Deed of Foundation


The International School of South Africa is an educational institution which strives to develop to the fullest the potential of each of its members within a multicultural, multi-faith and international environment. The School provides a world class education through an internationally recognised curriculum and highly dedicated, motivated and committed teaching and managerial staff.

The curriculum caters for the holistic development of all of its pupils and emphasises the importance of leading a well-balanced life. Morality, ethics, honesty, respect and accountability are highly cherished.

International School of South Africa


– Provides a holistic and balanced education for every student within a broad and inclusive curriculum (academic, social, spiritual, cultural and sporting);

– Promotes a stimulating and challenging learning environment founded on tolerance, mutual respect, caring relationships, moral accountability, personal integrity and professional commitment;

– Recognises the need to work closely and effectively with all stakeholders.

Our Staff

Teaching the Professionals

ISSA endeavours to uphold those values that are acceptable to a moral society. We aim at guiding our pupils into becoming balanced, well-mannered, moral citizens who have self-respect, as well as respect for others, who are confident, caring, happy, resourceful and self-disciplined. These values form an integral part of our weekly theme.

Instilling into each individual learner a sound ethical and moral attitude, based on the values of love, justice, compassion, respect, care, acceptance and tolerance. Developing and implementing a curriculum of  excellence and set the highest standards of work and behaviour for all pupils. Being professional in allocation, review and return of pupils’ work.

ISSA recognises the need to enable, empower and allow all ISSA students to develop and grow to their fullest potential in all aspects of their school life. ISSA offers a dynamic, inclusive and progressive whole school support structure for all students whereby they have numerous opportunities to experience success – whatever the extent of their academic, emotional and developmental needs.

A Message From

Our Headmaster

“I bid you a warm welcome to the website of the International School of South Africa – a school which is unique in its make-up in South Africa, and Southern Africa. Situated in the historic town of Mahikeng, capital of North West Province, the International School of South Africa is a co-educational day and boarding school which offers the Primary and Secondary Cambridge international curriculum from ages 4 four to 18. The School celebrates its diversity and harnesses these collective energies for the betterment of all. In this we are guided by our core values of Respect for All, Hard Work, Honesty, Responsibility, Social Awareness and Compassion.

It is within this framework that we set about setting benchmarks of excellence which can be the models for those in our charge – thereby developing within our environs young men and women who can become the leaders of tomorrow. We require well-rounded moral leaders, critical thinkers with resilience and a strong sense of altruism. It in this way that positive and dynamic growth in our communities and beyond can take place.”

Ms. Yukesha Makhan

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Head of Secondary School