Acacia International School is a high quality primary and preschool in Livingstone, Zambia. We cater for children from Playgroup to Grade 7. We are a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education. Cambridge International programmes inspire your child to love learning, helping them discover new abilities and a wider world. We offer the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum and the Zambian National curriculum. Our school exists to serve the needs of the community and our aim is to enable all learners to fulfil their intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. We are a member of the Independent Schools Association of Zambia.
Our broad and balanced curricula equip pupils with the essential skills that they require to become knowledgeable and effective learners both now and in the future. In addition, our pupils come to understand their responsibility to care for the environment and for their community both locally and globally.
Acacia International School welcomes the valuable contributions that parents can make by fulfilling important roles as Governors, Friends of Acacia or as individual volunteers. By working together we ensure the standard of Education of which we can be truly proud.
The vision of Acacia International School is to provide a world class education enabling every learner to realise their full potential; allowing them to become responsible and productive citizens in a global society.
Our vision will be realised through the understanding, acceptance, development and inculcation of the following learner and teacher attributes:
|ATTRIBUTES||ACACIA LEARNERS||ACACIA TEACHERS|
|Confident||Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others.|
Acacia learners are confident, secure in their knowledge, unwilling to take things for granted and ready to take intellectual risks. They are keen to explore and evaluate ideas and arguments in a structured, critical and analytical way. They are able to communicate and defend views and opinions as well as respect those of others.
|Confident in teaching their subject and engaging each student in learning.|
Acacia teachers know their subject well and know how to teach it. They seek to understand their students and their educational needs. They strive to communicate a love of learning and to encourage students to engage actively in their own learning.
|Responsible||Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others.|
Acacia learners take ownership of their learning, set targets and insist on intellectual integrity. They are collaborative and supportive. They understand that their actions have impacts on others and on the environment. They appreciate the importance of culture, context and community.
|Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others.|
Acacia teachers are highly professional in their approach to teaching and they are collaborative and supportive. They understand their actions will help shape future generations and they are concerned about the holistic development of every individual they teach.
|Reflective||Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn.|
Acacia learners understand themselves as learners. They are concerned with the processes as well as the products of their learning and develop the awareness and strategies to be life-long learners.
|Reflective as learners themselves, developing their practice.|
Acacia teachers are themselves learners, seeking to build on and
develop their knowledge and skills through a virtuous circle of reflection on practice – involving research, evaluation and adaptation. They support students to become independent and reflective learners.
|Innovative||Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges.|
Acacia learners welcome new challenges and meet them resourcefully, creatively and imaginatively. They are capable of applying their knowledge and understanding to solve new and unfamiliar problems. They can adapt flexibly to new situations requiring new ways of thinking.
|Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges.|
Acacia teachers are creative, experimenting with new ideas and pursuing an enquiring approach in their teaching. They are open to new challenges, being resourceful, imaginative and flexible. They are always ready to learn and apply new skills and techniques.
|Engaged||Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.|
Acacia learners are alive with curiosity, embody a spirit of enquiry and want to dig more deeply. They are keen to learn new skills and are receptive to new ideas. They work well independently but also with others. They are equipped to participate constructively in society and the economy – locally, nationally and globally.
|Engaged intellectually, professionally and socially, ready to make a difference.|
Acacia teachers are passionate about learning within and beyond the classroom, sharing their knowledge and skills with teachers in the wider educational community.
Acacia International School is committed to employing teaching professionals of the highest quality. We have a strong and diverse team of teachers from the UK, South Africa, Zambia and Sri Lanka who have specific training in delivering our international curriculum.
Acacia International School is situated in a green and spacious campus on the outskirts of Livingstone. Our grounds offer plenty of space for sporting activities and for children to play in a safe and secure environment. Our large, purpose built classrooms are specifically designed so that there is ample space for collaborative and inquiry based learning.
Our modern facilities include:
- Computer lab
- Dedicated Early Learning Centre
- 25m swimming pool
- Full-size Rugby/Football/Hockey pitch
- Netball Court
- School Hall (multi purpose sports hall)