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JUNIOR AND SENIOR PREPARATORY

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The Junior and Senior Preparatory School caters for primary school students from Grade 1 to Grade 7. In the Preparatory School we strive to ensure that our students develop a positive work ethic and gain skills that will equip them for life beyond school. It is our aim to assist in the development of students who are confident, independent and responsible.

Our teachers strive to offer the best academic support throughout the year, as well as extensive activities for the students who strive to achieve above and beyond.

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A FEW WORDS FROM OUR HEAD
"Individuality and uniqueness are celebrated and encouraged in all our Preparatory children. Within a secure environment which is inspiring, exciting, and dynamic, they learn the value of mutual respect, self-discipline and perseverance. This in turn builds their confidence as they try new things and realise that they are capable of more than they ever dreamed! "
Grant Ferreira, Executive Head Of Reddford House The Hills

Reddford House The Hills offers students a superlative holistic educational programme, which offers a broad range of academic, cultural and sporting activities.

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JUNIOR PREPARATORY

Reddford House The Hills offers students a superlative holistic educational programme, which offers a broad range of academic, cultural and sporting activities.

Our teaching and learning programme reflects your child’s educational journey within a group setting. We offer a rich morning at school that includes a balance of both class teaching and specialist subjects. The students are actively involved in meaningful provocations that incorporate all areas of learning and development.

The weekly class newsletter is a part of our documentation process and provides important information about our children’s learning process.

Although Reddford House follows the requirements of the South African National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS); the assessment and curriculum guidelines of the Independent Examination Board (IEB); subject specialist teaching and the incorporation of additional subjects like Robotics.

The academic timetable and the afternoon activities of the school function on a weekly programme and sports practices and fixtures are scheduled accordingly.

 

SENIOR PREPARATORY

As our students enter this Phase in Grade 4, they are exposed to a more formalised educational environment; although being educated in a number of core learning areas, they are also taught other key subjects by specialist teachers, giving them the opportunity and exposure to develop in non-traditional subjects. From Grade 4 onwards students are required to select between Afrikaans and IsiZulu as their First Additional Language choice. Along with the academic subjects, a strong focus is placed on our Arts and Culture learning programme, as students discover their inner voice and creative self through Visual Arts, Music, Creative Dance and Drama.

Grade 5–7 students are taught by specialist teachers and move between classrooms for the various subjects. Certain textbook are also available in the form of eBooks to be loaded onto your child’s iPad. Daily use will promote the idea of technology and learning.

We offer an active academic programme under the scaffold of the South African National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS). Our curriculum is enriched and extended to follow the assessment and curriculum guidelines of the Independent Examination Board (IEB).

 

GRADE 4 - 7 SUBJECTS

  • English (Home Language)
  • Afrikaans / IsiZulu (First Additional Language)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science and Technology
  • Social Science
  • Life Skills
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Elective Dance
  • Elective Physical Education
  • Robotics (Grade 4 – 7)
  • Economic Management Science (Grade 7)
  • Public Speaking (Grade 5 – 7)

TEACHERS ARE IN THEIR CLASSES FROM 07:45

The academic timetable and the afternoon activities of the school function on a weekly programme and sports practices and fixtures are scheduled accordingly.

GRADE TIME
Grade 1 - 3  
- Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 13:30
- Friday 08:00 – 13:30
Grade 4 - 6  
- Monday to Thursday 07:45 – 14:00
- Friday 07:45 – 13:30
Grade 7  
- Monday to Thursday 07:30 - 14:00
- Friday 07:30 - 13:30


ADVENTURE ZONE

Reddford House The Hills offers students a safe, secure aftercare programme that commences directly after the end of the school day.

Our aftercare programme is offered for Grade 1 to 7 students. Our Adventure Zone programme commences from directly after school until 17:30. Parents are able to collect children any time during the course of the afternoon.

Our children follow a varied programme in the afternoons with the aim of providing a safe, caring and nurturing environment. Children receive a well-balanced meal at lunch time and an afternoon snack.

We also offer a Holiday Care Programme during the school holidays for parents who need to utilise these facilities.

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