Junior College is a private school based in Ottery, Cape Town.

Junior College is an independent co-educational Junior School as well as pre-primary school which was established in 1998. It arose out of need for a small school that offers a high academic standard, religious education, exciting extra-curricular activities and excellent teaching in a disciplined but friendly environment.

Junior College has a strict policy of only hiring qualified and experienced teachers, ensuring the highest standards of education and mentoring.

The school is equipped with all the facilities that one would need to ensure the best exposure to core academic concepts and practices to learners. With well-equipped classrooms, a computer laboratory specializing in Mathematics, English and Afrikaans programs and a library offering a wide variety of books, magazines and other learning material. Junior College ensures a variety in education while ensuring steady focus on enhancing the potential of each of our learners.


Our History

Junior College was established by its headmaster Mr Nasar Salie who taught at a public school up to 1993. It is an institution managed by administrators and staff who have an intense and loyal interest in the success, happiness and individual needs of every learner who passes through its doors. We started off as a pre – preparatory school, admitting learners up to Grade 3. After that, year after year, Junior College grew until within a few years it started offering classes up till Grade 7.

Vision

To offer all children, a quality education with holistic approach of nurturing and encouraging each child’s moral, religious, physical and educational well-being irrespective of race, religion or background.

 

Mission Statement

  • Provide an environment which will ensure the security and safety of all learners and their possessions.
  • Promote and develop self-discipline.
  • Instill and develop a sense of responsibility.
  • Inculcate a value system.
  • Enhance and project image of self and school.
  • Provide an environment conducive to the acquisition of academic social and physical skill.
  • Promote the care of the school building and other facilities.
  • Foster a sense of pride in the school

Our Ethos

  • An awareness of social and environmental responsibility
  • An emphasis on fostering self-worth, independence, and confidence
  • A disciplined environment with good moral values
  • Education is a dynamic partnership between children, teachers, and parents, in which each complements the work and effort of the other in an atmosphere of CO-OPERATION, MUTUAL RESPECT, AND APPRECIATION.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Reliability
  • Responsibility
  • Loyalty
  • Solidarity
  • Unity
  • Ubuntu
  • Friendship
  • Leadership
  • Compassion
  • Dignity

What can we offer your child?

  • Small classes
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Individual attention in a small class
  • A healthy teaching and learning environment in a well equipped school
  • A beautiful school building any child would be proud of
  • Qualified special needs educator (remedial educator)
  • After-care facility
  • Regular, continuous assessments
  • Enriching activities, outreach programmes and educational excursions that is subject based.

Staff

All of our teachers have qualifications in the subjects they teach and are qualified teachers. Experience levels range from two years (for junior staff) to over thirty years (for senior staff.) The school operates under separate heads for the pre-primary, primary, intermediate and senior phase. We have found that this offers each unit a great amount of flexibility in planning their activities, tests, classroom strategies, etc. With separate staff members for each academic level. Junior College offers a comprehensive feedback and information sharing mechanism to ensure that learners are ready for each level of education as they progress from grade to grade.

Security

Our learners are as important to us as they are to you. We understand the need to keep a steady look-out for their well-being as well as safety and have in place a setup that ensures that any unforeseen event can be handled efficiently. We have strict access control via intercom, electronically controlled gates and a surveillance system consisting of 40 cameras.