HISTORY & EDUCATIONAL AIMS

Pro Arte Alphen Park is one of Gauteng’s Schools of Specialisation.  We are a unique school located in the East of Pretoria, which successfully combines the arts and business. This High School offers six specialised focus areas, namely Dance, Art & Design, Music, Drama, Hospitality and Enterprise Management.

Pro Arte Alphen Park opened its doors in January 1994 with the amalgamation of two schools, namely Pro Arte, school for the arts (1969) and the Alphen Park Commercial High School.

Pro Arte Alphen Park is an English medium school with approximately 700 learners. The school is situated in Pretoria East, Alphen Park, close to the Menlyn shopping centre. The school does not only serve learners from surrounding suburbs but also learners from all over the country as we have boarding facilities available as well.

At Pro Arte Alphen Park we nurture creativity as a tool to resolve challenges. The school boasts a highly qualified staff component which contributes to our achievements. Our school governing body is eager to assist us in our endeavour to remain the preferred school for children interested in specialising in the arts in Pretoria. As a school, we also embrace the principles of democracy through respect for each other.

Values such as respect, integrity, commitment and loyalty are treasured in our school. Our code of conduct is guided by these values. The management of the school regularly assesses the commitment of learners and teachers towards promoting these values. The school motto also reflects on these values: “Vigor et Veritas” which translated, means Strength and Integrity.

Our Code of Honour captures the essence of our school’s character:

  • Respect the Christian principles taught at the school
  • Pursue goodness, faithfulness, friendliness and loyalty
  • Uphold honesty and sincerity
  • Place truth above the lie
  • To strive for nobleness of character, high moral values and a balanced life-style
  • Honour and develop the traditions of our school
  • Respect the various languages, cultures and national symbols of our country
  • Demonstrate the necessary acknowledgement, consideration, respect, obedience and helpfulness in relationships
  • Do any duty to the best of my ability
  • Always remember, in work and play, that my body is an ally that should never be neglected

Our school song embraces the principles of democracy by using Afrikaans, English and Sesotho. The music was composed by Prof. S Grové, who was a parent of the school.

Our school crest is a shield containing two interlocking diamonds as focal point on a burgundy background. The diamonds are symbolic of:

  • Purity, uniqueness, many-faceted and aesthetic values which reflect the beauty of the arts.
  • The interlinking of focus areas, cultural inter-linking, academic subjects and also of arts and technology.
  • A link in a chain which reflects our strength and unity.
  • The head of the top diamond symbolizes striving for excellence, pointing towards a higher goal.
  • The base of the bottom diamond symbolizes being anchored in a solid foundation and values.
  • The border emphasizes unity and the colours silver and light blue reflect the standard of excellence we strive for.

Creating and upholding a school culture, which will

  • encourage a high standard of academic achievement
  • hold creativity and innovation in high esteem;
  • be contemporary and modern;
  • be unique in its multi-dimensionality; and
  • promote democratic processes within the school community

Enrolling and training the best learner potential by

  • encouraging motivation, self-discipline, self-activity, creativity and innovation and
  • equipping learners with life skills to ensure that they become responsible adults.

Recruiting and developing a teaching corps to ensure

  • creative-innovative outcomes in line with present educational trends and
  • teaching in an understandable and relevant manner.

Focusing on the broader community by

  • marketing the school in a multi-dimensional South African society;
  • fostering the greatest possible credibility with stakeholders; and
  • rendering a service in accordance with contemporary needs.

Maintaining an effective school management system in order to excel in

  • administration, organization and planning;
  • managing and developing financial, physical and human resources; and
  • effective communication.
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

A little bit of history about Pro Arte Alphen Park and its journey from 1969, when the Art, Music, Ballet and Drama school started in prefab classes at the bottom of Pretoria Boys’ High’s grounds, to 1994 when we amalgamated with the Commercial School, to where we are now in Alphen Park, a small suburb just west of Menlyn in Pretoria.

Pro Arte Alphen Park has had four principals: Mr Theron, Dr Kirstein, Mr Güldenpfennig and yours truly. I started teaching in 1989 and was appointed as principal in June last year. Pro Arte always has a special aura about it when your talk to people living in Pretoria. We allow our learners to think outside the box. We give them all the right tools and the rest of the job is up to them.

We focus on the creative and performing arts, but because we were amalgamated in 1994, we also inherited hospitality and enterprise management as focus areas. We have a very accomplished dance troupe who stage a production at the State Theatre every year. They practise and perform in any of the three dance studios. The music department is fortunate to have 20 soundproof music rooms for learners to practise. The drama department has its own theatre to allow for a practical learning experience and stage its own productions. The art department has three well-equipped classrooms and we specialise in visual art and design. The enterprise department concentrates on accounting and has two well-equipped computer rooms connected to the internet so that learners can get connected and do research. The hospitality department has two state of the art kitchens and a restaurant to show off their culinary talents. We also have a hostel so that we can accommodate learners from all over the province as well as anywhere else in the country. The Pro Arte Afternoon Music Academy is a magnet school attached to Pro Arte Alphen Park where young budding musicians can get their careers off the ground.

We are fortunate to have a staff complement of 71 educators and admin staff and the magnet school uses 17 music teachers for their afternoon classes. We even put on a staff concert for the learners every now and again to showcase our staff talent in order to motivate and inspire our learners. The school also employs a full-time counsellor to assist on a daily basis with the wellbeing of all our learners.
There are around 700 learners at our school and our recent Grade 12 pass rate was 98.2%.

I have chosen a few alumni to show that we are not just a school that gets kids through the system. Some learners decide to go the academic route, like Steve Bhiko’s Dr Pelican Zimu. Zak Hendriks is a successful actor and you may have seen him in Binnelanders. Lionel Smit exhibits his art in New York and London. Cobus du Toit is a flautist who is a professor of music in the United States. Chantal Dartnal was the top female chef in the world in 2018 and her restaurant The Mosaic has just won the Best Wine List in the World award. Petronel Malan is an accomplished pianist and Nicole Ferreira works for the Johannesburg Ballet Company. Keletso Motau is an editor for Woolworths Taste Magazine. Robyn Hendricks is the principal dancer for Australia Ballet Company in Sydney. Bafanna Matea is a choreographer for the New York Battery Dance Company and Jan Hendrik van der Westhuisen is South Africa’s only Michelin Star Chef. He studied visual art at Pro Arte.

Where to next? Barack Obama said, “I call on our nation’s governors and state education chiefs to develop standards and assessments that don’t simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st century skills like problem-solving and critical thinking and entrepreneurship and creativity”.

Our learners need to learn new skills to be competitive and relevant. We need learners who can take initiative, be adaptable and resilient. They need to be able to bring something new and original into existence and to be able to develop new solutions to complex problems. That’s where the fourth industrial revolution steps in. Our school now gets ICTs to assist with education. I did my master’s degree in ICT integration because I knew that our children are now wired differently. You have to edutain them now.

Finally, someone said, innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower! Steve Jobs said, “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back towards the technology – not the other way around.” I trust that learners who leave Pro Arte Alphen Park will be well-rounded individuals who will excel in whatever they put their minds to, as long as they put in the hours to reach that goal.

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Mr Jacques du Rand

Deputy of Disipline

Mr C Negondeni (Deputy : Discipline)

Mpho

Mrs M Ndala (Deputy: Academics)

WHY CHOOSE US

If you really want your child to excel in the arts as well as get the right exposure, we are the school for you.  We offer more time in our individual focus areas (dance, drama, art, music, hospitality and enterprise management) than most other high schools.  We are one of only three schools of specialisation in the Gauteng province.

  • For the Senior Phase (Gr 8 & 9) the CAPS curriculum does not require teaching in these subjects/focus areas therefore most schools do not offer the art student the opportunity to start developing these skills from early on.  Here at Pro Arte we offer 3.5 hours per week in each focus area!
  • For the FET Phase (Gr 10,11 &12) the Caps curriculum requires 4 hours per week which is followed by most other schools. Here at Pro Arte your child will receive 6.5 hours per week which includes daily instruction of at least an hour per focus area!

These additional hours will give your child the artistic edge he or she needs.  In addition to this, one of our main aims is to expose your child to external performing opportunities to make sure they get additional ‘real life’ experience and representation.  These opportunities are usually coupled with remuneration/fees that are paid to the learners; based on their skill level and the scope of the event they are required for.

Our school is in the process of also securing preferential between a multitude of businesses, tertiary institutions as well international alliances.  Reciprocity is high on our agenda for ensuring a better future for your child within the artistic and performing arts communities.

With highly qualified staff and long list of successful past learners  we believe your choice to become part of the Pro Arte Alphen Park family should be an easy one.

Follow and like us on Face Book and become part of the family.

 

Live your art!

OUR VISION

To be a key provider of education and training in the arts, entrepreneurship and academics.

MISSION STATEMENT

To utilise opportunities in the arts, entrepreneurship and academics to the full, within the multidimensional, creative, innovative and dynamic school community.

OUR PROMISE

A high school for the arts. Where minds are inspired to open.

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ACHIEVEMENTS & ACCOLADES

Since its inception, Pro Arte Alphen Park has achieved a 100% Grade 12 pass rate for seventeen years. Several accolades have been presented to the school for its achievements.

We are also the custodian of the Simfonia Juventi Orchestra which consists of learners from all over Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North-West Province. They work and stay at the school during the April holidays.

Our Hospitality department started the Chefs competition in district D4 six years ago. It has since grown into a much bigger competition in which other districts also participate.

Pro Arte Alphen Park is one of only two founder members of the Tshwane Youth Arts Festival which has been presented in the State Theatre since 1996. Each year approximately 10,000 learners from different schools participate in the festival over a period of three weeks.

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GOVERNING BODY

Ex officio:
Mr Jacques du Rand (Principal)
Mr Calton Negondeni (Deputy Principal: Discipline)
Mrs Mpho Ndala (Deputy Principal: Academics)

Parents:

Mr Kekana SGB (Chairperson)
Adv Maifadi SGB (Deputy Chairperson)
Mrs Maubane SGB (Treasurer)
Mrs Mdluli
Mrs Mtshali
Mrs Mashigo
Mr Ncube
Mrs Chipane (Co-opted Member)

Educators:
Ms Tebogo Magolego
Mr Casper van Zyl
Mrs Channelle Alberts

Administration staff:

Mrs Rika van Tonder (Acting Villa Nova Hostel Manager)
Ms Lerato Motsweneng (Secretary)
Mrs René Abrahams (Marketing & Public Relations)

Learners:

Mr Chaba Learner Representative
Miss Viljoen Learner Representative

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TEACHING & ADMIN STAFF

Principal, Deputies & Admin Staff

  • Mr Jacques Du Rand (Principal)
  • Mr Calton Negondeni (Deputy Principal: Discipline)
  • Mrs Mpho Ndala (Deputy Principal: Academics)
  • Ms Lorna Potgieter (Principal’s Secretary)
  • Ms Valrine Moloto (Learner Matters)
  • Mrs Elmah Sekhwela (Reception)
  • Mrs Annatjie Collett (Finance: Back Office Financial Officer)
  • Mrs Neo Lelokoane (Finance: Bookeeper)
  • Mrs Wendy Lefupana (Finance: Debt Collector)
  • Mrs Lerato Motsweneng (Discipline Administrator)
  • Mr Kgomotso Rashalaha (Discipline Officer)
  • Mrs Natasha Kraljevic-Scrimgeour (Counsellor)
  • Mrs René Abrahams (Public Relations Officer)
  • Mr Frikkie van Tonder (Groundsman/Maintenance)
  • Mrs Deseré Noke (Media Centre)

Head of Department Visual Arts – Isabella Mellet

  • Gerda Coetzee-Marais
  • Lizelle Jordaan

Head of Department Dance – Nigel Hannah

Head of Department Drama – Wilmarié Pretorius

  • Adrian Freeman

Head of Department Enterprise Management – Marie-Louise Nel

  • Itumeleng Mashilwane
  • Tebogo Magolego
  • Margaret Banda
  • Carli Van Der Vyver
  • Anel Swart
  • Dominica Alberts
  • Jeremiah Kgobe

Head of Department Hospitality – Martha Kok

  • Simone Bennie
  • Josephine Venter

Head of Department English & French – Casper van Zyl

  • Nadia Stoltz
  • Chelsea Courtois
  • Eloise Emmerich
  • An-Mari Muller
  • Toko Watezwa
  • Hetziba Andra

Head of Department Afrikaans – Charmaine Holtzhausen

  • Mary-Ann Scott
  • Ilse Fox
  • Deseré Noke
  • Salomé Bennett

Head of Department Natural Science & Technology – Annerie Le Roux

  • Liezel Schutte
  • Cindy-Lee Orsmond
  • Marie Hamman (Lab assistant)
  • Herschel Clark

Head of Department LO – Stephanie van Heerden

  • Mercia van der Vyver
  • Josephine Qangaqa

Head of Department Mathematics – Albert Roux

  • Yolandi Muller
  • Lindy Coetzer
  • Albert Roux
  • Francios Smit
  • Xolani Mkhondwane
  • Ashley Feldman-Diko

Head of Department Music -Martie Jv Vuuren

  • Deryn Dednam
  • Tebatso Molapo (Choir Master)

Head of Department Social Sciences – Chanelle Alberts

  • Deidre Fourie
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FACILITIES

The school’s facilities have been built to accommodate each of the different focus areas to cater for a very unique learning experience.
The needs of each of the focus areas are attended to in great detail.

 

There are three dance studios with wall to wall mirrors and bars for the dancers.

 

The department has their own performing theatre hall where shows are held as well as well equipped movement rooms with mirrors.

 

The Art focus area has well equipped studios for printing and design.

 

This focus area has very well equipped kitchens (one hot and one cold) to enable learners to perfect their culinary skills. We also have a restaurant on the property where learners are enabled to practice the art of cheffing, plating, serving, hosting and hospitality.

 

We have three computer laboratories for this focus area ensuring learners have everything they need to succeed in their field.

 

The Music focus area has 30 studios where individual lessons can be conducted. A variety of orchestra instruments are at the disposal of learners.

Our media centre is well resourced with books, visual and sound equipment to enable learners and teachers to create a stimulating learning environment. Learners also have access to computers and the internet to do research.

STUDENT POPULATION

We currently have about 700 learners in the school. Our learners are diverse in respect of race, creed and talents.

A large number of learners are accommodated in the hostel. The hostel learners are representative of all the provinces in South Africa. Currently it houses learners from the Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province. The remaining learners reside in Gauteng; we have no specific feeder zone.

Learners who apply to attend our school have a passion for either the arts, business related subjects or hospitality.

The learners at our school are representative of the whole population regarding race and economical welfare.

The school treasures the fact that our class sizes are kept small in order for teachers to be able to reach out to learners where individual needs arise. Learners also flourish in such a conducive educational environment. The appointment of additional teachers by the governing body contributes towards the smaller numbers in the classes.

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SCHOOL RULES

School rules are vital to help maintain order in a large group of people. School rules also lay the groundwork for adult responsibilities.

There may be anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand students at any level of education, ranging from high school to university. In order for staff to manage such large groups of learners, implementing rules for the students is necessary. Some rules are intended to protect the students as well as the teachers. Other rules exist to foster a healthy learning and teaching environment.

Rules also help prepare students for life as an adult. By learning to follow rules as a child, a person may be better prepared for following laws as an adult. It also helps the student get used to adhering to policies and procedures that they will face as an employee once they reach adulthood.

Click on the icon above to download a copy of our rules.

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UNIFORMS & SUPPLIERS

Winter School Uniforms
Learners will be required to start wearing winter uniform from 6 May 2019.

All winter uniforms are now in stock at school uniform suppliers.

School Uniforms:  Boys & Girls

Clothes must be neat and clean and should be worn according to season.
School uniform rules must at all times be adhered to.
Only grade 12’s may wear white shirts and agreed upon pull-over (white).

Second hand clothes store: On the School Premises
The shop provides school uniforms in good condition, including:

Blazers, Jerseys, Trousers and shorts, Slacks, Pullovers, Skirts
Ties, Socks, Scarves, Beanies, Tights, Shoes

Mrs Jansen van Vuuren is available during all register periods (07:35 – 07:50) and during break on a Thursday (11:05 – 11:34)
(Location: Block B – Room 025)

Payments at the second hand store: Cash only please

 

School Uniform Suppliers:

 

Constantia Outfitters
84 Thomas Edison Street
Menlopark

Tel: 012 460 8132

 

School and Leisure
Shop F1
Parkview Shopping Centre
c/o Garsfontein and Netcare Roads
Moreleta Park
Pretoria
0081

Tel: 010 593 0904

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SCHOOL FEES

2022 School Fees: R32,120.00

 

Gr 8 – 11:   11 monthly payments commencing 1 February 2022 to 1 December 2022,  R2,920.00

Gr 12: 10 monthly payments commencing 1 February 2022 to 1 November 2022, R3,212.00

 

Take Note:

  • Once off  settlement on or before 28 Feb 2022: receive a 7.9% discount.

          (Please note that NO discount will be given after this date)

 

Please note: Application forms for exemption of school fees are available at the financial office.    Applications for exemptions are subject to strict approval by the Senior Governing Body of the school and application for these exemptions close on 28 February 2022.

Forms may only be collected from 15 January 2022 from the finance office.

Pro Arte Alphen Park reserves the right to Forego/Decline processing any applications from applicants who do not follow the application procedures (Submit all the necessary documents before the closing date) outlined in the application form, including honoring the set target dates.

PLEASE PAY YOUR SCHOOL FEES!    YOU OWE IT TO YOUR CHILD!

HOSTEL FEES 

2022 Hostel Fees – 7 Day Option : R61, 732.00

2022 Hostel Fees – 5 Day Option : R45, 276.00

  1. Pro Arte Villa Nova is a private hostel, self-sufficient in all aspects.
  2. First month’s fees must be paid on or before 3 Jan 2022. No learner will be accepted into hostel without proof of payment on the day of admission and a signed contract.
  3. No learner will be accepted into hostel for 2022 if any fees for 2021 are outstanding.

There are two options available:

  1. 5 day hostel (Monday 06:00am – Friday 17:00pm) R 5 116.00 first months in January 2022 (One monthly payment, payable in January 2022 of R5,116.00) thereafter, 10 monthly instalments of R4,116.00) R 4116.00 pm for 10 months
  2. B) 7 day hostel (Monday to Sunday) with one compulsory week end out per month R 6 612.00 pm first months in January 2022 (One monthly payment, payable in January 2022 of R6,612.00) thereafter, 10 monthly instalments of R5,612.00) R 5 612.00 pm for 10 months
  3. Daily fees – R400.00 per day

If you should choose option A, and you would like your child to stay in the hostel for a weekend – please take note that an additional fee of R400.00 will be charged on your account per day.  Mrs van Tonder must be notified via email (villanova@proarte.co.za) by no later than the Thursday preceding the specific weekend by 11:00 if you want your child to reside in the hostel over a weekend.

Every learner in the hostel is bound by the contract signed by the parent, whereby they acknowledge the agreement regarding hostel fees; studies, security, good behaviour, code of conduct, etc.

Children who disregard hostel rules on a continuous basis will be subject to the full disciplinary process which can led to suspension from the hostel.

Hostel fees must be paid no later than the 3rd of each month. Please note that hostel accounts are payable in advance and not in arrears. No exceptions will be made in 2022!!

Should your payments reflect after the due date, you will be notified of your overdue account and awarded 3 days to rectify the matter.

If the overdue account is not rectified within the required period, you will receive a suspension letter.  You will have to remove your child from the hostel with immediate effect until the said account is settled.

Our bank account details are as follows:

ACCOUNT NAME:  Pro Arte Alphen Park

ABSA:  1500 000 348

BRANCH CODE: 635002

REF NO:  HOSTEL REFERENCE NUMBER

IF THE HOSTEL REFERENCE IS NOT USED THE PAYMENT WILL BE ALLOCATED TO YOUR SCHOOL FEES AND WILL NOT BE REFUNDABLE TO THE HOSTEL ACCOUNT

ONE MONTH’S NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN WHEN REMOVING YOUR CHILD FROM THE HOSTEL

New boarders please use the following reference for first payment: NewHostel (Child’s name and Surname).

Attached documents must be signed by parent/guardian and learners and return via email to Mrs R van Tonder (villanova@proarte.co.za), with your proof of payment before 21 Dec 2021.

Acceptance of admission will only be send after all relevant documentation have been received.

Hostel children who go home at the end of a week, must be collected between 14:00 & 18:00 on Friday  and report back on Sunday between 15:00 and 18:00.  5-Day hostel children also return between 15:00 & 18:00 on Sunday.  No children will be allowed to be taken out of hostel for short periods of time during weekends.

Parents are strongly urged to stick to these times as they are implemented for controlling measures, to ensure learner safety and to ensure that all learners are accounted for.  It also places unnecessary pressure on staff members who are on duty and who need to manage the hostel programme should these times not be adhered to.

No gates will be opened after 18:00

No hostel children will be allowed to sleep over at a friend during the week.

What to bring to hostel:

  • Bedding for a single bed
  • School clothes
  • Casual clothes
  • Toiletries & Towels
  • LED bedside lamp
  • Light to use during load shedding
  • A lock for your room, extra key must be on your file for emergencies.
  • Cup and glass for drinks
  • Medication – Penado, Buscopan, Valoids, Imodium, Plasters and flue meds. We do not give medication to boarders.
  • No radio and or boom boxes
  • We take no responsibility for loss of any valuables or valuables lend to other learners

First day of hostel learners Gr8 – Gr12 starts 26 January 2021. Gate opens at 14:00 and locks at 18:00: All parents must see the Acting Hostel Manager to discuss your child’s stay at the hostel and to hand in your proof of payment, if it was not send via email.

All hostel learners must be available for the meeting at 18:00 on 26 January 2022. Supper will be provided on this day.

Out- weekend – Please bring your own supper with as the kitchen will be closed.

Please note that all hostel accounts needs to be settled in full for the year by  3 November 2022

BANKING DETAILS

ABSA: 1500 000 348

BRANCH: 335345

CURRENT ACCOUNT

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Bus Number

  1. 1017
  2. 1107
  3. 347
  4. 1097

From 

  1. Central
  2. Central
  3. Central
  4. Moolman Park

To

  1. Garsfontein
  2. Proarte Alphan Park
  3. Then Glen
  4. Proarte Alphan Park

More Information on bus times go to www.tshwane.gov.za

SUBJECT CHOICES INFORMATION

Dance

Learners study and train in Classical Ballet, which is academically and technically demanding, plus Jazz and Spanish Dance. Compulsory academic components attached to Dance Studies are: Music and History of Ballet (Grade 8 and 9); Anatomy and Health Care; Music and History of Dance (Grade 10 and 11).

Career opportunities: professional dancer, choreographer, set design, costume design, dance critic, physiotherapist and dance teacher.

 

Art

Creativity and talent are developed in a diverse, cultural environment. Learners develop their own style by analysing, questioning and conceptualising their ideas. Subjects: Visual Art and Design.

Career opportunities: fine arts, architecture, jewellery design, interior design, theatre studies, fashion, photography.

Music

Tuition is offered in all symphonic instruments, as well as Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Recorder, Voice, Classical Guitar and Drums. Subjects: Music, including practical tuition in one or two instruments, Sight-reading, Theory, Harmony (Music Literacy), Critical Reflection, Form, Music Technology, Composition, Aural Training and Improvisation.

Career opportunities: teacher, performer (solo or in an orchestra), accompanist, ensemble player, programme compiler, arranger, composer, sound engineer and musical theatre.

Drama

Learners receive background knowledge and practical experience. On completion, a learner will be a well-equipped drama specialist. Learners develop self-confidence and communication skills as well. Subjects: Speech and Drama, and Practical Drama.

Career opportunities: performing arts, theatre or film technical fields, or any people-orientated career.

Hospitality Studies

The section equips learners to enter the labour market on completion of their school career. Learners are trained in all aspects related to running a restaurant efficiently at the fully equipped restaurant on site. Subjects: Hospitality Studies.

Career opportunities: management, chefs and waiters in the hospitality industry (for example in hotels, restaurants, and industrial kitchens), entrepreneurial opportunities by establishing a small business, training, sales representatives for suppliers of the industry, and function co-ordinators.

Enterprise Management

Learners develop entrepreneurial skills, and they even establish their own businesses aimed at making a substantial profit. Numeric skills are a prerequisite. Subjects: Accounting is compulsory.

Career opportunities: entrepreneur, informatics, auditor, accountant or investment manager.

Download the subject choice form.

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SCHOOL COUNSELLOR

At Pro Arte Alphen Park we are especially focused on the well-being of each and every individual learner.  We have a full time employed counsellor ready to assist with a multitude of solutions to our learners’ every day challenges.

These days, the role of the school counsellor is multifaceted and may vary greatly, depending on the requirements of both the department of education as well as each individual school.

The duties of our school counsellor generally include:

  • Providing instruction on psychological and social issues. School counsellors provide information to learners about bullying or offer advice on study skills.
  • Vocational guidance. Many school counsellors help learners prepare for college or assist with selecting careers.
  • Counselling. School counsellors often help learners mediate conflicts with their peers, teachers or parents. Many school counsellors also provide therapy and counselling services to learners during school hours.
  • Early intervention. School counsellors receive training about learning difficulties and psychological concerns that commonly manifest in children and adolescents. They may also provide referrals, recommendations and education to parents about mental health concerns.

 

Furthermore, our counsellor often helps learners with the following:

  • Maintaining academic standards and setting of goals for academic success.
  • Developing skills to improve organization, study habits and time management.
  • Working through personal problems that may affect academics or relationships.
  • Improving social skills.
  • Coping with school or community-related violence, accidents and trauma.
  • Identify interests, strengths, and weaknesses.

Our counsellor also offers individual counselling to help students resolve personal or interpersonal problems.

Teaching Staff , KRALJEVIC-SCRIMGEOUR , N_ Export Staff(1)

Mrs N Kraljevic-Scrimgeour

Telephone:  +27 (0) 12 460 6221 / ext 1110

Email: counsel@proarte.co.za

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