About Excelsior Primary

The staff, learners and parent community strive to work as a team so as to nurture and develop all possible potential in the academic, sporting and cultural arenas. To achieve this we encourage and motivate one another to think creatively and take calculated risks, to be sincere in our interest and concern for others and to take from the past that which will guide us in the future.

Parent Involvement

We strive to develop the potential of each learner. To do this effectively, constant interaction must take place between the home and the school. Communication takes place in the following ways:

 

             
D6 communicator Homework diary Information evenings Sports programmes Parent notices Interaction with the staff Social meetings


The education of your child is the joint responsibility of the school and home and therefore we would greatly appreciate the co-operation between the above parties so as to equip your child with the necessary tools and responsibility to ensure that they can take their rightful place as a valued citizen of our country.

School History

The history of our school can be traced back as far as 1905, possibly 1904, then known as the Stikland Primary School.
The first principal was Mr John Preiss and his wife, Lettie, acted as his assistant. Apart from English and Dutch, Singing, Needlework, Drawing and Physical Education were also taught. The school was a corrugated iron building consisting of two classrooms.
Mr Preiss was succeeded by Anna van Dijk. In 1916 there were 29 learners in the school and the number remained constant up to 1950 when the school was placed under the management and jurisdiction of the Parow School Board. The school then altered to incorporate dual medium education.

In 1950 Mr A C van Wyk became the new principal. The pupil number had increased and by 1959, 350 learners attended the school. Plans for a new school were also drawn up and passed. The school, the front wing of the existing building, was taken into commission in January 1960 but, officially inaugurated on 17 November 1960.

The name Excelsior, meaning “Ever Higher”, was chosen by Petrusa Grobbelaar who suggested the name as part of a competition. The school song was composed by Mr Dirkie de Villiers.

In 1962 Mr D J van der Merwe became the new principal. During his time as principal, large extensions were necessitated to accommodate the ever-increasing number of learners. Extensions were made in 1966 and again in 1971 when the hall, library and laboratory were constructed.

In April 1977, Mr Van der Merwe was succeeded by Mr S Pienaar and in 1994 the Aftercare Centre was built. Mr Pienaar’s career ended in December 1996 when he was succeeded by our current principal.

General

The school maintains a strict code of conduct as prescribed by the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996, which aims to create a disciplined school environment that strives for quality tuition and education. The school also has a very strict cellphone policy.

The school also prides itself on the appearance of its students. School uniforms can be obtained from De Jagers or School & Leisure..



Sports

We have league matches that take place on a weekly basis.Here are all the sports that learners can participate in.

Summer sports: Athletics - Swimming - Tennis - Cricket

Winter sports: Hockey - Cross Country - Netbal - Chess - Rugby

Culture

At Excelsior, learners are given the opportunity to participate, practise and express themselves in a variety of cultural endevours and events. One such event, is the Eisteddfod festival which is a highly anticipated talent festival held annually. The festival includes:

* Poems
* Funk/Hip-Hop dancing
* Unrehearsed Reading
* Handwriting
* Art
* Recorder
* Solist, duet and trio singing

We also cater for the following:

* Jacqueline’s Academy of Dance
* Leanne Heynes Hip Hop Dance Educator
* Unisa & Royal Exams

The school has a junior and senior choir.

The school boasts with three highly qualified and competent music educators teaching piano, recorder and guitar from grade 1 to 7. The learners can also participate in a production every second year.

Aftercare

The school has an aftercare centre which can accomodate 320 learners.

Aftercare details:  Monday - Thursdays from 12:45 - 18:00 and Fridays 12:00 - 17:15 during the term. Open during March and September school holidays. Contact number at the center is 021 948 3723

 Aftercare will be closed during all school holidays from January 2018

School Fees 2017

During the 2017 annual budget meeting held on Thursday 10 November 2016, the following school and related fees were ratified for implementation as from 1 January 2017.

The following annual fees will be levied as from 1 January 2017:

 

GRADE R FEES   R 7 000 per child per annum    
             
SCHOOL FEES   R 7 300 per child per annum GRADE 6 & 7 LEARNERS  
    R 6 500 per child per annum GR 1 - 5 ELDEST & ONLY LEARNERS  
    R 6 160 per child per annum SIBLINGS GRADE 1 - 5  
             
AFTERCARE   R 5 600 per child per annum ELDEST & ONLY LEARNERS  
    R 4 930 per child per annum SIBLINGS  


FEES ARE PAYABLE FROM 1ST FEBRUARY 2017 & LAST PAYMENT IS DUE 1ST NOVEMBER 2017.

DISCOUNT of 10% is offered ON ALL FEES should the fees be paid once-off before or on 31 MARCH 2017.

Financial information forms will be handed out to each learner and MUST be completed in FULL and HANDED in on time.


ACCOUNTS IN ARREARS ARE HANDED OVER IMMEDIATELY TO OUR DEBT COLLECTORS AND PARENTS ARE LIABLE FOR COMMISSION WHICH THE DEBT COLLECTORS ADD TO THE DEBT AMOUNT. SCHOOL FEES ARE DUE EVERY MONTH ON THE 7TH.


We look forward to your full co-operation in this respect as our aim is simple to provide the best possible quality education to all learners.


ALL ACCOUNT/FINANCE QUERIES ONLY PER EMAIL TO: finance@exprim.co.za


ERIC PIO
EXCELSIOR PRIMARY: PRINCIPAL

Academics

The school follows the outcomes based approach with differentiation in the foundation phase classes as prescribed by the Western Cape Education Department. It also offers didactic classes and specialised tuition by a qualified learning support educator.

Art - Technology - Science - Computer Science, the computer laboratory is equiped with 22 computers. - Occupational Therapy

Certain lessons are given using data projectors.
 
 

Closing times for different grades

 

Gr R 12:45 Mondays – Fridays
Gr 1 13:30 Mondays – Thursdays
  13:15 Fridays
Gr 2 13:30 Mondays – Thursdays
  13:15 Fridays
     
Summer times for Gr 1 & 2 learners twice a week will be 07:45 – 14:15 for compulsory sport days (These days will be communicated to parents)  
     
Gr 3 13:30 Mondays & Wednesdays
  14:15 Tuesdays & Thursdays
  13:15  Fridays
Gr 4 - 7 14:15 Mondays – Thursdays
  14:00 Fridays

 

Message from the Principal

At Excelsior Primary we make it out daily task to actualize our VISION and commit to our MISSION.

Our theme for 2017 is SUPER HEROES!

The success of education has always depended on the three-tier approach:

a)    A hardworking, caring, knowledgeable and dedicated educator
b)    A disciplined, hardworking and responsible learner
c)    A supportive, involved and approachable parent

It is our experience that good character is the core of success – It equips you to make good decisions which are ethical and effective.

Good character can be taught by remembering:

•    Trustworthiness
•    Respect
•    Responsibility
•    Fairness
•    Caring
•    Citizenship

If we practice these values, I am sure the Excelsior community will have a blessed and productive year filled with SUPER HEROES.

E.M. Pio

Document downloads

Application Forms    
    Application Form GR 1 – 7
    Application Form GR R
    Payment of School Fees
     
General    
    Cellphone policy
    Code of Conduct
    Prospectus

 

Contact

Address : Van Dyck Street, De La Haye, Bellville, 7530

021 948 4797     

021 949 9539     

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