Yeshiva College Primary School

Our primary school offers learners a holistic education, focusing on high levels of academic achievement across both our Limudei Kodesh and General Studies disciplines, while nurturing our students to grow into kind individuals who will contribute positively to the world.

We work to instill in each child a unique set of values, essential to Jewish life and a successful future, ensuring that learners undertake a responsibility to the land of South Africa and outreach across the broader community. We encourage the parents and teachers to work closely together to achieve this objective, thereby enriching the path of education, and being, for all children.

Our primary school is a warm, nurturing environment, where our learners feels safe, comfortable, happy and excited to learn.

Our staff team are all professional educators who are passionate about developing well-rounded children through a system of development, enrichment and personal growth alongside their education.

Curriculum

Limudei Kodesh

We focus on studying different aspects of Limudei Kodesh (LK), as this is the backbone of the Yeshiva College way. Our LK curriculum varies per grade and teaches our children all about our history and future as Jewish people.

Davening

Torah Values

Chumash, with Rashi commentary

Hebrew reading and writing

Ivrit, conversation, grammar and vocab

Dinim (laws and customs)

Parsha (weekly Torah portion)

Jewish general knowledge (Grades 4 -6)

Tales of Tzadikkim (Grade 1 – 2)

Pirkei Avot (Grade 3)

Navi (Grades 4 – 6)

Commitment to Israel

Extra Curricular Activities

Yeshiva College Primary School offers a wide range of both sporting and non-sporting extra curricular activities for both girls and boys specific to the different grades. Learners are encouraged to participate in at least one of the following activities:

  • Fabric Painting
  • General Knowledge
  • Master Chef
  • Art
  • Board Games
  • Athletics and cross country
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Soccer for boys and girls
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Academic support classes (recommended by the class teachers)

School Starting and Finishing Times

School begins at 07h40 Monday – Friday for all grades.
School finishing times:
Grade 1: 13h30 – Monday to Friday
Grade 2: 14h00 – Monday to Thursday; 13h30 Friday
Grades 3 – 6: 14h30 – Monday to Thursday; 14h00 Friday