School Information: Bateleur College
|371 Boundary Road, (closest corner Aureole Road), Northriding Agricultural Holdings, Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Type of school||Independent School|
Boys and Girls
Gr RRR - 9 (2021) (Pre-Primary, Primary and High School)
|Telephone||010 222 0714|
|School Brochure||Download here|
Our mission is to provide access to reasonably priced, high quality private education to all parents in the Northriding/Randburg area.
Bateleur College provides an excellent academic curriculum and tuition in a relaxed country environment.
Grades R to 9 are offered in our traditional classes in the main Foundation Phase and Intersen buildings.
We commit to the policy that there will be no more than 25 students per class.
Our Activity Areas offer an Art Studio, After Care, Extra mural activities, school hall, library, small sports fields as well as a small Media Centre.
Holiday camps are available for the holiday breaks (except December) to provide an affordable and safe option to parents that cannot afford to take time off work.
The location and set-up of the grounds and existing buildings provide a spacious, relaxed and tree-filled ambience that makes our College unique. There is plenty of room for future development without endangering this environment. Our 'country-style' College ethos includes the commitment to maintain this relaxed atmosphere and promote a healthy lifestyle including an organic vegetable garden and catering based on Jamie Oliver's School Lunch programme.
We offer an optional affordable Meal Plan consisting of a healthy lunch, two snacks and drinks to students per day.
The school has an official uniform. This is supplied by Student Schoolwear. Their garments insure quality and durability and are in keeping with their stringent standards. Payment will be made directly to the supplier.
We encourage family participation and promote Family Sports Days and Family Fun Days in keeping with this ethos. These are not fund-raising occasions and all refreshments and entertainments will be provided at cost. We strongly encourage you to attend these events with your whole family as an economical family outing and an opportunity to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Bateleur College.
We pride ourselves on transparency !
All our fees are published on our web-site, what you see is what we charge.
There are no hidden expenses, no bake sales, civvie days, raffle tickets, fundraising events or sudden 'development' levies. Once a year you are asked to donate R 30-00 for a book for Literature Day that goes into our Library and on Spring Day you are asked to send a packet of seeds or tray of seedlings for students to plant in the playground gardens. We ask you to supply a basic neutral costume for the school play such as a black t-shirt and leggings. That is all we ask you for the entire year !
We do not increase any of our fees by more than 10% per annum (except for our Meal Plan and that is based on annual food increases).
We also publish our Debtor's Policy, Enrolment procedures, School Rules, Schedule of Responsibilities, ISASA Parent Contract and Application Form on our web-site so that you are free to read all of them before you sign acceptance.
We keep updated on the latest innovations and trends in Education and we apply those we believe are applicable to our school environment.
We are non-religious and multi-cultural.
We are proud to have children of every cultural and religious denomination attending Bateleur College. We encourage tolerance and respect between all of our students. We have no religious content other than that required as part of the GDE/CAPS curriculum, which provides an overview of all major religions from Grade 4. There are no prayers or hymns. We accept that we live in a multi-cultural environment in South Africa and celebrate eight cultural festivals each year as part of our school ethos. These cover each of the major religions and include Easter, Christmas, Holi, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Eid, Loi Krathong and Tu B'Shevat. The festivals have no religious content but celebrate the food and cultural imprtance of the events. All students participate in the events and are introduced to different cultures as part of our school ethos.