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Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3
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. Learners benefit from choosing English or Afrikaans as a language of instruction.
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. Furthermore, Robotics, chess and swimming form part of the curriculum, while isiZulu is offered as a conversational language.
We also create opportunities for personal growth which encourages learners to develop into independent, accountable and responsible young people.
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 skills and concepts they have learned. We also promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging children to make their own choices within well-established boundaries.
Some of our specialised subjects include Robotics and Economic and Management Sciences, and we use e-learning devices in our classrooms from this phase onwards. Learners benefit from choosing English or Afrikaans as a language of instruction.
View more on Curro Hazeldean’s primary school offering on our fact sheet.