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Our Academics

Our very solid academic curriculum, in conjunction with unequalled outdoor education opportunities nurture young minds like very few other opportunities.  Vibrant, verdant surroundings ensure continuous active engagement. Our children can only but flourish in these surroundings.

 

Our Mathematics, Science and English programmes are Cambridge aligned and our curriculum meets the requirements of the National Curriculum Statement (CAPS).  Relevant, hands-on experiences such as outings, camps, tours and hikes form an integral part of our education programme.

 

We benchmark ourselves nationally and internationally in Grade 3 and Grade 6 by being part of the Independent Examinations Board (IBT) International Benchmarking test programme.

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A MORE DETAILED LOOK AT OUR ACADEMICS – FROM ROOT LEVEL UP

“The more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings.” - Thoreau

A golden thread runs throughout our school programme. From Apple Blossoms to Grade 7, a steady incline in developmental and academic milestones gradually build upon one another.

In the Pre-Primary Phase, we kick off our learning through movement and play. Our children are safe and nurtured and offered plenty of opportunities to explore, discover and imagine.

The Foundation Phase places more impetus on the development of the whole child. It is the crucial time when foundational skills are consolidated and when our children start reading and doing basic mathematics.   

In the Senior Phase knowledge and practical skills are acquired through inquiry learning and problem-solving opportunities. An emphasis is placed on creative, critical and strategic thinking principles.

Pre-Primary

"Play and movement is our best teacher."
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Substantial evidence has proven that children have a strong and deep-rooted sensitivity to the natural world and that play, a biologically driven instinct, is the primary mechanism through which they encounter and explore their immediate physical environment.

Junior Primary

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” - Aeschylus
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The Junior Primary children are gently navigated in the process of acquiring the social and personal skills necessary to manage their emotions. They are encouraged to feel and show empathy for others, develop and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Senior Primary

“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.”  -Jean Piaget
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Using collaborative learning and critical thinking, we will grow independent children who are ready for high school. 

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