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Academics

Academics

The Academic Programme is based on the National Curriculum and focuses on the specific learning styles of boys in order to meet their educational and developmental needs. The boys are given opportunities to experience success by learning through practical, interactive as well as formal activities. Classes average at 25 in size and are characterised by caring and dedicated teachers who strive to recognise the individuality of each boy and develop their potential. A balanced programme is followed where essential skills, knowledge and values are integrated into all aspects of learning, with the inclusion of sport, technology, computers, music, art, and culture to ensure all-round development. Specialist teachers take classes for computers, music, sport, religion and media guidance.

Instruction is centred on the three Learning Areas; Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills.

  1. Literacy focuses on learning to communicate effectively, and process information in a spoken, and written format. Critical Thinking Skills are developed to promote creative and coherent expression. Learning Outcomes include Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Thinking and Reasoning and Language Structure.
  2. Numeracy fosters mathematical knowledge and skills relevant to everyday situations, and   focuses on identifying and solving problems and manipulating numbers in a variety of ways.  Learning Outcomes include Number Operations, Concepts, Relationships, Patterns, Data Handling, Measurement, Shape and Space.
  3. Life Skills centres on the holistic development of the boys, to prepare them to play a meaningful and productive role in a democratic society, promoting values through social, physical, emotional, creative and spiritual development. Learning Outcomes include Life Orientations, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Technology, Art and Culture.