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Our History

It is the morning of 19 January 1966. Slowly and rhythmically the heart of the new school begins to beat. The cogs begin to turn - rigid and stiff at first, but the first school day has begun and there is life. On the shoulders of the first principal, Mr. M. C. Jacobs and the teachers rests the mammoth task of expanding this new establishment, Parow North Primary School, and securing its position as an asset to the community of Parow North.

What we offer


Athletics

Athletics

All learners are encouraged to participate in Athletics during the first and fourth term. Athletics Day is an important event at our school. The athletes compete to the best of their ability and the spirit displayed by the learners is outstanding. The learners are all divided into different colour teams and they get to compete against each other.

Tennis

Tennis

We are lucky to have a number of tennis courts at Parow North Primary School. Our educators coach our learners after school hours. They also play matches against other schools. Tennis is a sport, which improves and develops the child’s eye-hand-co-ordination.

Mini-cricket/Cricket

Mini-cricket/Cricket

All boys are encouraged to play cricket from U/7 to U/13. Cricket practice takes place twice a week. Educators coach the teams. We have cricket nets, which help to develop and improve our bowling and batting performances.
Girls are encouraged to play mini-cricket. Mini-cricket is very important as it establishes talent, which can be nurtured for the future. Regular matches against other schools are also played.

Mini-rugby

Mini-rugby

Rugby is an exciting and demanding sport. All our boys are encouraged to play rugby. We have teams from U/7 to U/9. Our educators coach rugby after school hours. Rugby develops hand-eye-co-ordination and ball skills. It also teaches the learners to work together as a team.


Hockey

Hockey

Hockey is another sport which is enjoyed by the learners. Participation in all ages continues to grow. We have learners who play hockey from U/7 tot U/13 – boys and girls. Regular league matches are played.

Netball

Netball

Netball at Parow North is continually growing in learner participation. Our educators coach the players after school hours. Weekly practices are held while matches are played on Wednesday afternoons.

We encourage all our players to aim for Western Province colours

Soccer

Soccer

Our Foundation Phase learners (u/7 - u/9) enjoy participating in Soccer. Both boys and girls may participate. Although they do not play any matches, they come together to learn important skills. Skills such as team work, participation, respect, hand and eye coordination and ball skills.

Chess

Chess

Chess develops mental abilities such as concentration, critical thinking, abstract reasoning, problem solving and planning. The challenges are endless and every game is different, so the children need to be self motivated.We have chess once a week and it is preferable, for the players, to know the basics. The chess team plays weekly matches and the players constantly challenge each other, in order to move up the chess ladder.


Parow North Primary School offers a wide and varied programme in the cultural field.
Activities at our school includes:

Culture

Culture

In order to develop all facets of the learners' holistic development, cultural activities form an important part of our extra-mural programme. Cultural activities are run under the guidance of staff members. Learners are also offered the opportunity to develop their leadership potential.

Music

Music

Music tuition is conducted during school time at an additional cost.

The following options are available:

Grade 3: Group tuition - Recorder (30 min per week)

Grade 4-7: Individual tuition
- Piano, Electronic keyboard and Recorder
- 30 min per week per instrument of choice
- Theory of music is included
- Internal evaluations are conducted at the end of each term.
- Students who wish to enter for external examinations have the following options:

  • UNISA
  • TRINITY COLLEGE
  • ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC
  • LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC (University of West London)
  • ALMSA

It is important that learners have the appropriate instrument available at home for daily practice!


SCHOOL HOURS

GRADE R 07:45 to 12:40      
Grade 1 & 2 07:45 to 13:05      
Grade 3 07:45 to 13:50 (Monday to Thursday) 07:45 to 13:30 (Friday)
Grade 4 - 7 07:45 to 14:30 (Monday to Thursday) 07:45 to 14:00 (Friday)

SCHOOL TERMS 2017

2017 Term Duration No. of weeks No. of days
1 11 Jan - 31 Mar 12 56
2 18 Apr - 30 Jun 11 54
  3 24 Jul - 29 Sep 10 50
  4 9 Oct - 6 (8) Dec 9 9 (43) 45

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE