Mrs Victoria Serunkuuma Kisarale, joined Gayaza High School (GHS) as Deputy Headteacher in April 1998 a position she held for 8 years until March 2006 when she was appointed Ag. Headteacher GHS. She was confirmed Headteacher of GHS on 29th June 2009 and served in that capacity for 11 years until her retirement in August 2019. She officially handed over as a Headteacher on August 23rd, 2019.
Mrs. Kisarale is an old student of GHS. She joined the school in senior one in 1973 until 1976 and lived in Sherborne House.
Mrs Kisarale holds a M.Sc. in Education for Sustainability from London South Bank; an Arts Degree with a concurrent Diploma in Education of Makerere University; a Certificate in Accountability, Governance and Quality of Decentralized Education from The World Bank Institute; a Certificate in Leading Change in Education from The National Institute of Singapore; a Certificate in Community Development Leadership from Coady International Institute, Antigonish Nova Scotia and a Certificate of Leadership from the National College of Leadership Nottingham.
Mrs. Kisarale’s experience as an Educationalist spans over a period of 37 years. She also served in other organizations in various capacities over the years such as being Chairman Student Affairs Board, Uganda Christian University (UCU) 2017 to 2020; Vice Chairman Student Affairs Board (UCU) 2014 to 2016. Committee Member Ekisaakaate kya Nabagereka; Charter Member Rotary Club of Kasangati; Past President Rotary Club of Kasangati, Board Member African Women Economic Policy Network (AWEPON); member Action for Development (AcFODE); member Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE-U) to mention but a few.
Mrs. Kisarale accomplished and achieved a number of things during her tenure at GHS. Some of the highlights include but not limited to the construction of the current main gate of the school; she expanded on the former dining room to what it is now – the Victoria S Kisarale Hall; the swimming pool and its pavilion were constructed; renovation and expansion of a number of buildings such as the Chaplain’s house, the dungeon classroom which later was turned into a boardroom, the Old Senior House which was made structurally stronger and Ruth Nvumetta classroom block which was completed and officially commissioned on 28th July 2012 by the then Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Mr. Francis Xavier Lubanga;
The ICT infrastructure of GHS was enhanced to the level of making GHS become a Microsoft Pathfinder and Mentor School including setting up an e-learning platform (elearning.gayaza.sc.ug);
For the school farm, AVSI the implementing arm of the Netherlands Embassy constructed a cattle barn, renovated the cattle milking parlour and spray race; the school received a brand new Massey Fergusson tractor including its trailer, disc harrower, a plough, a planter and a slasher from H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda on 8th October 2015; bought the school a new double cabin pickup, Toyota Hilux in June 2013; the school bus (68 seater) was bought in 2015; the school purchased a generator with a factory fitted sound proof silencer from Mantrac (U) Ltd which now serves all the classrooms, laboratories and all the dormitories.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Kisarale’s term of office ended before completing certain projects, the main one of which are the new Administration Block (popularly known by the Buzz word: Tambula Project), the tarmacking of the 1.3km Ring Road (an offer as a CSR gesture from the Ministry of Works through the courtesy of Eng.Winnie Naluyinda) and several other projects. Mrs Kisarale is practical, direct and down to earth person. She has an acute sense for detail, discipline and time management. She possesses a commitment to nurturing well rounded learners and provides coaching, guidance and mentorship to learners, the teaching and non – teaching colleagues.