Five secrets formulate the essence that ensures success at SACS Junior School:
History – Steeped in time, space and pride as South Africa’s oldest school of 184 years, SACS achieves a dualism that welds the traditional, ‘back to basics’ philosophy with a progressive initiative to lead at the cutting edge of modern education.
Holistic Education – Our main objective thrusts towards ‘Learning for Life’. A wide range of opportunities is offered across the Academic Curriculum and Extra Mural Programme respectively.
Maintaining the Balance – Sport, Academics, Culture and Social – an acronym forming ‘SACS’ – comprise four cornerstones upon which our Whole School Programme is founded.
The Family Ethic – SACS depends wholeheartedly on the generous, volunteering spirit of our parents and staff whose teamwork is simply amazing!
Proudly South African – SACS continues to strive towards her goal of growing diversity within South African society.
Our ‘open-door’ policy encourages you warmly to step into SACS – a unique way of life!
Bulletin Board: Thinking Schools
“Within a culture of thinking, students experience school as a place where thinking is valued and given time; rich opportunities for thinking abound in their day-to-day classroom experience; models of thinking are present in the form of seeing teachers and peers as fellow thinkers and the environment is fulfilled with the documentation of thinking.” Visible Thinking Website
Diversity Fund receives a boost
The SACS Diversity Fund currently supports three boys at the Junior School. Our very first candidate completed his Junior School career successfully and has settled in very well at SACS High School.
This week, we received the fantastic news that an Austrian charity, ‘Bright Star’ has donated R11 000 toward the education of these boys.
This financial contribution, along with the existing Diversity Fund will go towards the following:
- School fees.
- Academic Support: We will be able to provide academic support in Maths and English especially.
- Uniform: We will be able to kit out our current bursary holders with uniforms and/or sports kit where necessary – something which gives them a great sense of pride and belonging.
- Camps: The Grade Six boys go on a three-day camp in the first term and the Grade Seven boys go to Durban for a week. The fees for these camps are not included in the annual school fees. We will be able to pay for the camp.
Apart from the financial support, the School also offers its Counselling Services to the bursary holders. The School Psychologist, Ms Wonique Dreyer, meets with the boys on a regular basis to assist them and their families with the adjustment to the new environment. Ms Dreyer also runs a very successful Diversity Integration Group (DIG) with a group of boys from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds. The aim is to integrate our bursary holders successfully in all areas of the SACS life. Any parents, companies and organisations who wish to contribute toward the Diversity Fund are welcome to contact Mr Kandas Botha at email@example.com or Ms Wonique Dreyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Focus Poster 2015