History of Simba

Background

Simba International School is an independent, non-profit-making organisation. The school was founded in 1981, in response to parents’ requests for a new and innovative approach to their children’s education. It was intended to provide a quality learning environment to children of all races, colour and creeds. That focus has never changed.

In addition to the original primary school, Simba has grown to include its own Secondary School, Sixth Form and boarding house, offering a high quality British-based international education to over 500 students. From early years to I.G.C.S.E. and A-levels, Simba provides a firm personal, social and academic foundation, underlying a broad and well-rounded curriculum. It instils in its pupils a love of learning, and a strong sense of community.

Set in beautiful garden surroundings, Simba International School has established a reputation for being one of the finest independent private schools in Zambia, with an impressive academic tradition. Situated near the airport, in the Copperbelt city of Ndola, Simba is easily accessible to the residents of Ndola, Luanshya and Kitwe, from where the majority of our student population is drawn. With our boarding facilities at Tau House and our excellent reputation, many of our secondary school students are from Lusaka and other far flung areas.

Our School is widely recognized for providing educational leadership, a shared sense of purpose among staff, students, parents and the community, and establishing an environment that enables all students to enjoy the challenge and responsibilities that come with learning. We aim to develop in each child an enquiring mind and a thirst for knowledge; to equip each child with the necessary skills of oracy, literacy and numeracy; to ensure that each child reaches his or her potential and becomes a valued member of society; to achieve and maintain a high standard in all aspects of the children’s work and behavior; and to create a happy, secure environment in which all are able to develop self-confidence and social competence.

Simba School is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Zambia, and we take a leading role in providing inter-schools competitions and festivals in a range of sports, Science and the Arts.


Levels of learning

From Kindergarten, through IGCSE up to ‘A’ level, Simba provides a firm academic foundation which

forms a strong platform for an international education. This is part of our vision for Cambridge

school standards which instill in our pupils a love for learning and a strong sense of community

within a global setting.

Setting

Simba International School is set in its beautiful, evergreen and serene garden surroundings which

have given us a reputation for being one of the finest independent private schools in Zambia with an

impressive tradition of academic success. We are situated out at No. 14 Airport Road, Itawa suburb

in the Ndola City of Copperbelt Province. It is relatively easy to access Simba for local residents in

Ndola, Luanshya and Kitwe, where the majority of our student population hails. We are also very,

very close to Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport for that afar off in Lusaka, out laying

areas and those from outside Zambia.

National recognition

Our school is recognized nationally for providing education leadership because we promote a sense

of shared purpose among staff, students, parents and the community. This is backed up by a very

vibrant Parent Teacher Association (PTA) which has been, since the inception of the school more

than 38 years ago. For more than 3 decades we have been consistent in conveying the message that

all students can enjoy the challenges and responsibilities that come with learning.


The Child

We aim to;

i. Develop in each child a mind of enquiry and thirst for knowledge.

ii. Equip each child with the necessary skills of oral competence, literacy and numeracy.

iii. Ensure that each child reaches his/her potential and becomes a valued member of society.

iv. Maintain a high standard outcome in all aspects of the child’s work and behavior.

v. Create a happy and secure environment in which each child is able to grow in self-

confidence and social competence.



Affiliation

Simba School is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Zambia, which an educationally

prestigious group of more than 45 like-minded and progressive-thinking institutions that address

unique challenges and opportunities inherent in proprietary school operations.

Through the ISAZ vehicle, Simba takes a leading role in providing both inter-house and inter-schools

competitions and festivals in a number of competitive sports and recreational outdoor activities.