Sunward Christian Academy
Sunward Christian Academy was established to conduct
and maintain a Christian Independent School for
Biblical based education, maintaining the highest possible
To be a school that will grow in stature and favour with God
and the community and to develop every child in our care to
his or her full potential and calling for Christ.
After the Lord gave Pastor Jan van der Westhuizen the vision to start a Christian
School in this area, Sunward Christian Academy was established in 2000.
Pastor van der Westhuizen is the Principal and founder.
We opened the school in faith and thank God for the 14 years that we could serve
our community in Boksburg as a non-profitable organisation.
As a Christian school we train the whole child according to Proverbs 22:6. Our aim
is to build a Godly character into each of our learners. Christian Education is the
salt of the earth. We pray for our learners and equip them daily to be the light
of the world, that God called us to be.
Sunward Christian Academy is a non-profit organisation. We are registered as an
Article 18 organisation. This means that all donations to the school are tax deductible.
Should you like to have more information on this, dont hesitate to contact our
We trust that the Lord will provide bigger and better premises within the next year,
with sport grounds, etc.
Sunward Christian Academy is an e-school. The Grade 4 12 learners
work on tablets as well as hard copies on certain subjects. The junior learners also
work on school tablets to get familiar with this technology and have fun.
Importance of school diary: Parents must read and sign daily. All special events and
dates are indicated in the diary as well as all school holidays and exam tables.
Changes will be notified in writing.
Reminder: All Grade 4 12 learners must complete a Study Method Course at
R500. This may be paid off over 5 months. Every year your child will receive a
refresher course free of charge.
SUNWARD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - 2015
Start (Educators) Monday 12 January 2015
Start (Learners) Wednesday 14 January 2015
Close on Friday 27 February 2015
Start on Monday 9 March 2015
Close on Friday 17 April 2015
Easter Weekend Close Thursday 2 April 2015
Start on Tuesday 7 April 2015
Human Rights Day Saturday 21 March 2015
Start on Tuesday 5 May 2015
Close on Friday 7 August 2015
Midterm Break Close on Friday 26 June 2015
Midterm Break Start on Monday 6 July 2015
Workers Day Friday 1 May 2015
School closed Monday 15 June 2015
Youth Day Tuesday 16 June 2015
Start on Tuesday 8 September 2015
Collect reports before 10:00 Thursday 3 December 2015
Teachers finish on Wednesday 9 December 2015
Close on Wednesday 23 September 2015
Start on Monday 28 September 2015
Midterm Break Close on Thursday 22 October 2015
Midterm Break Start on Tuesday 27 October 2015
Important: Please ensure that all holidays are booked only in school holidays.
The school commences at 07:45 for all learners.
Grade R 13:30
Grade 1 & 2 13:45
Grade 3 14:15
Grade 4 12 14:30
On Fridays all learners finish at 13:00.
Please note that when the year end exams commence, ALL learners will be released
at 12:00 every day for transport reasons. You will be notified in writing when the
exam starts. The school expects from parents to make appropriate arrangements
for their childs transport or aftercare. See diary for details.
Telephone number: (011) 896-1276 / 082 824 1652
Fax: (011) 913-2507
E-mail address: [email protected]
Sunward Christian Academy
Account number: 4049422295
Branch code: 630342
CARE OF TABLETS
Our school is an e-school that works on tablets for most of our subjects. Extreme care should
therefore be taken with the tablets.
It has come to our attention that many of the students are careless with their tablets and use them
for purposes other than their school work.
We would like to request that you take the time to explain to your child/ren that these tablets are
expensive. They are for school use only and should be treated with high care as the school can not
be held responsible for tablets that are blocked, broken and abused.
These tablets are designed specifically for school use and any other applications/ games etc loaded
on the tablets will affect the tablets performance and slow it down. No games and downloads are
allowed on school tablets. We can not take responsibility for slow tablets if the tablet has other
applications loaded on it besides what is necessary for school work.
The children need to be responsible with their tablets and treat them with great care, not to damage
the exterior as you will be held responsible for the fees to repair or replace the tablet as the
students cant go without their tablets.
We have received the following pointers from our suppliers with regards to the handling of the
tablets to ensure longer use:
- Charge tablets at home only. - DONT use your tablets when on charge - Use your tablet only when FULLY charged - DONT tamper with the USB charger port - DONT create any passwords or patterns (the tablets cant be repaired with lost
- DONT delete anything if you are not sure what it is - Download an anti virus application for your tablet - Should your child need a charger, we will provide it at R120 each.
Kenton will visit the school once a week to pick up and drop off tablets for repair.
**Learners and parents must ensure that there is a back-up plan for when tablets are out of
order as the school does not take responsibility. The learner can arrange for copies or a back-
up tablet must be bought.
Sunward Christian Academy will take NO responsibility and all queries must be directed to
Youngtech. You can phone Dean on (011) 892 5432. They are situated in Leeuwpoort Street
opposite the Spar.
We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Name of learner: _________________ Grade: ______ Parents signature: ______________
Sunward Christian Academy is a member of the Independent Examination Board (IEB) as well as
the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Learners that are 4 or 5 years old are welcome to apply for this grade. Allow your child to learn
through playing. This program is designed to enhance our little ones skills before they are ready
for Grade R.
GRADE R (the year the child turns 6)
Activities are structured to develop the whole child in an informal way. Children develop
creativity and fine motor co-ordination through creative activities. Music and drama are regular
activities. Language is enhanced through theme discussions, story-telling, rhyme and song.
Outdoor play strengthens gross motor, balance and ball skills. In Grade R preparation for the more
formal teaching of Grade 1 takes place. Readiness for handwriting includes pattern making,
cutting, drawing and colouring. A concrete approach to mathematics is introduced. Incidental
reading and phonemic awareness are some of the many school readiness skills presented. A
school readiness test will be administered before admission to Grade 1 - CAPS applied.
GRADES 1, 2 & 3
From a firm foundation in Grade R, our pupils move easily into a more formal and structured
academic programme. Emphasis is placed on the teaching of literacy and mathematics. However,
there is an emphasis on Life Skills as in physical education, music, art, computer skills,
environmental appreciation and technology lessons. Second language communication is
introduced in Grade 1. Learners transferred from other pre-primary schools will be assessed. The
CAPS curriculum was introduced in 2012.
Grade R Graduation
INTERMEDIATE PHASE GRADES 4 6
Intermediate phase introduces a subject teaching approach. A variety of subjects are taught
such as English (first language), Afrikaans (first additional language), Mathematics, Bible,
Life Skills, Social Science and Natural Science/Technology. The CAPS curriculum for this
phase was introduced in 2013.
SENIOR PHASE GRADES 7 9
The Academy adopts a subject teaching approach preparing the pupils for the Senior
Certificate Examination set by the IEB. The Academy offers English, Afrikaans,
Mathematics, EMS, Life Orientation, Technology, Arts & Culture, Natural Science and
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