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Uniform

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  1. See School Rules.
  2. ALL clothing items must be clearly marked.  We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen articles.
  3. BAGS: A Suitable bag must be provided for school books, etc.  The school is not responsible for lost or stolen bags.
 

The Role of the Parent

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It is natural that each parent wants the best for his child at the same time John Ross College wants this desire on the part of the parent to be achieved.

 

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Insurance

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An exclusive personal accident Insurance Scheme offered by ourselves for all schools of the Natal region, i.e. both Government and private, is available.

Any bona fide Pupil, Teacher or Administration Staff Member of any school may participate in the scheme.  The cover is for any accident giving rise to personal injury occurring :

 a)         On school premises;

 b)         Outside the school whilst participating in any sporting activity or other extra-mural activity organised and supervised by the school;

c)         Whilst travelling to or from school or any other sporting or extra-mural activity referred to in b) above by a reasonably direct route.

 Please note that whilst this scheme is strongly recommended to pupils, it is a voluntary insurance scheme and parents must decide whether they would like to have their child/children insured under this scheme or not.  Please contact the financial secretary at the school for further details regarding this Scheme.

 
 

Extra Mural Activities

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SPORT

We believe that every pupil should have the opportunity to develop to his/her maximum potential ‑ both mentally and physically. Our sports programme is designed to promote this development within the limitations imposed by our resources, by staff availability, by bus problems and so on.

It is not our intention to coerce pupils into playing sport but there are two points which must be made. Firstly we often find that pupils develop a liking for a particular activity only as a result of some initial persuasion to participate, and secondly, there is no doubt that a schools' image in South Africa, is formed by both its academic and its sporting achievements. Obviously therefore we want maximum participation and a positive attitude and involvement.

We believe that every able‑bodied pupil should try to involve him/herself in one summer and one winter activity.

We have the following facilities:

  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Cricket pitches
  • 2 Rugby Fields
  • 3 Hockey / Soccer Fields
  • 3 Netball fields

The following sports are thus offered:

1st Term: Boys & Girls Cricket,

2nd & 3rd Terms: Rugby, Netball, Girls Hockey and Boys Hockey. Social Tennis.

3rd Term: Soccer for boys and girls, Cricket, Tennis.

Whenever pupils travel away for sporting fixtures, the school uniform has to be worn, which includes blazers.

Any form of bad sportsmanship is not tolerated. Our aim is to play for the sake of the game and for its enjoyment. To win at all and any cost, is not a healthy approach to competitive sport.

We appeal to parents to support us in allowing pupils to honour their sporting commitments and not force the child to pull out because of alternative arrangements

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Any activity is provided subject to the availability of a teacher who is in charge.The following are presently being catered for:

  • Public Speaking,
  • Students' Christian Association,
  • Chess,
  • Interact,
  • Choir.

The School participates in the Eistedfodd every two years.

 
 

Awards

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1. All pupils have the opportunity to win one or more of the following awards:

  • Special Achievement Certificate,
  • Merit Certificate,
  • Half‑Colours,
  • Colours and Honours.

The criteria laid down for which the awards are made are available from the Sports co-ordinator. Behaviour in and outside school is taken into consideration when the Committee decides upon Awards.

2. Improvement certificates for 10% improvement from term to term.

3. Honors Blazer - grey

4. Top twenty certificates on a termly basis.

 
 

Aims & Objectives

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a)    It is the aim of all concerned to make John Ross College a seat of learning, through sound academic principles, which will make it possible to be ranked with any other educational institution in Natal.

b)   Morals and values are seen to be the basis of sound orderly lives, and our motto is "Virtue mine Honour". Through the acquisition of these time honoured principles, pupils will be geared to take their rightful place in society.

c)    As many avenues as possible are available to develop the personality of each individual through participation in team sports, cultural and academic societies. The aim is to produce a balanced person.

d)    It is through these activities that the process of self discipline can be engendered which will lead to a pride in oneself and one's school, so that a pupil will always look back on his life at John Ross College as being fruitful and productive.

e)    Attributes such as friendliness, tolerance, cleanliness, honesty, courtesy, neatness and charitableness are but some of the values, or virtues, that need to be developed in order to live successfully with others in contemporary society.

f)    Respect for our fellow man of all races, colours and creeds, whilst striving at all times for self improvement, is seen to be of paramount importance.