Grade R with ACE and Christi is a Reading Readiness Programme. Grade 1 ABC’s with ACE and Christi Learning-to-Read Programme is a complete programme for learning the vital skills of phonetic reading. These include detailed instruction manuals, visual aids and teaching materials. The core subjects for the Grade 1 Learning-to-Read programme include Word Building, Bible Reading, Animal Science and Mathematics for the first 12 weeks, thereafter they will proceed with English, Science, Social Studies and continue with Mathematics. Positive reinforcement is vital, and no demerits or detention is given to students for poor behaviour in Grade R and 1.
From Grade 2 to 7, students now have the ability to read, and therefore the ability to learn. They will progress at their own pace with the supervision of the teacher in charge who continuously encourages and motivates the students to reach their full potential every day. The teacher will answer each student’s question individually, and not in front of the other students. This promotes confidence as the student’s needs are met individually and not corporately. It also gives the student a sense of purpose and encourages them to ask any question they don’t know the answer to – instead of bottling it up inside for fear of being laughed at by other students. Merits are awarded for good behaviour and work well done. However, demerits (which could lead to detention) are given for bad behaviour and work not done. Since the Lord’s mercies are new every day, students start each day afresh with no demerits.
EXTRA MURALS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Extra mural activities include learning to swim, or swimming lessons. A healthy lifestyle is very important to us and our nutritional programme for our aftercare students is based on a low GI menu. Please enquire here to find out more about the menu we offer on a daily basis.
Some of the additional activities that we offer at Andrews Preparatory School include swimming (Monday & Tuesday), French (Wednesdays & Fridays), computer studies (Wednesdays & Thursdays), sport (Fridays). We have devotions every morning which includes singing, reading the Bible & prayer. We place a high value on community service and encourage all students to participate in these end-of-term projects.