CURRICULUM

AGE 6 MONTHS – 4 YEARS

Our Preschool curriculum encourages children to be mentally inquisitive and to take responsibility and initiative as they move into this more structured phase of their schooling.

 

 Our Preschool curriculum:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Mathematical Development

  • Physical Development

  • Expressive Arts and Design

  • Literacy Development

 

FOUNDATION PHASE: GRADE R – GRADE 3

Our Foundation Phase curriculum promotes four aspects of achievement:

  • The ability to express in oral and written form.

  • The ability to apply knowledge through practical tasks and problem solving skills.

  • The development of personal and social skills.

  • The development of self confidence

Our major subjects and areas of learning are as follows:

  • Languages

  • Mathematics

  • Life Skills

 

INTERMEDIATE PHASE: GRADE 4 - GRADE 6

Our Intermediate Phase curriculum encourage investigating, modelling and designing solutions, engage our learners in science, collaboration and presentation skills, critical thinking and problem-solving

 

Our major subjects and areas of learning are as follows:

  • English ( Home Language)

  • Afrikaans (First Additional Language)

  • Mathematics

  • Natural Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences (History and Geography)

  • Life Skills  – which includes Creative Arts 

 

SENIOR PHASE: GRADE 7 - GRADE 10

In our Senior Phase learners have to decide on subject choices, career direction when they finish school after Grade 9 (the last compulsory year of schooling). This means they must make very important decisions that will impact not only on what subjects they take in Grades 10 to 12, but also on their working life after school.

 

In this phase the same literacy principles as in previous phases are included in the home language teaching, with a bigger emphasis on language and mathematics allowing for a more focused and problem-solving approach.

 

Our major subjects and areas of learning are as follows:

  • English home language 

  • Afrikaans or isiZulu first additional language 

  • Mathematics  

  • Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) 

  • Natural Science 

  • Social Sciences (History and Geography) 

  • Life Orientation (which includes Physical Education) 

  • Technology 

  • Creative Arts (Music, Art and Drama

 

 

 

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