About Us

Director's Welcome

Dear Parents,

The vision of Rapale International School is to nurture young people to think, speak and act from a God saturated world view. Each day as I watch children arrive at school, I am reminded of the awesome privilege we have of moulding and shaping these lives. Walking around and listening to the chatter of children and teachers one can often hear scriptures from God’s word and songs of praise to him. With this as a platform, the academic, emotional, social and physical training, children can be prepared to face the challenges of this modern world.

At RIS we aim to provide a safe and happy learning environment where teachers and children can develop wholesome relationships with one another and with their creator God. We trust your child’s journey through RIS will be a long and happy one preparing them for the journey God has planned for them.

Mike Green
Director – Rapale International School

School History & Identity

The start of Rapale International School goes back more than 20 years. A few missionaries working for Wycliffe Bible Translators in Mozambique needed a teacher for their children.

Ms Peggy Dancy, a retired teacher from the US came and started a small teaching center named Morning Star. In 1998 this school moved from its original location Pemba to Nampula and gradually more children were accepted. From that moment the need for English Christian education started to grow very fast and it was decided that an independent Board would run the school. In order to plan for the future growth a piece of land was bought 15km outside Nampula and the School was named Rapale International School. Rapale International School started in September 2011. 

Statement of Faith

The Bible is the Word of God

We believe that the Bible is inspired and in-errant, that all 66 books of the Old and New Testament are God’s complete written revelation to mankind, the only infallible authority in all matters of faith and practice.

We believe in the Trinity

We believe in one triune God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the same in substance and equal in power and glory.

We believe in Jesus Christ

We believe in the complete humanity and deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and future personal return in power and glory.

We believe in the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells and empowers all believers and enables them to live a godly life.

We believe that we are sinners

We believe that through Adam’s sin all have inherited a sinful nature and therefore all choose to sin. All are thus sinners and deserving of death.

We are saved by grace and faith

We believe that salvation of lost and sinful man is only by the grace of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, accomplished through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in forgivness of sins

We believe that our sins block our fellowship with God. As we confess those sins, God forgives us and our fellowship is restored.

We believe in the resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of the body, the judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost.

We are one body in Christ

We believe that saving faith in Jesus Christ unites all Christians as members of the body of Christ. Such a position brings both privileges and responsibilities before God and toward one another in the Christian life.

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Our Benefits

Qualified Staff

The teachers of RIS are a team of motivated and enthusiastic people with a passion for seeing children grow in Godly character as they develop the children academically, emotionally, physically and socially.

Fun Activities


 At RIS we believe that teaching a child to swim is a lifesaving skill that every child deserves to know. Not only will this skill save their life but it is also a source of enjoyment. Each class has a swimming lesson once a week.


Once a week the children participate in an activity according to staff skills and interests. The choice of activities change every term to promote diversity.

Annual School Events

Once a year the school hosts the following events (Covid Permitting):

  • Christmas Carols
  • Easter Event
  • Play
  • Project Fair: Famous people, International Evening, Design and Technology Fair
  • Fun Family Days
  • Dia da Criança
  • Cross-Country
  • Athletics
  • Gala

Facts About Us

Our Philosophy:

Happy Children and Happy Parents

RIS believes that above education, the character of a person is critical to their success in life. We believe that Godly characters need to be instilled and encouraged in all our children. We pride ourselves in identifying and growing these characteristics in the children that attend RIS.

Our Mission

Rapale International School commits to provide an excellent, holistic, English education in a Christ honouring environment in which every child is encouraged to fulfill their unique potential.

To nurture young people to think, speak and act from a God saturated world view and to live transformationally in their relevant spheres.

Our Vision

To nurture young people to think, speak and act from a God saturated world view and to live transformationally in their relevant spheres.’


Future Plans

Rapale International School plans to establish a fully operational primary and secondary school using Cambridge IGCSE as the end examination goal. Most of our growth is presently at the Grade 0 and Grade 1 level where children of all different language backgrounds are welcome.