Kersten College, Florida



Important School Information: Kersten College, Florida




12 West St, Florida, Roodepoort, 1710

Type of school

Independent School


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Grades Taught

Grade R - Grade 7 (Pre-Primary and Primary)


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Welcome to Kersten College. Here, we strive to ensure every learner is happy in our nurturing and caring environment, and want a child to feel 'at home'. We are certainly firm, yet fair, and ensure we do our utmost best to offer some personal tuition to every child who needs it and is willing to do his/her part in completing each term's curriculum. Our school offers more than the ABC. We believe in holistic education, including values, principles, and good manners. An assembly is conducted each morning, and includes a weekly theme, for example, manners, love, bullying, etc: We end each assembly, which lasts no more than about 10 minutes, with our National Anthem which the children and staff sing with pure gusto and pride.

A child does not have to understand the English language when starting at our school. Children are able to learn a new language within a few short months, and assure you the lack of knowledge of the English language does not negatively affect the child's ability to learn in any way.

You may ask whether the school is affiliated to a specific religion. The answer is no, we welcome and respect children and parents of all religions as we feel humankind's core values and principles are the same for all. We strongly believe in non violence, integrity, love, truth, peace, ethics and right action, and are not qualified in theology to teach religion at school. We do, however, celebrate a number of religious days.

Be assured, your child will receive the best attention at all times at Kersten College, and it is our mission to prepare your child to be able to meet the demands of any high school he/she will attend hereafter.



School Mission
We want our school to be known as a caring school where all students gain the confidence to become positive, quality, learners. The school will provide a nurturing, caring, stable environment and academic excellence while preparing its students for life long learning.

Our School Vision
The school will strive for the recognition, protection and respect of freedom of belief, religion and speech. The school will utilise the Gauteng Department of Education learning guidelines. Having studied a number of 'other' curriculums, we truly feel this syllabus is academically, the most appropriate, is well rounded, and compares favourably to the best in the world. Our main 'Readers' are published by the commercial arm of the NGO "READ", 'Reading Matters', which company can be found on the Internet. These readers are very appropriate for South Africa and depict our wonderful diversity in cultural aspects, as well as our animals and bird life.


Admissions Policy
The school is an Ordinary Private school and will be unable to accommodate learners with true special education needs. However, the school will NOT place more than 26 learners (up to 28 in an emergency) in any class. Kersten College is willing to accommodate learners deemed as 'behind their peers' elsewhere, as these learners may, due to the small numbers which means more individual tuition, be able to catch up with their peers. The Kersten College Principal and staff will at all times be honest with parents in terms of the child's progress or otherwise.

Physically disabled learners who are wheelchair bound will be accommodated as there are ramps built within the premises as well as inside the school building allowing such learners to move freely. ALL ordinary learners who are of the appropriate age group will be admitted subject to the payment of the school fees, as well as availability of class numbers, and total learners allowed as per the Health Department's Certificate, and there will be NO unfair discrimination against any learner in respect of race, gender, nor religious affiliation.

The school will strive for the recognition, protection and respect of freedom of belief, religion and speech. The school motto is 'Knowledge, Friendship, Integrity', which are depicted in the School Coat of Arms as 3 Gold Stars, and these principles will be adhered to at all times, as well as the five core values, namely Truth, Love, Peace, Right Action and Non violence.



Our Commitment
We assure you we shall do our utmost best at all times to ensure your child receives above average academic education/ leadership training/ good behavioural skills, to stand him/her in good stead to meet the challenges of any high school your child will attend hereafter. A number of our Grade 7 learners have 'Prefect' status and are assigned a set of rules/responsibilities, under the watchful eyes and ears of the Principal and Educators.








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