Head Teacher's Key Note

Mrs Jessica Richards


A warm welcome from all of us here at Northside Primary School.  We are a thriving international school in the heart of Gaborone, Botswana. We celebrate and are proud of our diversity which, we believe, helps us develop compassionate and globally-responsible students in a safe, supportive and happy learning environment.  Our dedicated educators and students contribute to our community of 36 different nationalities. 

Our philosophy is one of perseverance and encouragement as we endeavour to bring out the very best in our students in a holistic approach that is child-centred. We aim to instil inspiration and a love of learning that will help develop our students into becoming lifelong learners. We encourage our students to have a sense of curiosity about the world around us, thereby creating intellectual and critical thinking opportunities, alongside individual creativity. Our students are encouraged to think of the world globally and to disseminate the sustainability of our planet. We give our students a sense of community, respect, tolerance and an appreciation of others’ beliefs and cultures. We strive to ensure that students leave

NPS with a sense of their own worth, self-confidence and a positive attitude to life.  We are fortunate in having strong and inspired educators who provide students with exciting and motivational learning opportunities. We carefully weave areas of our curriculum together to make meaningful learning for our students. An openness to ongoing improvement and development is essential to staying abreast of developments in education as well as keeping our learning environment stimulating and interesting. We explore some of the most exciting, carefully researched developments in education and work towards implementing these in our school. We take pride in our beautiful campus and continue to upgrade facilities for our students. We are dedicated to the external, objective accreditation of our school as part of our ongoing

quality assurance and in doing so, this drives us in our delivery of high-quality teaching and learning.  Northside provides an attractive campus for students to learn and develop their skills. We believe in building strong, positive relationships between all stakeholders; our students, parents, staff and School Council. Northside Primary School is proud of its own successes and our key objective is for the students of NPS to leave to be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to embrace their future.

As a student or parent of Northside Primary School, you are guaranteed to experience many memorable events, special moments and lasting friendships.

Thank you for your interest in our school and should you have any questions, we encourage you to please contact us.