Every Friday we hold a Primary School assembly.

We always start with the National Anthem, then give out Star of the Week certificates and other awards.

Birthdays are celebrated and we find out which house has the most House Points too!


Parents and friends are always welcome to join the assembly which begins at 7.30.

Relevant, exciting learning in action!

School Background

The Primary School was founded in 1959 when Zomba was the Capital of the Nyasaland Protectorate. In the early 1970s the school became one of five ‘designated schools’ under an agreement with the British government that allowed the centrally funded, private schools to continue employing expatriate teachers. In the 1990s the Designated School Board was disbanded and the school became financially independent selecting to be controlled by a democratically elected Board of Trustees made up from the parent community.


The Primary School includes a Pre-Nursery and Nursery Class enabling the school to cater for children between the ages of 2 and 11. It is centrally located with spectacular views of Zomba Plateau, which rises up to over 2000 metres.


It has seven fully equipped classrooms and a multi-purpose hall. All students have access to a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, as well as various ICT equipment including laptops (with internet access). Educational resources are purchased overseas if they are unavailable locally.


Within the spacious and beautifully landscaped grounds there is a twenty metre swimming pool, two 7-a-side football pitches, netball field, basketball court, nursery playground and a cross country track.


Learning is skills-based shaped largely around the English curriculum. The children enjoy a cross-curricular approach to learning through topics such as: Great Leaders, Water, Ancient Egypt, Our Local Environment, and Food, which allows for a deliberate African flavour to learning. Lessons encourage independent and critical thinking through the use of thinking hats and maps, and the emphasis on collaborative learning. High quality teaching and exciting and enthusiastic learning is guaranteed.


We offer a wide range of extra curricular activities for children in years 2 to 6.

What the children say...

"I love Sir Harry's because the teachers are kind." Radhia (5)

"I love Sir Harry's because it has a big swimming pool!" Tiko (5)

"I love Sir Harry's because there are so many cool things to do! It's FUN!" Christine (6)

"I am learning to be independent." Zoya (7)

"Maths is fun because I get to work with my friends." Kyle (7)

"School is fun because I learn new things." Michael (8)

"I love Maths because it challenges me. It's my favourite lesson." Shikunzi (9)

"The teachers are nice, and I've had the opportunity to become a house captain!" Ulemelero (10)