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Life at Amano

Some would say their school days were the best days of their life. We certainly try to help our students enjoy their days here by providing interesting lessons, field trips and various extra-curricular activities, mainly musical, sporting or dramatics depending on the staff involved. The school day starts at 07:30 hours with an assembly or time for class devotions. We have an assembly all together every Monday. Lessons begin at 08:00 hours, with two lessons before a break of 30 minutes and another two lessons before a welcome hot lunch at 12:30 hours. Afternoon classes begin at 13:30 hours and finish at 14:30 hours for the lower Primary students, 15:00 hours for those in upper Primary and 15:30 hours for Secondary students.

We visit places of interest in the locality to enhance different studies and have developed links with the Foundation for Christian Education at Masaiti (near Ndola, Zambia) where Secondary students have a residential visit twice during their Secondary years. Here, the students have the opportunity to visit nearby villages and experience living in a rural area. Primary students have a week long residential visit to Ndubaluba Outdoor Centre (near Mkushi, Zambia) during the upper Primary years. This enables them to develop some leadership skills and confidence.

The three school teams/houses are named after local places - Luano, Kasompe and Musenga. The teams compete in sports, debating and speaking competitions, arts events and other activities. One afternoon during each half term is set aside for inter-house competitions.

Amano is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Zambia (ISAZ) and participates in their activities. Science Fairs, Arts Festivals and Sports' competitions at both regional and national levels are all on the agenda. Sports events include athletics, basketball, cross country, football, hockey, netball, rugby and volleyball. These often necessitate travelling to other schools within Zambia, sometimes involving an overnight stay.

Our Primary students enter an annual art competition run by the Copperbelt Mining, Agricultural and Commercial Show Society and usually win some prizes.

We have twice participated in the 'Adventure Challenge' against teams from Zambia and South Africa and earned a team spirit award for unity and persistence.

For the Lord gives wisdom;

from His mouth come

knowledge and understanding.

- Proverbs 2:6 -