In the Intermediate Phase, our goal is to continue to develop the love for learning that is built in the Foundation Phase, nurturing and developing young minds to be greater thinkers. Our learners engage in a vibrant and innovative environment that encourages critical thinking and problemsolving, independent inquiry and risk-taking, but also encourages collaboration and communication. Together, with our sports and cultural program, educators are focused on a holistic approach to learners’ emotional and social well-being.

Learners are well supported by additional educators, trained in learner support, who take learners into smaller groups during lessons to consolidate concepts. These parallel lessons form part of the Preparatory Learner Support Department which oversees case management and accommodations.

In this phase that learners are exposed to enabling educational technology, also referred to as ed-tech, that equips and enables learners to dig deeper both into their subjects and the world around them. This exposure to technology is partnered with a greater focus on Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy to ensure that technology remains a positive enabler of learning and doesn’t become a distraction.

Subjects Offered

Literacy and communication are vital life skills and our aim is to equip learners with this by integrating reading, writing, listening, speaking and spelling into activities that enrich and promote a love for language learning. Literacy is at the core of all children’s learning and is crucial to their emotional, intellectual and social development.
Afrikaans focuses on various language concepts including the introduction to poetry. The aim is to improve the learner’s self-confidence to speak, write and read the language.
Our resources include storybooks, audiobooks, language games, and children’s TV programmes to enhance the learning process. Our goal is to give the learners confidence to use the language outside the classroom.
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.
Bible Literacy aims to teach the learners about the Bible in a way that encourages a deeper and more significant relationship with their Creator.  We do this in two ways: teaching them the primary narrative found in scripture and then connecting the Bible to real-life lessons so that the learners can process their own lives through a Biblical framework.
Our 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. With technology use in the higher grades, it is in this phase that we also introduce Digital Citizenship which exposes learners to the skills of navigating a digitally connected world in a safe and meaningful way.
The learners are guided in their creativity by allowing them to experience a variety of mediums and materials such as Lino printing, charcoal drawing, scratch boards and pastel drawing. Art appreciation is taught by examining specific artists’ styles and techniques, as well as their relevant background information. Learners are taught to allow their artwork to be inspired by nature and the cultures around us, where they can access ideas such as line, texture, colour and shape, and apply these elements to their own art.
Learners are taught about the various characteristics of different genres of music through the years. They study the era the composers/artists lived in and how it affected their music. This helps develop their appreciation of the arts and helps them to critically think about new genres of music.
The aim is to develop scientific knowledge and understanding; science process skills; and an understanding of the roles of science in society. Natural Sciences is a hands-on subject with plenty of practical learning taking place.
With a well-developed foundation of motor skills from grade 1-3, we then shift our focus in grade 4-6, where we primarily focus on the different aspects functional fitness. Each session is planned to a theme of either strength and conditioning, agility, cardiovascular activities, hand-eye coordination or flexibility. We look to develop the technique of basic fundamental exercises, as well as exposing the students to two skills from each of the main stream sporting codes (softball, cricket, soccer, hockey, netball and rugby).
Social Science comprises History and Geography. History dives into the past; it dissects the aspects of peoples’ past behaviour and events so that one can learn. Geography looks at climate changes, map work and other physical features of our earth. The learners discover that it is acceptable to have a difference of opinion and how to voice their views in a respectful manner.