MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
MONTROSE PRIMARY SCHOOL is a public school in Parkmore, Sandton. We offer a high standard of all-round education with learners achieving academically, culturally and on the sports field. Our education is multi-faceted, affording every learner the opportunity to participate fully and become responsible, confident and caring members of society.
Montrose was established in 1970, and nearly 50 years later the school has become renowned for its child-centred approach to teaching and learning. We have a strong sense of tradition and pride and a shared vision of continual improvement.
In an era where education is a talking point and debate between private and public schooling is ongoing, Montrose remains on the forefront of primary education in South Africa. Its quality and professional staff, supportive School Governing Body, parents and enthusiastic learners form a powerful team, producing learners who are destined for success and who are well-prepared for their secondary school careers. Many of our learners are offered bursaries and scholarships at schools such as St Mary’s, Brescia House, St Teresa’s, St David’s Marist, St John’s, Crawford, St Stithians, Redhill and even as far as Michaelhouse, Hilton, Drakensberg Boys Choir School and St Andrew’s.
Montrose is committed to being part of values teaching where each learner is equipped to cope with the pressures and expectations of a dynamic society. We focus on respect, tolerance and responsibility. Character education is the focus and the development of the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects are carefully nurtured. We aim to build positive relationships, enabling our children to develop their social understanding of each other. We celebrate our differences and diversity is embraced. Our parents are encouraged to become involved and to be partners with the school in the all-round education of their children.
Montrose has passed many milestones and achieved excellence over its nearly half a century. We had rebranding of the school in 2010 and introduced our school mascot, Graham the giraffe, standing head and shoulders above the rest, being gentle, but continuing to stand its ground. Being voted the Best Public Primary School in Jo’burg in 2017 was a great accolade and our learners achieved in the top three in a number of Mathematics, Language and Natural Science Olympiads provincially and nationally. Several learners have also been selected to represent South Africa or Gauteng on the sports field in cricket, swimming, hockey, soccer, rugby and netball.
Being a teacher is a wonderful opportunity to interact with young people and to guide and assist them in preparation for the demands which they will face in life and to give them the skills to be successful in whichever path they choose to follow.
At Montrose we strive to achieve excellence without yielding in all areas and will continue to do so for many years to come.
S van Loggerenberg