The Foundation Phase is a close, caring and nurturing environment for young learners aged 5-9. Our curriculum is broad and encourages each child’s intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical and creative growth. Specialist Foundation Phase teachers play an integral role in the daily program. Our academic day begins with devotions each morning.
These are formative years where a child’s attitude to school is shaped. Learning through play is the order of the day and, while very structured and purpose driven, it is a loving, warm, fun and happy space in school.
In reports, parents receive a good breakdown of knowledge, skills, abilities and milestones achieved. Where there are concerns, parents are contacted and can contact the school at any time. Optional activities to the formal curriculum are also reported upon.
We use CAPS to design a customised curriculum tailor made for the Simond vision.
Learner Support occurs within a referral system. We have a panel of consultants including Psychologists, Therapists and other specialists we have on-call. Parents are free to use our recommended specialist or to make use of their own preferred service provider. Learner support remains for the parents account and is not included in school fees.