Academics

Academics at Orel-Vine is anchored on skilled educators who are passionate about their students. Our learners are individually challenged and supported by teachers and parents so as to achieve all round excellence academically. Our delivery is based on the Cambridge curriculum coupled with a rich co-curricular scheme to enhance a wholesome education

The school delivers the Cambridge International Curriculum at both Pre-School and Primary levels. The Cambridge curriculum includes top quality teaching and assessment techniques adopted in top schools around the world. It is a flexible curriculum and is used in conjunction with other subjects, contemporary trends and methodologies which allow the teachers to employ the best practices to achieve excellence. Our curriculum facilitators are skilled professionals that monitor the syllabus to keep it relevant, comprehensive and current. The curriculum develops learners who are confident, responsible, innovative and intellectually and socially engaged.


THE SUBJECTS

The core subjects taught at Orel-Vine include Mathematics (Numeracy), English (Literacy), Science and Humanities (History and Geography).

The blending of the Cambridge curriculum and our existing model enhances a holistic approach and allows the incorporation of other subjects which include; French, Information Communications Technology (ICT), Art, Music, Christian Religeous Education, Physical Education, Reading and Phonetics, Handwriting and Library.

In addition, the school clubs introduce other subjects such as Financial Literacy, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Swimming, Public Speaking and Piano/Guitar/Jazz Drums. The Pastoral Care program allows the school to not only teach Christian Religious Education but introduce Christian Ethics Education to the students.


ASSESSING PROGRESS

The curriculum allows teachers to evaluate learning as students advance, with progressive assessments and analysis tools that help them identify each learner’s strengths and weaknesses. Students are given homework to assess mastery of the concepts taught and at the end of every term, they recieve holiday work. Students’ progress is assessed through mid-term and end of term exams. In their final year of study (year 6), candidates sit for their Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Exams.

Assessments encourage preparation and revision but also foster practice and build familiarity with tests. Our students are therefore well prepared for their final exams and acclimatized with proper exam practices. It is also through assessments that learners’ strengths and weaknesses are identified. The teachers can thereby take the necessary measures to ensure every student improves. This way excellence is fostered.


LEARNERS’ EVALUATION

Students’ assessments are graded on a point based system. These grades are reflected at the end of the term in a report outlining each individual child’s accomplishments both academic and co-curricular. Parents are invited at the end of the term for a special conferencing session with the class teachers.


OUR MANDATE

Our mandate is to put the needs and happiness of each individual child at the forefront of our delivery. We firmly believe that school should be the happiest time of every child’s life and we work hard to ensure that is true for all our students. This means educating with the abilities, background and potential of each individual at the back of the teacher’s mind. Excellence is what we aim for. Each student is given high but achievable expectations in line with their potential. The challenge to the child is to do their best and be their best.

Teachers play a vital role in shaping the educational path of students. They inspire and encourage students to strive for greatness, live to their fullest potential and see the best in themselves. Teachers follow students through each pivotal stage of development. At 7 – 9 hours a day, 5 days a weak Orel-Vine educators are poised to become one of the most influential people in students’ lives.

Our professional team of educators leave a remarkable impression on students. Each of them is committed to every child’s all-round excellence. Our teachers are hardworking and passionate about what they do. Each student recieves the attention they deserve.

Parental Engagement

At Orel-Vine we appreciate the fact that parents, families and guardians are undoubtedly the most important influences on a child’s academic, social and spiritual wellbeing. We therefore encourage parents to engage in every aspect of their child’s academic and social experiences both at school and at home.

At home, parents are encouraged to evaluate their children’s learning on a day to day basis. This can be by talking about and asking what they are learning, what was fun at school as well as help the children to develop strong work habits. Parents are also encouraged to pray with their children every day and keep them on a journey of discipline, growth and development.

Several yearly events also see parents participating in every aspect of their child’s school life; Grand Parent’s Day, Career Day, Sports Day, the Science Fair and many others all see families come together to support their children. It’s because of such engagement that both the school and the parents achieve excellent learning outcomes, enhanced participation with school work, regular school attendance, strong character development, increased social skills and a solid Christian foundation.

Parents are encouraged to have high yet achievable expectations of their children and engage them regularly on the value of learning. Parents should encourage positive attitudes and respect for school and teachers but most importantly, model the behaviors they would like to see in their children.

Discovery & Exposure

Educational trips are a valuable part of the school curriculum as they provide students with the opportunity of learning through travel, especially to places that they may not otherwise get a chance to visit. Trips also provide an opportunity for teachers to observe and interact with students in a structure different from and more informal than the classroom.

Orel-Vine’s study trips emphasize attentiveness of the mind but most importantly enable a sense of discovery, awareness and exposure. They are also fun and our learners are eager to attend them. Check the school calendar to see where we’ll get to go soon.

Fees structure

We offer affordable Cambridge education. Our fees are calculated based on a number of factors including your child’s year group and the resources they’ll need to thrive. Currently our school fees structure is as tabulated below:

Online Learning Fees Structure

Cambridge Curriculum (per Term)

Class Tuition Technology Fee
Nursery UGX 1,200,000
KG & PP UGX 1,400,000
Y1 – Y6 UGX 1,500,000 $150
Y7 – Y9 UGX 2,200,000 $180
Y10 – Y11 UGX 2,500,000 $200
Y12 – Y13 UGX 2,800,000 $250
Family Discounts
Eldest Child Full Fees
Second Child 10% discount
Third Child 15% discount
Fourth Child 20% discount

National Curriculum (Per Month)

P1 – P7 UGX 700,000
S1 – S4 UGX 900,000

Other Fees

Program UGX USD
Swimming 80,000 25
Stationery Pack 50,000 20
Uniform 260,000 90
Clubs 200,000 60
Computer Programming * 200

Important Information

We work with our parents to make the payment process as convenient as possible. All payments are made through the bank. You can visit the school administration office to get a fee payment slip.

All fees are to be paid before the start of each term.

Late Payements

If for any reason you feel you may not be able to complete a payment by the time it’s due, it’s essential you contact the school immediately to discuss and resolve the matter.

We rely on the cooperation of parents and guardians to keep Orel-Vine International Academy performing to the very highest standard. Therefore it’s on this note that you are requested to pay a 5% surcharge of the outstanding amount in case of late payment.

Mid-term Enrolment

If your child is going to join part way through a term, we will calculate your fees accordingly. We will work out your rate based on how many full weeks are left in the term.

Refunds

Tuition fees, after payment has been made, are non-refundable.

Transport Fee

This service is not covered by the school fees and the fare is dependent on the child’s place of residence. More details on the transport fair can be obtained from the admission office.

Meals

To be advised

Rates and Currency

Fees are payable either in USD or UGX apart from Computer Programming fees payable in USD only.

The fees in dollars are subject to change based on prevailing exchange rates.

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