SENIOR PRIMARY PHASE (GRADE 4 - GRADE 7 )

The Senior Primary (Gr 4 – Gr 7) is positioned between the initial learning years in the Foundation Phase and the finishing years of the High School. We focus on developing the whole child, producing confident and well balanced young individuals.

Each year children are carefully placed with teachers who best suit their individual needs. Each class teacher therefore is pivotal in helping provide the necessary support, guidance and encouragement children need to reach their potential. Although the core subjects namely, English and Mathematics are predominantly taught by the class teachers, children are introduced to specialist subjects some of which include Dance and Drama, Religious Education and Music. We are guided by the National Curriculum Document and believe in extending our children to develop 21st century skills so that they are able to participate and become global citizens. This ensures a smooth transition into the demands of High School.

We believe in extending children in learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom and as a result we offer exciting excursions (overnight in Grade 5 and Grade 7), educational shows and visiting speakers, galas, sports days, choir festivals as well as music, dance and drama productions.

Our Senior Primary children are taught within an environment where a Catholic Christian ethos of mutual respect, responsibility, self-respect, dignity and care is emphasized. This is achieved by worshipping together as a whole school community in weekly assemblies and termly Masses. Children are also encouraged to help with class and school charities.

We encourage every child to partake in sporting and cultural activities as well as the academic program. On offer are Cricket, Swimming, Hockey, Soccer, Netball, Tennis, Cross-Country, Athletics as well as Choir, Drama, Sewing and an Eco-Club on a social and competitive level.

An aftercare facility is available after the completion of the extra-curricular program at 15h00, for the children who need to remain at school during the afternoons. During this time children are given the opportunity to complete classwork or read and relax on the school field.

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