Academics

Which curriculum does the school follow?

The school follows the CAPS curriculum. However, it must be noted that the CAPS document is a framework upon which each teacher builds their curriculum. The CAPS document is extended to allow for more learning to take place.

In the FET phase, we use a service provider (IVA) to facilitate online learning while we provide a physical classroom, Wi-Fi connectivity, administrative support and guidance from on-site teachers. In FET we follow the IEB curriculum.

What subjects are offered?

Subjects offered are phase-specific, however, the following encompasses the Prep School and Senior Phase:

English FL

Afrikaans FAL

Mathematics

Economic and Management Sciences

Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

Creative Arts/Arts and Culture

Life Skills/Life Orientation

Technology

FET offers all subjects via our online service provider.

Sports

At the Preparatory School level we offer: 

Athletics

Mini cricket

Soccer

Netball

 

At the College level we offer: 

Soccer

Netball

Culture

We have identified certain areas of interest beyond our standard curriculum where we felt our children would enjoy the experience and benefit from learning new skills.  We are happy to be able to provide knowledge sharing in these subjects, which are voluntary and are taught in the final hour of the school day. There is no end of year examinations or achievement assessments for these activities.

Coding and Robotics In keeping with our futuristic vision of the importance of technology in our new world, a few years ago we introduced coding and robotics as part of our PDP (Personal Development Programme). This is offered to both Foundation and Intermediate Phases.

Music lessons during which learners are taught how to play certain instruments (keyboard/guitar/drums) as well as how to read music are offered.
We have a marimba band that was featured in our showcase concert at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena in 2019, as well as at the Department of Education Awards in the Springs Civic Centre also in 2019.

Singing and Choir is perhaps the most popular extra-curricular offering. We have an outstanding record of performance in a number of eisteddfods.
Arts and craft classes are also particularly popular. All artwork for our concerts, wall hangings and deco are produced by our Arts and Craft group.

Cooking classes are attended by both boys and girls. We teach basic cooking skills; hygiene; and food storage methods. This group prepares meals for the aftercare children at times as well as catering for school functions. The cooking class was also exposed to entrepreneurship which is strongly encouraged in the school.

Basic woodwork is another popular class where learners made projects such as trays, duckboards and other useful items for the home. In addition, learners are taught how to use certain home DIY tools.

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