Hard Work and Lots of Fun

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check out “NEWS and NOTES.”
And don’t forget to go to some of the class pages to see what is happening in the various classrooms.  The learning never stops at JWSE — in and out of the classroom.


Some of the Staff from John Wesley School attended the Lady Starke Netball Academy’s HIGH TEA Fundraiser on Saturday, 20 February. Lady Starke does fantastic work with our young girls, teaching them not only netball, but leadership, discipline and sportsmanship.  It is a priviledge to be able to support such a worthy organisation.
Go, Lady Starke Netball Academy!!


Welcome to the 2016 School Year

2016 opened with happy greetings as learners welcomed each other back to school.  John Wesley will be following the national school calendar, which means the first term opened on Wednesday, 13 January and will close on Friday, 18 March.

We have a Grade R class which is being taught by Mrs Engelbrecht and her loving and energetic helper Miss Elizabeth.  There are 22 learners in the preschool class.  Mrs Engelbrecht is also the netball coach.

Mrs Wynne continues to instruct the Grade 1 class and this year she has 25 eager pupils.  She is assisted by Auntie Nelisiwe.

The Grade 2 teacher is Mrs Ngwenya and she has 21 excited students, while in Grade 3 we have Mrs McDonald and her 16 lively learners. Joining the Grade Threes will be Miss Duggan who is studying to be a Foundation Phase Teacher!

Grade 4 and 5 are once again a combined class with Mrs Singery and Miss Charlene. They also have  Auntie Mbali helping out a few hours each day.

And Mr Stuart rounds off the roster as the teacher of the combined Grade 6 and 7.  Mr Stuart also coaches cricket, soccer, cross country and athletics.

We are looking forward to a year full of fun, hard work, learning and sport.

The Great Flood

Today we had a dress rehearsal for THE GREAT FLOOD, a brilliant play produced by the Grade 6 and 7 classes of John Wesley. The performance is on Saturday, 24 October at 14:00.

Come join us for fun and intrigue (a great thing to do to keep you busy before the RWC semi-final)!
Here are some photos to whet your appetite.

Noah talks to God rain come storyteller and animals

Choir Festival — 8 May

Once again the Eshowe Junior School hosted a delightful morning of music as seven junior school choirs came to share their songs.  John Wesley was one of those schools and we sang with gusto as Mrs Ngwenya led us in Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me and Over and Over.  Mrs McDonald directed us in singing our very own song, Save, Save the Water! The morning finished with a rousing chorus of our national anthem.  Thanks to Mr Stuart who accompanied us on piano and Sister who played her guitar.john wesley


John Wesley School led the charge to “clean up our act” by ensuring electronic waste does not end up in landfill.
Throughout the week of 8-12 March we called on the community to get rid of their E-waste by dropping it off at the school.
Then, on Thursday, 12 March, Jami and Moses from Electronic Cemetery e-waste management (https://www.facebook.com/eastcoastewaste)  came with a covered bakkie and trailer to haul it all away.  What a blessing to have that useless clutter (from kettles to computers, stoves to irons) gone.  And to know that Electronic Cemetery e-waste management will restore and donate what they can and SAFELY dispose of the rest is a blessing.  THANKS, GUYS!!!

half of the stuff


moses the packer




and away it goes


On Saturday, 7 March, the JWSE U13 Cricket team played the Khetani Christian School from Ingwavuma.
It was our first official match.  While we lost, we put up a brilliant effort.  Our Man-of-the-Match scored 28 runs!

We look forward to more games in the future.

pano cricket

action bat


Lady Starke’s High Tea

As a special fundraiser for her netball players, Lady Starke had a fundraising event.  She invited various groups to “buy” a table for tea.
JWSE staff decided to support this worthy cause (especially as some of our learners are in the Netball Academy).
On Saturday 21 February some of the staff gathered at the EHS and set up our table.
Can you guess what our theme was?

Wonka Table


Mr Stuart made a brilliant Mr Wonka!