Independent School Curriculum
Parents have a fundamental right to educate their children according to their own values and beliefs. In our Multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-faith world, this means there will be a constant demand for educational choice. We at Wierda Independent School strive to give parents quality education for their child’s schooling in providing:
- High-quality teachers
- High academic standards
- Smooth transition to the next level of studies
- Structured, safe, nurturing learning environments
- Smaller classes
- Development of whole child
- Affordable schooling
We also want to make sure that the pupils at Wierda Independent School can at any stage transfer to any public school in South Africa and will be able to complete their schooling by writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC).
Therefore we at Wierda Independent School will follow THE CURRICULUM AND ASSESMENT POLICY STATEMENT (CAPS) as stated in Circular 3/2011 of Department Education, Gauteng Province.
Facilities for the Curriculum
Our classes are heterogeneously composed.
Our classrooms are developed in such a manner that each child gets a chance to work on his own without disturbance from other pupils. There is also adequate space for group work.
Well-qualified class teachers facilitate the learning experiences of the children. Children are observed and assessed on a continuous basis in order that consolidation, remediation and extension can occur. Parents are kept informed of their children’s progress through a written report at the end of each term as well as regular parent-teacher consultations.
Therapists visit the school during the week to provide OT, Speech and Physio Therapy for the children who are referred to them.
They will be using a Special Room reserved for these purposes.
Facilities for Extra-Curricular Activities
In order to make learning as exciting as possible, regular day excursions are planned for the children as well as invitations being extended to visiting theatre groups and people from the community to perform for or speak to the children.
All children participate in the sporting programme and play friendly interschool sports.
Extra- mural activities that will be presented by qualified professional coaches at our school will be:
- Soccer Stars
- Music Lessons
- Ballet and Modern Dancing
- Hip Hop etc.
- Art Classes
- Swimming Lessons