Blouberg Ridge Primary School

Academics

ACADEMIC

Our vision is to educate the whole child, providing a quality and meaningful education to each pupil in a safe, supportive and caring environment, remaining sensitive to the needs, uniqueness and capabilities of each child. We seek to provide a rich variety of learning experiences that will result in happy, well-adjusted and confident children, having a healthy self-esteem and a sense of belonging. Learning programmes therefore ensure that each child is academically, emotionally, socially, physically, culturally and spiritually stimulated and that every opportunity is provided for the child to reach his or her potential. Technology, Visual Art, Music, Information and Communication Technology and Physical Education are offered and are taught by specialist staff.

 

Subjects

Foundation Phase: Grade 1 – 3

Languages: English (Language of Learning and Teaching) and Afrikaans (First Additional Language)
Mathematics
Life Skills: Beginning Knowledge, Personal and Social Well-being, Creative Art (Visual Art and Performing Art) Physical Education

 

Intermediate and Senior Phase: Grade 4 – 7

Languages: English (Language of Learning and Teaching) and Afrikaans (First Additional Language)
Mathematics
Natural Sciences: Physical Science and Biology
Social Sciences: Geography and History
Economic Management Science
Technology: Creative and Design
Arts & Culture: Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Art
Life Orientation: Healthy Living, Social and Personal Development.
Physical Education: Physical Development and Movement, Games, Dance, Athletics, Gymnastics

Skills which are taught are able to be applied to real-life situations in activities such as Entrepreneurs’ Days, School Productions and Plays, Dancing, General Knowledge, model-building through Technology and many others. Our pupils participate and fare exceptionally well in extra-curricular Olympiads and competitions in a variety of subjects. An exciting Outdoor and Environmental Education programme complements the academic programmes in each grade.

Both formal and informal assessment is done continuously throughout the year and reporting to parents is done quarterly. Academic achievement is assessed at the end of each Semester.

Our teachers are committed to making a positive difference in each child’s life and encouraging and motivating our children to give of their best and to be their best.