About


Welcome to Ed-U-College

We look forward to welcoming you to the Ed-U-College family!

Ed-U-College is very much alive and successful on our premises at the corner of Smuts Avenue and Walter Sisulu Street. This year will be our 22nd year in the field of education, and although we are not all that evident from the street, drive in through the main gate and you will see that we have enviable grounds with lovely lawns, big, old trees and beautifully equipped classrooms and a laboratory. We are a Combined Independent School operating under the leadership of two Directors – Mrs A. Lee and Mrs K. Jacobs.

Our soccer field was once upon a time the bowling greens so you may imagine the quality our players enjoy. And that’s not all! We have a computer centre & laboratory. With our excellent matric pass rate, more and more parents want their children to attend a school, which has been modest in the past. With an enormous influx of new pupils from all over the province and a dedicated staff of 36 accountable and highly experienced teachers who are determined to do their very best to prepare the young people for their future, Ed-U-College will go from strength to strength!

Every year our school is overwhelmed by parents who want their children to attend our school. Sadly many of these parents wait too long and we have to turn them away. To avoid disappointment, please register from 1 September 2014 so that you are assured your child has a space for 2015.

We offer classes from Grade R to Grade 12 and extra classes in English, Maths and Science on Saturdays at our “Saturday School”.

Ed-U-College follows the CAPS of the Department of Education for all grades and tuition is through the medium of English. NCS, GET and FET is implemented in the applicable grades. Provision is made for Matriculation Exemption and Senior Certificate. Students are provided with a list of required textbooks and stationery which are available from a local supplier. Ed-U-College pays special attention to students who fail to reach their full potential by teaching correct study methods.

Our school is equipped with an alarm system and has a permanent security guard on the premises as well as a safety fence. Our learners engage in various cultural activities such as drama, arts festival and choral events. Sport is an important part of education and we offer mini cricket, netball, soccer and Inter-house athletics. Our learners also have the opportunity to partake in our “Fun Days” and educational trips. An “Entrepreneur’s Day” is an educational, fun day where learners are able to apply their knowledge in creating their own businesses with the help of specially trained educators.

Guidance and vocational guidance are provided on a continuous basis as part of the school program. A qualified councillor is available when required.

Interested parties should collect a registration form from the school office, complete it and pay the registration fee applicable. The learner’s latest results and a copy of the birth certificate should be attached.

Letter from the Principal

Mrs. I. Loots

We are a friendly school with a strong Christian ethos. Our inclusive character, values the excellent relationship between the school, parents and the community in which each child is treated as an individual and is valued.

We encourage children to work together, valuing relationships they make as lifelong learners. We provide creative first hand learning opportunities that lead to high quality education. We seek to develop the individual strengths of each child at our school, and we are committed to preserving a school where each unique personality can be recognized and valued.

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We also aim to foster a real sense of purpose in pupils of every ability, so that their individual gifts may be put to good use in the years after school. Good teachers inspire a child with love of learning, which endures long after specific facts are forgotten.

Above all we wish to develop young people whose worlds are not centred upon themselves alone. Ed-U-College boys and girls are valued members of the community. Commitment and a willingness to participate are their key features. We are proud that good behaviour is also a highly prized feature of life at the school. It is something that we expect of all our pupils.

Our school aims to serve the community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promote Christian values through the experience we offer to all our pupils.

We aim to give each member of our school community an experience of Christian life and worship. We believe that education, faith and the love and development of each individual are the corner stones for developing a healthy and prosperous community.

Regards

Mrs. I. Loots

Principal

Mission Statement

At Ed-U-College we are committed to the following:

  • We care about our community
  • We give opportunities to all people
  • God is our foundation and rock
  • We are compassionate about lifelong learning
  • We believe in excellence and perseverance

We will achieve this by:

  • Believing in the value and uniqueness of every child
  • Working towards a high standard of qualifications of all students and teachers
  • Living life with laughter and enjoyment
  • Transforming children into responsible adults

We are dedicated to:

  • Discovering the potential of every member of our school community
  • Unleashing champions at their own pace
  • Uplifting with enthusiasm and love

Objectives:

  • To provide an excellent educational service
  • To ensure student and parent support and community involvement
  • To provide the student with a wider social exposure
  • To contribute to the total development of the student

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Educational Principles

The National Curriculum and Assessment Policy is followed for all grades.  Tuition takes place in English.  Provision is made for Matriculation Exemption as well as Senior Certificate.  Final examinations are written during October / November.

  • A child-orientated approach
  • Proper guidance by specially selected and qualified teachers
  • Stimulating the child by providing study aids and material that will enrich his/her environment
  • Actively involving the child in the learning process thus stimulating his/her ability to think independently and creatively
  • Building the child’s self-confidence by following a positive approach
  • Providing the child with a wider social exposure, contributing to his/her total development and fostering a healthy self-image
  • Using the best study material
  • Focusing on enrichment and remedial work

Ed-U-College is a private, progressive, non-racial school aiming at maintaining high educational standards. It has been operating on a full-time basis in Witbank since January 1992 after successfully presenting part-time classes since 1988. Ed-U-College is situated in the CBD of Emalahleni (formerly known as Witbank) on the corner of Smuts Avenue and Water Sisulu Street. Ed-U-College is registered as a full-time Independent School and Examination Centre with the Department of Basic Education.

We strive to raise the academic skills levels of the students by providing them with a non-racial, stable and sufficient educational foundation which provides access to a wide spectrum of career opportunities as well as enabling them to fulfil their roles as full citizens of this country.

Admission Requirements

The Education Department’s age restriction for Grade R and Grade 1 are adhered to and the minimum requirements for progressing to the next grade are based on the NCS of the Department of Basic Education. The school, however, reserves the right as an independent institution and according to the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 to limit and/or admit students at our discretion.

 

Quality Assurance, Registration and Monitoring

As an independent school we meet all the requirements for accreditation by Umalusi. We are registered and monitored by the Provincial Education Department. We fulfil the requirements stipulated in the norms and standards of the Department of Basic Education.

 

Governance

We operate within our legal registration as a non-profit organisation section 21 company.

 

Parents and Community

We report on the progress of the students quarterly through term reports and activities at school through newsletters and parents meetings.

Security

The school is equipped with an alarm system and has a permanent security guard.

 

Previous Matric Results

We place a very high priority on academic achievement. In this regard we present diplomas, trophies, bursaries and prizes at our annual prize giving ceremony to students who constantly excel and take pride in academic, sport and social achievements.

2010 : 87%
2011 : 93%
2012 : 85%
2013 : 98%
2014 : 98%
2015 : 89%
2016 : 91%

Going the extra mile

Life, Financial and Entrepreneurial Skills
As these skills are very important and do not form part of the formal curriculum, time is allocated for the development of these skills in the students by specially trained teachers. Entrepreneurial days are part of the school program.
Cultural Activities
Students engage in various cultural activities such as drama and the Arts Festival. We produce a musical or play every second year in the Civic Theatre in which all students participate. We also have singing groups and a choir on certain occasions.
Computer Studies
Computer studies are presented to pupils in a specially equipped computer room. Computer Applications Technology is an examination subject in Grades 10 -12.
Sports
Sports such as soccer, netball and mini cricket are provided for students who wish to participate in league matches between schools. Fun sports days also take place where classes and teams compete against each other.
Study Methods
Many students do not reach their full potential because of inadequate study methods. Ed-U-College pays special attention to this problem by teaching correct study methods.
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Overhead projectors and data projectors are available to all teachers. Other audio-visual aids include a television set, video recorders and music centre. Modern Science and Biology apparatus is available to students in our fully equipped Science Laboratory.

School Uniform

It’s important you make the right impression, please insure that your school uniform is correct and tidy. On our website you will find a list of the correct dress code for all grades.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

[Nelson Mandela]

Ascension Day 2015!!

Admissions

We are now welcoming applications for admission for 2017. Click bellow to view the requirements for registrations and documents. No admittance in January 2017 without correct documents.

Kindly visit the School office for registration documents and any inquiries.