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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. 


Afrikaans learners take: 

  • Afrikaans home language 
  • English first additional language 

English learners take: 

  • English home language 
  • Afrikaans first additional language 

The following subjects are taught to learners in their home language: 

  • English or Afrikaans home language 
  • English or Afrikaans first additional language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science and Technology 
  • Robotics 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Arts 
  • Life Skills 
  • Physical Development 
  • Information Technology 
  • Bible Studies 
  • Natural Sciences (Grade 7) 
  • Creative Arts (Grade 7) 
  • Life Orientation (Grade 7) 
  • Economic and Management Sciences (Grade 7) 

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


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


Curro Hazeldean Primary 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. 

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