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2014 Welcome!

WELCOME At the beginning of the new school year, it gives me great pleasure to welcome all parents and pupils back for the 2014 academic year. A special welcome to all our new parents and pupils, who have joined the Sifundzani community for the first time.

Please also don't forget to review our Calendar and Newsletters updated on our website for your convenience. We look forward to a busy and successful year ahead.

Welcome To The Sifundzani Primary School Website

Sifundzani Primary was founded in 1981 by Mrs Mary Fraser, a Scottish educationalist, as a unique public/private partnership. It is situated in Mbabane, the capital city of Swaziland. The name Sifundzani means, “What are we learning?” It was officially opened by His Excellency, the Right Honourable Prime Minister Prince Mabandla on the 25 February 1983.

Sifundzani Primary is a co-educational school with a Christian ethos, but welcoming and including pupils from all backgrounds. It is a school of high expectations and is recognised by the US State Department.

Sifundzani Primary aims to ‘make every child a happy child’, a philosophy begun by Mrs Fraser.

Sifundzani Primary, an English medium school, follows in broad outline the government curriculum, which is then implemented in a dynamic, manner. The reading programme at the school is noteworthy and, for Swaziland, distinctive. The Grade 7 pupils write the external Swaziland Primary Certificate (SPC) school leavers’ exam and typically perform outstandingly. Year by year, Sifundzani Primary is ranked as the top school or amongst the top schools in these examinations.

With their robust academic background and rounded approach, Sifundzani Primary graduates are sought after by Sifundzani High School, Waterford KaMhlaba UWC as well as leading independent schools in Swaziland and beyond.

Sifundzani Primary has an enrolment of approximately 406 learners. Each class has about 30 learners. The current principal is Mrs Ella Magongo and her deputy, Mrs Anna Simelane, also serves as a class teacher. The school has two classes per grade, named Arabic and Roman. These are 14 class teachers; Grades 1 and 2 have class assistants while the Grade 3 classes share an assistant.

Pupils are allowed to choose between French and siSwati as their second language. There are two French teachers and one siSwati teacher.

In addition to these teachers the school employs a full time IT teacher, a part time librarian, a Music teacher, Music and movement teacher for grades 1 and 2, two part time PE teachers and an Art teacher.

The academic programme of the school is supported by an administrative team comprising of a bursar, the principal’s personal secretary and a receptionist.