St. Dominic Savio Schools are located in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. All three branches, Nursery, Primary and Secondary School, are run by the Catholic Diocese of Iringa under the directorate of Father Aidan Ulungi.
Our schools are English-Medium, which means that all classes, with the exception of the subject of Kiswahili are taught using English as the language of instruction both within and outside of classroom. Our school is of mixed sexes and therefore classes contain girls as well as boys (Co-Education) from age three to fifteen. Our schools have a strong ambition for advancement and is informed by our belief that education enables us to build a brighter future for the next generation.
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‘WE DO NOT LEARN FOR SCHOOL, BUT FOR LIFE’.
The vision of St. Dominic Savio school is that children will have better future life after attaining quality and good education.
The schools’ mission is to provide good education on a high-quality standard to all children. Our schools strive to meet each student’s needs, cognitively, physically, morally and emotionally to enhance their development. This mission is met by using appropriate teaching methods and following the national curriculum.
We have always aspired to make our out-going pupils the best overall, which has enabled our Primary School to be consistently outstanding, being the best one in the whole region. We have constantly been looking for people from all around the globe to enhance diversity, thus enriching our children’s understanding and appreciation of the global cultural heritage we have. For instance, our volunteers who eagerly offer to share their skills, knowledge and time with our children and our entire community do fully participate in our school life doing their supportive role in many areas of activity. Moreover, our schools provide further opportunities such as study tour,s and a variety of clubs to complement classroom activities.
Our objective is to enable each and every student to see her/himself as a capable leaner. We help them to develop skills and an understanding of the world around them in order to succeed in it. That’s why our motto is: “We do not learn for school, but for life.”
Therefore, we see it as our duty to monitor and evaluate students individually and encourage the development of the pupils’ values. Those values enable the children to acquire desirable skills and knowledge and become a sophisticated member of society. In order to successfully guide the students to realize their full potentials, we try to create a favorable learning environment and include a counseling office on our campus.
Close relationships to our students is very important to us so that the children learn to freely share their concerns without fear of intimidation. This enhances understanding and appreciation of one’s identity and values. It gives the pupils an opportunity to break barriers of issues affecting society through open-minded communication and friendship. It teaches young children to deal with conflicts and problems in society effectively.
The schools’ life encourages the students to prepare themselves for life. Acquiring knowledge in the various subjects is important but perhaps not the only important thing. School life helps to develop qualities such as honest, hard work and self-discipline. In addition, pupils have to learn how to get along with people and respect them, regardless of their heritage.
Our schools provide different services including breakfast and lunch, transportation, safe water, electricity and boarding school.