Banani offers an international Cambridge strand for girls from Grade 1 to 6 with boarding. The primary international section follows a broad and balanced curriculum with a wide range of subjects including English, Mathematics and Science.
Students from grades 1 to 7 follow the Zambian syllabus and write the Grade Seven Composite Exams. The ECZ (Examinations Council Of Zambia) courses offered are English, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Social & Development Studies, Expressive Arts, Creative & Technology Studies, Design & Technology, Home Economics and French. A program of Computer Studies, developed within the school, supports the ECZ curriculum.
The development of a child’s character is essential for their overall development. It is determined by their physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual well being. We therefore work with the parents parents in supporting their continuous development.
Internal school assessment is continuous and done through homework, assignments, projects, quizzes, and regular tests. Academic reports are issued at the end of each term. Students who are experiencing difficulties in a particular area may also receive a mid-term report.
Teachers select interesting and educational places to visit once towards the end of each term. Fun Fairs, Arts Festivals and Science Fairs are some of the other activities that our school takes part in, usually in conjunction with other private schools in Lusaka. Parents are usually invited to accompany the children if they wish.
The pupils work under the supervision of either one or two teachers. The children participate in whole group, small group and one-on-one kind of teaching. Each child is encouraged and supported to progress at his/her own individual pace. School begins at 7:30 and ends at 13:10, for most of the children. The older children are dismissed at 15:30.
Open Houses are held once a term, usually towards the end of the term. Parents are always encouraged to attend. These Open Houses provide an opportunity for the parents to see their children’s work and talk to the teachers. They also allow the parents to meet with other parents, share their ideas about the school and foster a shared approach towards the children’s education.