(011) 795-1776 school@orioncollege.co.za

A to Z of Orion

Admissions


Orion College is a Remedial School (not a special needs school) that primarily accommodates learners with barriers to learning. Any application for admission received for learners with specialised educational needs will be carefully considered in order to make a recommendation that will be most appropriate according to the learner’s needs.

To view Orion’s Admission Criteria, Application Process and Enrolment Procedure, click here

Aftercare


Orion College Aftercare provides supervised care for children from Primary and High School between close of school and 18h00 from Monday to Friday on school days.
View the registration fees here

Calendar


 View Orion College’s important dates, holidays, exams and cycle test dates here

Camp


Code of Conduct


The Code of Conduct serves to inform students of their rights at Orion College, ensuring no student will be penalised or singled out based on anything but a violation of established rules.
To view the code of conduct, click here

Enrolment


  • Call the Orion College office on 011 795-1776 to schedule an appointment (Monday – Friday).
  • Complete the visitor registration – Issued by Reception.
  • Meeting with the High School / Primary School Principal
At your appointment you will meet with the relevant Principal, who will be assisted by a qualified Educational Psychologist, to determine
your child’s needs.
NB: All prospective students are required to submit a RECENT Psycho-Educational Report.
For more information about the Enrolment Procedure, click here

Exams


Download the HIGH SCHOOL exam timetable here

Extra Lessons


Extra Mural Activities


At Orion we have a very active cultural group. We do art, drama, dance and singing.

There is an opportunity for individual participation and group work in order to give even the quietest child an opportunity to showcase their talents.

We take part in the annual RACA Eisteddfod in September. Over the past two years we have had exceptional results in all areas: singing, dancing, public speaking, prepared reading, art, baking and creative writing.

We also have a yearly in-house “Orion’s got Talent” competition, which allows learners from all grades to get their act together and perform on stage. This event emulates the well-known global talent show, and the top two acts (one from the Primary School and one from the High School) receive prizes.

At Orion, every learner has the potential to express their creativity in their own way and our cultural activities provide a myriad of opportunities for them to do so.

To view the extra murals available for each term, along with the associated teacher, click here

High School Sport

A good balance between sports and academics is encouraged at Orion College. Not only is it beneficial to the body, it also promotes a healthy mind, which is the key to achieving great results in the classroom.

Here at Orion College we offer a wide range of sports with the aim of getting as many of our students actively involved in at least one sport or activity per term. Sports offered throughout the year are soccer, netball, rugby, chess, cricket, fitness, swimming, athletics, hockey and tennis.

With our swimming pool area, newly built sports field and tennis court, we are aiming to grow our sporting exponentially by hosting matches for the respective sports. Matches are played against surrounding schools that have the same sporting disciplines as we do.

Our aim is to focus on and maintain a high level of sportsmanship and etiquette, which is an extremely valuable life lesson to obtain while in school.

We encourage participation from all learners across the board.

I will leave you with this wise and meaningful quote:

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

John F. Kennedy

Finance


PRE-ADMISSION FEE (Non-Refundable)
An administration fee of R650.00 is payable for registration of a prospective student. Assessments: bookings will only be confirmed when proof of payment has been received. This fee includes the compulsory Credit Risk Assessment (CRA) check.

ENROLMENT FEE (Non-Refundable)
A non-refundable admission fee of R20 000.00 is payable once a student has been offered a placement. Enrolment will only be confirmed upon receipt of the enrolment fee(s), the contract and all requested documentation as indicated on the application form.

 

Golf Day


 
 

Homework


Management


Policies


Recycling


 

Remedial


Skills


Soapbox Derby


Sport


Staff


 View our Orion College Staff here

Stationery


 Find your child’s/children’s stationery requirements right here

Term Dates 2019


 

Term 1 :

Start: 

  • Monday 14 January (Staff)
  • Wednesday 16 January (Pupils)

Mid-Term:

  • School Closes Thursday 21 February 12pm
  • School closed Friday 22 February
  • Return Monday 25 February

Public holidays:

  • Thursday 21 March Human Rights day

Close:

  • Wednesday 20 March 12pm

 

Term 2 :

Start: 

  • Monday 8 April (Staff)
  • Tuesday 9 April (Pupils)

Public holidays:

  • Friday 19 April Good Friday
  • Monday 22 April Family Day
  • Saturday 27 April Freedom Day
  • Wednesday 01 May Workers Day
  • Sunday 16 June Youth Day
  • Monday 17 June Public holiday

Close:

  • Friday 21 June 12pm

 

Term 3 :

Start: 

  • Monday 15 July (Staff)
  • Tuesday 16 July

Public holidays:

  • Friday 09 August Women’s Day
  • Tuesday 24 September Heritage Day

Close:

  • Friday 20 September 12pm

 

Term 4 :

Start: 

  • Monday 7 October

Close:

  • Wednesday 4 December (Learners) Academic year end 12pm
  • Friday 6th December Staff

Times


 

Note: Times have been updated for 2020

Office Hours :

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 – 14:00

Friday: 13:30

 

Foundation Phase:       

Grade R:                                  7:30 – 13:00

 

Grade: 1, 2, 3, Pre-Voc & Jnr Skills          

Start of day                                7:30

First Break                                 9:20 – 09:40

Second Break                            11:20 – 11:40

End of day                                13:15 (Monday – Thursday) (excluding extra murals)

                                                   13:00 Friday

Extra-murals                              13:20 – 13:50

 

Intermediate Phase:      Grade 4 – 6, IP Pre-Voc & IP Skills

Start of day                                7:30

First Break                                 9:20 – 9:40

Second Break                            11:20 – 11:40

End of day                                13:30 (Monday – Thursday) (excluding extra murals)

                                                  13:00 Friday

Extra Murals                              13:35 – 14:05

                                                 

High School:         Grade 7 – Level 4 & Snr Skills

Start of day                                7:30

First Break                                 10:00 – 10:20

Second Break                            12:20 – 12:40

End of day:                               14:10 (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday)

End of day:                               13:10 (Wednesday & Friday)

Extra classes                             14:10 – 15:10 (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday)

Extra Murals                              13:15 – 14:15 (Wednesdays)

Uniform


 Download the uniform PDF HERE

Second Hand Uniform

Vacancies


 

Physical Education Teacher

FET Business Teacher

FET Afrikaans Teacher

To apply click HERE

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