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    SUNWARD CHRISTIAN

    ACADEMY

    PROSPECTUS

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    Sunward Christian Academy

    Mission

    Sunward Christian Academy was established to conduct

    and maintain a Christian Independent School for

    Biblical based education, maintaining the highest possible

    academic standard.

    Vision

    To be a school that will grow in stature and favour with God

    and the community and to develop every child in our care to

    his or her full potential and calling for Christ.

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    Introduction

    After the Lord gave Pastor Jan van der Westhuizen the vision to start a Christian

    School in this area, Sunward Christian Academy was established in 2000.

    Pastor van der Westhuizen is the Principal and founder.

    We opened the school in faith and thank God for the 14 years that we could serve

    our community in Boksburg as a non-profitable organisation.

    As a Christian school we train the whole child according to Proverbs 22:6. Our aim

    is to build a Godly character into each of our learners. Christian Education is the

    salt of the earth. We pray for our learners and equip them daily to be the light

    of the world, that God called us to be.

    Sunward Christian Academy is a non-profit organisation. We are registered as an

    Article 18 organisation. This means that all donations to the school are tax deductible.

    Should you like to have more information on this, dont hesitate to contact our

    Administrator.

    We trust that the Lord will provide bigger and better premises within the next year,

    with sport grounds, etc.

    Sunward Christian Academy is an e-school. The Grade 4 12 learners

    work on tablets as well as hard copies on certain subjects. The junior learners also

    work on school tablets to get familiar with this technology and have fun.

    Importance of school diary: Parents must read and sign daily. All special events and

    dates are indicated in the diary as well as all school holidays and exam tables.

    Changes will be notified in writing.

    Reminder: All Grade 4 12 learners must complete a Study Method Course at

    R500. This may be paid off over 5 months. Every year your child will receive a

    refresher course free of charge.

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    SUNWARD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - 2015

    TERM 1

    Start (Educators) Monday 12 January 2015

    Start (Learners) Wednesday 14 January 2015

    Close on Friday 27 February 2015

    TERM 2

    Start on Monday 9 March 2015

    Close on Friday 17 April 2015

    Easter Weekend Close Thursday 2 April 2015

    Start on Tuesday 7 April 2015

    Human Rights Day Saturday 21 March 2015

    TERM 3

    Start on Tuesday 5 May 2015

    Close on Friday 7 August 2015

    Midterm Break Close on Friday 26 June 2015

    Midterm Break Start on Monday 6 July 2015

    Workers Day Friday 1 May 2015

    School closed Monday 15 June 2015

    Youth Day Tuesday 16 June 2015

    TERM 4

    Start on Tuesday 8 September 2015

    Collect reports before 10:00 Thursday 3 December 2015

    Teachers finish on Wednesday 9 December 2015

    Close on Wednesday 23 September 2015

    Start on Monday 28 September 2015

    Midterm Break Close on Thursday 22 October 2015

    Midterm Break Start on Tuesday 27 October 2015

    Important: Please ensure that all holidays are booked only in school holidays.

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    General Information

    SCHOOL HOURS

    The school commences at 07:45 for all learners.

    Grade R 13:30

    Grade 1 & 2 13:45

    Grade 3 14:15

    Grade 4 12 14:30

    On Fridays all learners finish at 13:00.

    Please note that when the year end exams commence, ALL learners will be released

    at 12:00 every day for transport reasons. You will be notified in writing when the

    exam starts. The school expects from parents to make appropriate arrangements

    for their childs transport or aftercare. See diary for details.

    Contact details:

    Telephone number: (011) 896-1276 / 082 824 1652

    Fax: (011) 913-2507

    Website: www.sunwardchristianacademy.co.za

    E-mail address: sunwardca@absamail.co.za

    Banking details:

    Sunward Christian Academy

    ABSA Bank

    Account number: 4049422295

    Branch code: 630342

    http://www.sunwardchristian/mailto:sunwardca@absamail.co.za

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    CARE OF TABLETS

    Our school is an e-school that works on tablets for most of our subjects. Extreme care should

    therefore be taken with the tablets.

    It has come to our attention that many of the students are careless with their tablets and use them

    for purposes other than their school work.

    We would like to request that you take the time to explain to your child/ren that these tablets are

    expensive. They are for school use only and should be treated with high care as the school can not

    be held responsible for tablets that are blocked, broken and abused.

    These tablets are designed specifically for school use and any other applications/ games etc loaded

    on the tablets will affect the tablets performance and slow it down. No games and downloads are

    allowed on school tablets. We can not take responsibility for slow tablets if the tablet has other

    applications loaded on it besides what is necessary for school work.

    The children need to be responsible with their tablets and treat them with great care, not to damage

    the exterior as you will be held responsible for the fees to repair or replace the tablet as the

    students cant go without their tablets.

    We have received the following pointers from our suppliers with regards to the handling of the

    tablets to ensure longer use:

    - Charge tablets at home only. - DONT use your tablets when on charge - Use your tablet only when FULLY charged - DONT tamper with the USB charger port - DONT create any passwords or patterns (the tablets cant be repaired with lost

    passwords)

    - DONT delete anything if you are not sure what it is - Download an anti virus application for your tablet - Should your child need a charger, we will provide it at R120 each.

    Kenton will visit the school once a week to pick up and drop off tablets for repair.

    **Learners and parents must ensure that there is a back-up plan for when tablets are out of

    order as the school does not take responsibility. The learner can arrange for copies or a back-

    up tablet must be bought.

    Sunward Christian Academy will take NO responsibility and all queries must be directed to

    Youngtech. You can phone Dean on (011) 892 5432. They are situated in Leeuwpoort Street

    opposite the Spar.

    We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

    Name of learner: _________________ Grade: ______ Parents signature: ______________

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    ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

    Sunward Christian Academy is a member of the Independent Examination Board (IEB) as well as

    the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

    PRE-PRIMARY

    GRADE RR

    Learners that are 4 or 5 years old are welcome to apply for this grade. Allow your child to learn

    through playing. This program is designed to enhance our little ones skills before they are ready

    for Grade R.

    GRADE R (the year the child turns 6)

    Activities are structured to develop the whole child in an informal way. Children develop

    creativity and fine motor co-ordination through creative activities. Music and drama are regular

    activities. Language is enhanced through theme discussions, story-telling, rhyme and song.

    Outdoor play strengthens gross motor, balance and ball skills. In Grade R preparation for the more

    formal teaching of Grade 1 takes place. Readiness for handwriting includes pattern making,

    cutting, drawing and colouring. A concrete approach to mathematics is introduced. Incidental

    reading and phonemic awareness are some of the many school readiness skills presented. A

    school readiness test will be administered before admission to Grade 1 - CAPS applied.

    FOUNDATION PHASE

    GRADES 1, 2 & 3

    From a firm foundation in Grade R, our pupils move easily into a more formal and structured

    academic programme. Emphasis is placed on the teaching of literacy and mathematics. However,

    there is an emphasis on Life Skills as in physical education, music, art, computer skills,

    environmental appreciation and technology lessons. Second language communication is

    introduced in Grade 1. Learners transferred from other pre-primary schools will be assessed. The

    CAPS curriculum was introduced in 2012.

    Grade R Graduation

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    INTERMEDIATE PHASE GRADES 4 6

    Intermediate phase introduces a subject teaching approach. A variety of subjects are taught

    such as English (first language), Afrikaans (first additional language), Mathematics, Bible,

    Life Skills, Social Science and Natural Science/Technology. The CAPS curriculum for this

    phase was introduced in 2013.

    SENIOR PHASE GRADES 7 9

    The Academy adopts a subject teaching approach preparing the pupils for the Senior

    Certificate Examination set by the IEB. The Academy offers English, Afrikaans,

    Mathematics, EMS, Life Orientation, Technology, Arts & Culture, Natural Science and