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CityCape Town
CurriculumWaldorf
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 28 students / class
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: R 46,229
to: R 92,805
Address: Spaanschemat River Rd, Belle Constantia, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
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Number of students

+/- 430

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Many - Approximately 5/6

Most common nationality

South African

Ratio of local students to international students

98% Local Students

Max. number of students per class

Approximately 28/30 - Each class varies.

Average number of students per class

Varies - Averages at 28

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

We do offer instruction, at an extra charge.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Afrikaans and isiXhosa

Use of technology in the classroom

The Constantia Waldorf School does not use any technology in the Kindergarten and the Primary School. However with the COVID-19 pandemic, and during school lockdowns, our Kindergarten has made creative use of soft tech options such as audio and visual story telling. Primary School moved over to online classes for the upper school including take home work packs. High School uses technology where needed.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Our school only uses virtual classroom technology whenever schools go into lockdown or whenever the necessity arises, however, it is our firm belief that nothing can replace a real human to human teaching and learning experience.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Age and class appropriate.

Approximate hours of homework given

Age and class appropriate.

Uniform required

No, however there is a dress code.

Waiting list

Yes there is, as we have one class per grade.

Entry evaluation for students

Our enrollment process is extensive and all listed requirements are necessary for an in-depth pre-assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Refer to above answer.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No specific deadline - parents will be guided in the application process according to the relevant classes, as these processes may differ.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes we do.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Estimated at 65 to 75%.

External examinations or assessments available

National Senior Certificate (Matric).

Results in these examinations

100% pass rate for many years.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We celebrate Christian based festivals, in a universal manner and welcome all denominations.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Same as above answer.

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Constantia Waldorf School offers a Learning Support Faculty consisting of various specialised teachers. We offer a main stream Waldorf education. The Constantia Waldorf School is not a remedial institution.

Learning support offered

As above

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The Constantia Waldorf school recognises individuals unique needs and requirements.

Student access to education psychologist

Our Learner Support Faculty offers a range of therapists and councilors who are accessible to students.

School start time

Under normal circumstances school starts at 8am in the morning and students are to be in their classrooms by 7:55am, however, during the pandemic and in accordance to Lockdown situations, all arrivals and after school pick-ups are staggered between 12:30 and 3pm. The school will keep parents informed.

School finish time

Classes have different closing times during the week (see above times), however, during this time much is dependent on the the pandemic protocols.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, limited.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Indoor and outdoor sports follow a seasonal timetable and may change from time to time.

School provided lunches

No. Not under current circumstances.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No. Not under current COVID circumstances.

Sports activities included

Age appropriate physical Education.

Sports facilities at the school

Tennis and basketball courts as well as a sports field with a cricket pitch.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Our school participates in various inter-school sporting matches. We support a healthy sporting team spirit with appropriate competitive sports.

Other facilities at the school

Library, Primary School Outdoor classroom.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Constantia Waldorf School was established in 1967 on a farm in what was then rural Constantia, in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. It was the first Waldorf school in Africa. Constantia Waldorf School is co-educational and offers a modern, comprehensive Waldorf Curriculum from Playgroup to Matric, designed to meet the physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of the growing child at various stages of development.

Teaching approach of the school

Sciences, technologies and humanities are afforded as much educational emphasis as the arts. A wide variety of curricular and extracurricular activities such as basketball, cricket, soccer, dancing, music are on offer throughout the year. We offer an Outdoor Classroom experience after school which attracts Primary School children who enjoy gardening, farming, caring for animals and learning about nature in general. Additionally, we are a community from multiple nationalities, which adds another dimension to learning by providing a variety of perspectives and insights.

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