Immaculate Heart Girls’ School was opened way back on 8th March 1969. The school is Roman Catholic founded under Kabale Diocese Headed by the Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel.
The school is a Government aided one offering both Ordinary and Advanced level classes. It is fully accredited by the Uganda National Examination Board as an Examination Centre. The Examination Centre number is U0083.
The school is located in Rukungiri Municipality, Rukungiri District in South Western part of Uganda.
In the neighborhood are institutions such as Nyakibale Parish, Nyakibale Hospital and St. Geralds to mention but a few.
The motto of the school is “EXCELSIOR” (AIM HIGHER). This is the foundation of the school’s philosophy. Excelsior is a Latin word which means to exercise some rewarding curiosity. The motto therefore represents the virtues of being high, excellent, superior, and supreme. It is an inner power urging the girls to pursue what is higher, better, greater the more satisfying and that of superior quality. Its dynamism warns one constantly of the unfinished laps. The motto also represents the virtues of Patience, Discipline, Devotion, Perseverance, Faith, Sacrifice and Optimism. That is why at Immaculate Heart success is looked at as a treasure to be worked for. The students are always urged to aim highest in everything.
The school is endowed with an enthusiastic staff of higher caliber, highly motivated and well balanced between male and females; bringing together well trained and proven experiences by each of the team. The staff qualifications range from Bachelor of Education to Masters Degrees at the top of the Management ladder.
The school offers a wide range of activities through which talents and virtues such as faith, achievement, and assertiveness, availability, being the best and determination.