage or defacement of school property is strictly forbidden.  Culprits will be required to pay the cost of the repairs.  They will be allowed to attend classes only after the appropriate payments have been made either repairts or replacements.  Vandalism or theft of books, if brought to the attention of the authority will result in expulsion.

 

6.            Any female studnet found to be pregnant will not be allowed to continue her studies during her pregnancy.

 

7.            The following areas are out of bound during school hours :

 

The Headteacher’s Office (except for Prefects)

Staffroom, Bookstore and Staff Toilets

SRC Office block and University Students’ Halls of Residence.

The Library and the Science Laboratory may only be entered when a teacher is present.

 

8.            Classrooms will be locked during morning break and the lunch hour to ensure proper safety of students’ property.  Any student found entering out of bound areas without permission will be punished.

 

9.            Students are expected to observe behaviour at all times and to refrain from any act of misconduct, such as, theft, vandalism, graffiti, use of progane language, bullying, assaulting, defying adults, drinking alcohol, taking drugs, carrying dangerous tools or any other unacceptable code of conduct.  Violation of any of these will result in suspension or expulsion.

 

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES AND REGULATIONS MAY LEAD TO SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION.  PARENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO MEET THE GRADE TUTOR AND THE DEPUTY HEADTEACHER BEFORE THEIR CHILDREN CAN BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND CLASSES.  NORMALLY, THREE LETTERS OR WARNING WILL LEAD TO SUSPENSION AND THREE INSTANCES OF SUSPENSION WILL RESULT IN TOTAL EXPULSION FROM SCHOOL.

  

GUIDELINES FOR HOME AND SCHOOL

 

A child’s education starts in the home and is continued as a partnership between home and schools.  So that this partnership will give every child the best possible chance of success the partners should be clear about what each reasonable expect of others.  The school expects them to co-operate fully and to accept the responsibilities set out in these guidelines.

 

Responsibilities of the School

To develop each individual pupil’s talents as fully as possible.

To teach effectively and to set the highest standards in work and behaviour;

To care for each child when at school as a good parent of a large family;

To help pupils to leave school able and anxious to make the best possible contribution to the community at large;

To encourage regular communication with parents as a basis for close co-operation between home and school.

 

Responsibilities of Parents

To show by their own example that they support the school in setting the highest standards in all it tries to do;

To make sure that their children come to school regularly on time refreshed, alert, correctly dressed and ready to work;

To take an active and supportive interest in their children’s work and progress;

To support the authority and discipline of the school, helping their children to achieve maturity, self-discipline and self-control;

To control the development of their children’s use of leisure time activities and entertainments.

 

Responsibilities of Pupils

To attend school regularly, on time, ready to learn and take part in school activities;

To aim at the highest standards in all aspects of school life;

To co-operate with the staff and to accept the authority and rules of conduct of the school;

To consider and respect the feelings and property of other people both in school and in the wider community;

To care for the grounds, buildings, furniture, equipment and books provided for the school.

 

 

NULIS SCHOOL UNIFORM

 

PRIMARY:

BOYS:                    Grey Flannel Trousers (Long or Short)

                             White Shirt

                             Grey Jersey/Pullover

Grey Socks

Black Shoes

Red Jacket (For Winter)

 

GIRLS:                   Red & White Checked Dress

                             Grey Jersey/Pullover

                             White Socks

                             Red Jacket (for winter)

 

Sports    (Boys & Girls):  Red Track Suits or White Shorts & Red            

Tee-shirt (available at Maseru Uniform shop)

 

SECONDARY

BOYS:                    Grey Flannel Trousers

                             Light Blue Shirt

                             Navy Blue Cardigan/Pullover

Navy Blue Jacket

Grey Socks

Black Shoes

 

GIRLS:                   Grey Flannel Skirt/Trousers

                             Light Blue Shirt

                             Navy Blue Cardigan/Pullover

Navy Blue Jacket

White Socks

Black Shoes

Sports

 

 

Boys & Girls):  Navy Blue Track Suits (available at school) 

Winter Jackets Available at  School for Both Primary & Secondary

 

STATIONERY LIST

 

(To be supplied by Parents)

 

LOWER PRIMARY CLASSES (RECEPTION CLASS – GR. 3)

10 Pencils (To be replaced when necessary)

1 box of wax crayons or colour pencils

A school bag

A snack box (paced in a plastic bag)

A pair of scissors (for cutting papers)

A ruler/ a rubber/ a sharpener

A zip-lock (Freezer bag) for storing the reading book

 

UPPER PRIMARY CLASSES (GRADE 4 – GRADE 7)

2 pencils & 2 Ball point pens (blue) (to be replaced when necessary)

A box of wax crayons or colour pencils

A box of assorted felt-tips (fine point)

A school bag

A pair of scissors

30 cm ruler/rubber/ a sharpener

2 notebooks for homework (Maths & English)

A set of Mathematical  Instruments

A Dictionary (with interactive New Edition)

Primary Atlas for Lesotho (Longman latest Edition)

 

SECONDARY CLASSES (GRADE 8 – GRADE 12)

2 pencils (to be replaced when necessary) (HB)

2 pens (blue) (Medium point - to be replaced when necessary)

A box of wax crayons or colour pencils

A box of assorted felt-tips (fine point)

A school bag/pair of scissors

30 cm Ruler/Rubber/a Sharpener

Homework diary

A set of Mathematical  instruments

A Dictionary (Cambridge Advance Learners Dictionary New Edition) CUP

Primary Atlas for Lesotho (Longman latest Edition)

 

Prescribed set books for Literature (English & Sesotho)

 

NULIS STAFF

Miss Brenda Dorothy Kabuleta    - Headteacher of NULIS 

Master of Business Administration, General Management University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa.

Bachelor of Education, Honours, Makerere University, Uganda

Diploma in Education Makerere University, Uganda.

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education at Kyebambe Girls School.

Uganda Certificate of Education at St Mary’s College Namagunga.

Primary Leaving Certificate, at St Clare’s Girls School Nkoni in Uganda

Teaching Subjects: English Language, Literature in English, Geography and    Business Education

Office location: NULIS,     ISA 003

Contacts: Ext. 3333     Office: +266 340274    Mobile: +266-63275233  

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Profile: 

Miss Kabuleta is a teacher by profession and has contributed immensely in the field of Education at different levels. : she is a hardworking , dynamic and innovative person who aims for excellence in whatever she does. As a teacher, she has held various responsibilities like Head of English and General Paper Departments, Staff Secretary and Senior Woman Teacher, Principal SOS Kindergarten and member of the SOS Children’s Village Lesotho Management Team and Head teacher - National University of Lesotho International School, Teacher at Assemblies of God Christian School and Kiira College Butiiki etc.

She has written research papers like The Effects of Teaching-Learning Resources on Performance of English Language at O Level in Selected Uganda Schools, 1992. A research thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the award of a Bachelor of Education Degree. She has conducted a Case Study on The youth and HIV and AIDS Prevalence in Lesotho, Paper submitted for MBA – Strategy Dynamics, October 6, 2004. She also compiled a Project Proposal on SOS-Lithabaneng Community-Based Childcare Pilot Project, submitted for MBA – Project Management, January 10, 2005.

Miss Kabuleta’s interests are on International issues that affect women and children,    the International business environment, providing services to the people, church service and Chess.

 

Mrs. M. Moetsana- Deputy Secondary Principal Teacher

M.A Education in support Teaching (UOFS) PGCE, B.A  Commerce (NUL)

Teaching Subjects: Business Education & Accounting

 

Mrs. A. Makara - Deputy Upper Primary Senior Teacher            

BSc Education, Dip. Science Education (NUL)

 

Mrs. M. D. Pheko -  Deputy Lower Primary Senior Teacher

B.Ed. Primary (NUL) Dip.  Advanced Science Edu. (Bristol, UK) PTC (NTTC)

Rank: SENIOR TEACHER

Mrs. M. Phatela -Principal Teacher               

M.A Education (Curriculum Studies & Teaching) B.A Education (Geography & Sesotho (NUL), PTC  (NTTC)                                                                            

Teaching Subjects: Geography and Sesotho 

 

Mrs. M. M. Ramaili -Principal Teacher 

M.A Education (Administration & Management) B.A Education (NUL) Cert. in Professional Studies (Ptt. University- USA)

Teaching Subjects: English and Sesotho        

 

Mr. K. Nkhabu - Senior Teacher    

Bachelor of Science, PGDE (NUL Lesotho)

Teaching Subjects: Biology & Chemistry 

 

 

Miss T. Lethunya - Senior Teacher             

Bachelor of Education (NUL)

Teaching Subjects: History & Geography

 

 

Mr. T. J. Khoaeane - Principal Teacher Primary

M.A Education (UOFS) B.Ed Honours, PGDE (UOFS) Diploma in Education (LCE), ACE (UOFS)

 

 

Mr. M. Chabane- Senior Teacher Primary                 

Dip. Education, Higher Diploma in Education, B.Ed. Primary (NUL)

 

 

Ms L. Khama - Senior Teacher Primary 

B.Ed Secondary French & English (NUL) Dip. in Education Primary (LCE)

 

               

Mrs. E. Appiah - Senior Teacher            

Bachelor of Education, Honors in Music in progress (UOFS)

Teaching Subjects: Music

 

Mr. T. Rantsoabe - Senior Teacher      

B.Ed. (NUL) BA. Honours Drama (Wits RSA)

Teaching Subjects: English Language & Literature

 

 

Mrs. M. Mothabeng- Senior Teacher  Primary

B. Ed Primary (NUL)

 

Mrs M. Morena- Senior Teacher Primary

B.Ed. Primary, Higher Diploma in Education  (NUL) Primary Teachers Certificate III (NTTC)

 

 

Mrs. Moiloa-Ramoqopo- Senior Teacher       

B.A Health Sciences and Social Services (UNISA), Masters Sports, BSc. with Education (NUL)

Teaching Subjects: Mathematics & Physics

 

 

Mrs. S. Manyawu -Senior Teacher         

BA. (UOFS) , Honours Bachelor of Education (Africa University, Zimbabwe) Dip. Ed. French (France)

Teaching Subjects: English & French

 

 

Mrs. M. Malepa-Qhobela     Senior Teacher                

BSc ED. (NUL), STC (LCE)

Teaching Subjects: Physics & Mathematics

 

Mr. P. Lebuso - Principal Teacher          

M.A Science Education, B.A  Ed. Honours- Science & Mathematics  (University of Kwazulu-Natal) BSc Education (NUL )

Teaching Subjects: Biology & Chemistry

 

Mr. M. Liphoto- Senior Teacher           

BSc Computer Science (NUL)

Teaching Subjects: Computer Studies & Information Technology

 

Mr. Pule Khojane- Senior Teacher Primary

B.Ed. Primary, Higher Diploma in Education (NUL) Primary Teachers Certificate III,  (NTTC)

 

 

Mr. Ben Matjeane -   Senior Teacher       Sports & P.E Teacher

Dip. in Education, PTC,  Honours Degree  (UOFS)

Teaching Subjects: Sports and P.E

 

Ms. P. Mafike       

Computer Driving Licence, Dip. In Primary Education in progress (UOFS, RSA)

Teaching Subjects: Computer Education

 

Mrs. M. Matsela - Teacher Assistant Reception Class     

Junior Certificate

 

SUPPORT STAFF

Mrs. M. Motalingoane - Senior Clerical Assistant

Dip. Information Technology, Cert. Secretarial Studies

 

Mr. R. Tlosane - Caretaker- Clerical Assistant

COSC