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.
- Sandwiches, preferably on brown or whole-grain bread
- Fish fingers
- Pasta dishes
- Vegetables (grilled or roasted),
- Eggs (boiled)
- Hot dogs
- Chicken, Lean Beef or mince dishes
- Falafel balls
- 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)
- Mini cheddars
- Rice cakes
* Biscuits, sweets (including chocolate spreads or muffins), and chips are NOT permitted.
● 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
- Phone: 021 705 0288
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.schoolandleisure.co.za/schools/gauteng/spark-schools/
- To view the School & Leisure brochure for SPARK Schools please click here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, SPARK Schools do not offer any bursaries.
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.
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.