Established in 2008, by Pierre and Anke du Toit, Jacobs Well Village is a Non-Profit Company (NPC) and a Non-Governmental Organisation.
In Jacobs Well School, implementing Whole Person Development®, we develop, educate and mentor children as individuals academically, emotionally and spiritually to fulfil their life callings as responsible, educated and balanced young leaders in society, to serve and transform their communities.
Our definition of a good education is that every learner should be equipped with academic, vocational, creative, personal, emotional, leadership and other life skills to serve in their communities, whether home, workplace or university. And it starts at Pre-School with Early Childhood Development.
Arts and crafts
Physical training (PT)
Songs and rhymes
In 2018 we have:
Pre-School (Grade 000 to Grade) (measuring milestones development)
Grade R: Preparation year for school (CAPS Curriculum)
Grade 1 – 3: Foundation Phase (CAPS Curriculum)
We offer supervised afternoon care on the campus.
Jacobs Well Schools are multi-lingual and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race or religion. We follow Biblical principles.
In Benoni we established our second Pre-School (ECD) in 2017 with two qualified ECD Teachers and Learner Teachers.. In Centurion West, we have three qualified ECD teachers: One teacher with an Early Childhood Development class (since 2010), another class for slow learners (since 2012) on the same premises where qualified Care Workers who take care of some forty special needs children.
We make use of ECD qualified teachers and assistants so that the ratio remains less than 1:15. Teachers will move with children from one grade to the next. This builds relationships and keeps teachers accountable for the development of children in their class over an extended period.
Children eat breakfast at home. Parents pack meals and send their children’s meals. Meal and snack times are as follows:
January – Me and my body
February – My family
March – Autumn
April – Water
May – Colours and shapes
June – Winter
July – Teeth and dentist
August – Spring (seasons in full)
September –South Africa and heritage
October – Day and night
November – Fruits
December – Animals
|7:00 – 8:00||Arrival||Supervised play , brain gym , discuss weather & seasons, drink water|
|8:00 – 8:30||Directed Activity 1||Morning ring, greetings, register, Toilet routine,|
|8:30 – 9:30||Directed Activity 2||Teaching grace and courtesy exercises (opening and closing the chair with 2 hands, Colouring – teaching of shapes|
|9:30 – 10:30||Directed Activity 3||Build puzzles on mat & then read books|
|10:30 – 11:00||Snack||Birthday Parties/Snack Mid-morning snack|
|11:00 – 12:00||Structured Outside Play||Bicycles, Sand, Water, Blocks, & Fantasy Play|
|12:00 – 12:10||Pack Away||Pack Away outside equipment|
|12:10 – 12:40||Directed Activity 4||Teaching of alphabets, Introducing Practical Life activities|
|13:00||Departure & After Care||After care starts|
|13:00 – 14:00||Restful Period||Children Sleep, rest, read on mats|
|15:00 – 15:15||Snack||Toilet routine, washing hands, Snack|
|14:00 – 17:30||Play||Supervised play & learning, homework, etc.|
At Jacobs Well Pre-School we do not only care for your child as we would for our own, but we continuously assess their development progress:
Social interactive skills
We incorporate some occupational therapy in a playful manner into everyday activities e.g. swings outside, riding on a board, hammock swing and other activities. 7
Children need to interact with nature from an early age. We envisage a vegetable patch with some chickens and perhaps bunnies to provide for this.
Jacobs Well Pre-School is registered at the Dept of Social Development. The leaders of Jacobs Well Village have connections with the Finnish Education System, regarded as the best in the world, and implement some of their principles.
Jacobs Well Schools’ leadership works with leaders in the Finnish Education System. We envisage an exchange system where our learners and teachers will visit Finland. Finnish learners and student teachers will visit SA to upgrade our service delivery to come in alignment with theirs, being the best in the world.
We currently implement the following elements of the Finnish Education system:
We will also implement an exchange system where our learners, students and teachers will visit Finland. Finnish learners, students and teachers will visit SA to upgrade and ensure service delivery to our learners.
An application for enrolment form is available on the internet. The fully completed form is emailed or handed in at the office. We approve enrolment of learners on an individual basis only after an interview.
Jacobs Well School Pre-school is located on the R23 route at 162 Range View Road, Apex Industrial, Benoni.
Teachers, mentors and learners should demonstrate the following principles
True education takes place constantly, regardless of time or place for children learn by what they live. General knowledge, behaviour patterns, respect, gratefulness, orderliness and discipline of the child are the responsibilities of the parent, not the education system. Jacobs Well Schools will endorse and support all of the above while a learner is on our premises. When a learner transgresses Jacobs Well Schools’ code of conduct, we expect the parent to endorse and support us.
We undertake to communicate openly regarding problems experienced by learners. Our teachers and mentors are dedicated and experienced youth workers who have helped many children and their parents. Should a parent have a problem with the mentors of Jacobs Well Schools, we value the same open discussion.
The spacious premises provide the following:
You are welcome to contact Kathrin on 011 568 4884 for information or visit to school campus.
Registration forms can be emailed upon request or downloaded from the website – Link below.
Places are limited so please register your child as soon as possible.