The Board of Management, Principal and Staff of the Johannesburg Muslim School take this opportunity of extending a warm welcome to you and your child to our school. We trust that your association with us will be a long and fulfilling one. The successful running of our school is dependent upon your co-operation and involvement. We will appreciate your participation in all our functions and activities.
The Senior Phase comprises Grades 7, 8 and 9. The FET (Further Education and Training) Phase consists of Grades 10, 11 and 12. We believe that all children have special abilities and each child is unique. We emphasize the uniqueness of each learner and, as such, our method of teaching is child-centered. We seek to provide an enlightening classroom environment in which new ideas are explored and implemented. Our experienced and dedicated team of educators encourage our learners to reach their full potential.
Mission and Vision
Our mission is “To provide young children with the Holistic concept of knowledge with the Holy Quraan and the Sunnah as the source of guidance.”
In amplification, the mission of our School is to provide all learners with a meaningful and high standard of education by effective and dedicated educators aiming to promote and achieve excellence by using techniques which will promote critical thinking and responsible decision-making and which will inculcate sound Islamic moral values and attitudes.
Our vision is to foster the holistic development of every learner and to promote honesty, integrity, responsibility, critical thinking and responsible decision-making skills in order to become and fully functioning and constructive member of society according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
Our educational philosophy is rooted in Islamic values and the learners are cared for in a stimulating environment.
Our School has an Islamic ethos and our programmes inculcate values of Iman (belief), Taqwa (piety) and Akhlaq (ethics). It is the objective of the school to impart the requisite Secular and Islamic knowledge to the pupil. The curriculum is therefore based on an integrated system in order to provide a well balanced programme. The Secular curriculum is based on that of the Gauteng Education Department.
Grades 7, 8 and 9 – Senior Phase
In this Phase, our learners continue to consolidate and develop their knowledge base in the learning areas of English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology, Economic Management Sciences, Life Orientation and Creative Arts. They master the basic skills required for each subject.
In addition, Islamiyat subjects are also taught to the learners. Our learners also participate in speech contests (including Eisteddfod), book and newspaper quizzes.
Grade 10, 11 and 12 – FET Phase
During the Grade 9 year, our learners are encouraged to start thinking about the subjects which they intend studying in the FET Phase leading up to matric. The learners are required to make a choice of subjects at the end of the Grade 9 academic year. Our learners are given all the necessary support and guidance in making their decision. A dedicated careers day is held each year where learners are given information relating to the requirements of the National Senior Certificate, subject choice and the requirements of tertiary institutions.
Learners are required to do 4 compulsory subjects, namely, English Home Language, First Additional Language (Afrikaans), Mathematics (or Mathematical Literacy) and Life Orientation. Each learner must choose at least 2 other subjects, although many of our learners choose 3 and some even choose 4 additional subjects. Additional subjects on offer include Accounting, Arabic, Business Studies, Geography, History, Physical Science and Life Science (Biology).
Learners can also choose Arabic as an additional subject in the F.E.T Phase or choose it as part of their seven subjects, whereby writing it as a final matric subject.
Our academic programme offers a wide variety of subjects to our learners. Our educators are specialists in their learning areas, and their dedication and commitment to provide excellent tuition give our learners an opportunity to reach maximum potential.
Our learners are given an opportunity of developing in every dimension and, as such, their education goes beyond the classroom and the normal curriculum, stimulating extra-curricular activities are arranged that engage our learners in exciting interaction. Our learners participate in internal and inter-school speech contests, book and newspaper quizzes and go on excursions to places of educational interest. They also participate in community outreach programs, and school assemblies are geared to raise awareness of issues affecting our community and the Muslim Ummah as a whole. This helps to develop independent and critical thinking and contributes to the development of a well-rounded and independent individual.
School fees, as determined by the School from time to time, must be paid monthly in advance on or before the seventh (7th) day of each month, unless the School has agreed in writing, to allow the Parent to pay on a quarterly basis at the beginning of each term. In the absence of such written agreement, the Parent shall be obliged to pay school fees, monthly in advance, on or before the seventh (7th) day of each month.
Extra Curricular Activities
Our learners are exposed to a wide range of extra curricular activities throughout the year. These include excursions to numerous places of educational interest, entrepreneurship days where learners are taught about and introduced to the world of business and finance, speech contests, newspaper quiz, athletics and sports days.
Learners are required to wear official school uniforms. Learners can purchase official school T-shirts and tracksuits which must be worn during excursions and other outdoor activities. Uniforms can be purchased at the School.
The Senior and FET Phases are under the expert guidance and supervision of Heads of Department who are supported by a group of committed and dedicated educators. The Principals and Ameer are in overall control of these Phases.