HARDWORK, DISCIPLINE, EXCELLENCE
WITH CONCERTED EFFORT OF EDUCATORS AND PARENTS,WE REMAIN COMMITTED IN IMPARTING RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE TO OUR LEARNERS IN ORDER TO MAKE THEM INDEPENDENT THINKERS AND INSTILL DISCIPLINE,DIGNITY,AND RESPECT THROUGH THE PROVISION OF RELEVANT RESOURCES.
ü Padisago is an English medium school with classes ranging from grade R-7.OBE/NCS.
(Outcome Based Education) has been implemented in most grades. The following OBE learning areas are being facilitatedï¿½all except grade 1-3 introduced CAPS
CAPS 1.Numeracy, Literacy and Life Skill. (Foundation Phase).
NCS2.LLC-(English,Afrikaans,NorthSotho,Zulu,Tsonga).Natural Science,Mathematics,Tecnology,Arts & Culture, Social Science,EMS,LO.
ü In addition, we offer Computer studies from Grade 1-7.
ü SPORTS:Learners have a choice of participating in Cricket,Netball,Rugby,Tennis,,Athletisc,Volleyball,Soccer,Drum-Majorettes,Gymnastics.
ü CULTURE: Learners can take part in public speaking, Debates.
ü DANCE: Traditional, Moder, Latin, Ballroom Dance.
Achievers day, Read-a-thon week,Arbor day, AIDS day, AIDS Awareness week,Inter-house Athletics, Heritage week concert.
ü Participated in the BMW Environmental project and was awarded cash prize and a participation certificate for two consecutive years.
ü Participated in collect-a-can project and managed to raise a substantial amount to make improvements at the school.
ü Through the annual celebration of achievers day, the school has been able to motivate learners to excel in their studies and also in extramural activities. We were able to enjoy the support of business such as Putco, Bradlows, Coca-Cola, Snappers, and Cashwise.
ü The school managed to secure its first 10(ten) computers, install paving around the school, erect a multipurpose sunshade; install a lawn at the soccer grounds through the monetary contributions from parents. The old administration rooms which are still partitioned have been turned into a computer room.
ü INTER-SCHOOLS athletic competition triumphs:1993-position 5,1994-position 2,1996-3 gold medals,4 silver medal plus 3 bronze medal,1998- position 1,1999- one learner, Freddie Morne was selected to represent the Gauteng Provinceï¿½s athletic team at USSASSA athletic competition held in the Northern Province. 1994- Position 3 (Gymnastics).
ü MUSIC: Intermediate choir in 1998 obtained position 3 at the Sadtu branch music competitions and the choir proceeded to the regional competitions. In 2000, 5 learners were successful at the music auditions and are now members of the Pretoria Youth Choir.
ü SPORTS: Two learners, the Mokwape brothers were selected to be in the Northern Gauteng cricket team in 1999.Ufortunately they had to leave our school as they were offered a scholarship to study at a prestigious school in Pretoria.
In 2000 Bongani Sindane was selected to be in the Northern Gauteng rugby squad.
ü In 1998 the school featured on a TV programme, Educator Express, which was commissioned by the SABC.
ü In 2000 the school was graced by the presence of the Deputy Minister of Education,Fr S Mkhatshwa,Mayors of Pretoria and Benoni,local councillors, District officials and Businessmen
ü In 2000 a learner, Lerato Bapela, who was in grade 7 was selected to be part of an environmental campaign launch programme held at Technikon Northern Gauteng.
ü In 2000 the school participated in READ LITERACY FESTIVAL (Branch) and managed to obtain position 1 and 2.The school the proceeded to the regional READ LITERACY FESTIVAL.
RESOURCES / FACILITIES
ü The school has a Soccer ground, Volley ball court and Netball court. The other sporting codes are run at external venue such as Cricket, Rugby and Tennis.
There is dire need of resources and facilities such as a computer centre, library, additional classrooms, computers, TVï¿½s overhead projectors.