Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3
Grade R is the bridge from the tangible world to the world of symbols and numbers in Grade 1. Therefore, we focus on an integrated play-based programme that aims to develop the children’s phonological, literacy, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills in a fun way. Our Grade R learners even benefit from the Duplo Lego programme which lays the early foundations for later Robotics studies.
In Grade 1 to Grade 3 we focus on teaching the basic skills, concepts and knowledge required for further learning. We offer a vibrant, invitational atmosphere where learners enjoy coming to school and where they acquire a love for learning that will sustain them throughout their school years. The three main learning areas are language, mathematics and life skills that include creative arts and physical education.We also create opportunities for personal growth so that learners can become personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase.
Learners further benefit from specialised developmental offerings such as music and robotics, and Afrikaans and isiZulu are offered as additional language options.
Intermediate phase (Grade 4 to Grade 6) and Grade 7
In these grades, the emphasis is still on establishing basic foundations, but learners are led into more abstract thought and independent work. We prepare them for high school by teaching them how to apply the skills and concepts they have learned. We also promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging children to make their own choices within well-established boundaries.
Learners use 2-in-1 devices in the classrooms rather than textbooks. This further helps to prepare learners for the ever-changing realities of university and the workplace of the future. Some of our specialised subjects in Grade 7 include Technology and Innovation.
View more on Curro Waterfall’s primary school offering on our fact sheet.
We also offer value-added programmes as part of the school fees. These include an entrepreneurial programme, extra academic support, character-building programmes and STEAMD activities.
Value-added programmes offered at Curro Waterfall can be viewed on our fact sheet.