In 2019, the year of making history through National elections,  we at Onane  Primary School (OPS) still believe that the mighty oak tree is grown from the tiniest of acorns, the tallest of towers are built upon a few key foundation of small stones and the greatest minds develop from the simplest of children’s games.

Considering the fact that we are at the threshold of the fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) the role of our school today  is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower our learners to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an ever-changing global society.

The talents, skills, and abilities of each of our learners need to be identified, nurtured, and encouraged so that he / she is able to reach greater heights. Our learner  need to be provided with a platform to think, express, and exhibit their skills. Hence we find it  necessary to empower them to negotiate several issues that confront them, with  teachers being Mentors.  

Onane is striving hard to make the best possible efforts to inculcate strong values combining with academics and extra-curricular activities in the children. Converting every individual into a self-reliant and independent citizen, the school provides an amalgam of scholastic and co-scholastic activities.

No wonder, a learner harnessed in such an atmosphere has every hope and possibility of becoming a responsible, balanced and a matured  adult and is able to live in to contribute and to shoulder responsibilities of the society, of which he forms an integral part. Children need a supportive environment at home and at school. They need to set goals, within their reach until they gain confidence and determination. They should reexamine their priorities, set clean goals and make specific plans to achieve what they desire. Focusing on specific goals, helps them move forward purposefully in life. They would, thus, have the pleasure of watching their dreams into reality.

At  Onane Primary School  our approach  to learning is child centric encouraging Activity based learning and inculcating a scientific temper and a spirit of free enquiry. In our curriculum the learner is the primary focus and each child is involved in the learning process. We are constantly improving our teaching methodology so that it turns learning into combination of classroom study, research and scientific discovery hence our participation in National Competitions for Mathematics and Science Expo on annual basis.  

While academic excellence is our major thrust, the school is also devoted to prepare the learners for life, groom them to face the challenges of tomorrow, and encourage them to be socially relevant. We constantly endeavour to always live up to this ideology and inculcate this into everything we do, with the aim that we will be able to ensure that the children grow to their full potential, while constantly being groomed to pass out as men and women competent to bear responsibility in all walks of life.

The parents are the most strengthening power in moulding the future of children. Their consistent support empowers us to do more and more. I pay my gratitude to them for their faith in us.

I am confident enough that the Onanians will make themselves stronger day by day, adding a new leaf to the grandeur of the school, in order to make 2019  one of the memorable years in the calendar of Success.

Stay blessed


Sihlangu Sipho Solomon Salmons