In the Foundation Phase, our aim is to create an environment where learners begin to develop a curiosity and love for learning, and where educators identify and grow each child’s God-given ability. We also introduce Digital Citizenship curriculum which exposes learners to the skills of navigating a digitally connected world in a safe and meaningful way.

At King’s, we are confident that our learning approach encompasses our God-centred ethos evidenced through our K.I.N.G.S. values and a future-focused curriculum. Our curriculum develops globally competent learners through our engaged educators who are experts at fostering a love for learning within our learners, underpinned by comprehensive support structures. This ensures that learners develop strong foundations and a love of learning that will stand them in good stead for their entire schooling career.

Within this phase, there are learner support teachers who offer smaller parallel classes in Mathematics and English for those who need extra help consolidating foundational concepts.

In addition, we offer independent on-site Speech, Occupational and Play Therapists for any learners who may require further support.

Subjects Offered

English creates a strong academic foundation focusing on reading and writing by using well-established programmes.
King’s offers Afrikaans and isiZulu as First Additional Languages (FAL). Learners choose between these two languages at the end of Grade 3. They focus on their chosen First Additional Language (FAL) for Grades 4-12 once being exposed to both in the Foundation Phase
Mathematics is divided into various components: number concepts, number operations, problem-solving and mental calculations. Practical lessons are done using apparatus to enable the learners to understand the concepts and to move on to the abstract.
We share God’s truth in an understandable and fun way. All classes start the day off with a devotion, which is usually a short Bible passage and reflection, followed by prayer. In Grade 1 and 2, learners are taught Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments. In Grade 3 we start to learn the books of the Bible.
Our Grade 1 – 3 learners have weekly Digital Literacy lessons that seek to develop traditional IT skills such as typing, word processing, hardware and software essentials and presentation skills, as well as future-focused skills such as computational thinking, coding, virtual robotics and digital mapping.
Reading promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.
We want to equip all learners with life skills that will help them to become responsible, contributing, Christ-like adults in life.
We cover, basic music notation, basic rhythms and patterns, percussion instruments, dance, drama, pitch and dynamics. Learners are guided and encouraged to use their creativity. Improvisation is encouraged which builds their self-esteem and confidence.
For grades 1-3, we focus primarily on developing the learners’ motor skills (jumping, catching, balancing and skipping) and basic swimming skills. We also expose the learners to two skills from each of the mainstream sporting codes (softball, cricket, football, hockey, netball and rugby).