About our School

IBO Mission Statement

  • The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

  • To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

  • These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right

Mission Statement

In Gaborone, Botswana, Northside Primary School, is an internationally accredited school, providing education in English as well as serving the educational needs of primary school children of all nationalities.


To develop compassionate, internationally-minded citizens who actively add value to the world in which they live.

  • To develop students who demonstrate intercultural understanding and respect.

  • Encourages students to be active, caring, motivated and internationally-minded.

  • Guides all students towards realising their full potential – intellectual, creative, cultural, social, moral, emotional and physical.

  • Values the five essential elements of the International Baccalaureate Organisation’s, Primary Years Programme.

  • Empowers students to use their knowledge, understandings, skills and attitudes to participate as internationally-minded citizens.

  • Delivers a balanced and challenging curriculum.

  • Assesses and evaluates learning to develop a broad curriculum based on best international educational practices.

  • Implements a curriculum that reflects an understanding of students’ learning styles.

  • Encourages students to participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities.

  • Promotes learning of positive attitudes and values.

  • Encourages active participation, inquiry and enduring understandings.

  • Uses a range and balance of assessments to evaluate students’ learning.

  • Works in collaboration with international educational bodies and is guided by regulations from the Botswana Ministry of Education and Skills Development.

  • Develops a sense of responsibility and respect towards people and the environment.

  • Provides parents / guardians with opportunities to be informed about the expectations of the school.

  • Encourages parents / guardians to support the work, activities and events of the school.

  • Seeks close co-operation and communication between parents / guardians and teachers to support student learning.

  • Encourages parents / guardians to respect the dignity of self and others.

  • Values constructive input from parents / guardians.

  • Supports and encourages a community of co-operative, caring and respectful individuals and organisations.

  • Encourages our community to explore and develop personal and social values underpinned by the principles of human rights.

  • Seeks to develop a culture of co-operation and understanding between all members of our community.

  • Makes decisions that are guided by a sound knowledge base.

  • Supports and encourages a community of co-operative, caring and respectful individuals and organisations.

  • Ensures long term financial stability through sound planning and effective management
    Supports on-going staff and curriculum development.

  • Invests in the quality of school resources and facilities based on the recommendation of the school management.

  • Values the health and safety of the whole school community.

  • Requires the School Council to develop a positive relationship with the school community through communication and co-operation.

  • Requires the management to live the School’s philosophy through development and maintenance of objectives, strategies, principles and policies – both administrative and operational.

  • Encourages parents to respect the dignity of self and others.

  • Values constructive input from parents / guardians.


The respect for, and appreciation of, the attributes and contributions of different cultures to the global community.

Whole School Community

Individuals or organisations that are involved with Northside Primary School.

Senior Management Team

 Refers to the group of people whose main role is to supervise school operations.

School Council

This term applies to the duly constituted group that has the ultimate authority to make decisions on behalf of the school.