“Effective teaching/learning needs to be triangular, it involves teachers who are the facilitators, pupils who are the direct beneficiaries and their parents. Incorporating these three participants in teaching and learning process leads to school and academic growth. The school committee is the messenger who carries ideas from the parents and bring them to us for the sake of improving teaching and learning activities. We have also been able to communicate with the parents directly or through the school committee which has promoted teaching and learning at our school. It has always been enjoyable teaching children and help them build their futures.”
“Being at QEA as one of the staff gives me so much happiness and has made my teaching career more exciting. Maths, Science, Kiswahili and Developing sports and Arts are the subjects I teach and with the cooperation I get from my colleagues and the school administration, teaching has been very smooth and successful. The performance of the pupils in the subjects I teach is very good. Parents also come to school and talk to me about their children's academic progress and together we have been solving various challenges facing the children.”
“It's exciting to see how the community’s thinking has been transformed from the perception that our school cannot do anything to help their children, to now believing that QEA is one of the few primary schools which provides high quality education in the whole of Kongwa district. In recent years we have experienced many parents coming to our school looking for vacancies to bring their children, something which makes me feel proud of the work we do as teachers.”
“I'm Hadija Mbaga I work with QEA as a teacher and the academic mistress. We do the best we can to provide quality education to the pupils at our school. Building our pupils academically has promoted their performance in internal and external exams. We have managed to make our school more competitive and academically successful, especially in the recent years. Involving parents and the community in the work we do has contributed so much to the achievements. Teaching at QEA has made me love my teaching profession even more.”
“It's me, teacher Joseph Lembile, teacher at QEA and the deputy head teacher.
I feel proud of being a deputy head teacher and I make lot of efforts to ensure that the school is growing, advising, supporting and making different plans for the pupils academic progress in collaboration with the school head teacher and the academic office.
We make regular visits to the children's homes to get a closer look at their real life situations which helps us to determine what the school can do to help them. We also advise their parents about the importance of taking care of and tracking their children's academic progress.”
“Children are very friendly and lovely and it feels very joyous teaching them. Singing with them and playing games with them is simply a wonderful experience. I do my best to build their academic foundation in order to make it easier in their upper classes. Being a teacher to these wonderful pupils is being more than a teacher. Sometimes you need to play a part as their parent and guardian too, making it very important to have good communication between the parents and I so that we my together track their mental and academic progress.”
“I'm Yona Mlojo, a teacher at QEA. I love my school and really love all the pupils. Teaching is my profession and I love it. A good relationship between school workers and the community makes me happy to be here.”
“Working here is wonderful! Teaching these little children makes me very happy. They like playing, singing, studying and asking questions - things which make teaching and learning beautiful. It's very encouraging to see how parents are highly involved in their children's academic progress, they use much of their time visiting the nursery class and getting feedback from teachers. Another good thing about QEA is how the school is built on spiritual foundations which help children grow spiritually.”