Bishop's Senior School Mukono

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CHAIRPERSON BOARD
Message from the Board Chair

SCHOOL HEADTEACHER
Message from the Head Teacher

OUR VISION; To be a Centre of holistic education in Uganda. This is backed up with our mission. OUR MISSION; • To produce God fearing young people who are morally upright and academically sound with skills and knowledge needed to contribute to national development. Holistic education entails three aspects; cognitive, affective and psychomotor. • In cognitive aspect our academic performance is raising at both O and A level. In 2019 – we had our best candidate with 8 aggregate in best 8 subjects in O- Level ,114 first grades ,113 second grades and for A – Level best candidate got 20 points in BCM/ICT , 149 students above 10 points which is an excellent performance. To GOD be the glory. • In the effective domain, the morals and discipline of students have greatly improved and we have worked hard to the point that corporal punishment has been reduced to 90%.This is a sign of discipline in school. • In the psychomotor area, we concentrate on skills development of our learners to become self – sustaining in future. Our departments of Games and Sports, Foods and Nutrition, Technical Drawing and Wood work, and indeed all other departments are imparting life skills that shape our students to contribute to national development. Achievements In terms of structural development, the face of Bishop’s senior school is changing. • We are finishing up the ground floor of the multipurpose storied building ,tarmacking the assembly ground ,networking the entire school ,installation of CCTV cameras, installation of solar lights, improvement on school compound by constructing walk ways at school main hall,S.1 and S.2 classroom blocks ,planting more grass and fruit trees ,drilling water and constructing water system • In terms of technology, we have managed to network the entire school, we have managed to build a system that store data, manipulates data, interpret it into information. • The students and teachers have smart identity cards that are used to swipe in and out and attendance recorded. All performance records for students are safely stored and can be retrieved any time. • The school has created a platform where parents can access student’s holiday work, student’s results to avoid fraud, and also parent’s module where parents can see all details concerning their children. • The payment of school fees have been made very easy using school pay. i.e. Dial *185*6# for Airtel or *165*4*3# ,choose school pay, choose pay fees ,Enter payment code, Enter Amount and enter.it can be done at the comfort of your home. This has improved payment of school fees and no need of bank slips, no lining up in the bank and reducing chances of fraud.


OUR VISION;
To be a Centre of holistic education in Uganda. This is backed up with our mission.
OUR MISSION;
• To produce God fearing young people who are morally upright and academically sound with skills and knowledge needed to contribute to national development.
Holistic education entails three aspects; cognitive, affective and psychomotor.
• In cognitive aspect our academic performance is raising at both O and A level. In 2019 – we had our best candidate with 8 aggregate in best 8 subjects in O- Level ,114 first grades ,113 second grades and for A – Level best candidate got 20 points in BCM/ICT , 149 students above 10 points which is an excellent performance. To GOD be the glory.
• In the effective domain, the morals and discipline of students have greatly improved and we have worked hard to the point that corporal punishment has been reduced to 90%.This is a sign of discipline in school.
• In the psychomotor area, we concentrate on skills development of our learners to become self – sustaining in future.
Our departments of Games and Sports, Foods and Nutrition, Technical Drawing and Wood work, and indeed all other departments are imparting life skills that shape our students to contribute to national development.
Achievements
In terms of structural development, the face of Bishop’s senior school is changing.
• We are finishing up the ground floor of the multipurpose storied building ,tarmacking the assembly ground ,networking the entire school ,installation of CCTV cameras, installation of solar lights, improvement on school compound by constructing walk ways at school main hall,S.1 and S.2 classroom blocks ,planting more grass and fruit trees ,drilling water and constructing water system
• In terms of technology, we have managed to network the entire school, we have managed to build a system that store data, manipulates data, interpret it into information.
• The students and teachers have smart identity cards that are used to swipe in and out and attendance recorded. All performance records for students are safely stored and can be retrieved any time.
• The school has created a platform where parents can access student’s holiday work, student’s results to avoid fraud, and also parent’s module where parents can see all details concerning their children.
• The payment of school fees have been made very easy using school pay. i.e. Dial *185*6# for Airtel or *165*4*3# ,choose school pay, choose pay fees ,Enter payment code, Enter Amount and enter.it can be done at the comfort of your home. This has improved payment of school fees and no need of bank slips, no lining up in the bank and reducing chances of fraud.





School Overview - BSSM

HISTORY OF BISHOPS SENIOR SCHOOL MUKONO

The idea of starting Bishop’s senior school in mukono come from the CMS missionaries ,the chief Mr.Hamu Mukasa ,the ssekiboobo of kyagwe and Sir Apollo kaggwa ,katikiro of Buganda. Bishop’s ss Mukono was developed out of a small village school started by miss Hill to teach reading writing and Handcraft. On 8th September 1910 the Rt.Rev.A.R Tucker ,the Principle of Bishop Tucker Theological Collage now Uganda Christian University ,formally opened the school of the Bishop and was was named Bishop’s school. At the beginning, Bishop’s school was for boys only and it started with 35 students. In 1940 the head master Mr.Nkata Mukasa gave the school its Motto “love and Work”. It was an elementary school and those who wanted to continue with their studies could only do so by going to Buddo.

The starting of two senior classes in 1958 changed the situation.These classes were opened on a private venture on the initiative of the headmaster , Mr.Thomas A.K.Makumbi,who was a techer of Bishop’s West primary School and the parents of Bishop’s school ,Without government Aid. Mr.Makumbi was innovative and far sighted person. He realized that it was important to have a secondary school in area so he started Bishop’s senior school in 1958. A hostel for Boys was also started, begining with the use of a classroom which accommodated about 25 pupils.

For a long time the school survived without government aid .Financial support come from the pupils fees (originally Sh.270 per year for day pupils ),parents contribution and donations from overseas.

In 1960, the government took over under the supervision of the church of Uganda but the under Namirembe Diocese . The new senior section shared the admnistration ,teachers and houses with the junior school. Most of the students in the senior section come from the existing junior schools like Kako, Ndejje , Mengo etc. Teachers of the junior school helped in some classes but the senior school depended largely on teachers of Bishop Tucker Theological college, students from high school and later some from abroad who were volunteers as a result the teaching Staff was very temporary.

1n 1962 the former Buganda government gave partial aid supplied on the basis of monthly grants ,but still lack of accommodation increased the shortage of teachers and from this there was a students’ riot in 1964. As aresult, the urgency for speeding up development plans thus was felt more strongly. That same year (1964) senior section acquired an independent Board of Governors and in 1965 anew head teacher , Mr.W.GSilk was appointed.

In 1968 it become increasingly necessary to separate the administration and find a new site for future developments.

Mr. silk wanted the school to have an agriculture bais , and he proposed that the school should be taken to Ntaawo near the district farm institute but the board of governor decided against this since the school will loose its original identity.30 acres of land were acquired from the church of Uganda on present site which was then occupied by primary girl’s school and for it shifted to Ggulu hill in mukono.

Bishops senior on its site was established in 1966 and Uganda government offered full aids. In 1969-1970 the Uganda government through world bank Aid for international Development project provided new buildings. These included the staff Quarters of fourteen self-contained houses, dining hall and four laboratories for chemistry, physics, biology and Foods and Nutrition. Other building including Technical drawing /woodwork workshop, library, administration block,staff room and sixteen classroom and toilet.Upto date these buildings are in existance and in good shape.

Since its genesis Bishops senior school has had ten head teachers.

1 .Mr.Thomas A.K .Makumbi- private head teacher

2 . Mr.W.G.Silk who was a European posted by the government in (1965-1970)

3. Mr.Luwaga guster(1970-1972) was posted following the expulsion of Asians

4.Mr.Gashegu Aighe (1975-1980)

5.Mr. luwaga guster came back for another kisanja between (1980-1985).

6.Mr.Kasajja George William(1985-1995) who unfortunately died while heading the school.

A power vacuum followed and so the deputy ,Mr.Katongole was requested to take over for some time.sadly Mr.katongole also Died because he was already weak.

7.Mr.Kaddu Jorum (1996-2001) who was later transferd to jinja senior secondary school

8.Mr.Ganatusanga wakataama (2001-2006)

9.Mr.ssentongo Gofrey Sempa (2007-2015) current head teacher Lubiri secondary school.

Finally

10.Mr.kyakulaga Robert up to- date

Quote of the Year : Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -- Theodore Roosevelt

Programs and Departments

ACADEMICS - HOLIDAY WORK


URGENT! We can permanently access holiday work by clicking on the general link above the headteachers message or follow the steps in the circular.

BOARD MEMBERS


The school is governed by a team of Board members. The board members are elected from amongst parents of students at the school, who are members of the school Association.

OUR STAFF


Our teaching and academic staff deliver excitement and wonder in education for your child through their inspiring approach to teaching. We prepare your child for success in the classroom, at university and in their career. We pride ourselves on attracting the best school staff from around the world.

SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


2020 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN !!! Inorder to get a place at BSSM the following are required from you.


Our Students


Welcome to our students page. On this page, authorized visitors can view our students profiles, student academic performance, student online copies of academic reports, students clubs and societies, their leadership history and many more.

SCHOOL EVENTS


The School has a wide variety of events in which students are entitled to participate and each of our student is expected to participate in at least one of them. Visit the events calendar often to keep up-to-date on all the activities going on in and around campus. It covers everything in an easy-to-read format from social events, seminars, conferences, sporting activities, gallas etc.

GALLERIES


Here you will find a variety of amazing galleries of our recent and past events, activities.These include Classroom galleries, Academics, school structures, events, student life style among others.

OLD BSSM STUDENTS


Alumni Association encourages our school alumni to stay in touch with the school and each other through special events and social media.


APPLY TO JOIN OUR SCHOOL


2020 Applications are OPEN !!! Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. It will have a profound effect on their future life. Apply to join our school today!

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES


Clubs provide opportunities for students to pursue special areas of interest, to socialize outside the classroom environment, and to serve in leadership positions as club officers.

DEPARTMENTS / FACULTY


We have different Academic and non academic departments at our school.

SCHOOL LIBRARY


Books are truly treasures every one should look for. We have a fully well equiped library that caters for both O and A level.


Contact Information

  • Bishop's Senior School Mukono
    P.O. BOX 75 MUKONO, Uganda
  •  Email:bsmukono2011@gmail.com
  •  Tel:0752-467593/0772-458645