2 - 22 Road Number 3, Victory Park, Johannesburg 2195
|Type of school||Independent Catholic Coed School|
Grade R - Grade 12
As a school community with Christ as its centre, we humbly and wholeheartedly embrace the mission of providing a holistic education in harmony with the vision of the founders for the pupils entrusted to us. This is done in the belief that through this commitment, we will accept the need to share the responsibility we have to the world.
Tel Junior School: 011 782 5217
undertake to nurture our learners spiritual, intellectual, social, moral,
physical and emotional development in a caring, yet challenging
environment. In the process, we will embrace the best innovative and
tested learning experiences to enhance their education and growth, to
ensure relevance to the society in which we live.
We shall endeavour, through example and invitation, to promote independent thinking whilst living out the values of the Gospel enshrined in our school motto “Be first, that you may be of service”.
We will encourage each other to be the best person we can be and to develop a commitment of service to others. We shall always strive to ensure that the rights of all are held sacred.
Admission for Grade R
takes place in the child's fifth year, turning six. The majority of
applications are made shortly after birth. We request that parents keep
in touch with the school after application so that contact details are
up to date.
Interviews take place in the child's fourth year, turning five, and this process begins in February of the year prior to starting at the College.
The Grade R children enjoy a busy and happy day at school where the curriculum is still a balanced mix of formal and informal activities. Emphasis is placed on creative activities such as drawing, painting, woodwork, construction, dressing up and free play. These activities provide the teachers with opportunities to observe and monitor fine and gross motor skills. The more formal part of the day is devoted to Religious Education, listening to stories, news, a perceptual programme, school readiness, computers, music and Physical Education.
In the Junior school we have Grade R to Grade 7, with three classes per grade.
In Grade R there are approximately 22 learners in each class, and no more than 26 learners per class in Grades 1 - 7.
The following extra murals are offered for Grade 1 and Grade 2 learners:
Mini Netball and Soccer
In addition the following private lessons are offered at the school at parents own cost:
Extra Murals for Gr 3-7
Speech and Drama
De La Salle Holy Cross College follows the National Curriculum Statement as implemented by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).
The academic curriculum comprises both the humanities and sciences, as well as examination and non-examination studies, and has been designed to meet both provincial and national requirements for all grades. The attainment of educational excellence at all levels is a primary consideration as prioritized in the appointment of qualified educators and the restriction of individual class groups to a maximum of 28 learners.
Learners are required to choose between Afrikaans Second Language (Afrikaans First Additional Language) and IsiZulu Second Language (IsiZulu First Additional Language).
Learners who choose to study IsiZulu have usually studied this subject in Junior School.
Subjects studied are as follows:
Subjects studied are as follows:
At the end of the Grade 9 year learners are required to make a choice of subjects that they will study until Grade 12.
The following subjects are offered:
Choice subjects (Choose 3)
Advanced Programme Mathematics and Advanced Programme English are offered as extra subjects. AP subjects have no influence on the final NSC, and will not appear on the final NSC certificate. A separate certificate is issued by the IEB.
Extra Mural Activities
De La Salle Holy Cross College provides all its learners with the opportunity of participating in a wide variety of academic, spiritual, cultural, sporting and church/community related extramural activities.
Cultural activities form an integral part of the broader curriculum offered at the College. Learners are expected to take part in one cultural activity per year.
Admissions: click here to email us
SA Private Schools is operated by 2KO Africa; a database of private and independent schools in in South Africa. We share our list of recommended, private schools in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria etc.