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Christian and South African curriculums
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsChristian and South African
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 24 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: R 52,900
to: R 104,300
This school has more than one campus in Cape Town:
Junior High: Ages 12 to 18

Address: 85 Sunningdale Dr, Sunningdale, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

Blouberg Preparatory: Ages 3 to 9

Address: Sail St, Blouberg Sands, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

Sunningdale Preparatory: Ages 3 to 9

Address: Valderama Rd, Sunningdale, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

Senior Primary: Ages 9 to 12

Address: 24 Valderama Rd, Sunningdale, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

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Number of students

1300

Most common nationality

South African

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes we do assist

Additional language classes offered by the school

Afrikaans & isiXhosa

Use of technology in the classroom

We adopt a progressive approach to developing IT competencies in our pupils in an age-appropriate and educationally sound way. Our goal is to produce competent, responsible digital citizens who are able to use technology to their advantage. By integrating technology directly into our academic programme, our pupils are taught the value of technology for learning and develop their skills while participating in the process. From Grade 4, our pupils are part of the Apple 1 to 1 programme and experience working with their own iPads during class time as well as desktop computers in our IT center, this enables them to engage in investigations, research, content creation and collaboration through technology.
Our pupils are also taught coding, robotics and gaming throughout their school career; and we emphasize the importance of correct usage and digital citizenship..

Computational Thinking and coding are taught in the GET phase (Grade 7 to 9) at the end of which they progress to using a Macbook. They can choose Information Technology as one of their elective subjects from Grade 10 to 12. Owing to the extensive IT enrichment opportunities offered to students, they consistently achieve well above the IEB average for their IT Programming final marks.

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)

When the country went into lockdown, Elkanah House was in many respects ahead of the curve and was able to transition to online/distance learning with relative ease. Due to our familiarity with the Google Suite and continued staff training over the years, we were able to implement our online learning programme quickly and effectively. Google Classroom is a popular platform for teaching, and we have been giving tasks and collecting student work from Grade 4 up since the outset of our Google journey, with the younger grades being exposed to it in a more measured way during weekly IT lessons.

When we were required to go online at short notice, it was a fairly simple and smooth transition for staff and students alike and the fact that our students from Grade 4 to Grade 12 all had their own devices was particularly helpful. While the learning curve was steeper for some than others, our staff adapted quickly and worked hard to contribute towards the success of this programme.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is the work that a pupil was unable to complete in class during the school day

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Academic Assessment

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We do not have a deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%

External examinations or assessments available

Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate

Results in these examinations

100% pass rate

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Christian ethos

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

Yes we do

School bus service available

Under review at the moment

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes we do

Learning support offered

Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Educational Phsycholgitst, On-site Counsellor

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

Between 07h50 - 08h00

School finish time

From 12h30 - 15h00 across the grades (Grade 000 to Grade 12)

Supervised care before/after school

Aftercare facility is available to students up until Grade 6. The service is available till 17:30.
We do offer Early Care from 07h00 in the morning

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Elkanah offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

We have a School Cafe's that provides lunches and snacks

Sports activities included

PE during school hours and a range of extra-murals in the afternoons, from soccer, cricket, hockey, netball, softball, water polo, swimming, etc

Sports facilities at the school

Multipurpose Astro at our Sunningdale Prep
Sports Zone at our High School, with a hybrid Astro Turf under lights, full size water polo pool
Tennis and Netball courts on all our campuses

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Elkanah House, situated in Blouberg, Cape Town, is a co-educational, independent school that was founded in 1997.
Elkanah House strives to created a relaxed, homely, diverse and challenging learning environment, following the teachings of Christ and empowers students to develop to their full potential, so that they may leave as innovative, academically proficient, emotionally confident, community sensitive, healthy and spiritually active young adults.

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