The Little School

Website of The Little School in Swaziland

Our beautiful Grade 0 classroom

There are flowers everywhere at The Little School.
A thoughtful child.
He is looking at the fire place, dreaming a little, perhaps.
On the way to play outdoors
Don’t be afraid of me, I’m on the wall!
The reading corner
These beautiful murals are painted on the walls of our Grade 0 classroom.

They help to make the classroom such a happy and exciting place.


Grade 4A had two reasons to celebrate this week:

On Saturday the Judo club had national trials in our school hall and Sisandza Magongo excelled and was awarded with a yellow belt;

And Awandze Mbatha celebrated turning ten years of age – How wonderful! Double figures !

Grade O at The Little School

We made moths
Teacher Shauneen Nurcombe-Thorne

Grade 0 Teacher Shauneen Nurcombe-Thorne

I arrived in Eswatini in July of 2014.

I have a passion for teaching the young child and qualified at the University of Pretoria in 2001 with a B Primarty Degree. I have since taught at various pre-primary and primary schools, covering ages 3 to 9, as well as special educational needs. I enjoy finding new ways to make the learning experience more fun and therefore more effective.

We made rats
our classroom
our work station
our reading corner
our theme station

News Letter July 2022

We are now in the middle of the academic year and our Grade 7s are seriously preparing for the Eswatini Primary Certificate exams in November.

In spite of the Covid interruptions and the political upheavals, our 1921 Grade 7s did very well, achieving 10 merits, 1 first and 4 second class passes out of  the 15 pupils who wrote the exam,  which had been postponed to March of this year. These results were largely due to the fact that throughout the lock downs, our teachers never stopped teaching. We taught continuously, using internet classes or hard copy notes for those children who did not have access to the internet.

            But it has not been all hard work. We had a pyjama day during Book Week, (photos below) which proved a lot of fun. And our sports teams went to athletic outings and hockey matches. The Drama Club is working hard preparing to put on the musical “Annie”, hopefully in September.

            Our  toilet block has been beautifully renovated, and we have facilities for special needs children and wheel-chair friendly paths.