ABOUT MAXMIND SCHOOL

Maxmind Private School is an exceptional institution based in Middelburg Mpumalanga with our main focus being quality learning and nurturing of all our learners in their journey to achieve their full and unique potential.

We are committed to developing a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment that will enable the learner to become a responsible citizen and a lifelong eager learner. We are cognizant of each child’s differing abilities and accommodate their varying interests, personalities and strengths, thus giving each child the much needed self confidence that will translate in their personal lives.

WHY MAXMIND?

To be recognised as an accomplished adult capable of reasoning and contributing positively to society, we require knowledge and skills.

At Maxmind we pride ourselves on providing a quality learning experience in a safe and stimulating environment with the ultimate purpose of sending into the world learners who can apply the knowledge and skills taught to them.

At our Nursery School, our children are introduced to concepts in a fun, engaging way, using all five senses to learn. The focus is on learning through games, music, movement, art projects, and nature studies. What may be perceived as play for the learners in actual fact is learning all the basic concepts of Maths, English and Life Skills in a fun and inclusive manner! At the Primary School level we are determined to follow a holistic approach to learning.

We develop and promote the learners eagerness to learn by strengthening and developing their trust in their own ability. We enhance their language skills, artistic abilities, technical skills and strengthen and build their social competence (responsible behaviour, team spirit, integration, development and acceptance of rules and norms, critical thinking). Environmental awareness and the use of modern communication are also vital skills that are imparted.

OUR SCHOOL BADGE

ETHOS

We believe that our school will nurture all individuals in their journey to achieve their full and unique potential.

We are committed to developing a welcoming, safe and stimulating learning environment that will enable our learners to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners. We are aware that our children bring different experiences, interests and strengths, which will influence the way they learn.

AIMS

To provide opportunities within a broad and balanced curriculum so that each child can achieve success and can fulfil his or her potential. To develop well-rounded individuals socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and creatively. To value independence, and enable our learners to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners. To provide a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment where everyone is listened to and respected. To encourage and enable the continuous professional development of staff, ensuring effective communication between all. To display a commitment towards making Maxmind a sustainable school, actively focusing on a wide range of environmental issues.

VISION

Education by Excellence

  • To improve the future through excellent education. We have the future in our hands daily. The way we educate our learners will determine their future performance.

MISSION

To Provide quality education by the following means

  • To employ dedicated, responsible educators
  • To Supply an optimal learning environment.
  • To use only the best equipment to reach optimal learning.
  • To create a constant learning culture under the young leaders.

THE PREAMBLE OF OUR CONSTITUTION

The Constitution was drafted in terms of chapter 5 of the interim Constitution (Act 200 of 1993) and was first adopted by the Constitutional Assembly on 8 May 1996. It was signed into law on 10 December 1996. The process of drafting the Constitution involved many South Africans in the largest public participation program ever carried out in South Africa. After nearly two years of intensive consultations, political parties represented in the Constitutional Assembly negotiated the formulations contained in the text, which are an integration of ideas from ordinary citizens, civil society and political parties represented in and outside of the Constitutional Assembly. This Constitution represents the collective wisdom of the South African people and has been arrived at by general agreement. To this extent, the Preamble of the Constitution encapsulates the dreams and aspirations of the people of South Africa.

ENGLISH

We, the people of South Africa,
Recognise the injustices of our past;
Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land;
Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and
Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.
We therefore, through our freely elected representatives, adopt this Constitution as the supreme law of the Republic so as to –

Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights;

Lay the foundations for a democratic and open society in which government is based on the will of the people and every citizen is equally protected by law;

Improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person; and

Build a united and democratic South Africa able to take its rightful place as a sovereign state in the family of nations.

May God protect our people.
Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso.
God seën Suid-Afrika. God bless South Africa.
Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika. Hosi katekisa Afrika.

AFRIKAANS

Ons, die mense van Suid-Afrika,
Erken die ongeregtighede van ons verlede;
Huldig diegene wat vir geregtigheid en vryheid in ons land gely het;
Respekteer diegene wat hul beywer het om ons land op te bou en te ontwikkel; en
Glo dat Suid-Afrika behoort aan almal wat daarin woon, verenig in ons verskeidenheid.
Daarom neem ons, deur ons vryverkose verteenwoordigers, hierdie Grondwet aan as die hoogste reg van die Republiek ten einde –

Die verdeeldheid van die verlede te heel en ʼn samelewing gegrond op demokratiese waardes, maatskaplike geregtigheid en basiese menseregte te skep;

Die grondslag te lê vir ʼn demokratiese en oop samelewing waarin regering gegrondves is op die wil van die bevolking en elke burger gelyk deur die reg beskerm word;

Die lewensgehalte van alle burgers te verhoog en die potensiaal van elke mens te ontsluit; en

ʼn Verenigde en demokratiese Suid-Afrika te bou wat sy regmatige plek as ʼn soewereine staat in die gemeenskap van nasies kan inneem.

Mag God ons mense beskerm.
Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso.
God seën Suid-Afrika. God bless South Africa.
Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika. Hosi katekisa Afrika.

ISENDLALELO (IsiNdebele)

Thina, abantu beSewula Afrika,
Siyakwazi ukungakaphatheki kwethu ngokomThetho kwesikhathi sakade;
Sihlonipha labo abahlukumezekako ngerhuluphelo yokobana kube khona ubulungiswa nekululeko enarhenekhethu;
Sihlonipha labo abasebenzileko ekwakhiweni nekuthuthukisweni kwephasi lekhethu; begodu Bakholwa bona iSewula Afrika ingeyabo boke abahlala kiyo, sibambene ngokwahlukahlukana kwethu.
Ngokujanyelwa bajameli bethu abakhethwe ngokutjhaphulukileko, samukela umThethosisekelo lo njengomThetho wokuthoma weRiphabliki oza –

Kuqeda ukuhlukana okwadlulako begodu sakhe umphakathi odzimelele eminqopheni yentando yenengi, ubulungiswa begodu namalungelo wobuntu wangokomThetho;

Ukubeka isisekelo sentando yenengi nomphakathi otjhaphulukileko lapha uRhulumende adzimelele khona eemfunweni zabantu begodu nalapha isakhamuzi ngasinye sivikelwe mThetho ngokulinganakho;

Ukwenza ngcono izinga lepilo yazo zoke izakhamuzi begodu nokuveza amakghono womunye nomunye umuntu; begodu

Nokwakha iSewula Afrika ebumbeneko neyentando yenengi ezokukghona ukuthatha indawo yayo njengenarha ezijameleko emndenini weentjhabatjhaba.

Kwanga uZimu angavikela abantu bekhethu.
Kosi Sikelel’ i-Afrika. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso.
God seën Suid-Afrika. God bless South Africa.
Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika. Hosi katekisa Afrika.