Foundation Phase

FOUNDATION PHASE: Grade R to Grade 3

In the foundation phase the focus is on teaching the foundational skills, concepts and knowledge required for further learning.

We offer a vibrant, invitational atmosphere where the learners enjoy school and where they acquire a love for learning that will sustain them throughout their school years. We acknowledge the potential of each learner to achieve their optimum ability, and therefore there is less emphasis on competitiveness and more emphasis on individual achievement. We create opportunities for personal growth in independence and responsibility so that the learners can take up the challenge of being personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase.

The three main learning areas are:

  • Home language (English or Afrikaans)
  • First additional language (English or Afrikaans)
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills

Perceptual development forms an integral part of all learning in the foundation phase and includes gross and fine motor skills, sensory motor integration skills, perceptual motor skills and language development.