Management of the School and Chinese Staff

 

    

 

Mr. Simeon Sayenera Lungu

   School Head Teacher

 

 

           Mr. A. Phiri

  School Acting Deputy Head Teacher

 

 

   Mr. Phenias Phiri

The Head, Languages Department

    

     Ms. Yang

         Teacher

      

 

Background

The school was opened in 1975. It has grown since then with close to 100 permanent teachers. It has 26 classes in the morning session. Grade 10, 11 and 12 have 6 classes each while Grade 8 and 9 have 4 classes each. The afternoon session has similar numbers. Furthermore, the junior and intermediate sessions have 10 classes, 6 Grade Twelves and 4 Grade Elevens.

The school has been averagely performing academically due to big numbers of learners in classes. In 2016, most Grade Twelve classes have had the population of 50 pupils per class.

The school offers Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, Technical subjects, Home Economics and Language & Literature subjects. Under languages, the school offers Chiyanja as a local language, English, French, Chinese and Literature in English.

There are a number of call curricular activities at the school. These include soccer, netball, basketball, volley ball, soft ball, hand ball, badminton, long and table tennis and chess.

Being in the centre of the town, the school is faced with the challenge of space to accommodate the learners from the surrounding residential areas as well as those who come from far and stay in board houses on rent basis.

Chinese Language Education at the school

Chinese as a language was first introduced in the school in 2013. Mr. Sun was the first Chinese teacher at the school. He taught 5 classes, Chinese lessons, for almost two years.

When he left in 2015, he was replaced by two Chinese lady teachers, namely Miss Huang and Ms. Yang. Miss Huang taught 8A for one year and Ms. Yang taught 9B, 9Y and 9I for one year in 2016. From 2017, Ms. Yang has been the teacher for Graders 9A and 8C for the  whole year.

The Chinese teachers have been very friendly. They have been free with all the other teachers in school.

Confucius Institute activities at the school

Since the introduction of Chinese, the school has been involved in a number of Confucius Institute (CI) activities.   In May 2016, the CI held the YCT Test and Chinese Bridge Competition for secondary school students. In October 2016, the CI offered and sponsored a two-week trip to China for some head teachers including the Head for Chipata Day Secondary School. Two Grade 8 students visited China for Summer Camp organized by the CI.

    

    
Cultural Activities at the School

 

   Kungfu lessons

 

      Members of Staff in the School

 

Members of Staff of the Languages Department

      Paper cutting with students