Introduction To StepUp Private Academy
Welcome at Step-Up Pre-Primary & Private Academy/Akademie. It is an honour and privilege for us to welcome you and your child(-ren) to the Steppie family.
This Website aims to inform you as a parent/guardian about all the services Step-Up offers to you as well as general rules and regulations that apply to such services. This policy is aimed at maintaining standards and norms, protecting Step-Up’s ethos and the optimal realization of our vision.
HistoryStep-Up Pre-Primary (8 Connelly street, Dayan Glen) was opened in September 2013, with the sole objective to optimally prepare our precious little people for their futures ahead of them. We strive to create a safe, secure environment where each child is given the opportunity to live his or her individuality and be guided by loving educators and caregivers to develop to their full potential.
In May 2017, we opened our 2nd school in Boksburg West, under the Step-Up Pre-Primary/Pre- Primêr banner. Step-Up Private Academy operates as a double medium school, based on the same principals and model as Step-Up Pre-Primary.
What we offer
- Full day facilities from 6:30 to 17:30, Mondays to Fridays
- Half-day facilities from 6:30 to 13:00, Mondays to Fridays
- Aftercare center from: 13:00 to 17:30
- Holiday programs during school holidays
- Educational programs in English (Sett Str) and Afrikaans.
- Ample outdoor play areas
- High security
- Structured, balanced curriculum (6 months to grade R). Formal school program with weekly themes from 8:00 to 13:00 and free-play afternoons. We encourage parents to leave their children to play for the afternoon as free play is very important for their physical and social development.
- All children sleep after lunch for an hour or more (depending on age). Very important, we ask not to disturb the children during naptime. Children can be collected after 13:45.
- Extra-murial activities
- Aftercare & Homework classes (Grade 1- 7). We collect the children at Laerskool Concordia and transport them to our respective premises at Sett and Connelly str.
The safety of your child is other than their education, our most important priority. Various measures have been taken to ensure that Steppies are safe. Such measures can only work effectively if you as parent / guardian give your cooperation and encourage your child to adhere to the set rules.
- The parking areas at both sites are public areas and although the cameras cover these areas and is staffed at the Connelly Str site, Step-Up can not accept responsibility for the safety of you or your possessions
- You are advised to follow the same security measures that you will follow in any other public area:
- i. Make sure your car is locked (physically feel on the doors)
- ii. Look out for unknown persons walking in the parking area
- iii. Do not leave any valuable items in your car
- iv. Be prepared at all times - it's an unpleasant reality that you're an easy target if your attention is shared - especially at the end of a long day
- v. Do not leave small children in the car without supervision
- vi. Step-Up accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage to property / cars in the parking area.
Closed Circuit Television
- Both premises are equipped with extensive Closed-Circuit Television Cameras to monitor activities.These cameras are for the safety of learners and also effective as a tool to investigate incidents on the premises.
- Video Material is kept for a cycle of 7 days before it is automatically overwritten by the system.
- The video footage is the property of Step-Up and will be for the exclusive use of Step-Up only.
To protect the confidentiality of the footage and Steppies, no footage will be made available to be shown to or handed over to any parent/guardian orother third party.
Footage will only be released where Step-Up has been ordered to do so by a Court of Law and will be restricted to the specific requirements and stipulations of the Court Order.
- In accordance with the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 (as amended), no person may bring a dangerous object or illegal drug onto school premises or have such object or drug in his or her possession on school premises or during any school activity, unless authorised by the principal for legitimate educational purposes.
- No parent/guardian/visitor/employee may enter the premises with a dangerous weapon and/or illegal substance in their possession. Even if a person is legally licenced to carry a weapon, the weapon may not be in their possession when entering the premises.
- A dangerous object is defined as:
- i. any explosive material or device;
- ii. any firearm or gas weapon;
- iii. any article, object or instrument that may be employed to cause bodily harm to a person or damage to property, or to render a person temporarily paralysed or unconscious; or
- iv. any object that the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, declare to be a dangerous object for the purpose of this Act