Dawie Oberholzer: “Here, ordinary children can become extraordinary because we know every child by name. We strive to learn about each learner’s passions, fears and dreams.”
Hoërskool Rob Ferreira celebrates their 61st birthday this year, but the school is very far from being pensioned off! The school motto is “Vorentoe” (Forward), and their belief is that Rob Ferreira is a school where ordinary kids can do extraordinary things. Vibrant and busy, some of the dates diarized for October are Dinner in the Moonlight on the 28th, and the JJJ Athletics meeting on the 29th.
The school is dual medium facility with classes offered in both Afrikaans and English. Healthy, active bodies are important foundations for inquisitive adolescent minds and to that end Rob Ferreira has 14 different sporting codes, so every one of the almost 800 student will find an activity to his or her liking.
Affectionately known as ‘Robbies’, this established institution offers largest number of technical subjects in the Lowveld (9 out of a total of 20 subjects offered by the school) from Grade 8 to Grade 12. They have an excellent Matric pass rate – only 1 student has failed in the past two years. Because they attract pupils from across the region, Robbies also has boarding facilities on campus.
The front entrance to the school is deceptive, giving little hint of the broad range of facilities behind the gate. A student centre, two gymnasiums, three rugby fields, four hockey fields, two cricket ovals, six netball courts, two computer centres, a swimming pool and an athletics track. All of this is set in beautiful grounds with gracious trees offering shade and colour, providing a peaceful backdrop to active and engaged study.
Rob Ferreira has a history of firm Christian values and dynamic parent involvement. The Code of Conduct encourages the proud Robbie to, amongst other things, be punctual and dependable, to follow both school and life rules, be polite and praiseworthy, appreciate and protect the school grounds, to make a positive difference to the school, treat all with respect and kindness and to use his / her God-given talents to glorify the Lord.