FOUNDATION PHASE GRADE 1-3
Our teachers strive to see and develop the whole child. Informed by a strong and traditional value code and dynamic understanding of children, we excel in providing a solid foundation for life-long learning. The small classes enable us to really get to know our children and, thereafter, to develop an approach that resonates with each of them.
Our core academic programme consists of English, Afrikaans (1st additional language), isiZulu (2nd additional language), Mathematics and Life Skills, which are presented in spacious, computer-friendly classrooms. In addition to these subjects, our children enjoy Music, Physical Education, Information Technology and Library lessons with specialist teachers. As aids to learning, we use a variety of Apps, such as Reading Eggs and Mathletics, and employ teaching techniques, such as Singapore Maths, Jolly Phonics and Phonsense, to strive for excellence in our academics. Many of our lessons take place outside so children experience first-hand the joy of exploring and discovering the beauty around them. Experiential learning opportunities include gardening, baking and dress-up days, as well as local outings and camps.
We believe in connecting with our parents to maximise the learning experience for our children. In this, we create regular opportunities for feedback, a listening ear and open conversation.
To support our busy families and engage our children, we offer a full day programme. Our boys and girls, therefore, are able to stay at school after lunch to enjoy a variety of sport, supervised prep sessions and skills-based activities.
In the senior phase, the learning environment is more formal. In addition to Foundation phase subjects, the curriculum is enriched with the addition of History, Geography and Natural Science, Art, Divinity, Information Technology (IT) and Economic Management Science (EMS). Subject interest is stimulated with the directed use of technology, IT and Apps. Above all we hope to instil a love for learning. We also seek academic excellence, and consistently monitor our progress by writing national and international benchmarking assessments.
The classroom is extended well beyond the walls of our school, with pupils going on exciting outdoor educational excursions and tours. Furthermore, pupils are exposed to guest speakers, with a special emphasis on leadership development in the Grade 7 year.