Happy Applewood school students


Our Academics

In our vibrant, relaxed and happy primary school environment at Applewood, we grow children through understanding who they are and how they learn.  Their knowledge and skills are developed through inquiry learning and problem-solving opportunities which incorporate creative, critical and strategic thinking principles. Their curriculum is augmented by relevant, hands-on learning experiences afforded by our unique country environment and the opportunities real-life learning in the Overberg and surrounding areas offer.

We understand and manage the academic progress of our children through bi-annual testing of their mathematical, reading, spelling and comprehension (literal and inferential) ages relative to an agreed standard.  This way we can manage their individual learning appropriately and allow them to attempt mastery at their level before progressing.

We benchmark ourselves both nationally and internationally in Grade 3 and Grade 6 by being part of the Independent Examinations Board (IBT) International Bench marking tests programme.  This assessment allows us to understand how our children fare when compared to a world standard.

If you would like your child to be grown as an individual and to be developed according to his or her academic strengths, you might want to visit us just outside of Cape Town.

Our Curriculum


CLASSES: Apple Blossoms (18 months to 3 years), Apple Pips (3-4 years), Busy Bees (4-5 years) and Clever Cats (5-6 years)

Junior Primary

Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3

Senior Primary

Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7

Learner Development Team

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