6 to 13 years
The Primary years programme for student’s age 6 – 13 focuses on the development of the whole child, not only in the classroom, but also in the wider world. It offers a framework that meets children’s needs: academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural.
At the core of the Primary curriculum are five essential elements: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action. The aim of the curriculum is to incorporate these five elements in helping the child gain a holistic understanding of a body of knowledge in the following learning areas:
- Arts and Culture
- Economic and Management Sciences
- English / Language
- Grace and Courtesy (Life Orientation)
- Montessori Culturals (History & Geography)
- Natural Science (Science and Biology)
- Physical Education
The children engage in assessments on a Friday using the knowledge gleaned from the concrete materials presented to them in the different learning areas.
The Primary writes tests/exams at the end of the year.
The “older” children also participate in the Grade 7 ISASA Benchmark Assessments for Mathematics and English.