St Martin's and ISASA (Independent Schools’ Association of Southern Africa)

Prior to 2000, St Martin’s was deemed a provincially controlled pre-primary school, falling under the auspices of the then KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education. However, due to changing legislation and threatened provision, it was decided that it was in the best, long term interests of the School to become independent. This was particularly important in protecting the Christian ethos of the School.

St Martin’s became a member of the Independent Schools’ Association of Southern Africa in 2004.

In the interests of protecting educational standards and for the purposes of compliance, all ISASA Schools are required to participate regularly in an evaluation/appraisal process.  This assessment is conducted by the Independent Quality Assurance Agency (IQAA) every six years. 

This practice allows St Martin’s the opportunity to recognise existing strengths in the learning programme, procedural functioning and governance and management.  Also, clear goals and areas for improvement are identified which allows the School to go forward and develop even further.

Why Choose an Independent School? 2011 IQAA Appraisal

Independent Schools’ Association of Southern Africa
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