Schools Linking in association with:
KANTHENGA PRIMARY SCHOOL
Head Teacher: Mr Edward Banda.
Total number of pupils: 322 Boys & 353 Girls (675).
Age range of school: 5-16.
Standard 1: 74 Boys, 76 Girls.
Standard 2: 59 Boys, 55 Girls.
Standard 3: 45 Boys, 57 Girls.
Standard 4: 49 Boys, 51 Girls.
Standard 5: 30 Boys, 40 Girls.
Standard 6: 27 Boys, 33 Girls.
Standard 7: 28 Boys, 20 Girls.
Standard 8: 10 Boys, 21 Girls.
The school is in a located in the northern part of Kasungu district in Malawi. There are eight teachers at the school. It is a government school but with a local school management committee that assists the Headteacher on the day to day running of the school. The whole school management structure consists of the School Committee, PTA (Parents Teachers Association) then on professional matters the Headteacher reports to the District Education Manager.
Like any other primary school in Malawi, Kanthenga School teaches subjects like, English, Maths, Religious Education, General Studies, Agriculture Home economics and Science.
A normal school Day starts quite early and is as follows:
07:00 - 07:30 - Pupils clean their classrooms and the surroundings
07:30 - 09:15 - Lessons start
09:15 - 09:25 - Break
09:25 - 11:10 - Lessons
11:10 - 11:20 - Break
11:20 - 13:05 - Lessons end
14:30 - 15:00 - Extra curriculum activities (playing football, athletics) after which children go home
(Extra curriculum activities take place once or twice a week).
The School hopes that the link to a UK school will:
- Enable the sharing ofexperiences about education between linked schools
- The link will greatly assist children to work hard so that they can be as their colleagues in the UK.
- Teachers will also be able to enhance their professional skills through dialogue and interaction with fellow teachers in the UK.