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Machabeng College/International School of Lesotho


Address:
400 students, 11-23 yrs
IB, IGCSE exams
Address:
PO Box 1570, Maseru 100, Lesotho
Tel: (+266) 22 313224
Fax: (+266) 22 316109
Machabeng College is a grant-aided day and boarding school serving the expatriate and local communities of Maseru and Lesotho. The school is controlled by a board of governors representing the parents, the community and the education authority of the country.
The Machabeng College/International School of Lesotho provides an academic curriculum leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education and the International Baccalaureate.
The Machabeng College/International School of Lesotho has a qualified all-graduate staff with an average of ten years experience. Staff turnover is low with an average stay of about four years.
The student body is approximately 75% host country national and 25% from approximately 27 other countries. The local population stay an average of five years, expatriates an average of three years.
The Machabeng College/International School of Lesotho operates a northern hemisphere year of three terms starting in late August and finishing in early July. The day lasts from 07: 50 to 16: 30. There is a strong activities programme, and all senior students are involved in weekly community service.
The Machabeng College/International School of Lesotho has 18 classrooms, four science laboratories, a theatre, a multi-purpose hall and specialist rooms for computer studies, geography and art. A small art gallery and folk museum has been constructed in the school grounds. There is a library of approximately 24, 000 volumes under the supervision of a full-time qualified librarian. The sports facilities consist of a small all-weather playing surface, and a two-hectare sports field. The swimming pool of the local sports club is used seasonally by the school.
The Machabeng College/International School of Lesotho accepts all students on whose behalf fees are paid by a diplomatic mission, donor agency, etc, but applicants are tested for placement before admission. Application forms are available from the office of the Deputy Headteacher.