Welcome to Year 1!
Year One is a BLAST at Ambrosoli! The children engage in many exciting and challenging activities to experience learning at its greatest – during play! They will be able to work individually, in pairs and small groups to maximise their learning potential.
In their IPC learning they will delve into how their brain works, become a detective like ‘Inspector Gadget’ and even experience an imaginative holiday.
Our focus in English will be to incorporate the ‘Jolly Phonics’ learning of sounds to enhance the children’s reading, handwriting and writing skills. They will be listening to many stories. They will use role play, sensory activities, games and writing to show their understanding.
Mathematics learning will be so much fun that the children will not even believe – if we told them – that they are learning this. They will use sensory materials like water, sand, playdough and an abundance of construction materials. They will play games, sing songs and use a lot of movement.
Irene Kiwanuka – Year 1 Rwenzori Teacher
Hello, my name is Irene. S. Kiwanuka, I am Ugandan currently teaching in Year 1 Rwenzori. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree (English language studies and Linguistics) from Makerere University in Uganda, a Diploma of Early Childhood & Primary Education (Montessori) from the Montessori Teacher Training College Uganda and PGCE from the University of Southern Queensland Australia.
I have been working at Ambrosoli since 2008 and I have enjoyed the very welcoming and wonderful community feel of our school. My international teaching career started way back in 1998 I Kigali – Rwanda.
I am very passionate about teaching children, which I consider to be a very important phase of their development. I derive great satisfaction watching the progressive changes children make through their learning.
Meradee Le Boeuf – Year 1 Jinja Teacher
Hello, my name is Meradee Le Boeuf and I was born in Australia. I have been teaching at Ambrosoli International School in August, 2016. I am very excited to now be working in Uganda and especially at the small community school of Ambrosoli. I already feel very much at home.
I have a Bachelor of Primary Teaching and a Bachelor of Education from Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. I enjoy various hobbies from reading, travelling, Australian Football, listening to music, yoga and the gym
I have been working abroad for nearly all my life. I have worked in the Republic of Nauru, South Korea, England, Peoples’ Republic of China, Kazakhstan and the Republic of Indonesia.
I am an enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking and reliable individual. Ultimately my goal through teaching is to provide a successful, nurturing, fruitful learning environment where every student knows that they are good at something and celebrated for their achievements. I am looking forward to continually growing as a teacher, sharing my knowledge with my students and being enlightened by them on a daily basis. Learning together is what I love.
Alice Davidson – LA Year One Rwenzori
Hello everyone! My name is Alice Davidson. I joined Ambrosoli in 2016 in year 2 . This year I am working with Yr.1 Rwenzori. I have International teaching experience of over 15 years. I love working with children of all ages. I feel very happy when I see them grow and develop in all areas of learning. In my free time I enjoy singing, reading, swimming and shopping.
Sylvia Nankabirwa – LA Year One Jinja
Hello my name is Sylvia I am a Learning Support Assistant in year One Jinja. I joined Ambrosoli in 2013. I have worked in early years, KS1 and KS2. I am now working with year One Jinja where I love seeing the growth and development of children in all areas of life as we explore new things every day. In my free time I enjoy travelling, seeing new places and exploring new cultures and ideas.