Saint Thereza Primary School

Location:    Mityana District / Busimbi Subcounty / Busuubizi Parish / Busuubizi Village

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Stage:
Primary Schools
Gender:
Boys & Girls
Public / Private:
Public
Day / Boarding:
Day & Boarding School
Religious Affiliation:
Christian - Catholic
Phone Number:
0771497407

About Us

ST THERESA PRIMARY SCHOOL BUSUUBIZI

PO BOX 355,


 

SCHOOL MOTTO:  STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE”

SCHOOL MISSION: TO PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATION FOR EVERY CHILD

INTRODUCTION

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME

FATHER, we entrust this school in to your hands “

St Theresa primary school Busuubizi is a catholic founded being headed by Bannabikira (Daughters of Mary Sisters)

The former name of Busuubizi village was known as “Busuulewo-Buyoolewo” which means that if any person eased himself or herself there, he or she was forced to remove waste matter from the place. The aim was to maintain proper hygiene and healthy environment in an area.

BACKGROUND

In 1898 the Missionaries came from Lubaga to establish a mission station in the place where the college church stands today but during that time there were two palm trees in the bush under which two ghostic leopards lived. Those two wild animals troubled the missionaries every night.

They asked their followers to build them a house and a small simple church.   Then they left for Lubaga.

In 1899 they came back to the place permanently.

At the start they began a prayer through the blessed virgin Mary to God against the ghosts ( Novena).

These two priests (Missionaries) were Rev Pere Bajard and Rev  Pere Tauzia. It was reported after nine days , the two ghosts which used to disturb  them moved  to their  neighboring village called Kikanja  which is known as Kololo.  From this period the missionaries started different developments, including schools in different areas of the parish.

LOCATION

St. Theresa primary school   Busuubizi is located at the headquarters of Busuubizi parish in the jurisdiction of  Kiyinda  Mityana  Diocese ( Uganda).  It is found in Ttamu Division, Mityana Municipality, Mityana district, On Kampala –Mityana road about 4km from the main road).

 

Additionally , it is found in the southern  direction  of the capital city  of Uganda  “ Kampala” ( about  55kms  away from  Kampala).

 

 ST THERESA PRIMARY SCHOOL BUSUUBIZI

In 1901 Rev. Pere Bajard and Rev. Pere Tauzia built a catechism classes for both boys and girls where St. Theresa Primary school stands today.

The two buildings were built with sun-burnt bricks.

The boys and girls were taught how to read and write together with the facts found in the holy Bible. It was from these boys and girls that were to start schooling.

It was from 1903 that St Theresa Primary School was established by Rev Pere Bajard with Rev. Pere Stephen.

The standard started from Primary one to primary four (P.1-PIV), this standard went on up to 1940. From 1941 St Theresa was up –lifted to primary six (P.vi)

From primary one to primary four  ( P.1-PIV) all subjects were taught  in vernacular ( Luganda ) and  English was taught  from primary  four  to primary six ( P.IV-P.VI)

From 1967 primary standard was up lifted to primary seven (P-VII)

 

THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME OF THE SCHOOL “ ST. THERESA

The first missionaries to establish a mission at  Busuubizi  were  French  and at that time missionaries  in different  parts  of the world  wanted  to spread the influence of a newly announced  saint .” St. Theresa”

That is why they entrusted their school  to this saint hence naming it “ St Theresa  Busuubizi  Primary  School “  and from that time up to the present it is under the patronage of St.Theresa  of the child  Jesus whose feast we celebrate on 1st October each year.

ST THERESA BECOMES A GIRLS SCHOOL

In 1938, the late  Bishop  Luis Joseph Cabana  built  the present  Demonstration  school  and being in favour  of the Martyrs  of  Uganda , he named it  St. Noah Mawaggali .  His objective was to have boys and girls educated separately.

In 1939, he fulfilled his objective and separated boys and girls naming St. Theresa  Girls’ primary school and St. Noah a boys’ primary school.

ST THERESA BECOMES   A MIXED SCHOOL AGAIN

In 1970s’ the parents of the same school felt it good to have their children educated together (boys and girls) so as to create a spirit of competition amongst themselves. For that reason, St Theresa started to recruit boys to form a mixed school and up to the present time is a co-education school.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHOOL

1.         To provide high quality education at primary level in the Busuubizi Community fraternity.

2.         To provide the basic Numeracy skills i.e. reading, writing and counting for the pupils of the school.

3.         To produce good grades at the primary leaving examination on the yearly basis for the academic performance at high performing rate in the school.

4.         To promote staff development by teachers and the entire staffing committee at large as well as the school management committee.

5.         To increase on the enrollment of the pupils in the school at all classes as well as on the termly basis.

6.         To promote academic excellence to the St. Theresa Busuubizi Primary School: Fraternity community for its pupils that will bring a change to the community.

7.         To train pupils in both academically and co-curricular activities.

 

TEACHERS AT ST. THEREZA PRIMARY 2016

No.

Name

Responsibility

Class

1

Tr. Nakiranda Joyce

Classteacher

P.1

2

Tr. Nakityo Allen

Class teacher

P.2

3

Tr. Nabukeera Rose

Classteacher

P.3

4

Mr. Kimbowa Alphat

Classteacher

P.4

5

Sr. Nakanwagi Susan

Classteacher

P.5

6

Mr. Kasibe Deogratius

Classteacher

P.6

7

Mr. Ssebakijje Joseph

Classteacher

P.7

8

Sr. Namukwaya Teddy

Nursery section

 

9

Tr. Naddamba Milly

Nursery section

 

10

Mr. Kansulo Benard (Male)

Catechist

P.3 – P.6

11

Miss. Tumusiime Brenda

Teacher

 

12

Sr. Babirye Victor

Acting H/M

 

 ASSETS:

Land:  The school has land of six acres on the school mission land.

Buildings:       These comprise of one classroom block with seven classrooms, headteachers' office, P.7 dormitory, Staff room/Library, four staff houses, a urinal fence, two stance pit latrine and a small kitchen plus the boys dormitory with a small store.

Water:                        The school has three plastic water tanks plus water taps.

CHALLENGES FACING THE SCHOOL:

STAFFING:  The school is under-staffed hence, the work is too heavy for the teachers to program.

Building:         Almost all buildings are very old.  They need repair.  There isn’t enough library.

School fence:  The school is not fenced, any time we can get bad people with bad intentions at the station.

Furniture:      The school lacks teachers seats in both classes and staff rooms.  Such as chairs, desks, tables and many others.

Other disturbances: The school is disturbed with termites everywhere.

Future plans:

-          There is a hope to make renovations such as: the old buildings, chalkboards, teachers’ seats, doors and windows and others.

-          There is a plan to construct more toilets/pit latrines for the learners and teachers.

-          We hope to construct a school library.

-          There is a hope to establish a school farm.



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