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 182 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!
HABITS OF THE MIND
SACS Junior has set the goal to initiate the ‘Thinking Schools’ philosophy during 2013. This is the beginning of a long and steady process whereupon we join other progressive schools in teaching children and teachers to think about the way that we think and learn as different individuals!
One vehicle that drives the approach is the adoption of the ‘Sixteen Habits of Mind’. These are logical qualities that, upon reflection, are all sound habits through which we should conduct everyday life. We shall introduce eight this year, viz. Persisting; Managing Impulsivity; Relying on Past Knowledge; Listening with Empathy and Understanding; Thinking Interdependently; Striving for Accuracy; Responsible Risk Taking and Finding Humour.
We aim to install the language of ‘Habits of Mind’ over the next two years.
Habits of the Mind introduced so far: