Sterkspruit Christian Private School is an educational institution offering high-quality education to learners so that they can reach their full academic potential. The school comprises of a Pre-Primary, Primary (Grade 0 to Grade 6) and High school (Grade 7 to Grade 12). The school focuses on providing opportunities to students so that they can become well-rounded, accountable individuals that will thrive and succeed in the future.
SCS had its first Grade 12 learners in 2006. In the 12 years of having Grade 12’s, the first two years we had a 98% pass rate, for 8 years 100% pass rate, in 2015 again 98% and in 2016 once again 100% pass rate.
The FET learners all have eight subjects with the following subject choices:
- English Home Language
- IsiXhosa Home Language
- Afrikaans First Additional Language
- Life Orientation
- Computer Application Technology
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- Physical Science or Business Studies
- Life Science
The computer center comprises of 40 individual work stations.
On the sport terrain we have learners competing provincially and on national level in athletics, netball and cross country.
Cultural development includes debating, orating, dancing, art and choir. We are also very proud of our well-functioning music department.
At Sterkspruit Christian Private School learners can participate in Soccer, Netball, Cross Country and Athletics.
The school has hosted for the past two years the meetings from Sub-zonal level up to the Mega District level.
Mr. Israel Morake, a trainer from Fitness for Africa, is currently part of the SCS team and is responsible for the athletic training of SCS athletes.
Both senior and junior learners have the opportunity to participate in soccer.
The girls of the school have the opportunity to be trained by Mrs Wendy Machobane, a provincial netball player and coach.
The engaging and inspiring environment at SCPS depends on our unique staff. Many of our qualified educators at our school started as students. These young teachers have justified the trust and internship the school has put into them. The school’s internship has not and must never compromise quality education. As such, newer staff members will need opportunities to develop, to ensure that the school continues to operate seamlessly, and to maintain the SCPS culture and excellence.
Currently we have 595 learners at the school, with 25 Educators, 4 Teacher’s Assistants, 2 Admin staff and 12 Workers.
Christianity and Christian values are the pillars of the school and learners can become part of the weekly UCSA meetings held during breaktime on Thursdays. Here learners get the opportunity to interact with fellow learners and talk about the Word of God.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP
SCS has assembly every Monday and every Friday. Every assembly starts with a Praise and Worship session. Learners enjoy this 15 to 20 minutes of Praising the Lord tremendously.
GIDEONS and the Bible Society of SA
The Gideons group has been using SCS as a base to spread Bibles to schools in the region for the past 10 years. The school every year acts as host school from where the Gideons first give Bibles to our own Grade 8 learners and then from here, move to the schools in the surrounding areas.
The Bible Society of SA visits the school annually to give Bibles to the Grade 7 learners of the school.
SCS concerts take modern music and religion and marry them in an extraordinary way. “The Sacrafice” of 2014 took the sacrifice of Abraham of his son Isaac and paralleled it to the everyday life of a modern day family. Learners had the opportunity to show not only their acting skills, but also dancing and singing.
Choirs: The school has both a Junior and Senior Choir. They are directed by Mrs N. Xantini and accompanied by Mr. T. Lukas. The choirs take part in the annual SASCE competitions.
The school has its own Marimba Band. They are instructed by Mr T. Lukas. These learners have the opportunity to take part in the annual Marimba competitions. In 2016 the band received a first place at the regional Art Centre competition and was invited to take part in the National competition held in Johannesburg.
A great number of learners participate annually in the regional Eisteddfod competitions. The Junior learners do very well with the art work that they enter and the Senior learners show their talents when it comes to poetry writing and orating.
Learners from Grade 7 to 12 have annually the opportunity to take part in the internal Orating competitions held at school. The competitions are divided into two categories: Grade 7-9 for Senior Phase learners and Grade 10 – 12 for FET phase learners. From this a number of talented orators developed. The orators are also given the opportunity to show their skills at the regional orating competition held in Aliwal North annually. The MM Stroobach competition for FET learners gives learners from the Eastern Cape the opportunity to show their talents to a wider audienceng.
During culture day the girls of the school and their mothers get the opportunity to spend a morning together. They dress up in their traditional wear and share a morning of fashion and lunch together.