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Intermediate phase

Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7 

In the intermediate phase, the emphasis is still on establishing basic foundations but learners are led into more abstract thought and independent work. Application of skills and concepts is also a focus area in this phase. This phase aims to prepare learners for the senior phase in the high school. 

We aim to embrace 21st century learning by incorporating the use of tablets into our classrooms. We currently raise children who are ‘digital natives’. By embracing innovative technology into our school, we are speaking the language our learners understand. 

A very high standard of academic tuition takes top priority at Curro Langebaan. Learners are educated and equipped to be critical thinkers. Lateral thinking and the innovative application of skills are developed and encouraged through creative teaching methods. 

Highly qualified educators at Curro Langebaanmake it their goal to enable learners to develop to their full potential in the academic field. Curro Langebaan strives to prepare learners for a fast-changing world where they will be able to take their places after matric as worthy citizens of our country. 

Curriculum 

  • English or Afrikaans home language  
  • English or Afrikaans first additional language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Life Orientation 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Technology 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) 
  • Arts and Culture 

To align with 21st century skills Curro Langebaan focuses on core subjects, namely Mathematics, Languages, Science and Technology. 

Mathematics 

The Mathematics curriculum has been rewritten to allow for a learner-centric, problem-solving approach. 

Languages 

Curro Langebaan uses an individualised approach of matching learners to book levels as well as using guided reading and writing when teaching languages. Added to this is the implementation of reciprocal teaching of reading to enhance each learner’s deeper reading comprehension.  

Science and Technology 

In Robotics learners build and program Lego robots for 25% of the tuition time. The Science curriculum has been adapted to include 21st century content and learning. 

Further attributes within the phases that develop and stimulate learning: 

  • Computer skills classes 
  • Access to the internet for research purposes 
  • Continuous assessment in the form of tasks, projects and class tests twice a week 
  • Formal assessments twice a year in the form of examinations 
  • Quarterly feedback to parents about learners’ progress in the form of reports 
  • Quarterly parents’ evenings to keep parents up to date and to discuss learners’ progress 
  • Regular communication with parents if learners experience problems, and advice on how to deal with these situations 
  • Educational camps and outings 
  • Learning programmes that interest and motivate learners to give their best 
  • In the FET phase learners have the option of taking both languages as home languages 
  • Specialised subject teaching from Grade 7 to Grade 12 
  • A formal year-end function where learners receive certificates, merits and other awards as recognition for academic progress and excellence