The school follows the National Curriculum for England at Key Stage 3 and the world-renowned Cambridge IGCSE programmes at Key Stage 4.
We use high quality and up-to-date commercial courses and teaching materials from the UK to ensure progression and continuity. Care is given to ensure each child is given work appropriate to their ability so that children of all abilities are both challenged and supported.
Malawi’s climate and the expansive school grounds offer ample opportunity for PE lessons and all children receive at least one hour of PE each week, which include swimming in the warmer months and skill-based activities throughout the year. A further two to four hours of sports are offered in our afternoon programme.
The school day
The school day begins at 7:10 am and finishes at 1:00 pm on a Monday to Thursday, and at 12:00 noon on a Friday.
There is one main break and the children bring a snack and drink, which they eat in class. The school encourages healthy food, such as fresh and dried fruit, sandwiches and nuts. Crisps, sweets, and fast-foods are best kept at home for treats.
Children who are staying for afternoon activities also bring their lunch to school.
Children are collected from the school car-park either when school finishes or at the end of their afternoon activity. These pick-up times are known in advance and we encourage parents to collect their children promptly and not leave them unattended until late in the afternoon.
Children also bring their PE kit to school each day in their school sports bag.
The school has a policy on homework and encourages parents to become involved in their children’s learning. Each child has a Homework Diary, to be signed by parents. Parents can also use the diary to communicate with their child’s class teacher.