Senior Primary Phase
This phase provides education to learners from Grade 4 to Grade 7.
This department spans over two phases. The first being the Intermediate Phase which comprises Grades 4, 5 and 6. Grade 7 is the highest grade in the school and is also the first year of the second phase, namely the Senior Phase.
Learners are evaluated on a continuous basis with all work done by learners being evaluated, either as an individual or as a group member. Learners are exposed to a variety of learning experiences which include, but are not limited to, group assignments, individual self-studies or research projects. This is done with the intention that learners gain an insight and interest in a wide variety of skills. To ensure that learners are comprehensively assessed and that every facet of their work is accommodated, the assessment programme consists of two components, namely, formal assessments and informal assessments. The formal component includes tests that are written under examination conditions while the informal component includes results from class work and homework, weekly spelling tests, projects, self-studies, oral activities and any other self or group assignments.
Each classroom has its own projector and wifi access, which enhance the lesson presented.
Upon reaching Grade 4, learners are introduced to an expanded programme based on the CAPS curriculum, encompassing three languages, with English being the Language of Instruction. Afrikaans and isiZulu are offered as First Additional Languages, together with Mathematics, Natural and Social Science, and Life Skills. Life Skills comprises Physical Education, Personal and Social Well-being, Visual Art, Music and Drama. These learning areas are continued through to Grades 5 and 6, and into Grade 7.
A wide range of learning experiences appeals to the variety of abilities and interests displayed by our learners. The school’s well-stocked Media Centre is the source of much information.
During the Grade 7 year, learners are encouraged to become more independent in their approach to their school work, with the intention to prepare them for the challenges of high school. Selected Grade 7 learners are appointed as Prefects for the year. Leadership skills are developed through them fulfilling their roles as Prefects, where they assist with the general discipline and functioning of the school. It is an honour to serve in this capacity and all learners are encouraged to strive to achieve this recognition.