We have identified certain areas of interest beyond our standard curriculum where we felt our children would enjoy the experience and benefit from learning new skills.
We are happy to be able to provide knowledge sharing in these subjects, which are voluntary, and are taught in the final hour of the school day. There are no end of year examinations or achievement assessments for these activities.
Coding and Robotics. In keeping with our futuristic vision of the importance of technology in our new world, a few years ago we introduced coding and robotics as part of our PDP (Personal Development Programme). This is offered to both Foundation and Intermediate Phases.
Music lessons during which learners are taught how to play certain instruments (keyboard/guitar/drums) as well as how to read music are offered.
We have a marimba band which was featured in our showcase concert at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena in 2019, as well as at the Department of Education Awards in the Springs Civic Centre a few years ago.
Singing and Choir is perhaps the most popular extra curricular offering. We have an outstanding record of performance in a number of eisteddfods.
Arts and craft classes are also particularly popular. All artwork for our concerts, wall hangings and deco is produced by our Arts and Craft group..
Cooking classes are attended by both boys and girls. We teach; basic cooking skills; hygiene; and food storage methods. This group prepares meals for the aftercare children at times as well as catering for school functions. The cooking class was also exposed to entrepreneurship which is strongly encouraged in the school.
Basic woodwork is another popular class where learners made projects such as trays, duckboards and other useful items for the home. In addition learners are taught how to use certain home DIY tools.
Unfortunately all our programmes have been adversely affected by Covid but we look forward to reintroducing them at a not too distant safer stage.