Academic

Curriculum Development
Junior Phase

Subjects:
  • Maths
  • Home Language
  • First Additional Language
  • Life Skills

Learning Material:
  • Classwork books,
  • Departmental workbooks for learners in Home Language, Mathematics and First Additional Language (English),
  • Data Projectors with presentations,
  • Concrete Learning Material for Mathematics,
  • Level Library that is equipped with Reading Series and Readers on various levels,
  • Computers.

Computer Education:
  • In basic computer skills,
  • Cami Software: Mathematics, Reading and Perceptual skills.

Assessment:
  • Continuous Informal Assessment done daily. Formal Assessment Tasks (as prescribed by the Department) completed every term according to each Subjec.
  • Combination of Informal and Formal Assessment results used to determine the final mark of every Subject.

Learner Support and Enrichment:
  • Remedial and didactic classes offered for learners who require more consolidation.
  • Group teaching is offered for enrichment or the opportunity to move onto the next concept in both Home Language, Mathematics and First Additional Language.
     
Parent Evenings:
  • Held once a term where learner’s report is discussed with the parents.

Orientation Day:
  • For new Grade 1s that are enrolled.

Senior Phase


Intermediate Phase (Gr.4 - 6) and Senior Phase (Gr.7)
The Gr.4 to Gr.7 curriculum is based on the Department of Basic Education’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS). The National Curriculum Statement (Gr. R - 12) has been designed to promote social transformation; active and critical thinking; high knowledge and skills; progression; human rights; credibility; quality and efficiency.

Subjects Gr.4 – 6:  
  • Home Language (English)
  • First Additional Language (Afrikaans)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences and Technology
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Life Skills (Creative Arts, Physical Education, Personal and Social Well-being)

Subjects Gr.7:  
  • Home Language (English)
  • First Additional Language (Afrikaans)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Technology
  • Life Orientation (Life Skills and Physical Education)
  • Creative Arts (Visual Arts and Music)

Assessment:
  • Regular School-Based Assessment (SBA) takes place every term. Termly assessment timetables are provided to the learners. Examinations are written during the second and fourth term.
  • The weighting of School-Based Assessment (SBA) and the End-of-year Examination is as follows:

SBA Component                               End-of-year Examination
Intermediate Phase     75%                      25%
Senior Phase              40%                      60%

  • During the third term the Department of Basic Education provides the Annual National Assessment (ANA) question papers to all Gr.4 – 7 learners.
  • During the fourth term the Gr.6 learners are evaluated by the Western Cape Education Department’s Systemic Evaluation.

Text Books:
  • Learners receive text books for each subject from the Department of Basic Education.

Workbooks:
  • Each year the Western Cape Education Department provides Home Language and Mathematics Workbooks to each learner.

Exercise Books:
  • School fees include the provision of books in which regular writing can be done.