The JumpStart Schools

The JumpStart schools


JumpStart is working in 12 Primary Schools in Gauteng and the Free State.

These programs target teacher training, learner tutoring, running of Maths computer center "Maths Labs" and sponsoring the JumpStart Maths Awards every year for member learners and teachers.

JumpStart’s school programs are focused in the area of Maths and Science. Follow the inserts to your right to read more about the schools themselves.

The core programs are:-

  • Maths tutoring for Learners with in-class or extra lessons
  • Teacher development using the Mindset education material
  • Running of Computer Centers for Maths using the excellent MathsBuddy online software
  • The Maths Holiday Clubs during the holidays

In the Primary School we support the Number Sense Workbooks from Grades 00 through to Grade 7. The Number Sense is proving to be instrumental in bridging the number divide in South African schools.

The Maths Labs are software enabled computer centers that enable learners additional Maths teaching via videos and exercises. The software, called The MathsBuddy, covers the entire curriculum. It also enable teacher and tutors to manage structured extra maths progress via detailed tasks and reporting. Parents can also view their child's progress in realtime . The computer labs are supported by JumpStart staff and learner training is provided to kick start the Lab’s use efficiently.

We run these Maths Labs during school, after hours and during the holidays.

This Primary School is in Eldorado Park, Soweto, Johannesburg.  The Principal is Mr Kelly, he is overwhelmed with what Jumpstart provides in schools in the surrounding areas, his school is about to implement Number Sense in their classrooms. We are mainly concentrating on the junior phase in this specific school ,they would like to use Number sense workbook to improve their learners academic in future.

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Over the next few years the Boîtjhorsing Resource Centre (the "BRC" for short), a resource centre based in Sasolburg, has partnered with JumpStart to address Primary School mathematics in eight primary school in Sasolburg.

The journey has just begun. With the initial Early Grade Maths Assessments (EGMA) having been completed in October 2013 we are entering into the pilot phase of a 6 year project to address the levels of mathematics.

As we get more on each school we'll be sure to load them up here.

The names of the schools are:-









Eldocrest Primary school is one of the largest schools Jumpstart is working with. The school is situated in Eldorado Park, Soweto, Johannesburg.  The principals names is Mrs Fouzia Davids and the school has about 1183 learners from grade 0 to 7 on the Number Sense Program.  They started Number Sense in early 2011.

Furthermore, we have build a 20 Maths and Science Computer Center at Eldocrest and have installed Lumosity Numeracy and Literacy software for the learners in the center. The Lumosity program is being implemented for the whole Grade 5 level as well as a Grade 6 class.  Other software interventions are being piloted at the school.

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Zandspruit is a relatively newly build school inside the Zandspruit informal settlement. This school joined the Number Sense program at beginning of 2012. This program is running as a pilot for grade 4s at the moment with the plan to extend to the rest of the Grades.

Kingsway Primary school is located North of Johannesburg in Randpark Ridge and serves the children residing in Zandspruit informal settlement. Kingsway joined the Number Sense Programme at the begining of 2012 and has made startling progress.

Jumpstart supports the Number Sense Books for 70 learners in the school. Kingsway Christian school is a small school of about 270 learners from grade 00 to 7.