Situated in the small, picturesque suburb of Vaalpark next to the Vaal River, our school lies on the border between Gauteng and the Free State. We are part of the prestigious Free State Fezile Dabi school district which was named the top performing district in the country after the 2017 and the 2018 Matric results.
Being the only double medium focus school for the Arts in the Vaal Triangle region, we pride ourselves in the fact that we are able to offer the full academic curriculum with the addition of a choice of five specific Art disciplines – Drama, Dance, Music, Design and Visual Art.
Learners who matriculate from Vaalpark Articon will be able to boast with a full academic Matric consisting of six academic subjects as well as a seventh subject from an Art discipline.
We offer parallel medium classes in both English and Afrikaans for Grade 8 and 9, meaning that we have separate classes for English- and Afrikaans speaking learners. In Grade 10, 11 and 12 our classes are integrated and offered in dual medium, i.e. classes are presented in both English and Afrikaans in the same class.
With a teaching staff compliment of 40 highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers, we are able to accommodate up to 600 learners. This means that classes are small and focused.
Vaalpark Articon is a unique school in Vaalpark, Sasolburg (Fezile Dabi / Northern Free State) where the arts and academics can be successfully combined. The school is a school of excellence that improves the quality of life of all learners from all backgrounds who possess talents in arts by providing quality life-long education and training.
To achieve our aim of being a results-driven Arts School of excellence, a focus based education system is necessary. In this way, young South Africans will be developed through Arts in a professional manner.