We strive to ensure that each child enjoys an individual learning experience tailored specifically to his or her individual needs and particular learning style. Educators ensure lessons taught appeal to the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, sensory, physical and verbal learners, as each and every child learns in a different way. Our busier learners can often be found sitting on a large pilates ball, or keeping busy with an item from our “calm down box”, such as a stress ball or bubble wrap, whilst listening to the teacher give an explanation or whilst completing a task. We also provide tools for our left-handed learners, who may require it, that assist with their pencil grip and make it a little easier for them to work.
Grade 1 – 3 learners still enjoy learning about various “Themes,” and these change every two to three weeks. Arts and crafts activities and make ‘n bake sessions are centered around the theme for the week and are a favourite amongst the children. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and inquiry-based learning is also now featuring more in our day-to-day curriculum, and the learners absolutely love the learning opportunities provided, where the teacher too is seen as a learner, and the students themselves take on an active role in their learning process.
We ensure that when the learners move on from Grade 3, they have learnt important skills that will equip them for what is in store for their next phase of learning. The learners’ introduction to Project-Based and Inquiry-Based learning throughout their junior years adequately prepares them for that is in store on a bigger level in the senior prep years.