Foundation phase

Foundation phase: Grade R 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
  • 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 the 21st learning century with computer literacy.

Language and literacy 

Home language (English) and first additional language (Afrikaans).


The curriculum has been written with a learner-centric, problem-solving approach leading to an individualised, well-developed number concept in young learners. This facilitates the successful learning of Mathematics as an abstract subject from Grade 4 to Grade 12.

Life Skills 

Developing skills which focus on personal, social and physical development and the promotion of good health.