Greytown Junior School

Aim High

Greytown Junior School

ABOUT US

As one of the leading schools in the Umzinyathi District, we guarantee education which prepares children in our community holistically to be worthy, productive members of the community and individuals who can meet the demands of the time.

High Academic Excellence with emphasis on the development of skills and values accompanied by a balanced sport program  is our priority. Our school is situated in a safe and fresh environment where caring educators make children feel secure and motivated. We boast educators of high caliber and commitment and a very supportive parent committee. Non Governmental Organizations and stakeholders also contribute to the improvement of the school.

Every learner,parent,staff member and other stakeholders feel proud to be connected to Greytown Junior School.

Mr S.J Nel

Principal

History

The Hugenote seminar for girls stood where the current school hostel is.The school opened in 1892.The school accommodated learners from Class 1 to Std 10.Until 1923 it was a girls only school and later become the first primary school in the region. In 1911 a new additional building was discussed. Building took place from February 1912 to August 1912,pupils were accommodated at various other buildings during construction. The unveiling of the new school took place on the 27th August 1912.This building also forms part of the current School Hostel.

Greytown Junior School Headmasters

Miss Milne,1920 -1923;Miss A.J.Plessir,1924-1927.Mr J.G.Hattingh,1928-1941;Mr P.A.R.Roos,1941-1951;Mr K.King,1952-1962;Dr.P.R.Joubert 1963-1965;Mr A.J.van Zyl,1966-1970;Mr T.J. Shaarder;1971-1982,Mr J.J Nortle,1983 -1990,Mr S.J.Nel,1990 - to Date

Some Historic Dates

October 1962   :The move to the old High School building (existing school) takes place.

January 1963   :The Primary School hostel is opened.

January 1967   :New section of hostel is occupied.

August 1972    :New sports-grounds (T.J Shaarder Sports-grounds)

August 1983   :School Centenary celebrations take place.

HERALDRY OF OUR SCHOOL BADGE

The demi-lion rampant is reminiscent of Sir George Grey,after whom Greytown itself was named. This has been taken from his coat of arms. The Zulu assegai reminds us of our school motto 'Aim High' and secondly of the history of Natal.Umvoti County, as one of the best watered parts of Natal is represented by the three wavy lines.

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Administration       

The School administration is run by two  extremely remarkable ladies. Our friendly receptionist,Mrs Bossoff and our financial secretary Mrs Fourie. Between them these ladies will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the day to day  running of the school. You may contact the school directly or pop in to see one of them.

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Classes

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Quality education has always been our top priority at Greytown Junior School. We offer medium sized classes and make use of many educational aids to assist and uplift our pupils. Our children leave Greytown Junior School with confidence and skills that enable them to achieve their  individual goals and potential to the fullest extent in high school and later in life. This is largely due to our dedicated teaching staff who continually provide both professional and personal commitment to each child in their care.We currently offer two classes per grade from entry level at Grade R to the final year of primary education in Grade 7. Our class numbers are between 28 and 32 in the Junior and Senior Primary phases.

The Library

Pupils from  Grade  1 to Grade  7 are involved in media  lessons each week. During this lesson, facilitated by our resident  librarian Mrs Billinge, and assisted by their educators they exchange books, which  they read in class as well in their spare time.They are taught how to look after books, how to access and process information. Pupils are also assisted in the Library with research for Projects and activities.

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Computer Centre

Greytown Junior school has a medium sized yet well equipped computer centre.Every child at Greytown Junior has an hour long computer lesson each week where they are taught vital computer skills.We utilize 'Computers4kids' software which is integrated and CAPS aligned ensuring our pupils stay ahead with the times. We also use a variety of other progrmmes such as Microsoft Word,Excel,Publisher,Powerpoint and Access.

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Sport

Sport and Physical education has always played a vital role at Greytown Junior School.Every child at Greytown Junior has a weekly physical education lesson aligned with Life Skills, enabling them to develop their bodies along with their minds.Greytown Junior also offers a wide variety of different Sport codes including,Cricket,Rugby,Athletics,Swimming,Soccer,Hockey,Netball.

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GREYTOWN JUNIOR SCHOOL

 189 DURBAN STREET

PRIVATE BAG 5580

TEL:(033)4132177 

Email:greytown_junior
@telkomsa.net