Mashaka Primary School, in Sweetwaters, KZN, has established itself as a centre of academic excellence, at the sharp end of league statistics and offering students a comprehensive learning experience, not just in subjects and curriculum learning, but also in sports and supporting activities.
This article outlines the various aspects of life and learning at Mashaka Primary School and what students, parents and guardians should expect from this combined school.
Mashaka Primary School is a public school, a quantile 3 and a No Fee school in Sweetwaters, however a learner cannot be excluded from participation in any official school programmes due to non-payment of school fees and may not retain a learner’s report due to unpaid school fees.
Parents who cannot afford to pay school fees must apply to the SGB for conditional, partial or full exemption from paying school fees. Read more about school fees exemption.
Quantile levels and their meanings:
- Quintile 1, 2 & 3 have been declared no-fee schools, they get funding of R1,177 per learner from The Department of Education.
- Quintiles 4 schools receive R590 per learner, hence they are fee-paying schools and,
- Quantile 5 are also fee-paying schools as they receive ZAR204.00 only, so they can’t afford to run the school with government funds alone. (Xala,2018).
Back to Mashaka Primary School fees, fora full academic year per pupil, including an initial deposit, you can contact the school. This might not include textbook costs or other subject fees. Fees can be paid monthly but should the parent elect to pay in up front in full, then there are discounts of between 3% and 10% depending on how payment is processed.
Fortunately Mashaka Primary School application forms are very welcoming and can be reached out to directly from the school, where they will provide you with an application form and guide you through what else is needed to support an enrolment.
The quickest way to contact the school is by email. Alternatively, there is an online application form available on the GDE website.
Upon enrolment, the school will liaise with parents and guardians regarding the ordering of its uniform. The school has high expectations of wearing right uniform clolours, with all clothing to be worn correctly and cleaned frequently. There are both winter and summer uniforms.
If you don’t see school supply lists here, it is likely that the teacher for your grade has the list. Order your stationery online for peace of mind and convenience. Upload Mashaka Primary School stationery list to www.onlinestationerylist.co.za, for delivery to your door or to school.
Culture & Racial mix
The school help students to learn in a diverse way. Students develop social, behavioural, emotional, and wellness skills. Mashaka Primary School is the home of diversity and might / not have any religious affiliation.
Mashaka Primary School is one of the right English and vernacular* speaking schools in Sweetwaters KZN.
In general, the school’s hair policy asks that it be kept neat and well-maintained, with short, neutral styles for males. For females, descent afros are permitted, with extensions also allowed for females, if they are natural in colour and tied up, pleated, or bound neatly. Hair coverings or wigs are allowed only for medical or religious reasons.
Staff & Teachers List
The progress of each student is monitored and facilitated by an expert academic empowerment team and well-educated teachers. The staff are committed to provide an inclusive and high-quality learning experience and openly welcome all interest and applications. The school’s staff is led by head teacher / principal / addresee Mr/s Ndlovu. A full list of teaching and admin staff coming soon.
The principal or addressee Ndlovu is the go to person when you want to visit the school in person. Perhaps you recently moved to Sweetwaters and want to register a new learner, the school is located at: Mpumuza Tribal Authority, Sweetwaters, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
- Phone: 733732161
- Town: Sweetwaters
FAQ: Is Mashaka Primary School a boys, girls or mixed school? The answer is, for a descent public mixed-gender / co-education school in KZN, you came to the right place.
- Gender: mixed-gender / co-education
- Sector: public
- Phase: combined school
- School Exam number: 99
- School EMIS Number: 500200133
Mashaka Primary School website has comprehensive articles which gives a deep insight into the culture at the school, placing particular emphasis on sporting, academic and leadership achievements, as well as a news section which covers most information a parent or guardian would want to find out.
The Mashaka Primary School Facebook Page contains lots of useful information and is updated regularly with school news and events.
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