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Vista Junior Academy

Who we are

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.  Children are our future and we need to do everything in our ability to give them the best chance for success.

Our History

Junior Academy is the actualisation of a long-standing dream for Mr Koos Engelbrecht, the founder and father of Edulife’s very first school, Academy of Excellence.  His dream was to build a school from the ground up with a solid foundation and he did exactly that. With every brick laid, Mr Engelbrecht was present and he still continues to be involved with every phase of development.  The school opened in 2016 with 1 classroom, 3 children and 2 teachers. Year after year, the school continues to grow, and presently, we have 240 children.

Our philosophy

At Junior Academy we believe in leading by example. Our goal is to provide learners with a safe environment away from home with teachers who are able to take the role of parents, at school. We understand that children are more likely to succeed if they are taught in an environment where they feel safe and have role models to look up to and to go to, for advice. We discipline with reward, reversing the process of punishment, and implement a system where learners strive to do better in order to do their parents, teacher and fellow students proud. We also understand that every learner is a unique individual and that behaviour is a direct reflection of the emotions that they have, due to experience in their social lives. We strive to get to know all our learners personally and take the child’s circumstances into consideration when dealing with discipline.

Being an independent school

Being independent means having freedom to express ourselves and our beliefs. It also allows us to imagine greatness without boundaries.

Junior Academy is a religious school and we provide our learners a safe place to express and grow their religion. Learners are taught the importance of having a living relationship with God and each teacher does Bible study with their class every morning.

Future Plans for our School

Our aim is to steadily grow the school at the pace that we are currently on, until we have two classes per grade and to have only the best teachers in each of these classrooms. We want to maintain the excellent discipline that we currently have. We will continue to build on the importance of the preparation for successful education and not just education as such.

We want to coach strong competitive sport teams. We would like to be well-known for having excellent educators.

OUR ETHOS

Our Vision

To be a positive example in education, providing a holistic, balanced, and dynamic education to all our learners in preparation for their effective functioning in a changing society.

Our Mission

To offer all learners the challenges and opportunities, through the guidance of committed educators, the positive, active involvement of parents, and community participation, to develop entrepreneurship, to become self-reliant and multi-skilled, whilst developing their sense of uniqueness in a progressive, happy, and secure learning environment that instils a sense of responsibility and pride.

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    Democracy

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    Human Dignity

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    Social Justice

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    Non-racism

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    Respect

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    Equality

Meet our Teachers

Our small classes ensure a close interaction between teacher and child.  Our loyal, creative and committed team of in house experts encapsulates the dynamics of our unique approach to education.

Alec Debbo

Principal

Anna Lebajoa

Bursar
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Prisca Ndemanje

Procurement Officer

Caroline Nyaphuli

Support Staff & Admin

Christina Motsoahae

Support Staff

Tsholofelo Higa

Support Staff

Stephane Ketela

Support Staff

Relebohile Monne

Support Staff & Admin

Nthabiseng Sekgalo

Support Staff

Justin Sinakgomo

Support Staff

Louis Moeng

Support Staff

Marriam Leeuw

Debtor

Matha Mafereka

Support Staff
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Patricia Mahlobo

Toddler Class Teacher

Tsholofelo Taylor

Toddler Class Assistant

Ntaoleng Sealome

Toddler Class Assistant
+ View Foundation Phase Teachers

Tuané Ferreira

Foundation Phase Teacher

Lydia Matlhoko

Foundation Phase Teacher

Matseko Mcela

Foundation Phase Teacher

Aneleh Coetzer

HOD Foundation Phase | Grade 2A Teacher

Kelebogile Mosiane

Foundation Phase Teacher

Niëleen Swanepoel

Foundation Phase Teacher

Cailynne Goetsch

Foundation Phase Teacher

Chane van der Mescht

Foundation Phase Teacher

Gabisile Dlamini

Foundation Phase Teacher

Keamogetsoe Mabale

Foundation Phase Teacher

Kimberley Gunnell

Foundation Phase Teacher

Naledi Majombozi

Foundation Phase Teacher
+ View Intermediate & Senior Phase Teachers

Adriaan van Jaarsveld

HOD Senior Phase | Teacher

Clarissa Smit

HOD Intermediate Phase | Teacher

Palesa Maliboho

Senior Phase Teacher

Katleho Tsotsotso

Intermediate Phase Teacher

Cara Grove

Intermediate Phase Teacher

Charne Strauss

Intermediate Phase Teacher

Relebogile Monyaki

Senior Phase Teacher

Mlandeli Radebe

Senior Phase Teacher

Mmakgotso Skwebu

Senior Phase Teacher

Moeketsi Moloi

Intermediate Phase Teacher

Mosa Mosholi

Senior Phase Teacher

Nomsa Tshabalala

Senior Phase Teacher
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