TESOL organizes special events to give students a full educational experience
TESOL events allow the students to practice and develop their individual talents, gifts and abilities. Whether it is in sports, public presentation, leadership, organizing, community service, or a particular skill in singing, art, drama, science or literature, TESOL events allows the school to fulfill our mission statement where it says: "...to be developed to their individual God-given potential intellectually, socially, spiritually and physically."
TESOL values sport for its vital role in physical fitness, character development and providing great fun. We teach soccer, volleyball and netball and have active soccer teams competing in the city throughout the year.
First term being hot season, TESOL gives students from grade one to twelve the opportunity to learn to swim and/or develop their swimming skills. Second term we concentrate on athletics, culminating in an Inter-House whole school Sports Day. Sports also includes general physical fitness, volleyball, netball, aerobics and soccer.
Assemblies are a weekly event at TESOL. Every campus meets as a group to share announcements and information learnt in classes, highlight important issues, compete in House events and showcase and reward achievement.
Excursions occur yearly for every TESOL class. Visits to various places of interest provide additional educational opportunities.
2018-19 School Year Excursions:
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten: Kiswishi Seminary plant nursery and bush experience
Grade 1 & 2: Revin factory
Grade 3 : Luano Airport
Grade 4 : Revin factory
Grade 5 : Malaika Radio & TV station
Grade 6 : Mikembo Wildlife Sanctuary
Grade ELL: Revin factory
Grade 7: Lubumbashi Law Courts
Grades 8 & 9: JACK Chimpanzee Sanctuary
As part of our vision and mission statement, TESOL gives most of our students a chance to practice Christian values by visiting and sharing with children who may be in need.
Last year Golf students will received a reciprocal visit from Complexe Scolaire Ephphata, a school for deaf children in Bel Air, Lubumbashi.
Kinsevere students have a relationship with a local school, to share their knowledge of English. The student's "Social Action Committee" plans the activities for these monthly visits.
Graduation ceremonies are usually held twice a year - June and December - for students who have completed the credits required for the University of Nebraska High School independent study program. Formal, ceremonial, emotional, TESOL graduation is a time of thanksgiving and recognition of great achievement in the life of a student. A UNHS Diploma is internationally recognized for application to institutions of tertiary education all over the world.
The next UNHS graduation will be on Friday, June 21st, 2019
This year, TESOL is also celebrating Kindergarten Graduation. This joyous event to mark the passage of students from Early Childhood education to Primary education, will take place at Kaozi campus on Thursday, June 20th, 2019.
The TESOL Cup is the trophy for the overall winner of the House events for any school year. TESOL Houses are named North, South, East and West and inter-house events are carried out all year. House points are gained for various disciplines: sports, academics, behavior, assembly presentations and more. Currently the TESOL cup is held by West.
TESOL loves to sing and dance. Every year the school program includes concerts to present music, dance and theatre. Christmas 2018 was celebrated with an all-school concert, held at Kinsevere.
Competitions allow TESOL to pit themselves against other English-speaking students in Lubumbashi in various disciplines. Last year, TESOL was once again the overall winner of the English club association event at the ISP.
FUND RAISING EVENTS
At least once a year, TESOL allows the students to participate in the on-going building project of the Kinsevere campus. TESOL Trek, raffles, sports events, fun fairs and food sales.
This school year, TESOL is planning an inter-schools soccer tournament, which will assist in raising funds for the building project. This was held over two days at the Kinsevere campus: Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of May, 2019.
The TESOL Junior Boys’ team and the Senior Girls’ Team, were the winners of their sections. Congratulations, TESOL!
Every second year since 2013-14, the UNHS students have had the option of an international trip. 2013-14 trip was to Capetown, South Africa; in 2015-16, 21 students with 4 teachers travelled across Zimbabwe. In the school year of 2017-18, the students have enjoyed a trip to Zanzibar, Tanzania. The next trip is being organised for April 2020.