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Uphill Junior School

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Uphill Junior School Community

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Our Staff

At Uphill Junior School we value everyone who plays a part in educating our pupils. Every teacher, kindergarten caregiver, nurse, cook and askari has a special part in our story. 

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The Uphill Junior School Leadership Team

Elius Muhimbise - Director

Elius is responsible for the overall development of Uphill Junior School. He supervises staff welfare and is the project manager for all infrastructure projects. The director acts as the chief accounting officer and also provides external representation on behalf of the school.

Michael Tugumenawe -
Head Teacher

Michael is responsible for the day to day running of the school and is supported by the Deputy Headteacher and the Director of Studies. Michael teaches science in Primary 6 and 7.

Justus Tumwizere -
Deputy Head

Justus teaches social studies. He is also the school boda boda’s nominated rider and is responsible for its maintenance and security.

Cecilia Kansiime -
Head of Kindergarten

Cecilia looks after the day to day running of the Uphill Kindergarten and teaches the children in Top Class.

Joan Nahurira -

Joan is responsible for collecting school fees from parents. She also supervises the kitchen staff and, as a qualified teacher, provides teaching cover in classes when needed.

The School Management Committee and Parent Teacher Association support the Director and staff, and provide a link between the school and wider community. All the Uphill staff are encouraged to use their specialist skills to benefit the school community. Some teach music and drama, others coach sports or guide the pupils who are involved in maintaining the school vegetable garden. The Director’s wife coaches pupils who are interested in developing tailoring skills, along with weaving and beadwork. From time to time trainers, coaches and international volunteers spend time at the school and help with everything from sports, music, dance, art, IT lessons and professional development for the teachers. 

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