PTS encompassing philosophy: technical language/ methodology and approach.
PTS strives, in all its endeavors, to contribute to the achievement of the Ministry of Education’s goal which spells:
“… to transform the Rwandan citizen into skilled human capital for socio-economic development of the country by ensuring equitable access to quality education focusing on combating illiteracy, promotion of science and technology, critical thinking and positive values.” (Education Sector Strategic Plan 2010-2015: 1)
PTS decidedly casts itself as a “family school” where students, teachers, staff & parents all learn & work together in a climate of caring love in action, to foster the kind of mutual trust and forge the level of children’s self-esteem that are foundational to joyful, free learning…
PTS deliberately works with children at awakening their genuine God-given potential – though a process of common discovery between themselves and their learning guides. We see education first of all as a process that liberates young individuals from their potential self-doubt & hesitations – so as to tap each child’s fountain of joyful learning & acquisition of all latent skills within their being.
PTS channels its energies into the model of an Essential School, a school that focuses on the acquisition and mastery of key skills & knowledge foundational to all later learning. Thus the emphasis is put on well-paced learning in literacy, numeracy and basic-science with an effort at developing genuine understanding and the ability to use and communicate the acquired. The PTS education thus fosters development of critical, analytical thinking – against a background of positive values issued out of both Rwandan & Western cultural backgrounds. A fun program of creative simple sports, games, dance and art/crafts rounds off the portfolio.
PTS achieves all the above via a bilingual program with a complement in standard Kinyarwanda – whereby children become fully capable of voicing & composing their ideas in the 2 international tongues. This main ability builds upon the English-French means of expression acquired from pre-school onward prepares these children to become competitive in the future on the labor market.