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Foundation phase

Foundation phase: Grade RR to Grade 3

In the foundation phase, we focus on teaching the foundational skills, concepts and knowledge which are required for further learning. We offer a vibrant, invitational atmosphere where the learners enjoy coming to school and where they acquire a love for learning, that will sustain them throughout their school years. We acknowledge the potential in each learner to reach optimum ability; therefore, there is less emphasis on competitiveness and more emphasis on individual achievement. We encourage opportunities for growth in independence and responsibility so that learners can take up the challenge of being personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase.

The three main learning areas in the foundation phase are:

  • Language and literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills

A reading programme is followed intensively, and continuous assessment in all subjects is conducted. We encourage participation in cultural and sports activities. We embrace 21st century learning and incorporate technology with computer literacy.

 

 

Language and literacy

English home language and Afrikaans first additional language.

In the literacy subject, we have incorporated the latest global trend of matching learners to book levels and of teaching guided reading and writing. This develops conceptual understanding at the learners’ own pace. Literacy skills are also taught using structured text types.

 

Mathematics

The curriculum has been written with a learner-centric, problem-solving approach leading to an individualised, well-developed number concept in young learners. This facilitates the successful learning of Mathematics as an abstract subject from Grade 4 to Grade 12.

 

Life Skills

Developing skills which focus on personal, social and physical development and the promotion of good health.