Jabulane Christian Academy

Guiding Students in the Discovery of Truth.

Contact Information

Office Hours: 7:30AM – 3:30PM. The JCA office will be closed during all school and public holidays. The Bethesda administration office will continue to be open during all school holidays so your enquiries can be directed there.
Email: jabulane@boi.org
Phone: 012 711 0087 option #1
Fax: 086 225 9445

Mrs Anine Bonthuys, Principal (principal@boi.org)
Mrs Joan Viljoen, Administrative Assistant (jabulane@boi.org)
Miss Toinette Meiring, Finance Assistant (accounts@boi.org)

Who We Are

Jabulane Christian Academy is a registered independent Christian school with Grades R-7. Our mission is to provide high quality education and to encourage students to discover God’s truth as they study their various subjects. JCA is part of the larger organisation called Bethesda Outreach and is open to all qualifying students within the community.

Registration Information

Parents and caregivers are welcome to apply for admission at JCA. Please take note of the following criteria and guidelines:

  • Registration for 2021: Grade R is open from 1 April 2020 and Grades 1-7 from 20 June 2020.
  • Registration will remain open until the classes are filled, after which a child may be placed on a waiting list.
  • Grade R applicants must turn 5 years of age prior to 1 January of the year they are applying to start.
  • Applicants for Grade 1 and higher will be asked to write a placement test (R100) to determine their suitability for entrance to their desired grade. Payment for the test is due when the test is taken.
  • All registration documents must be filled in completely and turned in before the applicant will be considered or placed on a waiting list.
  • Parents will be notified if the grade is filled and given the option to be placed on a waiting list.
  • Registration documents may be handed in at the JCA office or turned in via email: jabulane@boi.org

Current News

11 August, 2020
Dear Parents,
Please download and read the communication from Mrs Bonthuys regarding the reopening of school on 17 August.
11 August Letter on Reopening School for Term 3
SA Paediatric Association Letter_Return to School

JCA Calendar for 27 July – 21 August 
*Note that the platform for learning, whether classroom or remote learning, for 17-21 August is still to be announced





JCA Revised Calendar for the remainder of 2020






Download/View the JCA JUNE Newsletter


Older Parent Letters:
Lockdown letter to Parents 15 May 2020
Parent Letter 21 May 2020
Parent Letter 27 May 2020
Parent Letter 29 May 2020 – We are opening! Read for more details
Confirmation letter by the Minister of Education
Letter Regarding Transport for your Learner 29 May, 2020
Parent Letter 8 June
Important Information for Parents/Caregivers for 27-31 July  (Click to download)
SA Paediatric Position Statement on Closure of Schools_July 2020
End of Term Parent Letter 31 July, 2020

Covid-19 Survey
Parents – If you have not yet completed the COVID-19 survey, we urge you to do so at your earliest convenience. Your feedback is very useful to us. Thank you!!  Click to take the Parent Survey

D6 Connecting Information
How to download D6 Connect

Remote Teaching/Learning

Remote Learning Information:
Click on the link below to access all of the subject lesson documents and resources for the different grades. You do NOT need to download these as it an be viewed online but you are welcome to download in order to refer to them at a later stage.

27 July, 2020
Dear Parents,
Click on the link below to access all of the media files for Grades R – 7.
As per the previous correspondence from Mrs Bonthuys, please remember that work packs can be collected at the Bethesda Gate and you can bring your flash drive today (Monday/Tuesday) between 8:00 and 9:30 and a teacher will copy the files for you.
Thank you!

Remote Learning/Media Files for Grades R – 7  27 – 31 July

Older Remote Learning Links:
Remote Learning for Week 1:  20-24 April  (Please click for your current grade information)
Remote Learning for Week 2: 28-30 April (Please click for your current grade information)
Remote Learning for Week 3: 4-8 May (Please click for your current grade information)
Remote Learning for Week 4: 11-15 May (Please click for your current grade information)
Remote Learning for Week 5: 18 – 22 May (Please click for your current grade information)
Remote Learning for Week 6: 25-29 May (Please click for your current grade information)
Remote Learning for Week 7: 1-5 June (Please click for your current grade information)
Remote Learning for Week 8: 8-12 June (Please click for your current grade information)
Remote Learning for Week 9: 15-19 June (Grades R & 4  – including media resources for grades currently attending class)
Remote Learning/Media Files for Week 10: 22-26 June
Remote Learning/media Files for Week 11:  29 June – 3 July


Covid19 Resources on Preparedness
As per Mrs Bonthuys’ letter for 21 May, it is important that you prepare your child before they return to school. They need to understand what COVID-19 is and how it is spread. We have created a online folder containing information, songs and videos for the kids as well a video on how to make your own masks at home.
We hope that it will be helpful!
COVID19 Resources for Parents and Children (Click to access the resources)

Financial Information

JCA Fees are charged for 11 months (January – November) along with a yearly, non-refundable registration fee (used to cover all textbooks and admin). Fees are due by the first working day of each month. Fees paid in person should be paid at the Bethesda Administration office or can be paid via:

  • Speedpoint/Credit Card
  • EFT (banking details below*)
  • Cash
  • Debit Order (you must set this up with your bank)

*EFT banking details – Please use the student account number on all payments to ensure the payment is credited correctly (i.e. MLA001). The account number is listed on your statement which will be given out by the 26th of each month.
Bank: Standard Bank
Account Name: Temba-Bethesda Outreach
Branch: Brooklyn 011245
Account #: 011818743

News & Events

Read the most recent JCA newsletter, event updates and find our calendar on the JCA blog. Click here to read more.

JCA August 2020 Newsletter

“Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable.”   -Psalm 145:2-3 (ESV) A Unique Term 2 Term 2 is drawing to an end, and what a unique one it has been! The term started...

JCA June Newsletter

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JCA March 2020 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians The year 2020 arrived with great anticipation and before we knew it the season changed to autumn and term 1 has come to an end! We hope all 73 new learners and their parents have settled in well into the JCA family. We hope that all our families...

JCA April 2020 Calendar

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JCA March 2020 Calendar

Please click to download the March 2020 JCA Calendar

JCA January 2020 Newsletter

The year 2020 has arrived! A warm welcome to all returning and new families! We pray that all our new friends in class are settling in well and feel part of the Jabulane Christian Academy family already! Many thanks to those parents who took the time to come to the...

JCA February Calendar

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JCA April Calendar 2019

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Cross country held on 5 March Despite the very hot day the runners raced off enthusiastically with all the spectators cheering them on.  There were different age groups and distances and the winners of each race received a medal and a Spur voucher.  There were also...

JCA March 2019 Calendar

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Our Mission

Mobilising the local church and its members for the glory of God by: (1) Providing a gospel focused, family centred and church driven orphaned and vulnerable child care ministry and resource centre (2) Reaching out to the church to raise awareness, stimulate compassion and encourage obedience in the care of the fatherless

How can I help?

Do you have resources to share? Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child? Here are the ways YOU can be personally involved in providing care to orphaned children.

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