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.
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.
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.
Jacobs Well Schools are multi-lingual and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race or religion. We follow Biblical principles.
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.
We make use of teachers and assistants so that the ratio of teacher : Learner remains 1:20.
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.
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
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.
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
We have very intensive practicals that require specialised tools and equipment
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.
We have dedicated Math and Science teachers who are passionate about their subjects.
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.
Monday to Thursday 07h30 to 14h00
Friday 07h30 to 13h30
School terms are the same as the Gauteng Dept of Education.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.