Grantleigh Primary School
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At Grantleigh, learners have a wide variety of activities from which to choose. From school sports and Curro Create programmes, to community outreach projects and leadership programmes, our learners can gain 21st-century skills in nearly any field they choose.
As a Curro Select school, we believe that participation in school sports and cultural activities plays an important role in promoting health, team-awareness, discipline and self-confidence in addition to physical and social well-being. As our school has a strong school sports performance record, we offer a wide variety of activities, in addition to specialised activities such as robotics club (offered as an extramural activity) to develop 21st-century skills.
Long-term athlete development (LTAD) model
Our approach to sport is based on the long-term athlete development (LTAD) model, which governs the formation of policies, aims and objectives. The LTAD guides us on appropriate ages at which to introduce aspects of sport. The goal is to develop a lifelong love for physical activity that will last well into learners’ adult lives.
See which activities we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
We offer Curro Create programmes aimed at helping learners develop their creative talents to their full potential. Curro Arts Superhero (CAS) is an internal creative mentorship platform with a grading element, where learners are encouraged to discover, develop and display their inherent 21st-century skills and creative talents. As a Curro Select school, learners can also participate in the annual Curro Create National Youth Theatre Festival, wherein schools enter a one-act play in any genre and official language. The winning plays are chosen through a series of adjudications by world-class theatre-makers, who closely mentor learners throughout the process.
Grantleigh community outreach
As a Curro Select school based on Christian values (ethics and morals), we express the biblical principle of loving thy neighbour by improving the lives of less-fortunate members of our community. Therefore, our school hosts a variety of community outreach programmes during the year and learners are actively involved in the projects. The primary school generally supports outreach programmes by collecting items for a particular cause, thereby introducing learners to the concept of helping the community and preparing them for taking on a greater role in high school. Learners collect items for programmes such as:
- Winter Warmth and Toy Story
- Pennies from Heaven
We also collect stationery for previously disadvantaged schools as well as non-perishable foods for Zimbabwean pensioners.