Quality Education

To thrive in a rapidly evolving, technology-mediated world, students must not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, mathematics and science, but they must also be adept at skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, persistence, collaboration and curiosity. [i]

Research shows that quality education requires a child-centred inquiry-based approach to learning where children can develop 21st Century skills in the foundational literacies of science, technology, mathematics, and languages – not just ‘spoken’ languages, but through a variety of medium, such as ‘…drawing, painting, building clay and wire sculpture, shadow play, collage, dramatic play, music, and emerging writing, to name a few’.[ii]

Our students develop a range of Competencies as they respond to complex challenges creatively, critically and collaboratively, all within a learning environment where Character Qualities of curiosity, initiative, adaptability, leadership, and so on, are embraced.[iii]

We are committed to being a school where the capabilities, creativity, curiosity and intelligence of every child is recognized and encouraged, as they actively participate in their education and development; voicing, shaping, forming and creating their future.[iv]

We share the opinion that quality education involves embracing the potential all children have to be the co-creators of a future South Africa that is equal and integrated.

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[i] World Economic Forum, 2015. A New Vision for Education [online] Available from http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEFUSA_NewVisionforEducation_Report2015.pdf [Accessed October 2019].

[ii] Edwards, et al. 2012:7

[iii] World Economic Forum, 2015. A New Vision for Education [online] Available from http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEFUSA_NewVisionforEducation_Report2015.pdf [Accessed October 2019].

[iv] Cagliari 2012:195.