ABOUT - Ferndale Primary School

FERNDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
031 577 5575
031 577 8093
9 Galjoen Road, Newlands East, Durban, 4037
principle@ferndaleps.co.za
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About Us
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Ferndale is located in the residential suburb of Newlands East, Durban, with access to community resources such as Newlands East Municipal Library and Community Centre (+/-2km), the Glen Earl Community Clinic, the John Dory Drive Sports Grounds, the Newlands Swimming Pool (+/-3km) and the Chimera Nature Trail.

The school offers three reception year classes, foundation phase (Grades1 to 3), Intermediate Phase (Grades 4 to 6) and Grade 7 from the Senior Phase.

These classes are staffed by a team of committed and diligent educators under the supervision of a strong management team capable of working together to put the needs of the pupils and school first.

We think that this is a very special school and all involved in it are proud of what we do and what we achieve. Ferndale Primary School is “Where Learning Counts and Children Matter”.

Care for individual pupils and concern for academic achievement are the two fundamental principles that underpin everything we do at Ferndale Primary. Whatever your reason for visiting our website, we hope you find what you need. Please let us know if you do not or if you can think of improvements we could make.

DEMOGRAPHICS
  • +1250 pupils (90 Reception; +/- 500 Foundation Phase; +/- 500 Intermediate Phase; +/- 160 Senior Phase (GR7))

  • 37 Educators (including Principal) employed by the state - 33 permanent; 4 temporary.

  • 1 Educator employed by SGB

  • 31 Classes

MISSION STATEMENT
To ensure the availiability of compassionate, cost effective, quality educational care as well as to develop the personal potential, social responsibility and respect for individual and cultural differences of all pupils and staff within a professional framework.


OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS
1. School Governing Body (SGB) comprised of 5 parent members; 2 educator representatives; 1 non-educator representative and ex-officio member (principal).

2. SGB regular meeting take place once a term, with special and urgent meetings called when necessary.

3. Entire staff meets once a week (Mondays) for either formal staff meetings or staff development.
DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS
We respect the right of citizens to complain if our services are poor or unsatisfactory. In this regard:

  • You may write, telephone or make an appointment to see the principal or one of the deputies
  • We undertake to investigate and respond to your complaint within 7 days of receipt
  • We will endeavour to apologise and take corrective measures if it is our fault
  • We will maintain a complaints/compliments register and follow-up mechanism
  • We undertake to treat any information on fraud and corruption seriously.

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