2018 SPARK Schools Information Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like to speak to us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 010 125 0600. Alternatively you can email the enrolment department at registrar@sparkschools.co.za or the accounts department at accounts@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.

Please note below a guideline of the healthy foods, snacks and drinks allowed at school:

Food

 

  • Brown bread/low-GI/ Rye bread or rolls Sandwiches (e.g. peanut butter,chicken and mayo, cheese with lettuce/cucumber/tomato, etc )
  • Steamed/roasted/cooked Vegetables (e.g. cauliflower, broccoli, butternut, spinach, sweet potato, potato, green beans,etc )
  • Brown, or white rice
  • Steamed/roasted/cooked Roasted meat
  • Hard boiled eggs (cleaned)
  • Beans
  • Tuna
  • Wholewheat pasta
  • Nuggets/ fish fingers – can be lightly fried, preferably bakedMiscellaneous
  • peanut butter
  • hummus
  • boiled peas
  • Flora margarine
  • cheese spreads
  • No nutella/chocolate spreads allowed

 

Snacks

  • Provita and cheese
  • Rice cakes
  • Nuts (e.g. Almonds, Cashews, peanuts, walnuts) and Seeds (e.g. pumpkin seeds, sunflower, )
  • Fruit: apple, banana, grapes, peach, plum, nectarine,
  • Carrot sticks
  • Plain yoghurt (if sweetened it must be low-fat )
  • Plain popcorn (or lightly salted)
  • Baby cheese
  • Bran muffins/ bran and banana muffins
  • Raisins
  • Biscuits, chocolate-flavoured custard, chips, puff corn, Nik Naks, and chocolate-covered protein bars are not permitted on campus

 

Drinks

  • Plain Water/ unflavoured sparkling water
  • Plain Milk
  • Drinking yoghurt (e.g. Yogi Sip), Cool Drinks, Flavoured water, Milkshakes, juices (not even if it is 100%) are not allowed

 

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 two vendors:
School and Leisure
o Phone: 021-705-0288
o E-mail: online@schoolandleisure.co.za
o Website: http://www.schoolandleisure.co.za/schools/gauteng/spark-schools/

There are external supplier uniform stores at all SPARK Schools except SPARK Ferndale.

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.

Aftercare for 2018
Aftercare until 5:30pm five days a week will cost R500 per month for 12 months. Aftercare until 5:30pm on Mondays only will cost R230 per month for 12 months. This will be arranged and billed through our schools in January 2018. All families that wish to enrol in aftercare for 2018 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 2018.

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

The SPARK Schools bank account is under the following company name: eAdvance

Our bank details are as follows:

Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Account Name: eAdvance/SPARK Schools
Account Number: 62363790108
Branch Code: 250655

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 form of bursaries, and our scholars who are on bursaries have arranged these outside of SPARK Schools.

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

Please visit Eventbrite to view these events, and to RSVP.

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.