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Vela School was founded in 1981. It was established to provide education to children from Grade R to Grade 12. It is co-educational and caters for day scholars and a limited number of boarders. We encourage our parents to keep their children in the school until Grade 12 so that they can get the sound educational background from which they can later build their careers. Our learners are being prepared to write a national examination, the Independent Examinations Board examinations a the end of Grade 12. Grade 3 to Grade 9 write the International Bench-marking tests (I.B.T's); Grade 6 and Grade 9 write the IEB Core Skills Tests and Grades 1 to 6 and Grade 9 write the Annual National Assessment Tests (ANA). Since 1993, when we presented our first Grade 12 class for these examinations, our children have done exceptionally well.

Mission Statement
Vela School aims:

To educate learners within a Christian ethos to become well-adjusted, socially responsible and law abiding citizens with sound values.
To establish and maintain a high standard of education.
To produce learners who will achieve academic excellence and success in their en-devours.
To equip learners with knowledge and skills, which not only prepare them for tertiary education, but will also enable them to be employable after leaving school.

In fulfilling this noble mission, Vela School undertakes to:

Instill a sense of responsibility in the learners by training them to take full responsibility for their learning from Grade R to Grade 12.
Help learners develop thinking skills.
Emphasize investigative learning rather than spoon-feed the learner with knowledge.
Produce learners who are disciplined, act with restraint and are resourceful.
Forge a positive partnership with parents and the wider community.
Involve learners in work experience, entrepreneurial activities and community service.
Produce learners with leadership qualities.

Admission Policy and Withdrawal Procedure
Applications are accepted from the beginning of the year until 31 August. Interviews and entrance examinations are held in English and Mathematics in the third week of September.

The examinations are meant to ascertain the level at which he/she will be able to make progress without getting frustrated. Once a learner has been admitted, the parents are asked to forn=mally register their child by filling in a registration and agreement form.

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