Foundation phase: Grade 1 to Grade 3
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.
While we create opportunities for personal growth, we emphasise independence and responsibility above competition.
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 them to make their own choices within well-established boundaries.
Although teaching takes place in English, Afrikaans and isiZulu are offered as additional language options in all grades.
View more on Meridian Newcastle’s primary school offering on our fact sheet.