Jacaranda Academy

Welcome to Jacaranda Academy

The most valuable gift a parent can give a child is quality education.  At Jacaranda Academy and Jacaranda College we aim to assist you in this task. We thank you for making Jacaranda your school of choice and look forward to entering a long and mutually beneficial relationship with you and your child. No period of a child’s education is more important than the early formative years.  During these years children establish patterns of thought and behaviour. It is also during this period that moral and spiritual values are learnt, which will influence them for better or for worse, throughout their lives. As a community of teachers, learners and parents at Jacaranda Academy and Jacaranda College our objectives are:to ensure that effective learning and teaching takes place to take a shared responsibility towards the child
to utilize all resources to the benefit of the learners Our staff comprises a team of well-trained, dedicated educators who strive to ensure that your child reaches his/her full potential.  We recognize that each child is unique and to this end we include a variety of teaching and learning styles.  In addition classes are kept small so that learners can receive individual attention.In instances where learning problems may arise, our approach is to offer remediation and assistance by our in house academic support facilitators.We follow the National Curriculum (CAPS) as developed by the Department of Education, at National level but enrich our curriculum both horizontally and vertically. The school is registered with the Gauteng Department of Education. Our National Curriculum forms the philosophy from which we educate and we strive to develop manners, sense of morality, perseverance, teamwork, loyalty, and honesty.  We aim to build self-esteem and instill life values.

Our Mission

 At Jacaranda Academy we believe it is our responsibility to provide consistently superior education at an affordable price. In meeting these objectives, everything we do must be of high quality. A progressive curriculum is followed that builds on learners’ prior knowledge, extends their existing knowledge, develops skills and encourages acceptable values. This will ensure that learners are equipped with skills for life.   We are responsible to our employees and acknowledge that everyone must be treated as an individual with fair and adequate compensation. We are committed to equip our teachers by means of continued training and development to ensure a high standard of education for our learners.   We are responsible to the communities, from which we attract our learners and must fulfill the role of educating to the best of our abilities, allowing learners to contribute not only to their own success, but also to those of their communities and our nation at large.   We are committed to continuous improvement and encourage innovation and flexibility. When we operate according to these principles, we will attain our goals and objectives.
 All children have special abilities and the school has a responsibility to nurture these. This is attained through a diverse curriculum which allows for a stimulating academic environment where teachers are encouraged to teach creatively and learners can develop thinking skills and problem-solving abilities, whilst fostering independence and creativity.    

Our team

About School

Jacaranda Academy was established in 1972 as Jacaranda Creche and Nursery School by Mrs. Yvonne Petersen and her mother Mrs. Marie Heyns, on the current premises in Van Tonder Avenue, Edenglen. Over the years the school has become synonymous with quality childcare and education at an affordable price. Due to the ever-increasing need for good, quality education, the school gradually grew and new classrooms were periodically added to meet the ever-increasing demand. In the late 1990’s a need was identified for a private primary school in Edenvale. Renovations were made to the existing premises and at the beginning of 2000, the school saw its first intake of Grade1’s. During 2002 a new wing was added to accommodate the primary school section on the premises in Van Tonder Avenue. After the retirement of Mrs. Petersen, her daughter Mrs. Angela Andrews took over ownership of the school and introduced the high school phase to Jacaranda. In 2013, the school had its first group of matriculants and achieved a 100% pass rate in the National Senior Certificate examinations.        For the period 2014 to 2016, the matriculants wrote the IEB Senior Certificate examinations and in all three years consecutive achieved a 100% pass rate. In January 2018, Jacaranda Private College (Pty) Ltd acquired the school premises from Mrs. Petersen and with the new ownership a number of changes were introduced in terms of school management and staffing.