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Plot 57, Doornrandje on R511 Hartebeestfontein, Centurion, 0157

Jacobs Well Benoni – High School

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Jacobs Well Benoni – High School

7th December 2016

Owner of the school: Jacobs Well Village NPC

Established in 2008, by Pierre and Anke du Toit, Jacobs Well Village is a Non-Profit Company (NPC) and a Non-Governmental Organisation.

Our Vision: Reclaiming the future one child at a time

We believe that to teach, develop, love, nurture and not only feed the mind, soul and spirit of each child, we give as much as we would give to our very own then:

We shall  see the rising of athletes and artists, librarians and lawyers, presidents and preachers, teachers and technicians, nurses and nuclear scientists who become leaders who serve and transform their communities.

Vision & Mission Statement of Jacobs Well Schools

In Jacobs Well Schools, which implement Whole Person Development®, we develop, educate and mentor children as individuals academically, emotionally and spiritually to fulfill their life callings as responsible, educated and positively balanced young leaders in society, to serve and transform their communities.

Whole Person Development®

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 at home, workplace or university.

Non-discriminatory

Jacobs Well Schools are multi-lingual and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race or religion. We follow Biblical principles.

Our Experience

Our first high school was established in 2008 in Valhalla, Centurion, Pretoria. Benoni is our second High School. A Pre-School for Early Childhood Development was established in 2012 in Raslouw, Centurion which has since moved to Doornraandje. Our Benoni campus also has an ECD centre, Primary school and vocational college.

School Registrations in place (or in process)

 

  • Gauteng Dept of Education – CAPS Curriculum – EMIS Registration No 700400945
  • Umalusi – Registered for National Senior Certificates
  • SACAI – Independent examination, assessment and moderation board
  • SACE – Teachers and Teaching Assistants
  • Local Fire Dept

Teacher : Learner Ratio’s

We make use of teachers and assistants so that the ratio of teacher : Learner remains 1:20.

School fees: Affordable Private Education

  • Primary School Grade 1 – 5
    R1500 per month (10 months)
  • High School Grade 8 – 11
    R2700 per month (10 months)
  • Once-off Registration Fee R900-00
  • Parents buy books and stationery

Inexpensive school uniforms

Learners wear a branded golf shirt (available at the school @ +-R150) with navy or black denim jeans and takkies. In winter they add navy blue jerseys, wind breakers or hoodies and navy beanies, all available at the school.

Mentoring of learners

Jacobs Well Schools encourage mentor-protégé relationships of trust. In this process more skilled and experienced mentor leads, teaches, counsels and encourages the protégé to complete their assignments in the context of ongoing nurturing, within a disciplined framework. We therefore have teachers that are passionate about children and have a calling for education.

Learners are encouraged to share their joyous and painful experiences with their mentors. Jacobs Well Schools are associated with registered counsellors who help not only our learners, but also their families. Professionals we trust can help assess potential,* IQ, interest and aptitude to determine study directions for learners at reasonable costs.

* This broadens the field of psychometric testing

Progression at own tempo

Jacobs Well Schools offers an option that is different from the normal classroom situation to provide individualised facilitation as learners progress at their own pace. Though the classroom has an informal atmosphere, it is a disciplined educational environment.

Subjects presented

We offer the CAPS Curriculum using text books as advised by the Gauteng Dept of Education. The subjects we offer are:

Grade 8 and 9 according to Gauteng Dept of Education

Compulsory

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Life Orientation

Elective

  • Maths/ maths literacy
  • Natural Sciences (Gr 8 & 9)
  • Life Sciences (Gr 10 – 12)
  • Physical Sciences (Gr 10 – 12)
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Life Orientation
  • Tourism
  • Geography
  • History

We have very intensive practicals that require specialised  tools and equipment

Embracing 21st Century Technology

At Jacobs Well Schools we believe that every child should be computer literate so that they are ready for the job market or university. We offer a media center on the premises. During school hours they will be facilitated to become computer literate by a qualified facilitator. The center is open after school for students who do not have a computer at home.

Dedicated Math and Science Teachers

We have dedicated Math and Science teachers who are passionate about their subjects.

University admittance requirements

Learners are offered the normal academic schooling to prepare for university entrance to train for a profession. Learners who want to receive University Degrees are led to choose the right subjects for applications into their respective fields.

School hours and terms

Monday to Thursday 07h30 to 14h00
Friday                           07h30 to 13h30

School terms are the same as the Gauteng Dept of Education.

Jacobs Well Education Advisory Board

  • Pierre du Toit
  • Mr MR Marothi
  • Drs Elina Maanselka-Botha
  • Dr Henriette Botha
  • Kanneth Van Staden
  • Valerie Worth

Our Finnish Connection

Jacobs Well Schools are registered private schools at the Dept of Basic Education. 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 collaborate 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:
  • Qualified teachers and mentors who have a calling as educators;
  • Expectancy of our teachers to improve their professional learning to Master’s Degrees;
  • Personalized, individual attention given to learners in a mentoring relationship;
  • Learners are guided to self-educate, discover, enjoy the education process;
  • Trust relationships between children, teachers and parents;
  • Creation of learning environments;
  • Teachers and learners are held accountable for progress;
  • Less time spent teaching, more time facilitating and mentoring
  • Mentoring and facilitating education with low learner teacher ratios;
  • Supervised lessons incorporating skills needed.
  • Grade 8 and 9 do normal basic education;
  • After assessment at the end of grade 9 and with consultation of the parents, Grade 10, 11 and 12 split into academic schooling to prepare for University entrance or a vocational Matric suited to the working world.

Admittance process

An application for enrolment form is available at the link below. The fully completed form can be emailed or handed in at the office. We confirm enrolment of learners on an individual basis only after an interview, and if required completion of entry exams.

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Code of conduct for Jacobs Well Schools

Teachers, mentors and learners should demonstrate the following principles

  • Courtesy, which is founded in respect for all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, age and status.
  • Pride in oneself and one’s appearance.
  • Pride in his/her contribution and membership in the school.
  • Awareness of his/her role and responsibilities in the school and the community.
  • We expect Jacobs Well Schools’ learners to:
  • Treat all teachers and mentors with respect and dignity.
  • Be friendly and respectful to fellow students, mentors and visitors.
  • Treat each other’s belongings with the necessary respect.
  • Take care of their personal belongings. Jacobs Well Schools will not be held responsible for personal items that are stolen.
  • Switch off cell phones and MP3-players during study time. Parents are welcome to contact the school in case of emergency.
  • Not use crude or foul language.
  • Be worthy of the trust placed in them.
  • Regarding appearance and behavior Jacobs Well Schools’learners should:
  • Arrive punctually in the mornings.
  • Show pride in personal appearance, to dress neatly in jeans and a t-shirt, to keep hair clean and in neat styles.
  • No excessive use of make-up and jewellery.
  • Treat their surroundings with respect – the furniture, equipment, the garden and the toilet facilities.
  • Use the refuge bins for any trash and chewing gum.
  • Respect each other with the use of the toilet facilities and leave these areas clean after use.
  • No smoking is allowed inside or around the building.
  • No use of alcohol allowed.
  • Speak English at all times.
  • No weapons to be brought on the premises
  • Fully adapted from Gauteng Education Department prescribed template
  • Safety of learners is paramount
  • Cooperation of all stakeholders will ensure that the best care is provided

Breaks:

  • Students are expected to use the demarcated area to relax.
  • Students should bring healthy snacks for break to keep their energy levels constant.
  • No heating or cooling facilities are available for the students.

The role of parents

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. IT takes a village to raise a child.

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.

Registration is open

You are welcome to contact Kannneth van Staden should you need clarity on any point. Registrations forms can be emailed or downloaded from the website. Places are limited so please register your child as soon as possible with a once off registration fee R900-00 to secure your place.

  • Debit order payment is the preferred method
  • Annual fees paid in full at the start of the year get a discount
  • Annual fees are paid over 10 months (February to November) on the first day of each month regardless of public holidays

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