Maru a Pula School

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Maru-a-Pula School (MaP)
Gaborone, Botswana
Coordinates 24°38′50″S 25°55′58″E / 24.6472°S 25.9329°E / -24.6472; 25.9329Coordinates: 24°38′50″S 25°55′58″E / 24.6472°S 25.9329°E / -24.6472; 25.9329
Type Independent
Established 1972
Staff Principal: Andrew Taylor
Faculty about 60
Enrolment about 600

Maru-a-Pula School is an independent, co-educational, secondary school located in Gaborone, Botswana. Founded in 1972, it has grown from an initial class of 25 students to over 650 today. Maru-a-Pula offers a rigorous academic program, with students taking recognized international examinations including the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the GCE Advanced Level University Entrance exams (A Level). Approximately 25% of the students board at the school. Over half of the students are Batswana, but more than 40 other countries are represented, including the United States, India, England, South Africa, Nigeria, China, Zimbabwe, and Romania. The school hosted the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in 1999 and have sent a team of 2 to attend the 2008 Championships in Stuttgart.

Map Vs Westwood[edit]

Listen guys, even we have to admit that when compared to our rival school, Westwood International School, we stand upon no pedestal. Map strives to be Westwood, Map prays at night hoping to achieve the lofty heights set by Westwood. We strongly recommend that you do not consider coming to Map at all, only as a last, LAST resort.


Maru-a-Pula’s afternoon programme is call SPE: made up of Service, Physical and Enrichment activities.


All students are required sign up for at least one service. Most Service activities end at 3:30pm. Term 1 2014 Services:

  • Tlamelo Feeding
  • MaP Journalists
  • Community Football Support
  • YADU
  • Marimba Band
  • School Production (Spiderman and The Voodoo Master)
  • Childline
  • Makgasa Reading
  • Amnesty International
  • MaP Maths-TV
  • Edible Permaculture Garden
  • Naledi Feeding
  • SAC
  • Computer Maintenance
  • Computer Tutors
  • Math Tutors
  • Interact
  • Galaletsang Teaching (Academic)
  • Galaletsang Teaching (Sports)
  • Makgasa ICT
  • Reach Out
  • Chemistry Lab (cleaning)
  • HGM Children's Home
  • Library
  • Eco-Warriors
  • Book Covering
  • Reading Buddies
  • Orchestra
  • Gabane Teaching
  • Gabane Feeding
  • Childline
  • Cheshire Homes
  • Biology Lab (cleaning)
  • Art Room Service
  • Form 1 Orientation Committee
  • Orphan's Clothing Drive
  • ′I am Special′ School Service
  • Makgasa Reading and Computers
  • Maitisong Service
  • Physics Lab Service
  • Hospital Visiting
  • Naledi Teaching
  • MaP Journalists
  • Camphill
  • Kagiso Senior School
  • Re aga mmogo (Barclays Build)
  • French Tutors
  • Ensemble


All students in Maru-a-Pula from Form 1 to 3 are required to complete at least one Physical. Most Physical activities run approximately 1 hour. Term 1 2014 Physicals:

Competitive sports activities[edit]

  • Gym
  • Athletics
  • Swimming Beginners
  • Swimming Intermediate
  • Swimming Advanced
  • Tennis Beginners
  • Tennis Intermediate
  • Tennis Advanced
  • Football Under 14 Boys′
  • Football Under 16 Boys′
  • Football Under 19 Boys′
  • Football Senior Boys
  • Netball Under 14 / 16 / 19 Girls′
  • Tag rugby for Girls′
  • Basketball Under 14 Girls′
  • Basketball Under 16 Girls′
  • Basketball Under 19 Girls′
  • Basketball Under 14 Boys′
  • Basketball Under 16 Boys′
  • Basketball Under 19 Boys′
  • Dota 2