John Wesley School: Striving for Excellence 

John Wesley School is a Christian independent primary school that has served the Pinetown and greater Highway area in KwaZulu-Natal with distinction since opening its doors in 1977. 

Offering English medium instruction in a co-educational environment, John Wesley School produces young men and women with the knowledge, character and integrity necessary to become outstanding citizens and boldly face up to the numerous challenges with which they will be confronted in modern society.

The school has a strong team supported by the Board of Governors, parents and staff who all share a commitment to the children and their wellbeing.

We encourage parents to share responsibility for their children’s education, and we look forward to a happy partnership with you and your family. 


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Donating to our school Bursary Fund will help create new and rewarding educational experiences for our learners.  

The Karri App

    Published in School News
  • Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00
The Karri App
Parents are reminded to download the Karri App.
As a school, we realise that making small payments for collections can be time-consuming and frustrating for you. Having to find the exact change needed, an envelope for the money and delivering it via your child to their teacher is an inconvenience. Then there’s the issue of diarising the event and keeping track of multiple school events within your busy work schedule.
We believe we have found the solution and we are excited to announce that we will be using a new payment application that will help alleviate these issues.
The benefits of this app are applicable to both you as a parent and us as your child’s school. The school’s preferred method of receiving payments is by EFT. Expanding our capacity to receive electronic monetary payments will improve our overall administrative efficiency. The app we are introducing will more importantly, benefit you as a parent in that you are easily able to pay for small transactions at the click of a button and stop the dreaded search for the right change at the last minute. This will also remove the responsibility and pressure from your child and by replacing the need for sending envelopes of cash to school for various collections.
There is NO charge to the parents for this application. It is FREE to download from either the Apple Store or Google Play Store plus it uses less data than WhatsApp.
The application is called Karri (a Zulu word for small change). Karri is an innovative mobile payment application that allows you to make quick payments for school collections using your smartphone. Karri is powered by Nedbank but will work with any bank ensuring the safety and security of all information loaded onto the app. It is therefore fully POPI and PCI DSS compliant with stringent internal measures. We have furthermore entered into a contractual agreement with Karri to guarantee this.
You only need an email address to access the app. Please expect an email/SMS directly from Karri asking you to download the app shortly and then sign up with your email address. We have sent home a Karri pamphlet detailing the simple steps for making payments.
We would really appreciate your support in striving to be a cash free environment. For further queries or information visit the Karri website on alternatively you can contact Karri directly on: 021 300 1867.

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Obtaining funding for building projects is daunting, so we have launched our 100 000 Campaign in the hope that we can convince 100 businesses or individuals to come alongside us to build the two classrooms we will need by the end of 2018. 

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30 Bamboo Lane (off St.John’s Ave), Pinetown

P.O. Box 2407, Pinetown 3600

Call : 031 701 5603 | 072 952 2537

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John Wesley School is proudly South African, applies Christian values, is independent, well managed, employs expert, dedicated personnel and is comparable with the best schools. For excellence in all things educational, it is the natural choice for discerning parents.

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