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February 20, 2024

Our Valentine

On 14th February, our Grades 6 & 7 learners visited one of our local ‘compounds’ to read traditional African Stories to the people who live there. During the cholera-extended end-of-year bre…
January 27, 2024

Spectacular achievement

Tamika Simpamba, in Grade 11 this year, has been selected to play for the Zambian U17 women’s football team. It is a spectacular achievement. Two years ago, Tamika had never left our local compo…
January 27, 2024

Welcome

This year, we have welcomed two new secondary teachers: Mr Fred Kunda and Ms Tawanda Phiri. We recruited Fred from a school in Lusaka to teach Integrated Science and to transform the way we use …
January 27, 2024

Wonderful exam results

We were thrilled by our learners’ results in the 2023 national examinations. 95% of our Grade 7s passed and proceeded to secondary education – compared to an average of only 69% across all other…
December 4, 2023

Poem Wins International Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that, this past term, a poem written by a small group of our Upper Secondary learners was selected to be performed at the opening ceremony of an international conference …
November 18, 2023

Some more ‘tools’ for Mukwashi

In the past few weeks, we’ve been able to use the generous gifts we’ve received to purchase some more of the resources and equipment we need. We’ve now bought all the equipment we need for our l…
November 18, 2023

Examination month

November is non-stop national exams. Our forty Grade 7s were the first to be tested, and this year their exams were even more important. The government has recently decreed that only those w…
October 17, 2023

Some ‘Tools for Mukwashi’

The school has started using the funds it’s received to buy the ‘tools’ it needs. We began by investing in professional garden tools for our staff and learners to use in their Agricultural Science …
September 29, 2023

Design & Sew

We try to provide our learners with a balanced curriculum which builds good character and stretches them academically, but which also equips them with some deeply practical skills which are relevan…
September 7, 2023

Welcome

At the end of last term, we said a sad farewell to one of our deputy heads, Ms Mwangala Lubinda, our secondary science teacher, Mr Golden Siankwebo, and one of our cooks, Ms Orient Habasimbi. An…
August 30, 2023

A safer crossing

The school is next to the busy Mumbwa Road, the main road to the west. It’s one of Zambia’s handful of tarmac roads, so drivers enjoy racing along as fast as they can. Most of our learners have…
July 23, 2023

More desks!

We’ve grown in numbers so much this term we needed to buy more desks. We order our desks from the Lusaka Central Prison to support our local economy and to build friendship and understanding wit…
June 19, 2023

The first fruits

Back in January 2022, our current Grade 12s planted these banana plants as the first stage in the establishment of our school’s fruit orchard and banana plantation. Eighteen months later, they …
May 18, 2023

Open for business

Our new ‘experimental business laboratory’ opened for business at the start of Term Two – to great excitement. Second-hand shipping containers offer both security and durability, but they are li…
April 14, 2023

Athletics results

At the end of last term, just before Easter, the first ‘inter-school’ athletics tournament took place since 2019. Our team of athletes travelled by school bus and then camped for three days to take…
February 12, 2023

A solar powered office – at last

Thanks to the generosity of overseas friends, we’ve finally been able to buy and install the four solar panels, inverter and battery we’ve needed to provide the school office with power. This i…
January 19, 2023

Welcome to Mukwashi

The new school year is now underway, and two new members of staff have joined us. Mr Innocent Phiri is our second transport & maintenance officer, and Ms Sikazinga Maluma is our new teacher …
January 3, 2023

We’re rather pleased with our Grade 7, 9 & 12 exam results

We’re proud of our 34 learners who sat the national Grade 7 examinations in November. Their results were far better than at other schools around Zambia. 85% of our learners achieved one of the …
December 2, 2022

Dazzling doormats

37 of our 41 Grade 6 learners have just completed the first of their three ‘school-based assessment’ projects for their Expressive Arts G7 national examination next year. Our new Expressive Ar…
November 14, 2022

Our first ‘new-to-us’ bus

Thanks to the generosity of local parents & overseas friends, we are now using the first bus reconditioned for us by the staff of Tradesgates Motors (a local community garage). We’ve finall…
October 31, 2022

Congratulations

Last Friday, we held a graduation celebration for our Grade 12 learners and their parents as they reached the end of the time at Mukwashi Trust School. Many of them have been learning at Mukwash…
September 21, 2022

A special talent

We are very proud of Tamika Simpamba in Grade 9. At the end of last term, she was selected to play for the Lusaka province under 17s ladies’ football team in the national championships. Tami…
September 14, 2022

A new term begins

The final term of this year is now underway – with its focus on the national exams. During the holiday, we said some sad ‘good-byes’ to three teachers. Ms Angela Nkonge, Ms Monica Mbosha & …
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June 28, 2022

Our new toilets are open!

After over a year’s hard work, our amazing new toilets & showers are finally open.  Our learners are now using twenty new toilets, four long urinals, four long sinks, four drinking foun…
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June 27, 2022

Special Avocados

Last Saturday, our Agriculture teacher, Mr Sichinga, took all our Grade 8 learners on a special study trip to Mr Special Lungu’s famous avocado farm. We’ve just bought twenty young avocado trees…
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March 4, 2022

Special Friday

Once a month on a Friday, there’s a special activity for the whole school. We often invite guests to come and tell everyone about their work and career – so all our learners know the possibiliti…
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February 3, 2022

We’re going bananas!

This term, in their Agricultural Science lessons, our Grade 12s have been learning about growing bananas. They’ve just planted 100 banana suckers in our garden, and will nurture them right throu…
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February 2, 2022

Congratulations…

to Warren Hambache – the first learner to have started in the Mukwashi Early Years’ class, and then to have progressed through Reception, then right through our twelve Primary and Seconda…
reading-to-community
February 2, 2022

Reading to the community

Each term. a different group of our learners visit the local community to read with the children who are unable to attend school. This term, it was the turn of our Grade 8 girls to go with Ms Si…
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January 9, 2022

Starting back at school

The 2022 school year will start on Monday 24th January. We look forward to welcoming all our learners back to their new classes on that Monday with all their fees for the whole term! Please…
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January 9, 2022

Excellent exam results – yet again

Congratulations to last year’s Grade 7 & 9 learners (and their teachers), who achieved an excellent set of results in the 2021 national examinations. Nationally, across every …
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January 9, 2022

Judah Sikamikami scholarships

Following their excellent performance in the Grade 7 & 9 examinations, six learners have been awarded the 2022 Judah Sikamikami scholarships. Scholarships for G8 & G9 Harrison Miller&…
May 18, 2020

New Kitchen

Thanks to the generosity of some overseas friends, local builders erected a new school kitchen during the closure. We’ll use this to provide every pupil with a free daily hot meal.  Our nat…
May 10, 2020

Busy in closure

The staff all worked throughout the Covid 19 closure period. We seized the opportunity to spend 4 hours a day studying an on-line teacher development course run by the UK Open University. Its ‘Teac…
February 18, 2020

Reading to the community

Every term, all the pupils in Grades 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11 spend one whole day taking books into the local community, and reading stories to the children whose parents can’t afford to send them t…

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