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.

In addition to a stringent academic regime, learners in the intermediate phase are encouraged to grow as confident and well-balanced individuals. Our emphasis is on developing the whole child. This is done by encouraging the learner to experience as much of life as they can through academics, sport, cultural activities and regular outings. We also offer an additional activity, robotics.

Our focus is to build and encourage every learner’s talents. We encourage learners to challenge ideas and to experience school life in a fun and positive manner.


  • English home language
  • Afrikaans first additional language
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills
  • Natural Sciences and Technology
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) (Grade 7)
  • Arts and Culture (Grade 7)

To align with 21st century skills Northern Academy focuses on core subjects, namely Mathematics, Languages, Science and Technology.