Emadwaleni High School

Phumlani Primary

Welcome to our school!

Phumlani Primary School is situated in Umkhanyakude district, deep in the rural area of Phumlani Township, KwaZulu Natal.

Learners attending the school come from very poor disadvantaged backgrounds, with many parents unemployed or deceased. This leads to a high number of orphaned and vulnerable children in the school.

The school does have a nutrition programme that aims to provide learners from disadvantaged backgrounds with nutritious food at school, and for most of these learners, its the only meal they have for the day.

Despite all these challenges, the school comprises a team of very educated and dedicated teachers.

Facts about the school

  • 305 learners
  • 8 educators
  • Best performing school in 2014 Grade 3 mathematics

”The Phumlani community, where most of our leaners live, is filled with taverns, and an easy access to drugs, so our learners are exposed to many social ills. But through the partnership with Star for Life, our learners are more informed about the dangers of drugs, and are empowered by realising the importance of having a dream.”

Ms Gumede

“All our primary schools are situated in areas exposed to a lot of social ills. As a Life Skills Coach, I try by all means to work with the schools in protecting the learners. I achieve this through the use of Arts. We have a mascot called Star Jabulani, which I use to teach learners life stories through story telling. I also use drawings, role plays, poetry and dance to dig deep into the hearts and minds of the learners, so whatever they might be facing at home, have seen, or wish for, will be portrayed through these mediums of Art.”

Mbali Ntuli