The intake of the school is inter-denominational and multi-cultural in character. The school is committed to the Tanzanian National Curriculum as provided by the Ministry of Education, culture and Vocational Education.
Lomwe Secondary School vision, is to educate a child who can work independently in society. Additional subjects and programs are therefore incorporated so as to attain excellence, and empowerment of students to ensure that they find active career paths, and aspire to be more in life.
The subjects prescribed in the O level National Curriculum, that forms the foundation of teaching at Lomwe Secondary School, are:
The A level subject combinations offered are:
Business Studies is a compulsory timetable subject. Students receive two lessons weekly and the subject will be examined by National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
Lomwe Secondary School believes the future African man & woman needs high level commercial skills combined with the ability to use the rapidly changing world of computer technology. This will provide her with the confidence needed to compete in our rapidly changing world.
Information and communications technology is taught for two periods per week, and is an examinable subject at form IV.
The school management owns and operates an adjacent farm producing its own needs in organic meat, fruit and vegetables. This produce provides ingredients for the school refectories, offering a varied menu. It also intended serve as a natural classroom for the girls to study animal care, horticulture and nutrition as well as domestic science, hospitality and catering.
The school is exclusively English-medium, with Swahili as a second language.
English is taught by a variety of modern, highly interactive methods, including conversation seminars to ensure that all students reach the high degree of spoken fluency required to operate successfully in higher education and in the modern workplace.
English at Lomwe Secondary School is not just about reading and writing. English is a spoken language and all Lomwe Secondary School graduates speak it with genuine fluency. French language is also introduced and well taught to those who opted for it.
Other international languages will be introduced when time and resources allow, notably, Chinese and Spanish. These subjects are seen to be of importance as they broaden students understanding and carries potentials for seeking employment beyond Tanzanian borders.
In addition to the main curriculum there are broad and stimulating range of sports and other activities the school offers. Currently, the students play netball, football, volleyball and basketball, but there is a need to expand to other key sports essential to develop healthy minds and bodies.
Food served in the school’s refectory is by and large organic. Most vegetable and fruit ingredients are supplied from the neighbouring school farm. The menus change daily to ensure balance of protein, carbohydrates and essential vitamins.
Lomwe Secondary School cherishes environment conservation in its totality. Natural ecology has been maintained all through from the planning stage to the implementation. Students are taught to respect nature and their surroundings, and engage in landscaping the school. It is intended to make available ,through the computer network, a series of links to websites dealing responsibly with environmental matters especially relevant to Tanzania and to ensure that interactive programmes and documents dealing with environmental issues are available on the internal network. It is also intended to obtain the services of guest lecturers in this field from time to time.
Lomwe Secondary School seeks to enroll students of moderate academic background, eager, willing and ready to learn, and who will respect and adhere to the school rules and policies. Form I entry scores is a minimum of 50% pass mark for the English and Math test. Form II and III joining the school (or transferring in) need to attain at least 50% of four subjects tested (i.e. English, Mathematics, Science/Business and Social Science). The school intake is mainly made up of A to C grades, and outputs are at B and A grades.
The Lomwe Secondary School has no real desire to imitate the international and long-standing private schools which aim to enrol students with A grades and produce the same A grade. It does, however, intend to add high value to the achievements of every student; at whatever academic level they are at, and aims to produce examination results, which compare favourably to any other school in the country.