Preparatory Academics

Pre-Primary (Gr. 00 & Gr. 0)

These phases feed children through to Grade 1. In Gr. 00 the emphasis is on school readiness. The programme covered in both sections includes the following:

  • Creative Work: Cutting, sticking, painting, drawing, sewing, baking – all of which enhance fine-motor co-ordination.
  • Rings: Telling of news, nature and interest discussions, Bible stories, music, physical education, perceptual games and memory development.
  • Free Play: Water, sand and imaginary play, home corner, construction toys, large apparatus.
  • Language: Language development and developmental skills learnt through discussion, informal interaction, songs, rhymes, discrimination, memory, integration and synthesis.

Lower Primary (Gr. 1, 2 & 3)

  • English Language Work including Reading
  • Literature Studies
  • Writing Skills and Rhythmic Writing
  • Spelling
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Education
  • Afrikaans introduced as second language in Gr. 1 through stories, poetry, games and songs.
  • Art & Pottery – to encourage creativity and develop fine motor skills and co-ordination.
  • Computer Studies – introductory level with small groups. Focus is mainly on early reading and numerical skills.
  • Music
  • Library
  • Religious Education – Bible stories and life lessons
  • Motor Skills

Upper Primary (Gr. 4, 5 6 & 7)

  • English Language – including group and independent reading, literature studies, film studies and writing skills.
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies – The core Namibian syllabus is used with extension work to expand knowledge in Geography and History.
  • Natural Science and Health Education – The core syllabus is used and is extended to incorporate exposure.
  • Art – In addition to drawing, also includes pottery, tie dying, stone carving and block printing.
  • Computer Studies – emphasis is on pupils becoming computer literate.
  • German – Introduced from Gr. 5 and focuses on communication and vocabulary development.
  • Afrikaans – Compulsory and offered on 1st language and basic level. Emphasis is on developing writing, reading and communication skills.
  • Physical Education
  • Class Music
  • Library
  • Religious Education