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are People Saying About Nkowa?
is a remarkable school that is taking the technology age by storm. For
children to have gotten these points is significant because in most schools
we don't see this. Your improvement from 71% to 89% is above the world
Mathletics average." Penny
Survey (anonymous), 2106:
"I am eternally
grateful that this school exists. It provides a haven for children who
are high achievers but are unable to conform in conventional schooling.
It provides a haven for children who struggle with academics and are
similarly unable to conform to conventional schools. It provides a haven
for parents who want an education for their children and not just schooling."
is an individual, treated with respect and nurtured to grow as their
own person. This is a philosophy that almost every other school pays
lip service to, but Nkowa is the only school that I have ever experienced,
that actually practices this philosophy."
what they promise. Dynamite comes in small pages."
"It is so much
fun that you can't wait to wake up in the morning to go to school and
you never want to leave."
you recommend Nkowa Private School?
of education we receive is beyond any other offered in our country allowing
our future leaders' minds to think beyond the general basics of life,"
"It is becoming
more difficult to go where you can act like yourself and be in a friendly
school is such a gift to children and to parents. It is not possible
to find this level of commitment to children and their education in
any other setting. It is like a home away from home with the incredible
benefit of structured, quality education. It allows my child to be the
very best version of themselves and to give them an education that prepares
them for their futures."
of our students with chiropractor, Dr. Kate Kelly, after her talk on the
our Picture Page to see what we've been
is a unique Grade 1-7 Private School and Education Centre based in Rivonia,
Sandton, South Africa.
the South African National Curriculum with current International Programmes
to prepare our students for a changing world.
small phased-based classes, caring faculty and multi-faceted academic
programmes that are innovative and inclusive
concepts and skills into themes and learning cycles that delve deep
into subject matter and help students master concepts quicker.
education for each individual child based on his/her development,
learning styles, academic, personal, emotional, physical, creative,
environmental and technological needs.
students rich education experiences in and outside the classroom.
interactive lessons where students apply their knowledge authentically
through integration, regular field trips, guest speakers and projects.
our students with Homework Assistance, Tutoring and Study Skills.
creative approaches to ensure students develop holistically, independently
and collaboratively within grade-levels and across phases.
revolutionary, pioneering approach is aligned with current international
educational development, ensuring that our children are better prepared
to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world.
1-7 Day School
Skills and Strategies Workshops
Music and Drama
and Extra Lessons in English, Afrikaans and Mathematics (Grade
and Group Homeschooling Study Support
and Summer Camps
Advice, Information and Resources
Education Forums and Workshops
and International Networking and Collaborative Opportunities
Nkowa Private School and Education Centre aspires to be a leading
catalyst for positive, pioneering and progressive educational transformation
that ensures a reputation of local, national and international excellence.
Nkowa applies collaborative, engaging, child-centred educational approaches,
methods and perspectives, to holistically develop Grade 1-7 children into:
Inspired, Proactive, Creative, Curious, Critical, and Balanced Global
Citizens, who work independently and co-operatively within and across
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
On returning to South Africa after more than a decade of living and working
in the USA, the directors established Nkowa in July 2011 as a community
education, training and development organisation, offering needs-based
tutoring programmes to individuals and training workshops to organisations.
Out of a desperate need for high quality, global education and several
requests from community members a private school, tutoring and education
centre were established in January 2015.
Nkowa follows the South African National Curriculum and current global
practices and methods. Learning and study strategies help students master
the curriculum and content more efficiently. Through regular school excursions,
guest speakers and problem-based projects Nkowa shows students how to
apply concepts in real-life situations. In addition to English, Afrikaans,
isiZulu and Mathematics, we integrate Natural and Social Sciences, Technology,
Art, Movement, Fitness and Life Skills into our lessons, to show students
how concepts are linked. Our integrative approach is aligned with current
international education developments and practices to ensure that our
programmes are current, innovative and relevant.
Our Foundation (Beginner) and Intermediate (Advanced) phase-based classes
are small, nurturing and structured. Students collaborate within, as well
as across their grade-levels. This unique approach helps students learn,
develop and master skills faster. We personalize instruction based on
each student’s level and learning styles and track their development
through informal and formal assessments, which are verbal, audio-visual,
print and web-based.
Our internationally experienced faculty is specialized, passionate, caring,
and innovative and forward thinking. We also contract educational and
child specialists to help develop our students holistically.
Nkowa students wear personalized school shirts in our school colours of
lime green, orange and turquoise blue, Comfortable clothes that are conducive
to physical movement and exercises are recommended including: tights,
shorts, pants, walking sandals and trainers.
inspiration from our 2016 Reflection and Highlights - See the video HERE
prides itself on Educating 21st Century Leaders! We took our students
on an annual team-building and leadership course. In October 2016 we conquered
our fears at Konka, in the beautiful foothills of the Magaliesberg! -
what Penny Andrews of Mathletics, and Pamelyn Beukes, our Kinder-kineticist
had to say about Nkowa Private School, at our 2016 Award Ceremony - Video