Grade RR (4 - 5 years old) Step-By-Step for Tiny Tots is an ECD programme that reinforces colour, shape and number concepts and introduces phonics. Young learners thrive on this programme which incorporates the six Early Learning Development Areas:
1. Well being
2. Identity and belonging
4. Exploring mathematics
6. Knowledge and understanding of the world
Grade R with ACE and Christi is a Reading Readiness Programme. There are 12 colour PACEs in each of the core subjects for Grade R Reading Readiness: Math, English, Social Studies, Science and Word Building. This preschool programme complements the ABC's Learning to Read 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.
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 swimming, music, arts & crafts, chess, netball & soccer, French, isiZulu, and ICT (computer studies including coding). 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. A healthy lifestyle is very important to us and as such we ask that parents please pack healthy lunches for the children minimising sweets, chocolates, chips & fizzy drinks and rather including fruit as an extra snack.