With the Grace of Almighty Allah SWT, plans for a Muslim School in the Johannesburg area were conceived during 1989. Alhamdu-lillah, the Johannesburg Muslim School had its humble beginning in January 1990. From its premises in 10th Avenue, Mayfair, the school started with 115 learners and offered tuition from Grade 1 to the then Standard 2 (presently Grade 4). The Board of Management had resolved that the establishment of the School would take place in several phases. In keeping with this expansion policy, additional grades were introduced each year. The pupils of the School wrote the first Matric exams during 1997.
As the number of pupils increased, the premises in Mayfair, soon became inadequate. As a result, our School relocated to the old Bree Street School Premises, in Fordsburg. Due to natural growth, our School outgrew the Bree Street premises. We then obtained the old JSS premises in Fordsburg. We currently occupy both premises.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our Mission Statement is “To provide young children with the Holistic concept of knowledge with the Holy Quraan and the Sunnah as the source of guidance.”
Our vision is to strive for academic excellence, to foster the holistic development of every learner and to promote critical thinking, decision-making skills, honesty, integrity and responsibility in order to become a fully functioning and constructive member of society according to the Holy Quraan and the Sunnah.
The objective of the School is to impart to the student the requisite Secular and Islamic knowledge, in the appropriate balance, of such a standard that it will be readily recognised by any educational or employment establishment. In endeavouring to achieve this objective, the School is resolved in stressing on quality in every respect.
Emphasis at our school is on quality in every respect with our primary aim being to impart to the learner the requisite Islamic and secular knowledge and related skills of a standard that will be recognised at both the tertiary level and in the corporate world.
OUR ADMISSION POLICY
Our School is open to pupils of all races, religions and creeds. All applicants must, comply with our admission criteria in relation to academic performance and results.
OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR
We follow the calendar as prescribed by the Gauteng Department of Education and take cognisance of important events within the Islamic calendar and adjust the school programme accordingly.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE ……..
We provide an enlightened and stimulating academic environment where new ideas can be explored. Our teachers are given the freedom to teach creativity beyond the limitation of the syllabus. We emphasize application of skills rather than rote learning.
Our learners have produced excellent matric results and our school is one of the Top 5 feeder schools, from previously disadvantaged schools, for the University of the Witwatersrand. The exemplary record of JMS learners at University level bears testimony not only to the high standard of our education, but also to the dedication and commitment of our educators.
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES ……..
We encourage our learners to participate in extra-curricular and cultural activities. There are opportunities for participation in public speaking. Our learners have achieved splendid results in speech contests under the auspices of the English Teachers Society. Various Clubs are organised depending on the interests of the learners. Our Book Club is very popular. We are also represented in the Junior City Council of Johannesburg.
IN THE CLASSROOM ………
We believe that all children have special abilities and each child is unique. It is our duty to nurture these abilities. As such, our core ideology is that EVERY CHILD IS IMPORTANT. It is our aim to ensure that every learner who leaves our school after matric should feel that he or she was important and counted as an individual. We want every learner to have a thoroughly enjoyable and yet a challenging school experience.
We seek to provide an enlightening classroom environment in which new ideas are explored and implemented. Our educators have the freedom to teach creatively within the structure of the formal curriculum, and at all times paying due cognisance to the requirement of Shariah. Our classrooms are exciting places where learners are encouraged to reach their full potential.
AND OUTSIDE ………
We encourage our learners to participate extensively in activities relating to community service. Our learners have linked up with various charitable institutions and are actively engaged in activities for the benefit of our community.
The school is strictly based on the Aqeedah of the Ahlus-Sunnah-WalJamaat, which is part of the mainstream Muslims, following any of the accepted Mathaaib ie. (shafee, Maaliki, Hanbali and Hanafi). Our Islamiyaat curriculum syllabus is designed by the Jamiatul Ulema which comprises and includes pre-school to grade 12.