Welcome to Jahari Christian Academy independent school
Tel: 064 506 3608 (Office)
Jahari Christian Academy is a registered independent English medium school situated at Nr 12 Eighth Road, Rynfield Agricultural Holdings (also called Cloverdene) in Benoni. We have a full combined school, with a dedicated staff serving the needs of its learners from Grade 1 through Grade 12. Jahari Christian Academy was registered with the Gauteng Education Department in 2010 as EMIS 700400413 and with the Department of Social Development as a non-profit organisation.
Our reason for being is to provide a holistic approach to the education of children—imparting spiritual values which serve as a foundation; providing an environment which promotes emotional wellbeing; stimulating and developing the child’s physical interests and talents; and sharpening the life skills necessary for every child to become a mature, productive member of society. There is no discrimination on any basis, even religious persuasion. In fact, the school is absolutely non-elitist, striving to make a quality private education available to any child.
We follow the School of Tomorrow Accelerated Christian Education Curriculum (A.C.E). in the Foundation Phase. This trend setting educational model is revolutionary in that the focus is not on a teacher lecturing a large group of learners, but rather on the individual needs and abilities of each child. From Grade 5 to Grade 12 we offer the fully digital SwitchedOn Education curriculum. This is a world class quality curriculum that culminates in the American High School diploma when students graduate in Grade 12. This certificate is recognised in South Africa as a foreign equivalent to the South African National Senior Certificate (NQF4). It is accepted and accredited worldwide by higher education institutions and employers.
Parents complete the application form and return it to the school with all the supporting documents listed, together with the registration fee (which is payable within 14 days from submission of application form.
If a birth certificate is not available, a Learner may only be accepted conditionally until a copy of the birth certificate is obtained from the regional office of the Department of Home Affairs.
It is an offence to make a false statement about the age of a child (Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992, No 51, of 1992).
The parent must ensure that the admission of the learner is finalised within three months of conditional admission.
If the parent is unable to show proof of immunization against the following communicable diseases: polio, measles, tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus and hepatitis B., the parent must have the learner immunised as part of the free primary health care program.
The principal reviews the submitted application in conjunction with the School Management Board. The secretary will arrange a subsequent interview between parents and principal. Please note the following procedures:
The South African Schools Act, 1996 and this policy apply equally to learners who are not citizens of South Africa and whose Parents are in possession of a permit for temporary or permanent residence issued by the Department of Home Affairs. Persons classified as aliens must, when they apply for admission for their children or for themselves, show evidence that they have applied to the Department of Home Affairs to legalise their stay in the country in Terms of the Aliens Control Act, 1991 (No. 96 of 1991).
For a child to be admitted to Jahari Christian Academy, both parents must attend Parent Orientation. Our ACE and digital approach to learning is very different to that used at other schools, and it is therefore necessary for parents to attend an orientation meeting to equip and inform them in the education of their child.
Re-enrolment forms are distributed at the end of the 3rd term each year for re-enrolling for the following year. Re-enrolment of learners depends upon attendance at Parent Orientation, behaviour of learner, and payment of school fees.