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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Your Donations Make A Difference In A Child's Life

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

A helping hand ...

A helping hand ... Pictured above, with the Welfare Society Fundraiser, Mrs Ellen Attwell, and Social Worker, Mrs Promise Magubane, from left: Grade 2 learners, Gcinukhanya Hadebe, King Ike, Awethu Zondi, Sbahle Zwane, Ziyanda Mthombene and Amahle Ndlovu.

When our Principal, Mr Darron Tarr asked the John Wesley School learners and families to help the Pinetown and Highway Child and Family Welfare Society, with a grocery item, he was confident that his call for help would be heard.

This request to our John Wesley School community followed an appeal published in the Highway Mail in April, announcing that the food stores of the Child and Family Welfare Society were running seriously low and that this was impacting on their ability to help the less fortunate.

The John Wesley School learners, parents and staff supported the initiative and donated soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, canned food, rice, porridge, nappies and other non-perishable food items to the society’s food stores. Two supermarket trollies, filled to the brim were handed over to the society recently.

We are proud to say that our John Wesley School community rose to the challenge, and we in turn would like to challenge all the Highway Schools and businesses to do the same.

The Pinetown and Highway Child and Family Welfare Society, has a very important role in supporting those who are less fortunate than us. The society’s stocks should never run this low again! Mrs Attwell can be contacted on 031 701 3288.

Latest Events

19 Sep 2019

Fund Day 2019 will be held on Saturday 23 November 2019. This year's event promises to deliver on excitement, challenges and ...


John Wesley is the best..I thank God i chose to send my baby girl to John Wesley she turned to be an independent young ...
Bantu Gugushe Grade Parent
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John Wesley is the best school ever, and it taught me a lot - especially to be independent. I really don't know how to ...
Pretty Soni Grade Past Pupil
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I work at JWS and can proudly testify that it is a school of integrity - I can proudly recommend it to any parent who ...
Lilan Corden-Lloyd Grade Staff member
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I have utmost respect for this school and I strongly believe that our country needs the school of such caliber.
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Get involved in our 100 000 fundraising initiative

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

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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