About Us

The Official name of the school shall be ONANE LOWER AND HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL.

Vision

To provide quality education to learners in order to uplift and empower them to play a responsible and meaningful role in the society.

Mission 

  • To encourage parental and community involvement in our school.
  • Raise standards for learners at all levels both in and out of the school.
  • Provide quality education by means of instruction, guidance and facilitation by a core of qualified, competent, dedicated, responsible and accountable educators.

Faithful to our school’s Mission as set above, the School Governing Body vows to appoint only suitably qualified, loyal hardworking and responsible  educators.

 It is therefore expected of educators to: 

  • Be serious about teaching and realize that it is their solemn duty to empower the learners through quality teaching, knowledge that will enable the child one day to be an asset to the community and country.
  • Teach the child values and norms that should be carried beyond the school into community. In this way the school also reaches the community, thereby spreading education beyond the borders of the school.
  • Initiate various actions to get the parents involved in school activities so that they can really be wholly part of the school community.

Motto

The Motto of the institution is a Latin Phrase “Ora et Labora” which literally means “Work and Pray.”

Background

Onane Lower and Higher Primary School is one of the oldest schools with a long history of tradition and excellence;  opened in 1952. Initially it was a Missionary School of the then Dutch Reformed Church; established as an offshoot of Gemsbokspruit Skool  presently known as Motsephiri Primary School which was also a Missionary School of the same Church in Motsephiri Village.

Onane Lower and Higher Primary School is presently a public school administered by Hlogotlou Circuit  in the Sekhukhune District of Limpopo Province in South Africa. It is situated at rural Mmotwaneng Village at the North Eastern point of Monsterlus Township. The School is at the border zone of Elias Motsoaledi and Makhuduthamaga Municipalities but it falls under Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality.

Rating

The school falls under quintile 1 and thus it is a Non-Fee Paying School as it caters mainly for learners from the rural village of  Mmotwaneng. However, the school has attracted learners from other villages as far as Jane Furse, Maserumule Park, Vleeischboom, Hlalanikahle, Monsterlus, Dindela, Sehlakwane and Sephaku.

Structures and Facilities

The  School comprises of the following:

Twenty (20) Classrooms
Each of these classrooms has enough learners  furniture and Learning and Teaching Support Material. It is the initiative of the School Governing Body to improve Classrooms by installing facilities such as Projectors, air-conditioners and advanced electronic teaching and learning media in all classes to enhance teaching and learning.  Finances are however not in our favour.

One (1) Computer Laboratory
This is a classroom converted into a Computer Laboratory by the National Department of Basic Education  in 2002.  Twelve (12) Computers were installed in this room upon conversion, and eight (8) old computers were donated recently by MoratiwaSuperspar. Additional ten (10) computers were purchased by the school.  The Computer Room is presently equipped with Thirty (30) well functioning Computers. We are still in the process of seeking donations from various Companies across the globe to improve this centre for the benefit of our learners and the community at large.

The School has a LAN and Broadband internet connection and thus learners from Grade Four (4) to Grade Seven (7) have access to internet during computer lessons and after hours under strict supervision of Computer educators.

Foundation Phase learners also enjoy Computer lessons in their respective classes via a departmental programme known as Kidsmart and also in the Computer Laboratory.

One (1) Science Laboratory
Learning Science and Technology becomes easy through experimentation. The Science Laboratory and various Technological facilities offered by this institution makes Science and Technology a real adventure for our learners.

The Library
The Library in co-operation with the Room-to-Read project makes reading fun. Learners enjoy reading books of their own choice and level in the Library. They also check-out books for leisure reading and also for extending education to families and the community.

The School Grounds

The School grounds contain a paved area, a grassy area and natural area with neither pavement nor grass. The School’s Beautification Committee is very active to such an extent that it maintains the beauty of the school grounds . A large area of the school grounds contains a well maintained lawn and a variety of appalling flowers. Various indigenous trees are also planted in the school yard for educational purposes.

Enrolment and Staffing

The school offers Grade R to Grade 7 classes. There are three phases, namely, Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6) and Senior Phase (Grade 7) at the school. The teaching staff comprises of 27 educators, of which 5 are Males and 22 are Females.  Of the 27 is: One (1) Principal, Three (3) Heads of Departme and Twenty-three Educators.

The  Teacher- Learner ratio is therefore 1:35.8  Besides the teaching staff, the school has one (1) administration Clerk Permanently employed by the Department of Basic Education, Two (2) Volunteering Administrative Clerks, three security officers, one  (1) gardener, two (2) volunteering Librarians and five (5) foodhandlers.

School Programmes - Curriculum

Languages of Instruction
Sepedi and IsiNdebele are languages of Instruction in the Foundation Phase. English is taught as the First Additional Language. English is the Language of Instruction in the Intermediate and Senior Phases. Sepedi and IsiNdebele are Home Languages and English is the First Additional Language even though it is the Language of instruction.

Subjects:

Foundation Phase
Subjects offered in the Foundation Phase are : Home Language (Either Sepedi or IsiNdebele), Mathematics and Life Skills.

Intermediate and Senior Phases
The intermediate and Senior Phases offer the following Subjects/Learning Areas:
Home Language (Either Sepedi or IsiNdebele), First Additional Language (English), Mathematics, Natural Sciences,  Technology, Economics and Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Culture, Life Orientation and  Computer Literacy

Learning Enhancement Programmes
In order to enhance teaching and learning at this institution, the following programmes are put into place:

Readathon
Readathon is a programme aimed at ensuring that the learners being is developed holistically. It puts much emphasis on reading but also take in to account aspects such as poetry, dance, singing and stage performances.

Room-to-Read
This project is specifically for enhancing profound usage of the school Library by all stakeholders including learners, parents and the community at large.

Remedial Programme
This is a special programme designed to assist learners with learning barriers. Educators attend to such learners at special times and assist them at their pace. Much emphasis is on improving the level of reading and writing.

Partnerships

Presently the school has a standing partnership with a number of retail shops situated in Moratiwa Shopping Complex. This includes Moratiwa Super-Spar, KFC and ABSA banks. They assist the school with donations and learning programmes.

Community Involvement

Parents of learners registered to Onane Lower and Higher Primary School have close contact with the School Management and governance. Various meetings and contact sessions including amongst other, Parent meetings, Consultative meetings and Special Contact sessions are conducted as per school programme to address both learner's and parents’ needs.

Members of the community are allowed to visit the school for information and clarity seeking sessions. They also participate actively in School Projects such as Greenery Project by buying proceeds and providing assistance, guidance and volunteering services.

School visits are between 14h15 – 15h00 Monday to Thursday.

Communication

The School has a comprehensive information dissemination system. Communication is through: Short Message Systems (SMS), Letters, Electronic Mail, Telephone and Website.