The motto of the school is, “Success through Effort”. This motto has over the years been interpreted into practicality by both the staff and pupils in the school. The teaching staff encourage the pupils to be forward-looking and determined to do their best and that the best can only be achieved if they themselves make that effort.
Indeed it is gratifying that in a school with a pupil population of over 700 pupils, on any given working day, any visitor to the school will find absolute order and seriousness in all the classes.
Mpelembe Secondary School’s mission is “To mould its pupils into wholesome, morally upright individuals by providing them a high quality, holistic education facilitated by a qualified and motivated body of staff in a conducive learning environment”..