Principal's message

Osman Karaayvaz
Star College Cape Town Principal
I believe that excellence in education is aided by creating a learning environment in which all learners are supported in maximizing their potential and talents. Education needs to focus on personalized learning and instruction, while promoting an education system that is impartial, universally accessible, and meeting the needs of all students. I believe that we are all interconnected. Each one of us impacts and is impacted by others.

The achievement of students is of paramount importance in a successful learning organization. All children deserve the opportunity to reach toward their full potential, to discover their unique voice and to contribute to the making of a better world. Education is the vehicle by which together, we can create a just society where all are valued, respected, and encouraged to be the best that they can be. One of our aims is to prepare a platform where the learners can show their abilities and also get awarded for their achievements.

Our mission statement continually provides direction for our school. At Star College Cape Town, our focus is on the holistic needs of our students.

I believe in holding high expectations for students and staff, and in acknowledging those achievements. Our challenge is in molding our learners to become life-long, responsible, and independent citizens. We strive to do this by offering:
A safe, supportive and cooperative place of learning,
To celebrate our diversity and develop a climate of respect
To encourage students to continuously strive for their personal best.
To teach an academically challenging curriculum.
I believe in leading the school community to embrace sound academic change. Our parent community is an equally important part of the success of our students and school. I view parents and the wider school community as partners in the education of our students.

My first consideration is always what is in the best interest of the students. My goal is to promote academic excellence and continuous school improvement. This can only be done with the strong, dedicated and highly qualified staff that crafts the learners of Star College. My staff work to ensure that curriculum, instructional strategies, and integrated technologies are designed to enable students to learn. It is important to secure teachers committed to critical reflection and coach them to excel. Furthermore, I believe that it is of paramount importance that our learners have sufficient motivation and encouragement in order to achieve their aims. At Star College we support this by tutoring learners for National and International Olympiads with focus on Maths, Science and Computers. The secret to our success is the tri-unity of learners, staff and parents. Our staff devotes their time to our learners in extra tuition classes after school hours, weekend classes and school holiday workshops. Our parents in turn, support our system, our staff and their children by ensuring they attend all extra tuition available to them. Our school boasts excellence in the fields of Maths, Science and Computers. I would like to thank all our dedicated staff members, supportive parents and hard working learners for their contribution in attaining the incredibly high academic standard of Star College.

Excellence in Education is not a final destination, it is a continuous walk. I welcome you to join us on this path
22 Elgin Road, Sybrand Park in Rondebosch Area. (Close to Rondebosch Medical Center.)
High School: 021 697 0194
Primary: 021 697 2303
Star College Cape Town is an Independent, English Medium School, established by Horizon Educational Trust. We follow the Curriculum from the Department of Education and aim to be academically strong, producing excellent results in the National Matric exams as well as National and International Mathematics, Science and Computer Olympiads
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