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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, June 17

Senior School: *Mid-term break   *Art & Design/Design & TechnologyTrip to Cape Town

Primary School: *School reopens    *Book Check week


Tuesday, June 18

Senior School: *School resumes   *All examination papers checked

Primary School: *School resumes   

Wednesday, June 19

Senior School: *All examination papers checked

Primary School: *Book check week

Thursday, June 20

Senior School: *Events Meeting   *EnrichmentActivities    *All examination papers checked

Primary School: *Board Sub-Committee Meeting   *Book check week

Friday, June 21

Senior School: *ISSA U14 & U16 Soccer Festival    *All examination paers checked

Primary School: *Polat Bear Swim    *Book check week

Saturday, June 22

Senior School: *NBT Tests    *ISSA U14 & U16 Soccer Festival

Sunday, June 23

Senior School: *ISSA U14 & U16 Soccer Festival


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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. 

“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.”

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

Dear International School of South Africa Community

Please be informed that the Africa Day Relay Marathon has been postponed to a later date.