Primary School (Foundation, Intermediate and Senior Phases)

The Grade RR – 7 learners of the School follow the Outcomes-Based Education Curriculum. All the learners receive compulsory Information and Computer Technology (ICT) training at the School.

The Grade RR – 7 learners follow a quality outcomes based curriculum which aims to:

  • provide opportunities for all learners to learn and to achieve;
  • promote learners’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

This curriculum places a high value on:

  • teaching children to communicate and work effectively with others,
  • the ability of the learners to express themselves verbally and in writing,
  • to use information technology with ease in practical situations,
  • to solve problems by thinking logically using the facts at hand.

All Grade 4 – 7 learners take the following subjects:

  • English, First Language
  • Afrikaans, Second Language
  • Mathematics
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • General Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Crafts
  • Music
  • Life Orientation
  • Bible Education

Compulsory Sport Training in the Foundation and Intermediate Phases (Grades RR – 7)

Movement is extremely important in all the stages of development – it actually increases the amount of interconnections within the brain. The more a child moves, the more neuro-connections are formed within the brain and the more “clever” a child becomes. In organised sport, brain activity is integrated, as the right brain (which represents enthusiasm) has to co-operate with the left brain (which represents understanding of rules and technique).

Therefore, it is important to stimulate a child’s brain from an early age to enable the child to process information much more effectively, as all senses are used to explore the environment.

To help the child in this process, the School has compulsory professional sport training every Friday. The learners participate in Physical Development and Training classes where physical training, ball exercises and swimming activities are emphasised.  The aim is to help the child develop academically but also physically.

Compulsory Information and Communications Technology Classes

All half-day Grade RR to Grade 3 learners have one period of Information and Communications Technology training per week.  Grade 4 to Grade 7 learners have two periods of  training per week. This is a compulsory subject for all these learners.

In these technology training periods (ICT), learners study how technology in all its various forms (cell phones, laptops, desktops, Internet, robots, machines in factories, photocopiers, printers (paper and 3D), artificial intelligence, bionics, etc.) can be incorporated in daily life. The advantages and disadvantages of technology are also explained.

The usage of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are discussed, and the dangers of these media sites are studied. It is important not only to teach children to use modern technology, but also to explain to them the dangers associated with the Internet and the various social media sites.

Technology has evolved, and no longer only encompasses the use of a software program, or a number of applications, on a computer. Learners also need to know about the moral boundaries which some modern technologies are crossing, to make informed choices for themselves.

Thus, the aim of the technology (ICT) periods is to equip learners with knowledge about what is available and what is good to use, and what can be the consequences of irresponsible use of technology in all its various forms.

Full Day or Half Day options

Academic classes take place between 7:30 and 13:30 in the morning for learners in Grades R – 7.  During the afternoon learners can stay and receive help from the teachers with completing homework tasks, studying for tests, improving language and mathematics skills, physical development, etc. This takes places after a light lunch from 13:30 to 17:00.

Learners who stay only for the morning session (7:30 – 13:30) and go home afterwards are on the ‘Half day’ option, and pay only for the normal academic classes during the morning.  

Learners who stay at school after the normal morning session for the above-mentioned afternoon activities (from 13:30 – 17:00) are on the ‘Full day’ option, and pay for both the normal academic classes and the afternoon activities.  

See the relevant pages in the tuition application forms for all the fees involved.