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Primary Parents Guide

Dear New Primary School Parent,
Welcome to Galaxy International School Uganda.
This guide will help familiarize you with some key information about our school.

TERMINOLOGIES:
Early years:

Kindergarten to Reception KS 1 KS 2
Level KG 2 KG 3 Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Age 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11

MORNING DROP-OFF
It is important to be on time. Please plan your journey well to avoid the morning traffic jams in Kampala.
If you arrive late, please collect a late arrival card from the school office and give it to your child’s teacher.

BOOK BAGS
We provide every child with a GISU-branded book bag, which should be used every day. These are used by teachers for communicating with parents. Students may also bring their own bags for carrying personal items.

UNIFORMS
Students must wear the correct uniform at all times, including correct PE kit for PE lessons. Black leather shoes should be worn for lessons and sports shoes for PE. Sandals are not permitted.

SCHEDULE
The school sends out a timetable to all students at the beginning of the year. This has details of all important events and should be referred to regularly.

SNACK
Students should bring a nutritious snack and water bottle to school every day. Clean drinking water is provided.

SUN RPOTECTION:
Students should wear wide-brimmed hats for all outdoor activities. High factor sunscreen is also strongly recommended.

SWIMWEAR
On swimming days, parents should pack a swimming costume, a towel and poolside footwear (flip-flops or crocs, etc). Girls’ swimwear should be one piece.

LUNCH
The lunch menu changes weekely and can be viewed on: www.gisu.ac.ug/lunch. Special diets (e.g. no beef, vegetarian) are catered for.

CLUBS
There are many school clubs such as, Swimming, Sports, Music and Drama. We encourage each student to belong to at least one club. Detailed information is sent to parents at the beginning of every term.