Welcome to Vista Junior Academy
At Junior Academy, we understand that the road to success requires more than education alone. We embrace and value the process of laying a foundation from which successful education can be built. In preparing this foundation, we acknowledge that before a child can be effectively educated, certain basic needs need to be met. These include respect, a sense of belonging, love, recognition, friendship and security, to only name a few. All which they receive at our school. Children are our future and we need to do everything in our ability to give them the best chance for success.
Our Language Approach
The language of instruction is English as Home Language and Afrikaans as First Additional Language. All teaching, exercise and practical material are provided in English. Most students originating from South African countries as well as students from English-speaking countries, can assume that they have sufficient proficiency in English to register and participate in the CAPS programme.
Learners whose home language is not English, will have to pass a baseline assessment on their age level before being accepted at Vista Junior Academy. On a case-by-case basis, as determined by the respective learner advisor, learners whose first language is not English, may be required to attend remedial English-language classes.
OUR CORE VALUES
What we stand for
Communities that surround the school
Junior Academy is situated in a vibrant community that is rich with potential. Many young families reside here, and it is a safe and beautiful environment for children to grow up in. Parents in the community value the importance of good education and the children are taught good values at home and the importance of hard work, in order to achieve excellence.
Relationship with schools in the area
We work closely with the other schools in the Edulife group. Being a young principal that runs a fairly new school, I understand and value the importance of a support system. As Junior Academy grows, we aim to build strong sporting teams that can compete with the surrounding schools on the sports field.
Dear Mrs Matlhoko
Thank you for being a good teacher to my son. Keep on being patient to our children. You are so passionate about your work. Always smiling when we have come to pick our children from school, making us feel free to know more about our children’s progress at school.
Even though my son is not attending school at Junior academy anymore because of my husband’s work transfer I still wish I could see you. I sometimes miss Junior Academy events with my son. You made me love Junior academy and my son can not stop talking about it.
Thank you, we will always love you.
Dear Teacher Lydia
I am writing this to appreciate you as a teacher and acknowledge your great work.
I am thankful for the good foundation you have given my son. He has even adjusted well in the new school and getting good grades.
Your love and patience for our children really builds their self confidence. Neo was really shy and you worked patiently with him.
I hope you will continue to do the great work and nourish more young brains and going an extra mile in taking care of them. That has shown us that you do your job from a pure heart, wholeheartedly and professionally.
Your work is appreciated, keep it up.