An alliance for excellence

2014-09-11 00:00

TWO Durban North schools are busy making educational history.

Glenashley Junior Primary School and Glenashley Preparatory School have formed an “alliance” in order to provide continuous education from Grade R to Grade 7. The alliance also sees the two co-educational schools sharing a brand-new uniform, as well as a new badge with the motto “Together We Prosper”.

“The KZN Department of Education is keen for schools to offer full-range educational facilities from Grade R to Grade Seven,” said Penny Alston, Glenashley Preparatory School principal, especially in a province which has traditionally seen separate junior and senior primary schools.

Val Zaborowski, principal of Glenashley Junior Primary, which also has a pre-primary from Grade 000, said the alliance would provide the “best of both worlds”.

The junior primary is just over 1 km away from the prep school.

“There our children will still have time to be little people in a sheltered environment,” said Zaborowski.

The ethos of both schools is similar, Alston said. “We both provide caring environments.”

“The integration of the two schools is a fresh and exciting approach, with huge benefits for our children. It will allow for greater co-operation between the two schools, while still maintaining the management autonomy of each.”

The alliance is also good news for parents, who will no longer have to find a place in another senior primary, while a single uniform “means a saving on parents’ pockets”, said Alston.

Zaborowski said the uniform would be “the strong point connecting the two schools”.

The new school uniform and badge were designed with the assistance of Coffee Creative Studio, said Alston.

“We have developed a new shared school image, which will be extended across all contact points of the two schools.”

The new uniforms — a colour combination of red, grey, green and white — offer a floral-patterned dress for the girls.

“We decided to try something out-of-the-box and striking,” said Zaborowski.

Grade 4 prep school pupil Sayali Rampersad said she liked the new uniform and was “happy and excited” at the prospect of coming to school next year, especially as she and her younger sister, Medhiya, who attends the junior primary, will both be wearing the same uniform.

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