Our Approach

Sentinel Kalumbila School works to a unique educational model. We nurture academic excellence in a supportive pastoral atmosphere to enable our students to achieve their full potential

Our distinctive educational model can be summarised as follows:

  • An African solution which reflects the culture of Zambia and the Southern African region, whilst appealing to both Zambian and international pupils
  • A holistic approach, bringing together the highest academic standards with the development and nurturing of every pupil
  • The development of young people’s leadership potential which may, in the future, be exercised in Zambia or the wider world
  • Opportunities for education beyond the classroom – particularly outdoors

The Curriculum

Our curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of all pupils at the school, ensuring that they are suitably challenged while aiming for excellence in all areas.

A broad and balanced curriculum allows pupils the opportunity to access knowledge while learning skills. Team and individual sport, outdoor education, Music, Art, Design and Technology, Drama and extra-curricular activities complement the more traditional academic subjects.

We follow the Cambridge Curriculum, blended with the Zambian National Curriculum and offer the national Grade 7 examinations.

Teaching is delivered by qualified and experienced staff who know the pupils as individuals, and tailor their lessons to address the needs of each student. We acknowledge that inspirational teaching has to be at the heart of all we do. Using the best mix of traditional and modern teaching methods, we constantly strive to stimulate the pupil’s intellect and captivate their imagination.

Our Christian Ethos

Developing a spiritual awareness is fundamental to our approach. Human beings are composed of body, mind and soul. Failure to nourish, stimulate and develop any one of these is done at the expense of the whole person. By teaching pupil’s kindness, concentration, willpower, selflessness, strength of character, honesty and other higher qualities, life is made richer.

Sentinel Kalumbila is open to all faiths and none, but pupils are educated within the framework of a broadly Christian ethos which has, at its centre, an emphasis on love of one’s self and an equal love for one’s fellow human being. Although Christian ethics will be central

to the way we conduct ourselves within the school, Religious Education is devoted to learning about all the major world religions.