Grade 4 is an exciting and wonderful year for the learners. It is the child’s first year in the senior primary phase where new concepts and learning areas are introduced. Our dedicated and efficient team of teachers aim to nurture every child’s uniqueness and create lifelong learners. The curriculum includes 6 learning areas: Mathematics, English, Afrikaans/ isiZulu (both languages are offered and learners make a choice), Natural Science & Technology, Social Science (includes History and Geography); Life Skills (includes Music, PE, Art, Drama, Personal and Social Wellbeing). Interactive teaching is used in teaching the different subjects and learners are involved in projects that encourage environmental awareness.
Field trips and outings complement our teaching. The learners enjoy an overnight tour to Baynesfield, where they are involved in leadership activities building on confidence, responsibility, and self-esteem.
“Grade 5 is unquestionably the most wonderful grade.” It is a year when the transition from Grade 3 to 4 is now complete and the learners are well settled into the senior primary phase.
Our academic program is very full and the continuous support from parents is always most welcome. Our highlight each year is our overnight excursion to Sweetdale, which is an awesome adventure, to say the least. Leadership skills, camaraderie, a sense of achievement, good wholesome food and fun in dormitories, are all the experiences that combine to give the children an unforgettable memory.
Other special days that we enjoy in Grade 5 are our cake sale, a cooking class at Meryl’s School of Cookery and our Spur visit as a business study.
Our Team firmly believe in the following quote by Winston Churchill:
“We make a living by what we get, but we make life by what we give”
Grade 5 Requirements List 2017 – Mainstream.
Grade 5 Requirements List 2017 – Remedial Unit.
Grade 5 Requirements List 2017 – LEAP.
Grade 5 Assessment Calendar – Term 3 – 2017.
Grade 5 Orientation Booklet 2017
“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark.”
Our grade 6 students are not things to be molded. But people to be unfolded. As they grow in grade 6 they take up responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
In Grade 6 we aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through understanding and respect. We encourage our students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Grade 6 Requirements List 2017 – Mainstream.
Grade 6 Requirements List 2017 – Remedial Unit.
Grade 6 Requirements List 2017 – LEAP.
Grade 6 Assessment Calendar – Term 3 – 2017.
Grade 6 Orientation Booklet 2017
The Grade 7 phase encourage pupil’s to become independent by teaching them responsibility, time management and organizational skills in preparation for High School. We believe in “Learning with understanding” and consolidation of the academic foundation is applied through skills rather than route learning.
Leadership skills are developed in all pupils. We visit Hillcrest Hospital, support Lily of the Valley and participate in a two-night excursion to Wagonsdrift Camp to develop self-awareness and leadership. Through our Leadership and Out-Reach programs we emphasize empathy and consideration towards others. Fundraising contributions purchase the Grade 7 gift which benefits all those at Hillcrest Primary. Highlights of Grade 7 must be the annual Valentine’s Fun Day, High Tea, Musical and Farewell Dinner.
Grade 7 Requirements List 2017 – Mainstream.
Grade 7 Requirements List 2017 – Remedial Unit.
Grade 7 Requirements List 2017 – LEAP.
Grade 7 Assessment Calendar – Term 3 – 2017.
Grade 7 Orientation Booklet 2017