Welcome to our wonderful world of learning and laughter! Grade R provides a key foundational year where the gap between home and formal schooling is bridged. The Grade R curriculum provides children the opportunity to learn through play, in non-threatening and non-judgmental surroundings that are fun, hands on and life-based. It is a year where children are given a chance to fine tune school readiness skills and grow holistically, in an environment that meets their cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs – better preparing them for the demands of Grade One.
Our daily programme is jam-packed with learning opportunities and experiences that cater for all learning styles. Our Grade R classes are headed up by Mrs de la Cornillere-Schutte. We have six busy classes where Mrs Esterhyse, Mrs Styles, Mrs Kent, Mrs Pretorius, Mrs Raw and Mrs de la Cornillere-Schutte are kept on their toes and out of mischief. We are assisted by Mrs Young and Miss Israel and together make a dynamic team!
The year promises to be full, happy and eventful – with outings and adventures, life lessons learnt and special memories created.
We are delighted to say that the Grade One children are settled into the school routine. All the children look so smart and BIG in their uniform, all eager to start big school.
Our Grade One team consists of Mrs Ferndale, Mrs Schwarz, Miss Venter, Mrs Volker and Mrs Wilson – Grade Head.
We focus on many areas, as this is the children’s first year of formal learning. The children learn to read, write and do basic mathematical and problem solving skills. We focus a lot on listening skills.
Our academic day is until 13h00 and the children are encouraged to participate in at least one extra-mural or club, every term.
We attend weekly library, computers, Phys Ed, swimming, singing, movement and music and art lessons.
The grade One children are also introduced to Xhosa and Afrikaans as a second additional language.
We also have exciting days through the year. Some being an outing to Lindale farm, Spring Hat parade, Easter fun, civvies days, and much much more.
We look forward to a wonderful and successful year as we all work together and give of our best.
We are pleased to have had a good and smooth start with our wonderful group of Grade Two’s. This year we have welcomed Mrs Gericke to join our team of Mrs Barnard, Mrs Delaney, Mrs Nel and Mrs van Schalkwyk and we are excited to be working with these eager learners. Our learnership student, Miss Redgard, is ably assisting us in the classroom as well as with our copying needs!
In Term One we focus on revising and consolidating the many concepts taught in the previous Grade One year. There is a strong focus on basic mathematical and literacy concepts, as well as slowly increasing the level of Afrikaans and isiXhosa (First Additional Language). We attend weekly Library, Computer, Physical Education, Swimming, Music and Movement, Singing and Art lessons. Every class is given the same homework and we appreciate the assistance of our enthusiastic and supportive parents in helping their children.
There are many cultural and sporting opportunities available to our learners and we encourage them to participate in at least one extramural activity each term. This ensures there is a balance between academic learning and other vital skills and values.
The Grade Three learners walk around with confidence, conducting themselves as senior learners of the Foundation Phase campus whom the Grade Ones can look up to.
There is a strong focus on basic Mathematical and Literacy concepts as we prepare the learners for the new demands of the Intermediate Phase campus.
Toward the end of the year the Grade Three learners go on an outing to Jonginenge. This is an educational excursion that the learners always enjoy. They also have a Market Day, where learners sell products to the other learners and staff. This helps them to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
The Grade Three learners have a dedicated, enthusiastic and caring team of teachers, headed up by Mrs Novukela. The other four teachers are Mrs Cloete, Mrs Sanderson, Mrs Tarboton and Mrs Thompson.
The year promises to be a very busy and exciting year.