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Johannesburg
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 13

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 13
Yearly fees: Not public
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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 8 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.

Address: 61 Berg Street Belgravia Johannesburg, 2194 South Africa
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Number of students

67 From age 3 - to Grade 7

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Mostly South African, and a few students from Nigeria and the Congo

Most common nationality

South African

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

8

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, on occasion

Native English speaking teachers

Yes - our curriculum is taught in the English vernacular.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Not at the moment - we have not had the need.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Afrikaans and Sanskrit

Use of technology in the classroom

We use Zoom and Google meet

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)

Yes, and have done so successfully since April,2020.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Grade 0 - 10 to 15 minutes, Grade 1 - 15 - 20 minutes, Grade 2 and 3 - 20 - 30 minutes Senior grades - 4 - 7 +-45 minutes

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, from Grade 1 up

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students need to be able to cope with the current curriculum being offered. They are tested accordingly.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline at the moment

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, as long as the assessment has been done

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge Primary International Checkpoint exams as well as Conquesta

Results in these examinations

Above average - between 65 and 100%

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a multi faith school, all religions are discussed with the children. It teaches them tolerance and compassion.

School bus service available

Yes, currently covers a specific route to and from school

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we have two or three psychologists that we use.

School start time

07h45

School finish time

13h45

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Karate, Art, private Music lessons, Baking, Coding, Soccer, Yoga, Catrobat Kidz (gymnastics)

School provided lunches

No, children are to bring their own packed lunch.

Sports activities included

Seasonal sport is offered: basketball, cricket, soccer, athletics

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball area

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We play friendly / competitive games against other schools that have small student numbers

Other facilities at the school

Science Lab, computer lab, library, playgrounds assembly hall, dining hall

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are a small school based in a beautiful Heritage building on the outskirts of the Johannesburg CBD. Our classes are small and intimate and our teaching staff is caring and passionate about teaching.

Teaching approach of the school

We offer the Cambridge International curriculum from Grade 1 - 7. Classes also include Philosophy, Sanskrit, Art and Music. Our foundation phase - Grade 0000 - 0 (age 3 - 6) is a Montessori based education integrated with the St James Foundation Phase curriculum. Every child is given every opportunity to learn and grow.

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