OUR STORY

THE WAY started in 1998 on the grounds of a church in Valhalla, Centurion, as a church outreach programme. In 2003 it became independent of the church, and rented premises until December 2013, when it moved to its own property in Raslouw, Centurion.

At the end of 2015, THE WAY Christian School began partnering with Highway Church, which shared the same vision to provide non-profit Christian-based education of the highest standards to Centurion families. In order to execute this combined vision effectively, it was decided to combine premises in Raslouw in 2016.

ABOUT

THE WAY is an independent non-profit Christian preschool, primary school and high school based in Raslouw, Centurion.

At THE WAY Christian School, we believe in a holistic approach to education. Our goal is to develop the whole individual and provide opportunities for students to grow and expand their horizons through 21st-century teaching methods – where communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity are nurtured and grown.

We offer the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) syllabus, enriched with a biblical perspective for all grades, and plan to register with the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

A few of the strong traditions we have built over the years include a meet-and-greet Family Braai at the beginning of the school year, a Big Walk/Spring Sprint fundraising event, a Dads & Daughters tea, Dads & Lads lunch, Moms’ High Tea, Goofy Games and Valentine’s Ball. These not only build team spirit, but help maintain discipline, promote positive school values, as well as ownership and inclusion from parents.  Being an NPO (non-profit organisation) enables us to channel surplus funds into attracting educators of the highest standard and upgrading facilities in our classrooms and on our sports fields.

SCHOOL MODEL

  • CAPS Curriculum taught from a Biblical perspective
  • Registered with Gauteng Department of Education
  • Christian-based values
  • Active Parents’ Forum
  • Grades R – Grade 12
  • SACE-registered educators
  • Small classes (about 24 learners per class) in all phases
  • Learner-centred education with teachers leading by example
  • After school support is offered in English, Mathematics, Afrikaans and other subjects where the learner may be experiencing difficulty

The Way offers all subjects in the various phases as per the CAPS curriculum. We also believe in the value of experiential education, which engages students in hands-on experiences and reflection.  This enables the learners to transfer theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations.

VISION

Our dream is to see young men and women become life-long learners and leaders in industry, science, medicine, law, and economics, as well as in the creative and physical arts. In order to achieve this, we work with both learners and their parents, to build lasting values and a healthy vision as they grow into their authentic identities in Christ.

MISSION

We provide a progressive approach to educating our learners, thereby preparing them to lead productive and fulfilling lives, while making a positive contribution to society. This we strive for by:

EXCELLENCE

Providing education of a high standard and continually reinvesting into this.

Developing and optimally utilising state-of-the-art school facilities.

Employing and further developing high calibre staff.

DISCIPLESHIP

Assisting parents in building a God-like character in their children’s lives.

Upholding and instilling biblical values in our young people.

Nurturing the attribute of love by unselfishly caring for the needs of others.

DEVELOPMENT

Empowering and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.

Inspiring servant leadership, and love for their community.

Equipping our young people for life and, in so doing, preparing them to take up a meaningful place in our society, moving from learning child to participating adult.

THE TEAM

THE WAY Christian School is privileged to have a large, multi-faceted team, who are well qualified to present education of a very high standard to our learners. We have a close collaboration with Highway Church, which ensures spiritual support for our staff and learners in terms of developing and sustaining the Christian ethos of our school. Coupled with this, the Directors of our school, all of whom are elders of Highway Church, include experts from the business, legal and engineering worlds. This means that we have easily accessible advisors and decision-makers from a wide spectrum of fields. Working in conjunction with Highway Church also gives us access to further expert support from its members, other churches and people locally and internationally with which Highway Church has close relationships.

Educators
We have a diverse, multiracial staff, ranging in ages, which ensures that we have the energy of youth as well as the wisdom of age and experience in the classroom. They are all SACE (South African Council for Educators) registered and qualified in the phases in which they teach. With God’s help, we have been able to handpick our school’s educators to ensure that they are specialists in the subjects they present to our learners. This has been demonstrated by the several academic awards the school and its learners and educators have received in many fields, such as scientific innovation, mathematics literacy, and economic and management sciences.

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Manager

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Support Manager

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Web Designer

OUR UNIFORMS

HE WAY Christian School’s uniform has been carefully chosen to minimise cost for the parents, while being durable. Developing a consistent, uniform dress code helps learners to develop pride in being associated with the school, both on school days and when representing the school at special functions. We expect our learners to be modestly and smartly dressed at all times and to be neatly groomed. This forms part of their education and it has been proven that it contributes to success in finding employment and the competitive market place of our age.

Summer Uniforms

Our summer uniforms are worn from 1 January to 30 April and 1 September TO 31 December.

  • The Way Navy golf shirt, Grey skirt (4 fingers above the knee when kneeling), grey ankle socks, black school shoes (buckle, laces or Velcro)
  • Grade 1 – 3: It is compulsory that girls wear black/navy/grey ski pants under the skirt.
  • Grade 4 – 7: It is compulsory that girls wear navy/black school panties or navy/black ski pants under their skirts. Ski pants may not be visible.
  • The Way Dri-Mac obtainable only from Almega School Supplies.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless pullover or navy long sleeve jersey.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class.
  • The Way Navy golf shirt, Grey shorts, grey knee-high socks, black school shoes with laces.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless pullover or navy long sleeve jersey.
  • The Way Dri-Mac obtainable only from Almega School Supplies.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class.
  • White open neck short sleeve shirt OR White ‘tie neck’ short sleeve shirt with school tie.
  • White or flesh-colour underwear or vest may be worn. Navy/black panties or navy/black ski pants must be worn. Ski pants may not be visible)
  • Navy A-line skirt (4 fingers above the knee when kneeling) or Navy girls’ long pants, navy ankle socks, black school shoes (buckle, laces or Velcro)
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless Pullover or Navy blazer WITH school logo on top pocket. School tie to be worn if blazer is worn. If weather is cool, a short sleeve tie neck shirt, pullover, blazer and tie may be worn. No long sleeve jerseys are permitted without a blazer.
  • No blazer without the school badge will be allowed.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class (may not be worn with blazer)
  • White open neck short sleeve shirt OR white ‘tie neck’ short sleeve shirt worn with school tie.
  • Navy long trousers (No tapered trousers are permitted), navy socks, black school shoes with laces.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless Pullover or Navy blazer WITH school logo on top pocket. School tie to be worn if blazer is worn. If weather is cool, a short sleeve tie neck shirt, pullover, blazer and tie may be worn. No long sleeve jerseys are permitted without a blazer.
  • No blazer without the school badge will be allowed.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class (may not be worn with blazer)

Winter Uniforms

Our winter uniforms are worn from 1 May to 31 August.

  • Grade 1-3 Long sleeve plain navy round or polo neck T-shirt, Grey skirt (4 fingers above the knee when kneeling) or grey long pants, either grey bobby socks or grey tights, black school shoes (buckle, laces or Velcro).
  • Grade 4-7 White long sleeve ‘tie neck’ shirt, Grey girls’ long pants or grey skirt (4 fingers above the knee when kneeling), either grey bobby socks or grey tights, black school shoes( buckle, laces or velcro).
  • The Way Dri-Mac obtainable only from Almega School Supplies.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless pullover or navy long sleeve jersey.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class.
  • Grade 1-3 Long sleeve plain navy round or polo neck T-shirt, Grey long pants, grey knee-high socks, black school shoes with laces.
  • Grade 4-7 White long sleeve ‘neck tie’ shirt, grey long pants, grey knee-high socks, black school shoes with laces, Navy school tie.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless pullover or navy long sleeve jersey.
  • The Way Dri-Mac obtainable only from Almega School Supplies.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class.
  • White long sleeve ‘tie neck’ shirt with Maroon school tie.
  • White or flesh-colour underwear or vest may be worn. Navy/black panties or navy/black ski pants must be worn. Ski pants may not be visible)
  • Navy A-line skirt (4 fingers above the knee when kneeling), navy ankle socks or navy tights, black school shoes (buckle, laces or Velcro).
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless Pullover or Navy blazer WITH school logo on top pocket. School tie to be worn if blazer is worn. If weather is cool, a short sleeve tie neck shirt, pullover, blazer and tie may be worn. No long sleeve jerseys are permitted without a blazer.
  • No blazer without the school badge will be allowed.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class (may not be worn with blazer)
  • White long sleeve ‘tie neck’ shirt worn with Maroon school tie.
  • Navy long trousers (No tapered trousers are permitted), navy socks, black school shoes with laces.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless Pullover or Navy blazer WITH school logo on top pocket. School tie to be worn if blazer is worn. If weather is cool, a short sleeve tie neck shirt, pullover, blazer and tie may be worn. No long sleeve jerseys are permitted without a blazer.
  • No blazer without the school badge will be allowed.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class (may not be worn with blazer)

OUR CREST

Our crest serves as a powerful reminder of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. First, we see a dove, which represents the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus at His baptism, when God declared, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” This is a reminder that everything we do is guided by this revelation and faith in God’s love for us. We also see a flame, which represents the Holy Spirit’s power, purification, and transformation. Through its symbolism, the crest is a visual representation of the school’s commitment to providing a Christ-centred education that nurtures learners’ spiritual growth and development.

OUR CREDO

We believe in the Triune God: God the Father Almighty; His Son Jesus Christ whose life was given for us; and in His Holy Spirit, our guide and comforter; One God whose Kingdom shall come.

The sacred responsibility of parents and THE WAY is to educate, develop and nurture our children to share our belief in God; to encourage them to exercise their faith; and to foster a relationship with God that will sustain and last them all their lives.

THE WAY seeks to build upon this foundation, to prepare and equip our children to be the Christian citizens of tomorrow. In fulfilling this profound and God-given task we shall, through the teachings contained in the Bible and seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, endeavour to develop our children in mind, spirit and body to achieve the best they can.

We believe that their learning must equip them to make their way with success in this world, that they might compete with their fellows on equal terms, be worthy of their hire and equipped to achieve their just ambitions, finding satisfaction in them.

We believe we must equip our children spiritually, so that they will hold a lifelong commitment – firstly; to Jesus Christ as the foundation and focus of their lives; and secondly, to their fellow men and women, that others may see the Spirit that is within them. And if we succeed in these, then we believe that they will strive all their days to lead the Christ-like life, that they will be Godly men and women, loyal to their country and putting others before themselves.

We must train, through sports and activities, healthy bodies and promote clean living. Such activities must foster healthy competition, believing that how we play the game is as important as winning.

Our children must learn to be accountable for their own actions and decisions, and understand their commitment to God, their fellow peers, their School and their community. They must demonstrate self-discipline and respect so that they might earn the respect of others.

And we believe that, through faith in God and by the inspiration of His Holy Spirit, and by the example and teaching of Jesus Christ, THE WAY and the parents of our children will, indeed, achieve what they have set out to do.

SCHOOL RULES

  • A learner’s attitudes and conduct should be in harmony with the high standards of Christian conduct which are expected at THE WAY, and must reflect Christian standards of courtesy, respect, kindness, morality, honesty and consideration for others.
  • The dress rules of the school must be strictly observed by all learners.
  • Learners may not smoke tobacco or any other substance on school premises or in school uniform when outside the school. Learners may not be in possession of smoking materials.
  • No gum is allowed on school premises. Chewing gum in school uniform and eating food in the classroom is not permitted.
  • Outsiders may not visit learners at school without first obtaining permission from the Principal.
  • Circulars to parents from the school, Governing Body or Parents Association must be carefully preserved and given to parents as soon as possible. If a reply or acknowledgment is required this must be returned to school on or before the specified date.
  • Running, playing, sliding and skipping etc. along corridors is prohibited. No horse-play is allowed within the building or corridors at any time.
  • Learners who damage the school property or property of others will be held accountable for the damage.
  • Learners may not be in possession of potentially dangerous items, e.g. knives, crackers, drugs, alcohol.
  • Learners may not enter classrooms, the hall or offices unless accompanied by or when given permission to do so by a staff member.
  • Learners may not use the cloakrooms during or between lessons other than at break unless permission to do so has been granted by the educator. No loitering is permitted in or around cloakrooms.
  • Learners may use motor transport to school, i.e. cars, motorcycles, etc as drivers only after obtaining permission to do so by the Principal. The driver must have a valid licence.
  • No furniture (desks/chairs etc.) may be taken out of a class unless instructed by a staff member.
Please note: Any learner who is in doubt about any aspect pertaining to School rules must discuss these issues with the Principal / Governing Body.

OUR UNIFORMS

HE WAY Christian School’s uniform has been carefully chosen to minimise cost for the parents, while being durable. Developing a consistent, uniform dress code helps learners to develop pride in being associated with the school, both on school days and when representing the school at special functions. We expect our learners to be modestly and smartly dressed at all times and to be neatly groomed. This forms part of their education and it has been proven that it contributes to success in finding employment and the competitive market place of our age.

Summer Uniforms

Our summer uniforms are worn from 1 January to 30 April and 1 September TO 31 December.

  • The Way Navy golf shirt, Grey skirt (4 fingers above the knee when kneeling), grey ankle socks, black school shoes (buckle, laces or Velcro)
  • Grade 1 – 3: It is compulsory that girls wear black/navy/grey ski pants under the skirt.
  • Grade 4 – 7: It is compulsory that girls wear navy/black school panties or navy/black ski pants under their skirts. Ski pants may not be visible.
  • The Way Dri-Mac obtainable only from Almega School Supplies.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless pullover or navy long sleeve jersey.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class.
  • The Way Navy golf shirt, Grey shorts, grey knee-high socks, black school shoes with laces.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless pullover or navy long sleeve jersey.
  • The Way Dri-Mac obtainable only from Almega School Supplies.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class.
  • White open neck short sleeve shirt OR White ‘tie neck’ short sleeve shirt with school tie.
  • White or flesh-colour underwear or vest may be worn. Navy/black panties or navy/black ski pants must be worn. Ski pants may not be visible)
  • Navy A-line skirt (4 fingers above the knee when kneeling) or Navy girls’ long pants, navy ankle socks, black school shoes (buckle, laces or Velcro)
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless Pullover or Navy blazer WITH school logo on top pocket. School tie to be worn if blazer is worn. If weather is cool, a short sleeve tie neck shirt, pullover, blazer and tie may be worn. No long sleeve jerseys are permitted without a blazer.
  • No blazer without the school badge will be allowed.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class (may not be worn with blazer)
  • White open neck short sleeve shirt OR white ‘tie neck’ short sleeve shirt worn with school tie.
  • Navy long trousers (No tapered trousers are permitted), navy socks, black school shoes with laces.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless Pullover or Navy blazer WITH school logo on top pocket. School tie to be worn if blazer is worn. If weather is cool, a short sleeve tie neck shirt, pullover, blazer and tie may be worn. No long sleeve jerseys are permitted without a blazer.
  • No blazer without the school badge will be allowed.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class (may not be worn with blazer)

Winter Uniforms

Our winter uniforms are worn from 1 May to 31 August.

  • Grade 1-3 Long sleeve plain navy round or polo neck T-shirt, Grey skirt (4 fingers above the knee when kneeling) or grey long pants, either grey bobby socks or grey tights, black school shoes (buckle, laces or Velcro).
  • Grade 4-7 White long sleeve ‘tie neck’ shirt, Grey girls’ long pants or grey skirt (4 fingers above the knee when kneeling), either grey bobby socks or grey tights, black school shoes( buckle, laces or velcro).
  • The Way Dri-Mac obtainable only from Almega School Supplies.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless pullover or navy long sleeve jersey.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class.
  • Grade 1-3 Long sleeve plain navy round or polo neck T-shirt, Grey long pants, grey knee-high socks, black school shoes with laces.
  • Grade 4-7 White long sleeve ‘neck tie’ shirt, grey long pants, grey knee-high socks, black school shoes with laces, Navy school tie.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless pullover or navy long sleeve jersey.
  • The Way Dri-Mac obtainable only from Almega School Supplies.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class.
  • White long sleeve ‘tie neck’ shirt with Maroon school tie.
  • White or flesh-colour underwear or vest may be worn. Navy/black panties or navy/black ski pants must be worn. Ski pants may not be visible)
  • Navy A-line skirt (4 fingers above the knee when kneeling), navy ankle socks or navy tights, black school shoes (buckle, laces or Velcro).
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless Pullover or Navy blazer WITH school logo on top pocket. School tie to be worn if blazer is worn. If weather is cool, a short sleeve tie neck shirt, pullover, blazer and tie may be worn. No long sleeve jerseys are permitted without a blazer.
  • No blazer without the school badge will be allowed.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class (may not be worn with blazer)
  • White long sleeve ‘tie neck’ shirt worn with Maroon school tie.
  • Navy long trousers (No tapered trousers are permitted), navy socks, black school shoes with laces.
  • Navy V-neck sleeveless Pullover or Navy blazer WITH school logo on top pocket. School tie to be worn if blazer is worn. If weather is cool, a short sleeve tie neck shirt, pullover, blazer and tie may be worn. No long sleeve jerseys are permitted without a blazer.
  • No blazer without the school badge will be allowed.
  • Optional: Navy caps or hats with school logo available from school may only be worn outside of class (may not be worn with blazer)