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I arrive at Kamuzu Academy after extensive experience of teaching and management in both U.K. and international secondary schools. My focus is delivering high quality provision that enriches the students’ learning experiences, encouraging them to be confident, inquisitive, and socially aware.
Education in a world that is subject to continual change cannot be limited to rote learning, but demands teaching to be more expansive, dynamic and holistic. Collaboration, the ability to work in a team and be self-motivated, are the skills that provide students the strong foundations on which their careers can build. It is my job to see that the students’ individual talents are developed and staff are supported in delivering the best education possible.
My approach has been shaped by the different cultures that I have encountered. From being a teacher of Mathematics in schools in and around London, including Eton, to more recent managerial, pastoral and leadership roles in internationals schools of the Indian subcontinent.
This experience of teaching and supporting students from different backgrounds, as well as engaging with wider communities in the schools where I have been employed, has alerted me to the unique concerns of each student and the value of independent learning.
I bring this student-focused ethos into my role as Headmaster where I intend to build on the prestigious history of Kamuzu Academy, its reputation for excellence, and ensure those students who pass through the school’s gates are equipped to be future leaders in a challenging world.
Kamuzu Academy is a selective, co-educational boarding school for pupils in the 11 to 18 age range. It occupies a large, purpose-built campus close to the village of Mtunthama, 150 km from Lilongwe City. Its rural setting, far from the distractions of large towns or cities, allows pupils to concentrate fully upon their educational development. It was founded by Malawi's first President, Dr H. Kamuzu Banda, to provide educated leaders for southern Africa in general and Malawi in particular.
The Academy offers courses leading to the IGCSE examinations of the University of Cambridge and other UK examining bodies at the end of Form 5, and to GCE AS and A levels at the end of the Lower and Upper 6th Forms respectively. Its lower school courses (Forms 1 to 3) are influenced by, but not tied to, the UK National Curriculum. It also offers the theory examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and is a centre for the US-based SAT examinations. Its three academic terms run from September to December, January to March and April to June, about 36 weeks in total.
Its wide-ranging curriculum covers English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Latin,
Greek, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, French, Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Business Studies,
Law, CDT, Art and Design, Music and Physical Education. The Classics form an important part of its ethos, and one
Classical subject is compulsory at IGCSE.
Science is not an affair of telling and being told, but an active and constructive process. Science is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another,the power to think clearly, and the power to appreciate life.
The ICT department is revitalise its resources to prepare the young minds by honing their skills as future technology providers, this provide students with the knowledge, skills and motivation in the field of technology.
A learning community dedicated to building respectful and responsible citizens and empowering all learners. Engaging all students in partnership with family and community to become informed, compassionate, global citizens.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers, Allow yourself to be a beginner; no one starts off being excellent.
Music is about communication, creativity and cooperation. By studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives and experience the world from a new perspective.
Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding. Good mathematics is not about how many answers you know.. its how you behave when you don't know.
Kamuzu Academy was opened in 1981 by our Founder Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda. His intention was to establish a Secondary School, on the lines of the best Public and Grammar Schools in the U.K., which would accept the most able pupils and prepare them for Higher Education.
The Founder extended his original vision, so that the Academy is able to accept fee-paying students from around the world, as well as from within Malawi, whilst retaining a scholarship element. The guiding principles of the Academy are upheld and maintained by the supervision HISTORY, Philosophy AND AIMS of the Trustees and the Board of Governors.