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Pre-Primary

Preschool (Age 2-6) There is never a dull moment in Pre-school. A bright, warm, and friendly environment where learning is fun. Our children feel happy and safe. Every child benefits from the positive atmosphere and is able to develop their knowledge in a meaningful and purposeful way. Focused learning means each child is supported individually and allowed to progress at their own pace. This is the first step on the journey of formal education, where we hope to inspire the love for learning by using a wealth of activities and learning opportunities. We support parents to lay the foundations for their child’s. Our learning environment supports literacy, numeracy, thinking skills, sense of well-being and a sense of physical competencies. All these skills contribute to developing self-confidence. Children’s natural curiosity and imagination is encouraged and nurtured. Why choose us for preschool? Sensory play so children create, investigate and explore. To socialize with other children. Safe, secure and stimulating environment. Music, English, Afrikaans, mathematics, lift skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, science is offered in pre-school. Learning is enhanced through play both indoors and in the dedicated pre-school classroom and outdoor area. The pre-school is part of the primary school and offers excellent preparation for children transitioning to grade 1.

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Primary

(Grade 1 -7) Welcome to Excelsior Academic College Primary School. We believe that learning should be enjoyable, and school should be fun. We focus on personal excellence. The learning environment stimulates curiosity, develops positive personal qualities and physical and emotional well-being. Happy children are more likely to be successful and achieve their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally. We are a small school with small classes, we can aim at the fundamentals of the curriculum. We have time to enrich the children. Our small classes enable us to know everything about our children, we know how they learn and how to help them learn better! We are able to focus on each child and to ensure that they make progress. We identify and nurture children’s individual strenghts as learners and as people. We encourage independence, innovation, and curiosity right from the start and encourage all children to make decisions for themselves. Our aim is to equip your child for the ever-changing world with resilience to cope with challenges they may meet on their journey. Whatever their ability, we give children the opportunities and the encouragement they need to develop self-confident and kind young adults. Kindness and mutual respect are the key values. We provide the opportunities and the encouragement she or he needs to develop to their personal potential. We value every child in our care. We focus on personal excellence. Each child is working towards having the skills and ability to pass the IGCSE and AS level program. The skills are developed throughout their time at Excelsior Academic College. Our primary school is a place to bring out the best out of your child. The quality teaching and broad action-packed curriculum in 10 subjects from grade 1 will enable your child to reach their potential academically, socially, and emotionally. Prime areas Personal, social and emotional development Communication and language Physical development Specific areas English Afrikaans isiZulu Mathematics Science Art Life Skills Geography History ICT Grade 1 We adopt a creative, hands-on approach developing their curiosity, to be inquisitive and ask questions to develop their thinking. The subjects taught are English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, Mathematics, History, Geography, PE, Art, ICT, Life Skills. Grade 2 The children show more independence and take on more responsibilities. Grade 3 The children show more maturity and we encourage more independence with their learning. Grade 4 Children are encouraged to work together and work on tasks independently. They also take responsibility for their learning and to speak to their teachers if they have any issues. Grade 5 Assessments are given for all subjects during the course of the year for the children to work independently on. A stimulating atmosphere, where the pupils feel safe and valued, enables them to meet challenges, secure in the knowledge that they will be supported and encouraged. We aim to make learning as enjoyable and relevant as possible. Grade 6 The children are encouraged to produce work of the highest standard to their ability and they are academically prepared for high school. The children are more mature, ambitious and independent approach to study and recognize their commitment across their curriculum. At this stage of learning, we also focus on teaching students new strategies to become responsible and empowered learners in their thinking skills and build strong interpersonal skills.

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High School

The high school is a friendly, family atmosphere. Our pupils are confident, compassionate, polite and full of humour and spirit. Our teachers know and value each student individually. We promote academic rigour and the richness of education teaches of children how to think. Pupils are well grounded in the knowledge, understanding and skills of all subjects, which helps them to develop a positive attitude to learning. We are an academic school with small classes. We are caring and respectful. We aim to make a real difference in your child’s life with good humour, encouragement and appreciation of what is best for your child. Our teachers are passionate about imparting knowledge and supporting our pupils to become the best that they can be. Our core values are curiosity, innovation, leadership and resilience. We offer a well-rounded education. Our students develop skills from stimulating and inspiring learning experiences. Every student is unique and has unique needs. Our pupils’ personal development is of paramount importance. All pupils are treated as individuals and given personal support and guidance. Pupils are recognised as being confident and police with a strong sense of social responsibility. We pride ourselves in getting to know every pupil well and working with them to understand how we can best support them through these important years of IGCSE and AS/A levels. English, Afrikaans or isiZulu and Mathematics forms the core for all pupils. Then there is a choice or other subjects. We deliver courses to meet the requirements of the Cambridge IGCSE and AS/ A level curriculum. The qualification is a prestigious qualification recognised by universities across UK, SA EU, US and the rest of the world. Pupils leaving our school having gained their academic potential, gain good self-esteem, social skills and strong morals. Sixth form Our students learn to work more independently and prepare for life after school. We have small classes and close support from all their teachers. We offer a wide range of subjects and are taught by experienced and dedicated staff. Co-curricular Activities To ensure a well-rounded education, enrichment programmes are offered, from art club, nature club, STEM, drama, swimming, etc. Our international links allow for students to also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh. Our local community is important to us and we encourage our pupils in outreach programmes and support local children homes.

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Adult and Distance Education

Distance education for high school, grade 8 -12. The advantage of distance of distance education is that you take control of your child’s education. You can emphasize on what you fell is important for their academic promotion and success in life. Equipping you with all the resources needed to educate your child at home and working at their own pace in their comfort of their home.

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Post Matric/ Sixth Form

As you transition from school to university or college you will develop a greater independence. You will learn to become independent and enjoy the responsibility of managing your own time. Cambridge AS and A Levels that are internationally recognised providing access to universities across South Africa and the world.

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Aftercare and Holiday Care

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