John Wesley School is a Christian independent primary school that has served the Pinetown and greater Highway area in KwaZulu-Natal with distinction since opening its doors in 1977.
Offering English medium instruction in a co-educational environment, John Wesley School produces young men and women with the knowledge, character and integrity necessary to become outstanding citizens and boldly face up to the numerous challenges with which they will be confronted in modern society.
The school has a strong team supported by the Board of Governors, parents and staff who all share a commitment to the children and their well-being.
We encourage parents to share responsibility for their children’s education, and we look forward to a happy partnership with you and your family.
Children can attend John Wesley Pre-primary from as young as 2 years (potty trained) in our 000/00 class where our Early Childhood Development Programme allows for extensive free play activities in a structured, safe, hands-on environment.
At John Wesley School, the Foundation Phase is a buzzing, busy environment where children are encouraged to improve their general knowledge and social skills.
Each child is taught to read and write in English and isiZulu, and Afrikaans is introduced in Grade Three.
Our learners are taught to apply their phonics skills to decode unfamiliar words when reading, to take note of punctuation and to read with understanding.
A variety of teaching methods and printed workbooks are used to ensure that each child understands and enjoys working with numbers.
The Intermediate and Senior Phase, or Intersen Phase, as it is commonly known, includes learners from Grade Four to Grade Seven.
This is a very exciting phase of a learners’ pre-adolescent development as they are becoming more independent, more socially adept and more self-aware. They are also able to more competently grasp the more academic and challenging areas of the school curriculum.
At the beginning of this phase learners are introduced to Natural Sciences and Technology and Social Sciences.
They are then later introduced to Economic and Management Sciences and Technology at Grade Seven level.
At John Wesley School, the learners are taught to be responsible and independent in all that they do.
LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS (LSEN)
John Wesley School's LSEN Class (Learners with Special Education Needs) has no more than 16 learners.
These learners have been identified as having specific learning difficulties and are not coping with the level of academics in their classrooms.
They are given work at their own level of understanding and work at their own pace, with guidance from a Specialist LSEN Class teacher.
The focus of the LSEN Class is the three main areas of learning, English, Mathematics, isiZulu, as well as Arts & Culture, Physical Education, Computer Studies and Life Skills.
In Life Skills they learn practical hands on activities such as cooking and gardening.
Learners who are consistently struggling with the level of academic requirements in their respective grades will be assessed by an Educational Psychologist to determine whether the LSEN Class would be an option for them.
Learners must be at least two or more years behind with their academic level and have repeated or be too old to repeat in the Phase to be considered for the LSEN Class.
Parents would be involved every step of the way and no decisions regarding their children are made without full understanding of this service offered by John Wesley School.
LSEN learners continue onto a LSEN High School where they will continue to learn the skills they will require to become productive members of society.
Many go on to FET Colleges to obtain their Matric Certificates.
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