Maranatha Christian School has grown through to Grade 12 over the years, out of the junior school that was established in 1996 and has full Umalusi accreditation.

The school aims to function as an inspirational educational institution for the community by developing the Christian, intellectual, physical and social aspects of every learner, with emphasis on sound Christian moral standards and self-discipline in a caring environment.

The CAPS curriculum is taught using latest applied technology such as smartboards, computers, google classroom and Chromebooks.  We aim towards three classes, per grade, of approximately 25 learners each.  The Grade 12 learners write the National Senior Certificate examination for which we have attained a 100% pass rate every year and many distinctions across the range of subjects, with many of our learners moving onto tertiary studies.

Curriculum

English is the language of instruction and Afrikaans the first additional language.  Grade 8 and 9 have a further 8 subjects:

Mathematics                    Natural Sciences               Technology

Life Orientation                Social Sciences                 Economic Management Sciences

Biblical Studies                 Creative Arts

In the FET phase (Grades 10-12), English first language, Afrikaans second language, Life Orientation and Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy are compulsory subjects.  Business Studies, Computer Applications Technology, Consumer Studies, Design, Economics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Visual Art are choice subjects.

Extra Curricula Activities

Involvement in extra-curricula activities is encouraged to foster participation, social skills and teamwork.  The music centre offers guitar lessons, drumming lessons, voice training, recorder lessons and piano lessons.  Learners may participate in Robotics, chess, dance, choir, Eisteddfod, and productions.  Eisteddfods and choir festivals are entered annually.

Learners enjoy participating in and competing against other schools in the sports offered – volleyball, netball, girls’ and boys’ soccer, cricket, athletics, cross country, softball, hockey and rugby.

Facilities

Besides fully equipped classrooms, the school has a complete operational computer centre, Art centre and three laboratories that are used extensively.  Sport is practiced indoors in a multipurpose hall and outdoors on a well-maintained sports field.