Foundation Phase Curriculum

Subjects taught

In the Foundation Phase we follow the CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements) curriculum.

The following subjects are taught in Grade R:

  • English (Home Language)
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills

Grade Rs are taught in an informal learning environment. It provides learners with 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 real 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 1 and formal schooling

The following subjects are taught in Grades One to Three:

  • English (Home Language)
  • Afrikaans (First Additional Language)
  • IsiXhosa (Indigenous Additional Language)
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills

Across the Phase Life Skills is divided into the following:

  • Beginning Knowledge and Personal and Social Well-being
  • Creative Arts (Visual Arts and Performing Arts)
  • Physical Education

The children transition easily into formal education and it is during these three years that our learners build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that will enable them to succeed throughout their school careers.

Where possible learning is linked to real life experiences and learners benefit from having teachers who are thorough, creative and dedicated.

In addition to CAPS and curriculum coverage, we also have a well-stocked library and computer lab. Children learn to operate computers and tablets as they integrate classroom learning and technology.

Academic Support

We have an extensive support system for learners requiring academic support. Our remedial teacher, educational psychologist and part time speech therapist work together with the staff and SBST to remediate and consolidate.