The well-established and beautifully situated Italian School of Lusaka offers the globally recognised British international primary school curriculum as part of a structured teaching program in Zambia. Monday afternoon clubs offer a broad range of extra activities and primary sports teams participate in inter-schools' galas, leagues and festivals, including swimming, soccer, hockey, basketball, cricket, table tennis and volleyball.
At the Italian School of Lusaka, the primary school curriculum is based on the belief that all children have the right to excellence in education. The school seeks to nurture its pupils academic, personal and social growth. The campus is quiet, secure and centrally located, on a landscaped 20 acre plot.
Established in 1968 to cater for Italian children whose parents were working in Zambia, the Italian School of Lusaka became a multi-cultural English-medium school in 1993. Italian is still taught as a second language and the Italian school is justifiably proud of its Mathematics Department and its well-equipped Music department.
Primary school curriculum
The primary school consists of grades one to six. The British international curriculum forms the core program of education. The subjects offered are
- English Language
- Design and Technology
- Music and Movement
- Computer Studies
- Physical Education
- Sports and Swimming
- PSHE (Physical, Social and Health Education)
In addition to the more formal learning sessions, an integrated approach is widely used. Through cross-curricular project work, children are encouraged to research, analyse, report, discuss and debate.
Swimming, soccer, hockey, basketball, cricket, table-tennis, badminton and volleyball are all offered. Primary teams participate in the International Schools Association of Zambia inter-schools' galas, leagues and festivals, as well as friendly competitions with other schools.
Activities and events
The primary school has Monday afternoon clubs, providing a broad range of activities for primary students. There are also regular inter-school sports programs and several field trips throughout each year.
Important note: Places quickly fill up. It is best to phone the school to get an update on the current enrollment situation.
The Italian School primary department offers
- Grades one to six (from age five)
- The British international curriculum
- Cross-curricular project-based work
- Lots of sports and extracurricular activities
- A beautiful and secure campus