A guide to general information

st marks school is a government affiliated school that offers more
than the average primary school fo it is independently supportes
by local community and other egencies
It is an old school founded in the 1910 by the British expatriates
of the Anglican Church and developed through investment by
expatriate agencies. It became a public school in the 1960s and
now supports an international clientele of over 30 nationalities.
It accepts boys and girls from the age of 6 for grade 1 and pursues the educational process up to Swaziland Primary school certificate in grade 7 at the age of 12/13 years.
It is an English medium school which also offers French Portugese Agricultural Studies and Home Economics are being further developed as part of the curriculum. Basic Computer skills are being developed for inclusion in the curriculum. Extra curricula activities include Sports, culture and Music.
Opening hours commence from 7:45am and close at 1:00pm for the Grade 1 and2 classes and 1:30pm for the remainder of the School. On Friday the School closes half an hour earlier for each section,ie. 12:30 and 1:00pm respectively. Parents are urged to ensure children arrive promptly to start assembly at 7:45am and classes at 8:00am. It si important that children o not arrive too early, for Schools premises shall not be opened to allow entry until staff arrive, this being 7:15am. Mid morning break occurs at 10:30am for 30 minutes.
If your children are unable to part in Sports and cultural activities for illness, a medical report will be provided.
With large pupil role of over 1000, it is important that parents ensure that if they are delivering and collecting pupils to and from the School, they are park securely outside the School entrance to avoid congestion and danger to the pedestrian pupils.
The School uniform is described later in the Prospectus but it is important that parents do ensure that Children are correctly dressed and prepared for the school activities. This includes activities such as Sport and Agriculture.
 
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St Markís Primary School.
About.

St Markís Primary School is one of the largest schools in the country (Swaziland) with over 1400 pupils. It is a government school that offers more than the average primary school for it is independently supported by the local community and other agencies.

It is an old school founded in 1910 by the British expatriates of the Anglican Church and developed through investment by expatriate agencies.St. Markís was probably started in about 1907 when Swaziland became a British protectorate.Christopher Canon Watts in the course of his rounds to the outlining areas of Mbabane visited the McCorkindales at Ndzingeni in the Piggs Peak area. Four children, two boys and two girls were running more or less without education. He took the children to Mbabane with him to give them some schooling in a rondavel hut at the Mission Station.
It was not long before more children from other districts were brought into Mbabane until finally the Anglican Church established a proper school with adequate buildings on the present site of the senior school. St. Markís had a very relaxed friendly atmosphere and to most pupils it was a place of happiness. It was always an Anglican orientated school.

The main administrative building and dormitories were opened about 1910; Christopher Canon Watts was the first Headmaster. The teaching was very good and exam results were satisfactory to say the least, with several successes in the Cape Matriculation Examination to itís credit. In 1920 Rey Tugman took over as Headmaster. 
Mr. Alec Mac Phial took over as Headmaster in about 1935, after Rey Tugman left Mbabane on transfer to the Anglican Diocese of Bloemfontein in South Africa. He made a few changes perhaps the most popular being that the afternoon study period and the school breaking off at 1:30 pm which is still the breaking off time today.
In 1921 there were 83 children on the enrolment of which about 50
were boarders It became a public school in the 1960s and now supports an international clientele of over 30 nationalities. This means that the school will be turning 100 years on 2010, which is next year.In 1958 St. Marks Primary School moved to its own premises which is now our high school.

St. Markís Primary School is an English medium school which also offers French. Portuguese, Agricultural Studies and Home Economics is being further developed as part of the curriculum. Basic computer skills are offered at all grades at two levels, silver and gold certificates. Extra curricula activities include Sports, Culture and Music.

Operation hours commence from 7.45am and close at 1.00pm for the Grade 1 and 2 classes, and 1.30pm for the remainder of the school. On Friday the school closes half an hour earlier for each section, i.e. 12.30pm and 1.00pm respectively.

Aims and objectives.

To offer a broad range of experiences in support of the mental, physical and spiritual development of the individual.
To offer a sense of individual and community awareness support, for health and care, as well as ethnic and cultural traditions locally and internationally.
Prepare pupils for life after school with an awareness of the workplace and life-style demands.
ST. MARK'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
P.O.BOX 231
MBABANE H100
SWAZILAND
Main Office .....Tel:(+268)  4042596
                       Fax(+268) 4048406
Infant School .. Tel:(+268)  4048298
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