UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
DAR ES SALAAM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (DUCE)

Chang'ombe Demonstration Primary School

Chang’ombe Demonstration Primary School was established in 1959 as a Swahili-medium public primary school with registration number DS.03/02/005 under the former Dar es Salaam Teachers’ Training College (DTC). Its registration number was later changed to EM. 4058. Upon the establishment of the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) in 2005, the school was made part of the College, thus becoming one of the college’s demonstration schools (others are secondary schools for O-level and A-level). In 2017, the school made a transition from being a Swahili-medium school to being an English-medium school. Since then, it has been operating in both Swahili Medium (for the classes enrolled before 2017) and English Medium (for classes comprising of pupils enrolled after the transition). So, currently the school has five English-Medium classes while the rest of the classes make use of Swahili Medium.

The school is meant to serve as a centre where teacher trainees at the College can learn practically through micro-teaching sessions. It serves the public and the DUCE community. Its current population comprises of 906 pupils and 34 teachers. The school uses the National Curriculum recommended by the Government.

The school core functions:

  • To ensure broad-based development of pupils by considering their cognitive, social, emotional, cultural and physical skills to the best of their abilities, preparing and caring them for their school career and welfare in and outside classrooms,
  • To cultivate a positive learning environment,
  • To enable pupils  to acquire literacy, numeracy, creativity and communication skills,
  • To  make pupils enjoy learning and to enhance their desire to continue learning,
  • To develop ability for critical thinking and logical judgment,
  • To appreciate and respect the dignity of work,
  • To develop desirable social standards, moral and religious values,
  • To develop into a self-disciplined, physically fit and healthy person,
  • To develop aesthetic values and appreciate own and other people's cultures,
  • To develop awareness and appreciation of the environment,
  • To develop awareness of and appreciation for other nations and international community,
  • To instill respect and love for own country and the need for harmonious co-existence,
  • To develop individual talents,
  • To promote social responsibility and make proper use of leisure time,
  • To develop awareness and appreciation of the role of technology.

Specific subjects taught:

  • Numeracy, Writing, Reading, Health Care and Environment and Development Sports and Arts are taught in grade one and two;
  • Mathematics, English Language, Kiswahili, Science and Technology, Social Studies and Civic and Moral Education are taught in grade three and four;
  • In addition to the subjects in (ii) above, Vocational Skills is taught in grade five,six and seven.
  • The school is among few public primary schools which teach French language.