2020 Information

2020

Adjusted Primary School Instructional Calendars

(Adjusted due to COVID-19)

2020

Adjusted High School Instructional Calendars

(Adjusted due to COVID-19)

Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like to speak to us regarding enrolment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 010 125 0601. Alternatively you can email the enrolment department at applications@sparkschools.co.za and we’ll attend to your email as soon as possible.

We can only confirm a child’s enrolment when we receive both the application fee and first month’s fee. Your child’s enrolment will not be secure until we receive both fees, and enrolment is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If both fees have not been paid, your child’s space at SPARK may be given away.

“ Why is it important for scholars to eat healthily?”, you might ask.

Research has shown that children are able to learn better when they’re well-nourished, and eating healthy meals has
been linked to higher marks, improved memory and alertness, and faster information processing. Therefore
we encourage our parents to partner with us to provide our scholars with healthy food to fuel their learning.

Please see below a suggested list of healthy lunches and snacks. The list is not exhaustive, so please check with your
scholar’s school if you are unsure of what to pack for daily snack and lunch.

Lunch Suggestions

  • Sandwiches, preferably on brown or whole-grain bread
  • Fish fingers
  • Noodles
  • Pasta dishes
  • Rice
  • Salads
  • Tuna
  • Vegetables (grilled or roasted),
  • Eggs (boiled)
  • Hot dogs
  • Chicken, Lean Beef or mince dishes
  • Falafel balls
  • Wraps
  • Soup

Snack Suggestions

  • Fresh or dried fruit , (examples: apples, bananas, mandarin, oranges, watermelon, pineapple, grapes, nectarines/peaches/apricots, strawberries, berries, pears, etc)
  • Vegetables , (examples: corn cobs, carrot sticks, capsicum sticks, green beans, cucumber sticks, snow peas, tomatoes, etc)
  • Cheese , (examples: cheese cubes/sticks or slices, cottage or ricotta cheese and cream cheese)
  • Crackers or crispbreads
  • Muffins , (examples: bran/savoury)
  • Yoghurt
  • Mini cheddars
  • Rice cakes
  • Popcorn
  • Biltong
  • Nuts

* Biscuits, sweets (including chocolate spreads or muffins), and chips are NOT permitted.

Drinks
● Non-Flavoured Milk or Water

* Juice, soda, flavoured water, milkshakes, and drinking yoghurt are NOT permitted at school.

At SPARK Schools Grade R scholars must be turning 5 years old by 30 June of that year to be enrolled.

Grade 1 scholars must be turning 6 years old by 30 June of that year to be enrolled.

The SPARK Schools uniform has been designed to be affordable and versatile. Many of the items can be worn outside of school as well.

SPARK Schools uniforms may be purchased through the following vendors:

School and Leisure

 

Rufaro Garments

 

The summer uniform will include:

  • a navy blue golf shirt with school badge
  • khaki shorts or skort
  • a navy blue peak cap or floppy hat with school badge
  • white socks
  • white takkies

The winter uniform will include:

  • a navy blue golf shirt with school badge
  • a navy blue long sleeved golf shirt with school badge
  • long khaki pants or a choice of navy blue track suit pants for Grade R scholars
  • a navy blue jersey with school badge
  • a navy blue drimac with school badge
  • a navy blue beanie hat
  • white socks
  • white takkies

Students should carry a backpack that does NOT have wheels, but has sufficient space for a homework folder, water bottle, and lunch box.

Aftercare for 2019
Aftercare until 5:30pm five days a week will cost R550 per month for 12 months. Aftercare until 5:30pm on Mondays only will cost R260 per month for 12 months. This will be arranged and billed through our schools in January 2019. All families that wish to enrol in aftercare for 2019 will be able to do so during placard pick up before school begins, including those existing SPARK families that would like to re enrol in aftercare for 2019.

High School Study Hall for 2019
Study hall is a supervised homework and revision facility. Supervision is carried out by non-teaching staff, so the facility does not offer guided support in homework and revision completion. Essentially scholars work independently completing work from everyday school lessons. Study hall until 5:30pm five days a week will cost R550 per month for 12 months. Study hall until 5:30pm on Mondays only will cost R260 per month for 12 months. This will be arranged and billed through our schools in January 2019. All families that wish to enrol in study hall for 2019 will be able to do so during placard pick up before school begins.

SPARK Schools does not offer holiday care over term break or public holidays.  Please review the instructional calendar to plan care for your child accordingly.

There are many different positions available at SPARK Schools.

To view these positions and to apply please visit our Join the Team page.

Our vision at SPARK Schools is to open new schools each year throughout South Africa. Please keep following us on our website or Facebook page for updates on where new schools will open each year. Unfortunately, SPARK Schools is not a franchise, as schools are opened and operated centrally by our Support office.

If you are a prospective parent interested in viewing our model in action, we invite you to arrange directly with the school closest to you to take a tour during our school hours. You can view our schools’ contact details on our Contact Us page.

If you are an educator or external guest interested in a school tour, please e-mail our Marketing department at marketing@sparkschools.co.za

Unfortunately, SPARK Schools do not offer any bursaries.

All SPARK schools will host Open Days at different points in the year.

Please click here to view these events, and to RSVP.

All​ ​SPARK​ ​Schools​ ​are​ ​English-medium​ ​schools. and we offer​ ​a​ ​first​ ​additional language,​ which is ​mandatory​ ​from​ ​Grade​ ​R. ​

  • The​ ​first additional​ ​language​ ​offered​ ​in​ ​our Gauteng schools​ ​is​ ​isiZulu,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​first​ ​additional language​ ​offered​ ​in​ ​our​ ​Western​ ​Cape​ school ​is​ ​isiXhosa.​ ​​ ​

We​ ​believe​ ​our​ ​first additional​ ​languages​ ​go​ ​a​ ​long​ ​way​ ​in​ ​preparing​ ​SPARK​ ​scholars​ ​for South​ ​Africa’s​ ​diverse​ ​society​ ​and​ ​economy.​ ​​ Read more on our blog.

SPARK Schools offers a personalised learning model of education. This model ensures that each scholar receives the academic attention that they require as an individual through one-on-one and small group learning during the school day. In the Grade R classes we have no more than 25 scholars, and in Grade 1 and upwards we have no more than 32 scholars however each of these scholars are receiving the academic attention that they require. Please read more about our Learning Model here.

All SPARK schools do offer extra-mural activities. These are not included in the fees. Kindly contact your SPARK school directly to enquire about this. You can find all contact numbers for our SPARK schools here https://www.sparkschools.co.za/schools.

We can only confirm a child’s enrolment when we receive both the registration fee and first month’s fee. Your child’s enrolment will not be secure until we receive both fees, and enrolment is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If both fees have not been paid, your child’s space at SPARK may be given away.