Hostel

Bekker Hostel | Bekker Koshuis

The decision to attend boarding school is not an easy one. Young children find it difficult to be away from their family. Moving away from the familiar in to the unknown is not a decision to be taken lightly. For some parents this may be the only option.

There are a number of positive things to consider when making this decision:  The setting at the bottom of the picturesque Magaliesburg Mountains allows the child to learn in a tranquil environment. Our learners are encouraged to stand on their own two feet and self-discipline is encouraged. A hostel is a place where strong, positive friendships are formed for life. Our learners become part of the Bekker family and are loyal to each other. Our learners make friends with children from all echelons of society and this stands them in good stead as they become well rounded young adults. Hostel also teaches them to take responsibility for their actions.

At Bekker we endeavour to give the learners a ‘home away from home’ environment while still maintaining a structured disciplined environment. The learners are encouraged to speak up for themselves, and to take part in the extramural activities that are offered after school. We encourage our learners to be honest and above reproach.

The hostel caters for learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7.  Boys and girls are housed separately. The grade 1- 3 learners are accommodated in the ‘Cradle” and are supervised by kind, motherly matrons and teachers, who go over and above the call of duty. The Grade 4 – 7 learners share pleasant four- bedroomed dormitories.

Rules and regulations ensure that the hostel is well run. The warm, cozy dining room has a fully equipped kitchen that supplies the learners with three nutritious meals a day. At Bekker the child is the focal point and we strive to make their stay at the hostel a happy, fun filled one where memories are made and friends are kept forever.