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The King’s School a leading independent primary school in Linbro Park, Sandton, that provides high-quality education to learners from Grade R to Grade 7. With modern classrooms and a holistic approach to education based on Christian values (ethics and morals), learners are acknowledged as individuals and are recognised for more than just academic achievements. As a Curro Select school, our enhanced curriculum provides learners with 21st-century skills and prepares them for the reality of a future-focused society.
Foundation phase: Grade R
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. Children are also provided with 21st-century skills through playing with Duplo Lego, which forms the basic foundations of later Robotics studies and greatly help to strengthen gross- and fine motor skills.
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. We also create opportunities for personal growth so that learners can become personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase.
Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to 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 learners for high school by teaching them how to apply the 21st-century skills and concepts they have learned. We also promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging learners to make their own choices within well-established boundaries. As a Curro Select school, learners from this phase onwards further use tablets in class in support of our enhanced curriculum.
We use tablets in class
Our learners use e-books on tablets in class rather than physical textbooks. Through an enhanced curriculum, as well as innovative technology and teaching methods, our teachers are able to provide learners with additional explanatory material and other creative, helpful resources in our modern classrooms.
We provide pastoral care
As part of our devotional beliefs, based on Christian values (ethics and morals), we have a team of teachers who provide pastoral care to learners. These grade-specific coordinators provide spiritual and emotional guidance to learners, and help them balance their interests in academics and additional activities.
The King’s School activities
As a Curro Select school, we believe that sport plays an important role in promoting friendship, team-awareness and self-confidence in addition to physical well-being. While healthy competition is encouraged, the enjoyment of the game is not compromised. These activities are generally included in the school fees, unless otherwise stated. As part of our Christian values (ethics and morals) to support learners’ individual interests outside academics, our sports teams are affiliated with various sports associations, such as the Edenvale Primary Schools Cricket Association which offers learners the opportunity to play in the KFC Mini Cricket League. Other associations include the Johannesburg Primary Schools Football Association (JPFSA), Independent Soccer Schools League (ISSL), and the South African Christian School’s Sports Association (SACSSA).
Culture is one of the foundational pillars of developing a well-balanced learner and plays a great role in building community. Our learners have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities, regardless of their interests and abilities in sport or academics.
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 creative talents. Learners have the opportunity to 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.
The King’s School history
Our school was founded in 1986 by Love Reaching Communities Church (then known as Waverley New Covenant). The church’s vision was to provide an opportunity for children to receive an education in a Christian-centred environment.
The school started as a nursery school of 12 learners and quickly grew to the flourishing school it is today. As of January 2020, we are part of the Curro group as a Curro Select school.