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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.