In the intersen 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.
To align with 21st century skills Curro Durbanville focuses on core subjects, namely Mathematics, Languages, Science and Technology.
The Mathematics curriculum has been rewritten to allow for a learner-centric, problem-solving approach.
Curro Durbanville uses an individualised approach of matching learners to book levels as well as using guided reading and writing when teaching languages. Added to this is the implementation of reciprocal teaching of reading to enhance each learner’s deeper reading comprehension.
Science and Technology
In Robotics learners build and program Lego robots for 25% of the tuition time. The Science curriculum has been adapted to include 21st century content and learning.
Additional information on the intersen phase
Progression and promotion
Curro Durbanville follows the national curriculum, which has once again been revised and is now known as CAPS. We have also added a Curro curriculum to the national curriculum in order to expand the scope of learning.
At the end of each year the executive head and the operational head together discuss all promotions from Group 5 to Grade 7. Discussions are also held with educators where necessary.
All the promotions of Grade R to Grade 6 learners in the primary school are done in accordance with the national curriculum document.