The Torah Academy Boys' High School is a school like no other. In this warm and nurturing environment, every student is encouraged to excel in all aspects of his life. The boys in our school learn not only through Seforim and textbooks, but through our regular extracurricular activities including: an array of guest speakers, monthly community service, personal development programme's and more. Our teachers are not only superb in the classroom, but they also teach through example. Students develop real and meaningful relationships with their teachers who are looked up to as role models and guides for life. The boys interact and compete with students from other top schools on the sports field, through Olympiads, Quizzes, Public Speaking and social events and they always make us proud. Torah Academy Boys' High school is a happy place where Yiddishkeit comes alive and where students, staff and parents work together for each and every child's individual success
excellence in secular and kodesh studies
Tabhs is a lubavitch school geared to accommodate students from across many communities in johannesburg. A frum, non judgemental environment.
WHAT DOES TABHS OFFER YOUR SON? Warm and secure environment Excellence in kodesh and secular studies Informal activities Extra-mural activities Fabrengens Shabbatons
STRUCTURE OF THE DAY School starts daily @ 7:30 am with shacharis. Kodesh subjects from 9:00-11:30 Break 11:30-12:00 Secular subjects from 12:00 Mincha at 2:00 followed by smallbreak Secular subjects from 2:30 to end of day School ends at 4:00 or 4:30 Wednesday early ending then sports Friday end 2:30
SECULAR STUDIES Math – 3 hours a week English – 2.5 hrs a week Hebrew – 2 hours a week Afrikaans – 2 hrs a week S.S (history and geography) – 1.5 hr a week N.S. – 1.5 hrs a week Life orientation – 0.5 hrs a week Technology – 0.5 hrs a week Ems – 1 hr a week Arts and culture – 0.5 hrs a week
GDE VERSUS IEB WE DO A GDE MATRIC WHY? Ieb written by 172 independent schools Gde – 500+ schools (independent and other) Both examination bodies are required to use the nsc (national curriculum statement) which governs the content of all subjects and examinations countrywide. Both examination systems issue the identical Certificate – the national senior certificate. This Certificate has no indication as to the school,system or examination body which managed the matric examination. The identical point systems and entrance criteria apply To students who write the ieb and national education matric. International universities recognize the nsc and do Not differentiate between the ieb and national matric.
UNIFORM Black shoes Grey school pants White buttoned down shirt t.A. School tie t.A. Blazer/bomber jacket Black/dark blue yarmulke. For winter: standard grey school, jersey or t.A. Sweatshirt No jewelry
CELL PHONE POLICY No cell phones are to be seen or heard during the school day and all students are discouraged from bringing cellphones to school. Any phone that is seen or heard is confiscated for two weeks.
RABBI Motti Hadar
The Torah Academy Boys High School is on a journey.. We are searching for every opportunity to further advance our school and venture forward on this enriched and upgraded route. We invite you to come join us, as we navigate our way onwards and upwards, constantly building upon our foundations of excellence, while continually setting new goals and reaching greater heights and standards in education.
We remain committed to being a school of excellence, where Yiddishkeit is alive and where students, teachers and parents are happy, and travel together as one to make the Rebbe’s vision, our destination. Bon Voyage!