Beehive currently teaches students from age 4 to 13 in 8 grades, kindergarten, and standards 1 through 7. Beehive Schools uses international level pupil-centered curriculum and follows UK/US lines of education to help halt the increasing deterioration in standards in the government and private schools in Malawi. Education of the whole child is encouraged, with activities and topics that are relevant and interesting. Social, moral, spiritual, and physical development are fostered, as well as a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and science.
We encourages children to be creative. Creativity is hugely lacking in other schools in the country, but teachers and parents at BeeHive understand the importance of creativity. Children enjoy drawing, painting, performing, and creative writing.
Beehive School takes field trips to local industries. They learn about coffee at Polly’s Coffee Shop and tea at Kawalazi tea plantation. visited the water board dam and have seen dinosaur fossils at Karonga Museum.
Children have breaks in the day where they are allowed to play in the playground. PE lessons are scheduled a few times a week, where children play supervised sports activities, learning how to work in teams and well as healthy habits and hand-eye coordination. The school has a few ‘fun’ days throughout the year, including a ‘water’ day which is basically a huge water fight!
Beehive School encourages parents to be part of the child’s education. It has an active PTA that meets regularly and is involved in school decisions, including homework policies. Reports track student’s performance, and teacher-parent interviews keep parents up to date with their child’s progress. Open days let parents come and see their child’s work and meet other parents and students.
Students LOVE the BeeHive library! Classes use the library for sustained silent reading, story time, and to browse and check out books to read and share with their family at home.
The school just got a new computer lab this summer. Teachers have been learning how to teach effectively with the computers. Most students and teachers do not have computers at home, so this is their only opportunity to learn how to use computers.
BeeHive School has a very successful teacher training program so that it is able to hire local teachers. Read more about our amazing teachers here.
These are just a few reasons as to why this school is such an amazing place. To learn more about how BeeHive School in unique and why it’s important, check out this page.