Schools Linking in association with:
MKANAHOTI PRIMARY SCHOOL
Head Teacher: Mr Alufeyo Maxwell Kaunda.
Total number of pupils: 227 Boys & 208 Girls (435).
Age range of school: 5-16
Standard 1: 61 Boys, 63 Girls.
Standard 2: 19 Boys, 26 Girls.
Standard 3: 29 Boys, 31 Girls.
Standard 4: 28 Boys, 21 Girls.
Standard 5: 31 Boys, 20 Girls.
Standard 6: 20 Boys, 22 Girls.
Standard 7: 14 Boys, 11 Girls.
Standard 8: 25 Boys, 11 Girls.
The school is in a located in the northern part of Kasungu district in Malawi. There are seven 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 Head teacher reports to the District Education Manager.
Like any other primary school in Malawi, Mkanakhoti 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 understand the wider world after learning about life of 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.
Joint project: Water
This was a shared project between both schools - Holy Trinity and Mkanakhoti. We decided to undertake this project as we felt it was important for pupils at both schools to understand the ways in which we can conserve water.
We wanted pupils to learn from one another and share knowledge of how each country uses water.
We wanted the children to gain a better understanding of where water comes from and how we can reduce the consumption of water in the UK.