Sunday, 14 April 2013
THE BEAUTY OF ST. MARY'S COLLEGE KISUBI
St. Mary's College Kisubi
P. O. Box 26,
Tel. +256 414 321085
Fax: +256 414 321418
On June 29, 1906 Father Raux Modeste was appointed headmaster of St. Mary's School and became its founder at Lubaga campus.
In 1922, the school was named St. Mary's College after it started training in commercial aspects geared to employment.
On 4th May 1924, St. Mary's College was transferred to Kisubi, the commissioning was done by Bishop Forbes.
1 BROTHER CHARLES MONUMENT AT Mt ST THERESA - Brother Charles Jules was the 1st Brother Headmaster of St. Mary's College Kisubi (SMACK) from 4th August 1926 ending the 20 years of the administration of the White Fathers.
In 1936 SMACK registered the 1st class of Cambridge School Certificate (CSC)s 3 year course then.
August 19, 1956 when SMACK celebrated its Golden Jubilee (50 years) - Governor Cohen granted the Higher School Certificate (HSC) status to the College after the Executive Committee of St. Mary's Old Boys Association (SMOBA) discussed the matter when they had an appointment with him at a time when the Late J C Kiwanuka was the Association Chairman.
In 1964, St. Mary's College Kisubi became a Sports power, unfortunately the same year, on November 14, 1964, victory brought tears to the school when students returning from a Buganda Senior Cup were mistaken for political agitators, hence came face to face with untimely death in a tragic accident which claimed 12 students , 12 miles along Entebbe Highway. The match had been between St. Mary's College Kisubi and St. Henry's College which had ended in a 2 - 1 victory for SMACK.
The leadership of the White Brothers of Christian Instruction ended after 43 years in 1969. During their time, the school grew from strength to strength. It exhibited academic prowess and used to have a Lion's share of scholarships awarded by the Colonial Government. The White Brothers did not only concentrate on academics, they ventured into construction work, and the architectural wonders at the College are their brainchild. They spearheaded innovations, which saw the College emerge a Sports Power House. Students were trained in various skills, which among others included Cadet - ship, Boxing, Swimming, to mention a few.
Brother Anthony Joseph Kyemwa was appointed the 1st African Headmaster of St. Mary's College Kisubi, ending the 43 year era of the White Brothers, he took office with the challenge to uphold the school standards.
SMACK SIGN POST ON SMACK 75 ROAD - SMACK Celebrated the Platinum Jubilee in June 1983 and the SMACK 75 road was commissioned on June 12, 1983 after Mr. Moro the Managing Director of Stirling Road Construction worked on it in appreciation of a place offer to his son at the school at the time of transition when Brother Cosmos Kafeero (1980 - 1983) had been given orders to leave the country and hand over the school to Brother Peter Kazekulya (1983 - 1986)
SMACK BANANA PLANTATION ALONG SMACK 75 ROAD - SMACK students enjoy locally grown Banana's at least on the weekends when harvest is done from the school banana garden.
5 SOME SMACK HOUSES ALONG SMACK 75 ROAD - Some of the Staff houses along SMACK 75 Road.
Brother Joseph Tinkasimire was appointed Headmaster from January 1987 to May 1996. During the time, President Museveni visited the school more than once and also supported the school financially. It is during Brother Tinka's time that (Sisters) were admitted to the school for HSC, hence they form the OG's of SMACK.
On Tuesday February 4, 1992 Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala survived death after he had been kidnapped by Bingo, an ordeal which lasted for 21 hours from Monday 3rd, February 1992. The archdiocese of Kampala owns SMACK, hence the Archbishop is the top most authority of the school.
Prof. Kyalwazi's Funeral Service at Lubaga Cathedral was the 1st function Cardinal Wamala presided over after captivity. In recognition of the services of Prof. Kyalwazi to Uganda, President Museveni declared a day of National Mourning on the day of his burial, and the entire cabinet attended his funeral service. Kyalwazi was the 1st catholic Doctor in Uganda to receive a fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), the 1st African Doctor to obtain the qualification south of the Sahara. Prof. Kyalwazi was the 1st African to become President of East African Association of the Surgeons. He was Chairman of the Board of Governors of St. mary's College Kisubi till his death, he was an Old Boy of SMACK and Chairman of the Old Boy's Association around 1964 and 1965.
Former Brother and now Mr. John Agaba was Headmaster from 1996 - 1998. During his time the Decade of development was launched at the school on October 5, 1997 which paved way for the SMACK Centenary Celebrations in 2006.
Brother Edward Bukenya from (1998 to-date). he continued on with the Decade of Development and thereafter, the successful celebration of the SMACK Centenary in 2006. His time has see a lot of modifications and modernization at the school. It is during his time that Engineer J B Walusimbi Jr)Chairman of the Board of Governors was chosen by Kabaka Mutebi to take up the position of Katikiiro of Buganda. Walusimbi has been given a second 4 year term as Katikiiro of Buganda.
HSC DORMITORY BACK VIEW
HSC DORMITORY BACK VIEW
NEW DINNING HALL - VIEW FROM SMACK 75 ROAD
10 SMACK SPORTS PAVILION
11 STAFF ACCOMMODATION NEAR THE FOOTBALL GROUND
WHAT USED TO BE THE ONLY CANTEEN (BY KAWEESA) IN THE 1970'S AS WELL AS ACCOMMODATED THE FIREWOOD KITCHEN, HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO ACCOMMODATE NON TEACHING STAFF AT SMACK.
THE LEGION OF MARY SIGN POST WELCOMES YOU TO SMACK MAIN GATE.
A FORMER VISITOR'S ROOM IN THE 1970'S THEN CANTEEN IS NOW A DINING FOR GROUP EMPLOYEES AT THE SCHOOL.
THE FRONT VIEW OF THE NEW DINING HALL WHICH HAS THE ABILITY TO HAVE ALL STUDENTS GO FOR LUNCH AT THE SAME TIME.
ON 27TH MARCH 2011, MONSIGNOR CHARLES KASIBANTE ( A FORMER CHAPLAIN AND BIOLOGY TEACHER AT SMACK)OFFICIALLY OPENED THE NEW DINING HALL.
THE CANTEEN AT THE NEW DINING HALL IS AS IF A GROCERY OF SORTS - IT IS REALLY MODERN AND BOYS ARE PROUD OF IT.
INSIDE THE NEW DINING HALL WITH TV SCREEN IN VIEW ( THERE SCREENS IN FRONT AND AT THE BACK OF THE TWO FLOORS).
BACK VIEW OF THE NEWLY OPENED DINING HALL AT SMACK.
THE GERMAN CLASS ROOM WHICH IS STILL RELATIVELY NEW.
THE GATE TO THE DORMITORY AREA AT SMACK. IN THE 1970'S AND BEFORE, VEHICLES USED TO ENTER THIS AREA, TODAY IT IS OUT OF BOUNDS.
THE DORMITORY AREA AT SMACK.
THE STATUE OF THE VIRGIN MARY AS PUT UP BY BROTHER ANTHONY KYEMWA WHEN HE WAS STILL A STUDENT AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY - IT IS IN THE HEART OT THE DORMITORY AREA.
THE FIRST PART OF ONE THE CENTENARY HSC DORMITORY BUILDING
MIDDLE PART OF THE CENTENARY HSC DORMITORY BUILDING
ONE END OF THE CENTENARY HSC DORMITORY BUILDING.
THE SMACK EAGLES WORKED ON BY BROTHER ANTHONY KYEMWA AND SMACK BOYS PRIOR TO 2006 CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS.
PART OF THE MAIN BUILDING AT SMACK.
THE SMACK 1973 O'LEVEL KITUUKA CLASS.
THE NAZARETH CLASS
THE SMACK 1977 EACE KITUUKA CLASS
SMACK 1973 A' LEVEL (HSC ) CLASS.
THE SMACK 1973 EACE CLASS.
THE SMACK 1960 CSC CLASS.
THE SMACK 1961 CSC CLASS.
THE SMACK 1962 CSC CLASS.
THE SMACK 1964 CSC CLASS.
THE SMACK 1965 CSC CLASS.
THE SMACK 1970 EACE CLASS.
THE SMACK 1972 HSC CLASS.
THE SMACK 1967 HSC CLASS.
CAN YOU IDENTIFY THE IGP KAIHURA? THAT WAS HIS HSC CLASS AT SMACK.
INTER - HOUSE COMPETITION SCORE BOARDS INITIATED BY BROTHER ANTHONY KYEMWA WHEN HE WAS HEADMASTER.
THE LONG SERVING LIBRARIAN AT SMACK - MR. KIBUUKA.
THE SWIMMING POOL PROJECT ABOUT TO BE COMPLETED, IT IS THE PUMP WHICH IS YET TO BE FIXED.
THE BURIAL GROUNDS FOR THE DEAD BROTHERS OF CHRISTIAN INSTRUCTION.
IN THE 1970'S AND 80'S STUDENTS USED TO TAKE GROUP PHOTOS AT THIS MONUMENT.
FORMER PLAY GROUND AT Mt THERESA HAS SCIENCE BLOCK FOR UNIVERSITY - BUILDINGS HAVE EATEN THE PLAY GROUND.
THE ROAD TO ST. TERESA - THE OLD ROAD TO SMACK
THE POSTAL OFFICE - HAS LITTLE BUSINESS COMPARED TO THE 1980'S AND BEFORE.