HIGH SCHOOL

INFORMATION

SPARK HIGH SCHOOL GUIDES

2024 SCHOOL CALENDAR – Grade 8 to 11

Grade 12 (To Be Loaded shortly)

HIGH SCHOOLS

FAQ

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 the Lunch guideline at the top of the page for 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.

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

The uniforms may be purchased through the following vendor:

SCHOOL AND LEISURE (CRESTA BRANCH)

Address: Shop 74 (next to Postnet), Heathway Square,
Cnr. Beyers Naude and Castle Hill Drive, Blackheath

Tel: (011) 431 0406
Email: cresta@schoolandleisure.co.za
Trading Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:30-18:00
Sat 8:30-16:00
Sun 9:00-13:00

AFTERCARE

Aftercare is available from dismissal until 5:30 pm five days a week (Monday-Friday) during the school terms.

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.

here 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 keep an eye on our Open Days page  to view these events.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown, no Open Days will be held.

All SPARK Schools are English-medium schools. and we offer a first additional language, which is mandatory at our high school. 

 

Primary Schools

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

 

High Schools

SPARK High Schools offer First Additional Language (FAL) options spoken by the largest previously underserved community in each high school’s region or immediate surroundings.

Our high schools in the Northern region of Gauteng, offer isiZulu as the mandatory First Additional Language (FAL).

 

SPARK Blue downs High in The Western Cape offers Afrikaans and IsiXhosa as FAL options, and scholars will also be required to take Second Additional Language (SAL). If a scholar selects isiXhosa as their FAL, they will have Sign Language as their SAL. If a scholar chooses Afrikaans as their FAL, they must take isiXhosa as their SAL. Read more here>>

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.