Andrews Preparatory School operates on the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum which is established in over one hundred countries and has over 7000 schools world-wide. There are at present close to 350 schools and 1000 home schools in South Africa.

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The school is based on 5 basic laws of learning:

  1. Students must be at individual levels where they can perform.
  2. Reasonable goals must be set.
  3. Learning must be measurable.
  4. Students require guidance & motivation.
  5. Learning must be encouraged.

We strive to bring education back to God, back to the Bible, back to basics, back to the individual

EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM - ACCELERATED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

A = Accelerated

The student operates on a complete self-instructional curriculum, spanning over all 7 grades of primary education. Students are taught how to set goals and achieve them on a daily basis, thereby instilling a sense of responsibility for their work right from the beginning. Students can accelerate their learning by completing more than 12 PACE’s throughout the year than required (from Grade 2 – 7). Conversely, students who learn at a slower pace are not marginalised and may complete a grade over a longer period than one year.

C = Christian

The system integrates Biblical truths and Christian character values throughout the curriculum and in the daily operation of the school. The teachers always try to lead the students to the knowledge of Jesus Christ and challenge each student's Christian walk.
There are 60 character traits that are taught with corresponding Bible verses. Students memorise 1 verse per PACE in every subject.
This equates to a minimum of 60 Bible verses per year!

E = Education

Individualisation - The student's needs are met at their personal level of ability. The student works at their own level of performance for each subject and need to achieve an 80% pass in order to move onto the next PACE, thus training students to acquire quality education.
Mastery of concepts is vital for all students to achieve their fullest potential every day.
No compromise is made on education and all students are encouraged to fulfil their God-given plan for their lives.

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 gardening (Tuesdays), sport (Wednesdays), computer studies (Thursdays & Fridays), science experiments and art (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.