Coronation Day School in Orchards, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Coronation Day School is a full-day, year-round ECD Institution that caters for the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing of children aged between 18 months and 6 years.
The curriculum is centred around weekly educational themes, derived from and implemented by daily Bible lessons. The children are fed nutritious ovo-lacto vegetarian meals.
The juniors and seniors host two concerts annually in October. This is the culmination of everything the little ones learned, from January through October, showcased.
Mrs Amy Scrooby
Coronation Day School was started on 1 May 1952 by Mrs Amy Scrooby, who ran the school until her passing in October 2002, aged 92 years. She was a well-known and much loved figure in SDA circles. Her deep-rooted love and concern motivated her and informed her daily interactions with the children. Mrs Scrooby firmly believed in training the little ones to become the best they could be in all developmental areas, i.e. physical, mental, emotional, social, but most importantly, spiritually. She hoped to instil in each child that they be honest, thrifty citizens of this world, but also worthy citizens of the soon-coming Heavenly Kingdom.
Sadly, on the night of 9 February 2010, Mrs Scrooby’s son John, who ran the school after her death, was murdered - he never married, nor had children of his own. He bequeathed the School to the Northern (then Transvaal) Conference.
Many of the staff have been working at the school for over 20 years, and although we miss both John and his Mom, we strive daily to continue the wonderful work which they started so many years ago.
Courtesy of Contact magazine a publication by the Northern Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
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