BIS FAQs

Boarding FAQ

Students are accommodated in a safe campus with security walls around the hostel blocks and 24 hours security guards.

Students have at least 2 hours of supervised compulsory study every day. Boarding students also have compulsory Saturday Classes with academic staff.

Students are provided with 3 main meals and 2 tea breaks each day on weekdays and 3 meals and 1 afternoon tea break on weekdays. A wide variety of local and international meals are on the menu and prepared in a clean environment by well experienced and trained cooks.

The school believes in unity in diversity and accepts students of all religious backgrounds. To accommodate every child, the boarding section has devotional assemblies every morning in their respective hostels where student praise and worship and share the word of God from diverse faiths pertaining to a particular theme or virtue selected for the week. On Sundays we have an hour long joint devotion which are also multi-faith and virtue based.

The school does not administer any corporal punishment but believes in counselling, reward and punishment. Students are rewarded for commendable behavior and punished for unseemly conduct. Punishments include withdrawals of privileges such attending social activities. We also work hand in hand with specialist counsellors from the Malawi Association of Counsellor to address any serious behavioral issues.

Parents/Guardians are ONLY to visit their children on the set visiting days which are normally set of the first weekend of each month during the term.

Students are expected to bring the appropriate school and sports uniform, own bedding, mosquito net, cutlery and crockery, a bucket and toiletries and a pair of slippers and a limited number of other clothes (which should marked).

The School has a resident state registered nurse who handles minor health issues. Major illnesses are referred to MASM Clinic and KCH.

High School FAQ

Bambino Private Schools has been in existence for over 26 years now and is one of the pioneer schools in the private education sector and a long-time member of the Independent Schools of Malawi, ISAMA.

The pass rate has been maintained at over 90% each year for the MSCE Examination, Cambridge IGCSE Examination at over 95% and Cambridge A Level Examination at over 80%.

Yes, Bambino High School does send its school leavers a wide range of private and public universities within the country and in South Africa, Kenya, India, Germany and many other countries.

Yes, we do have qualified and experienced teachers for both MSCE and Cambridge IGCSE / A LEVELS, who have a minimum of 7 years experience to over 20 years experience teaching and taking up examination classes.

Our teachers have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree to a Masters Degree from the University of Malawi, Mzuzu University, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources and also European Universities and South African Universities.

Nursery School FAQ

Yes, the Nursery School provides after-school care that starts at 12pm to 4pm that includes lunch, tea time, playtime, TV time, extra tuition and nap time. This service is also extended to student in Junior Primary School.

The nursery school uses an integrated curriculum which targets all areas of child development. The focus however is on school readiness and character development to ensure that learners are adequately prepared for Standard 1 and that they display good and commendable character.

Bambino Nursery School accommodates children from age 1- 5 in our Baby, Toddler, Middle and Reception Class

Special Needs FAQ

  • This will depend on the condition, severity of the disability or mental challenge and stimulus plus the time you started therapy and education support. However, efforts are made to make each student reach their full potential.

  • It is a special department that is distinct from any other education approach known
  • This department is designed, staffed and has resources that provide the right support with children with unique needs. It offers students targeted support to allow the children meet age and disability appropriate educational goals.
  • It does not use one-size-fit-all approach for learners, instead it customizes its programs to meet each child’s unique combination of needs.
  • It integrates the learners to the mainstream and graduates them to the mainstream upon the improvement of their conditions otherwise it refers the learners to a vocation training offered within the department.

  • The decision is based on whether the child has a disability that fits into one of the disability category and whether the disability affects how the child’s school performance.
  • This judgment comes in after the assessment and the assessment results

  • Yes, your child can be assessed through the SEND department.

  • Special education Is a form of learning provided for exceptional needs learners such as learning disabilities or mental challenges. In special education the teacher will have to come up with an Individualized Educational Program usually known as IEP. IEP is a written statement of the education program designed to meet the child’s individual needs. This is meant for every child under special education.
  • Occupation Therapy: This is use of particular activities as an aid to recuperation from physical and mental challenges.
    • Occupation therapy will help the child to concentrate, pay attention, do activities that will stimulate them to use fine motor skills e.g. pen gripping, reasoning and thinking skills (problem solving), daily living skills, etc
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