Curriculum

Ndubaluba

The Ndubaluba Curriculum for Chengelo Students

Over the years Ndubaluba has developed an exciting, challenging and engaging curriculum for both Primary and Seconday Pupils at Chengelo.

Primary Curriculum

Our Primary Adventure Education Curriculum is below:

Grade

Camp

Term

Days

Description / aims

General focus

 

1

Bamboo Bush Warriors

1

1

‘Adventure’ day introducing new environments and creative experiences outdoors

“LIFE SKILLS”

 

Adapting to new adventures.

Use of imagination in activities.

Learning from new challenges.

Experiencing Christ, bringing the bible alive, real and fun.

 

1

Noah’s Ark

 

3

1

Bringing the ‘Bible alive’ with storytelling and action. Looking at Noah’s / God’s character

 

2

Miracle Forrest

1

1

Looking at nature through creative bush activities and stories

 

2

The snail and the whale

3

1

How small people are important   and can make a difference

 

3

 

Around the World

2

2

Deeper exploration of environments through adventure. With Bible themed adventure race day and a care for nature day.

“DEVELOPING AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE”

 

Awareness of others

 

Awareness of surroundings

 

Awareness of self

 

4

Habitats & Space

2

3

Environmental themed camp looking at the created environment and asking, how much space is God allowed?

 

5

Pirates

2

4

‘Stepping out’ in adventure with new and more challenging activities

 

5

Ropes Course

3

½

Introduction to trust using the ropes course

 

6

Nature watch

3

5

Environmental themed camp at Noah’s ark game reserve with bush craft activities aiming to ‘see God in nature’;

“DEEPER EXPERIENCES

 

OTHERS

SELF

ENVIRONMENT

GOD

 

6

Ropes Course

2

½

Looking at trust – deeper

 

7

Adventure Plus

1

5

Multi activity camp looking at ‘stepping out in faith’ with new and more challenging activities

 

7

Ropes Course

3

½

Trust and faith

Secondary Curriculum

Our Secondary Adventure Education Curriculum is below:

Form

Camp

Term

Days

Camp Description & Aim

 

1

 

Form 1 Camp

 

1

5

A multi-activity week with a strong focus of getting to know one another and inclusion. Character development and intra/inter-personal skills are developed through activities and review times. A strong spiritual challenge sets the scene for future Chengelo School life

 

2

 

Tribal Survival

2

5

Team building challenges based on a survival themed week. There is a strong focus on building interdependence within the form and linking the created environment to God and us.

 

3

 

Mount Mumpu

3

5

Climbing the second highest mountain peak in Zambia takes students out of their comfort zones and self imposed limitations. Major emphasis on who we put our trust in – looking at how much we trust ourselves, others and God in a mountain ‘God sized’ challenge.

 

4

 

Leadership Training

3

5

Through team challenges and discussions the Form 4 students explore Christian character qualities. They are challenged on their own Christian character development and leadership. The main reference point for the week is the Character and servant leadership style of Christ.

 

5

 

Leadership Training

1

1

This half-day camp focuses on attitude and uses the characters of Joshua and Caleb as those who stand for God against popular opinion. The importance of attitude and walking in the spirit is explored in depth. Good preparation for the service week.

 

5

 

Community Service

1

5

Organising, planning and running practical service to the needy in communities. Encouraging empathy and an attitude of self-sacrifice for Christian service to others, with a spirit of love. It focuses on taking responsibility and action, all in the context of Christ-like character development.

6

Prefect Training

1

1

Team building and goal setting day for the Prefect Team. Using a complex multi-activity and problem solving activity the prefect team is challenged to develop their team especially in areas of; time management, motivation, cooperation, planning and conflict resolution.

 

6

 

Induction Day

1

1

A day which brings the sixth form together at the start of their year. Setting personal goals and high standards for their sixth form life. Motivating the students to be the best that they can in academics, social choices, conduct and encouraging a strong walk with God.

 

6L

 

Kundalila

X-treme

2

4

A high adrenaline multi-activity adventure race and challenge at Kundalila Falls in Serenje. Individual character qualities are tested and reviewed. Christ-like character is encouraged and discussed as well as deeper team dynamics and interpersonal skills explored.

 

6U

 

Chariots of Fire

1

3

Multi task 36-hour team challenge. Stretches students to limits to expose their own limitations, reactions and attitudes. Going beyond the ‘image’ to the real self. Strengths and weaknesses of character are evaluated with a view to their future education, relationships, response to God and Christ-like character.

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