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

Remote Teaching/Learning

Parent Letters:
Parents Letter 25 March 2020
Lockdown letter to Parents 9 April 2020
Lockdown letter to Parents 14 April 2020
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
Letter Regarding Transport for your Learner 29 May, 2020

D6 Connecting Information
How to download D6 Connect

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.

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)

JCA has been inspected and has been declared safe for Grade 7 and Grade 3 learners to return next week. Please read the 29 May Parents letter from Mrs Bonthuys very carefully.

We have also attached a letter regarding learner transport regulations for you to review and if necessary, share with your child’s driver.

All the other grades will still be learning remotely until it is their turn to be phased in. Please click on the link to access the work for Week 7.

Dear Parents,

Jabulane Christian Academy received confirmation that as an independent school complying with all the prescribed Health & Safety Criteria according to the DBE, Grade 3 and Grade 7 learners may return to school on Tuesday 2 June 2020.

Please see the attached confirmation letter signed by the Minister of Education.

Hard copies of transport permits as well as Parent agreement forms will be handed out to learners on return.

JCA Management

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)

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

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 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

Please click to download the April 2020 School Calendar

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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Jabulane Christian Academy Newsletter March 2019

Fun events at JCA Music Makers The Music Makers have been making great progress under the leadership of Mrs McKee.  They meet every second Wednesday and the Intermediate group is practicing the song they have learnt for the Term 2 concert.  The Foundation phase is...

JCA November Calendar

Please Click here to download the November JCA Calendar  

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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