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Student Enrolment

Students are admitted to the School on the basis of the recommendation of the Headteacher of their current school or, if necessary, a satisfactory performance in placement tests administered by the School.

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Career Opportunities

The International School of South Africa seeks committed, talented and energetic individuals who are willing to participate in a team and are committed to working in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Our recruitment process involves interviews, onsite lesson teaching and meetings with relevant departmental heads.

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Monday 21 October

Senior School: *Mid-Term Break   *External Exams: AS/AL Chemistry, IGCSE: Geography, Comp Science, Maths  

Primary School: *Mid-Term Break


Tuesday 22 October

Senior School: *School Resumes   *External Exams: AS/AL English, Comp Science, Physics, IGCSE: Biology

Primary School: *School Resumes

Wednesday 23 October

Senior School: *External Exams: AS/AL Biology, Accounting, IGCSE: Comp Science, French, Physics

Primary School: *Production 2000

Thursday 24 October

Senior School: *External Exams: AS/AL History, Maths, IGCSE: Chemistry, Maths  *Enrichment Activities  

Primary School: *

Friday 25 October

Senior School: *Soccer Academy Training   *External Exams: AS/AL English, Biology, IGCSE: Biology, History, French

Primary School: *Athletics Day

Saturday 26 October

Senior School: *Soccer Academy Training   *AISJ U12 & U14 Basketball

Primary School: *

Sunday 27 October

Senior School: *

Primary School: *


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Primary School

The Junior Primary strives to develop our children into life-long learners. 

Secondary School

We provide a holistic and balanced education for every student within a broad and inclusive curriculum.


There is 24 hour supervision by the caring, experienced staff, that includes House-parents, Tutors, Councillors and Medical staff.

About Us

In our Pre-Primary we still believe that children learn through Play and that Play is their work. During outdoor Free Play we have water play, sand play, outdoor painting, bats and balls, soccer and skipping to name a few.

We are continuously finding innovative ways to incorporate media into their daily lessons bringing aspects of the world to them as never before. Yet, ensuring that we concentrate on the basic skills imperative for formal school.

Our aligned curriculum allows for students to transition swiftly between the Primary, Secondary and Advanced curricular. University registrars indicate that 100% of our Cambridge A-Level students are superbly prepared for university. They also state that our students are able to think critically, analyse logically and communicate effectively.


The International School of South Africa is an independent junior and senior boarding school situated on a superbly landscaped estate of 54 hectares on the outskirts of Mafikeng. It is owned and administered by a board of governors and it is a member of the Independent Schools Association of South Africa (ISASA) as well as the European Council of International Schools (ECIS).

The School is co-educational, and ranges from primary to post-matriculation (A-level).The Primary (360 students) and Senior (280 pupils) schools are integrated on the same site. In both schools, small classes enable teachers to give students personal and detailed attention.

With students from 18 different countries, the school provides an excellent opportunity for exchanging ideas, sharing cultures and developing international relations. Our students are drawn from South Africa itself, other African countries, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Indian sub-continent and the Far East.

We are founded on traditional moral values and welcome students of all religions. 

Welcome to the website of the International School of South Africa.

This is a school which is unique in Southern Africa. We are situated in the historic town of Mahikeng, capital of the North West Province.

The School is a co-educational day and boarding school which offers the Primary and Secondary Cambridge international curriculum from ages 4 to post matric. Students are enrolled from up to 18 countries in Southern and Central Africa. The School celebrates this diversity and harnesses these collective energies for the betterment of all.

The School specialises in providing for the development of the whole child – academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Smaller classes enable teaching to be more personal and caring. We emphasise the core values of Respect for All, Hard Work, Honesty, Responsibility, Social Awareness and Compassion.

Mr Bruce Wells (CEO/Headmaster Senior School)

Our Core Values

Respect for all

Hard Work



Social Awareness



Cnr. William Dick Avenue and Nelson Mandela Drive,
Mahikeng, North West Province, RSA

School Hours

Mon – Thu: 08h00 – 16h00
Fri: 08h00 – 15h00

Phone & Email

Tel: +27 18 381 1102
Fax: +27 18 381 1187