Primary School

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Primary School Subjects

Foundation Phase: Grades 1-3

In this phase the emphasis is on:

  • giving pupils a good foundation in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

  • it is endeavoured to impart self-confidence and independence to the pupils, as well as a sense of  responsibility.  This is brought about through a balanced approach to both academics and sport, as well as through social interactions.

  • The teachers also attempt to instil good manners and respect for others in the pupils.   

  • Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) (Grade 3).

  • isiXhosa (Grades 1 to 3 - conversational).

  • Technology (ipads and computer laboratory integrated online).

  • Community awareness through regular outreach initiatives.

Intermediate Phase: Grades 4-6

In this phase we build on the good foundation laid in the Foundation Phase years by encouraging greater independence and responsibility. Research skills are honed and co-operative, relevant learning takes place within groups; learning is also taken out of the classroom through outings to pertinent places.  Teachers strive to make learning a fun activity. Classes have interactive TVs and access to laptop computers in the Computer Laboratory. iPads are integrated into the curriculum.
 

The subjects that are offered in this phase are:

  • English

  • Afrikaans    

  • Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) for Natural Science, Technology and Social Sciences

  • isiXhosa (Grade 4 and 5 conversational)

  • Life skills: Personal and Social well-being; Creative Arts (Art, Music and Drama); Physical Education

  • Mathematics

  • Computer Technology  - Technology integrated into classwork either in the Computer Laboratory or through iPad use in classrooms.

What is IBL / PBL?

IBL (Inquiry-Based Learning) for Grades 3-6, and PBL (Project-Based Learning) for Grades 1-2 are increasingly becoming more exciting ways of learning and teaching. This collaborating across subjects (Natural Science, Geography, History and Life Orientation) allows for deeper thinking and/or understanding. Pupils learn all kinds of wonderful skills such as critical thinking, peer-teaching, and research techniques; and focuses on real-world application. This new way of teaching promotes a growth mindset and is child-centred, meaning that pupils learn from their mistakes and can proceed at their own pace.

 

Watch the video to see what the Foundation Phase learnt during IBL/PBL, in Term 2. Click here to read our article in the ISASA 'Independent Magazine'.

Sport and Cultural Activities

*please note that some of our extramurals are at additional cost.

Foundation Phase (Grades 1 to 3)

  •     Art Club

  •     Chatterchamps (Grade 1 and 2)

  •     Choir (Grades 2 and 3)

  •     Coding (Grade 3)

  •     Drama Club

  •     Hockey

  •     Instrumental Music Tuition 

  •     Kingdom Kids (Christian Group)

  •     Mini-Cricket

  •     Netball

  •     Nifty Needlework (Grade 3)

  •     Orff

  •     Social Skills (Grade 1 and 2)

  •     Softball (girls)

  •     Swimming 

  •     Tennis (Gr 1 and 2)

  •     Young Strings

Intermediate Phase (Grades 4 to 6)

  •         Art Club 

  •         Choir

  •         Christian Group- Funzone

  •         Coding (Grade 4,5,6)

  •         Cricket

  •         Drama Club

  •         Hockey

  •         Instrumental Music Tuition

  •         Marimba Band (by audition)

  •         Netball (girls)

  •         Nifty Needlework

  •         Outreach Club            

  •         Softball

  •         Squash (boys) 

  •         Swimming

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Aftercare

We run a nurturing Aftercare centre, where we endeavor to assist parents whose Primary School pupils require supervision after a normal school day. 

Hours: after school until 17h30.

Click on the PDF document for more information. 

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Primary School