A Closer Look at Westville Schools
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For families with school-going children, buying a home is not just about finding the right house at the best price, size, and location. The suburb and road they eventually buy-in is often determined by the local school zones. Therefore, it’s essential for those families to choose an area that offers a wide selection of prestigious schools.
A good education is entwined into the very fabric of the Westville community, who want to nurture and mold their children into well-educated, independent adults that excel in life. That is why Westville boasts some of the most reputable schools in Durban, and it is the foremost reason why families are moving into the area.
Westville offers a wide range of schools, from pre-primary all the way to tertiary education. Here’s a closer look at some of best schools in the Westville area:
PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOLS (AGE 2 – 6)
St Elizabeth Pre-Primary School
Seated behind the St Elizabeth Anglican Church, is the St Elizabeth Pre-Primary School. Founded on Christian values, the school accommodates 94 children with four teachers and two assistant teachers all holding qualifications. Their main aim is to stimulate young minds in a caring environment, ensuring that each child reaches their full potential.
Address: 45 Salisbury Ave
Contact: 031 266 4282
Westville Pre-Primary School
A heritage of excellence and an emphasis on building confidence is the foundation of Westville Pre-Primary School. For 60 years and counting, the school continues to promote balanced learning through educational, creative and play activities, which ensures that each child develops at all levels to reach their full potential. Established in 1957, the school has managed to retain a good reputation through talented and experienced teachers, as well as a parent-elected Governing Body who consistently offers guidance and management.
Address: Ferndale Ave
Contact: 031 266 4371
Word-class facilities, a respected reputation and high standards define Saturn Pre-Primary School. For over 38 years, the school has offered foundational learning that is on-par with the latest educational methods with the aim to develop confidence, self-discipline, social skills, language and readiness for primary school.
Address: 7 Saturn Rd, Chiltern Hills,
Contact: 031 262 4766
Other pre-primary schools are:
• Little Dolphin Pre-Primary School
• Kainon Pre-Primary
• Al-Noor Pre-Primary School
• Berea West Pre-Primary School
• Cowies Hill Pre-Primary School
PRIMARY SCHOOLS (GRADE R – 7)
Atholl Heights Primary School
For over 40 years, Atholl Heights Primary School has prided itself on an outstanding learning and sporting culture. The school meticulously prepares learners for the next step in their schooling careers through dedicated management, teachers, and staff members who ensure that they grow in their respective fields. The key to Atholl Heights’ curriculum is their use of computers which is introduced from grade 0. A dedicated computer centre teaches reading through a programme that aims to improve skills in memory, spelling, grammar, and comprehension.
Address: 52 Methven Rd, Chiltern Hills
Contact: 031 262 6205
Berea West Preparatory School
The foundation of Berea West Preparatory School is its focus on molding learners holistically through academics, sports and emotional maturity. Every child is given an opportunity to excel through individual attention and this ensures that their strengths are furthered and their weaknesses, improved. Building thinking-processors is a pivotal factor in the development of their learners as they are encouraged to use their initiative to problem-solve effectively. The school enjoys modern teaching methods, and since 1999 it officially opened the Information and Technology Centre.
Address: 2 Eleanora Road
Contact: 031 266 5345
Westville Senior Primary School
Placing leadership at the forefront, Westville Senior Primary School instills their learners with self-esteem and confidence as they guide them towards sporting and academic excellence. It is these values that help their learners successfully manage the challenging expectations of high school. The cornerstone of Westville Senior’s success is its effective partnership between staff, parents, and children which creates a stable and nurturing learning environment.
Address: Westville Rd
Contact: 031 266 5218
Other primary schools are:
•Pitlochry Primary School
• Avon Primary School
• CYGNET Preparatory School
• Kainon Primary School
• Westville Junior Primary School
• Westville Hindu School
• Star College (Primary Division)
• Berea West Senior Primary
HIGH SCHOOLS (GRADE 8 – 12)
Comprising a boys’ high school and a recently built girls’ high school, Star College has a stellar history of achieving a 100% matric pass rate and their learners achieve a string of distinctions each. This success is attributed to a personalised teaching style that ensures each learner’s full potential and talents are maximised. Beyond school lessons, Star College places importance on national and international Olympiad studies, as well as various other academic competitions to allow their learners exposure and build their confidence and presentation skills.
Address: 20 Kinloch Ave
Contact: 031 262 7191
Westville Boys High School
Westville Boys High School is renowned for its in-depth understanding of the needs of each child in order to grow their development. From teachers who recognise each learner's unique abilities to mentors who care and accommodate their individual needs, the school has for many years, shaped boys into young men who are responsible, successful and capable of greatness.
Address: 26 Wandsbeck Rd, Dawncrest
Contact: 031 267 1330
Westville Girls High School
Maintaining a 100% matric pass rate since 1991, with a 95% bachelor pass, Westville Girls’ High School continues to promote academics balanced with extensive sporting and cultural programmes. A cornerstone of Westville Girls is developing leadership skills, resilience and independent thinking in all their learners’ in-order to prepare them for the next step in life’s journey. In addition to this, learners are awarded the opportunity to enter Olympiads in a selection of subjects, as well as take part in leadership courses and, creative writing and poetry competitions.
Contact: 031 266 1258
Address: Westville Rd, Berea West
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville)
The University of KwaZulu-Natal was formed in 2004 as a result of an amalgamation between the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. The Westville component of the institution is situated in University Road and was initially formed in the 1960’s. Today, it is home many prestigious faculties including Science, Engineering, Law, Commerce, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Management.
Contact: 031 260 1111
Address: University Road, Westville
Varsity College Durban Westville
Varsity College has long been recognised as an institution that achieves academic excellence, whilst providing students with an exciting social experience. The college is for those who prefer smaller classes and lecturers who provide undivided attention to each student. There are various faculties available on the campus including; Commerce, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Education and Law. The social aspect of the college is upheld through yearly events such as the Student Year End Party and LAN Evening.
Contact: 031 266 8400
Address: 1 Link Rd & St James Avenue
As far as good schools go, Westville offers nothing but the best. The outstanding educational infrastructure, along with the dedicated teachers and advanced teaching methods has catapulted the suburb into the chosen destination for families who require only the finest education for their children.
Author: Shelley Residential