We value our community inside and across our school perimeter.

Our community of learners, parents, teachers, office staff and ground staff is the heartbeat of Orban School. Orban’s annual Meet and Greet Picnic under the Stars is truly a highlight on our calendar. We celebrate our school and its people with a drumming circle or similar bonding activity and wonderful friendships are formed in this way.

Johannesburg mini-council

Orban is privileged to have the opportunity to annually elect two mini-councillors to represent the school at the Johannesburg Mini-council. They are involved in various charity projects and our Orban community gives with an open hand whenever our councillors request donations for their various projects. These include blanket, food and Easter Egg collections for underprivileged children.

Our recent Park Run drive exceeded all our expections when parents, learners and staff members from the toddler class to our Grade 7 classes all showed up at the crack of dawn to participate at Delta Park. A sea of purple T-shirts moved along the trail and the spirit of togetherness could not have been more evident.

We treasure and nurture our school community and thank everyone for their heartfelt involvement.

We also care for the community outside of our school perimeter.

The Orban Purple Hearts is a learner initiative within the school. Every year we identify four worthy charity projects and through termly fund-raising, various collections and physical hours of community service we support these organisations.

Hotel Hope in Melville is our main benefactor and charity drives to collect necessities continue throughout the year.
During stage 5 lockdown earlier in 2020 parents and teachers in the Orban community contributed handmade cloth masks to medical caretakers at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital in Coronationville and our learners crafted cards to thank our medical heroes.

Randburg SPCA is an annual recipient of pet food collections and last year we managed to donate 380 cans of food.
In 2019 we launched the Blanket Drive in partnership with BanaBlankets to supports unemployed women in Alexandra, who are often forced to rely solely on grants to look after themselves and their extended families.

When we stage our annual production, residents of the Eufees Old Age Home are invited to a morning at the school where they are treated to a free show and a warm meal with the pupils in the main cast.
Another initiative is the collection of pre-loved soft toys, washed and restored to mint condition, to donate to children in trauma.