At first glance
- The children are taught in English.
- There are not more that 30 learners in one class, which allows individual attention.
- There is no school uniform.
- Main lessons are held in the first two hours of the day and cover a theme in depth in a variety of ways, so that intellectual learning is combined with artistic, rhythmical and practical work. Once one topic has been fully explored (4-6 weeks) a new main lesson block is explored.
- The rest of the day is covered by subject lessons such as Maths, Handwork, Sports and Sepedi.
- A class teacher may go up through the grades with the class.
- Eurythmy as a subject is part of the Waldorf curriculum. It is an art of movement expressing inwardly felt subtleties of melodies or poems in rhythmical movements and supports understanding and expression.
Please note that
- Introduction to technology is postponed to allow for an extended period of direct experiences and multi-sensory learning.
- Watching TV should be reduced to an absolute minimum.
- Evaluation of child's progress is not done through formative tests until the upper grades to give space to individual gifts and confidence. Progress is monitored and communicated to parents through an annual written report.
- Parents are asked to play an active role and be part of the community by attending the festival celebrations, parents evenings and AGM.
- Sepedi is taught as the first additional language.
Extra curricular activities
- Spelling BEE and Story telling
- Supervised library access
- Indoor games
- Outdoor games