Academics

Small, but perfectly formed

We are a small school for girls with one class per Grade from Grade R to Grade 7.

Our approximate total enrolment is 249 girls.

Curriculum

We are a Western Cape Education Department (W.C.E.D.) school and follow the CAPS curriculum as set out by the WCED.

Our Foundation Phase places a strong emphasis on developing the core skills that will enable future learning. The building blocks of phonics, reading, writing and numeracy are integral to this phase. Comprehension and thinking skills are valued and taught. The Foundation Phase CAPS curriculum allows us to offer English, Afrikaans, Maths and Life Skills (drama, dance, physical education and life skills).

The Intermediate and Senior Phase continue promoting reading, writing and maths skills with a greater emphasis on developing more advanced comprehension and thinking skills. The CAPS curriculum allows us to offer English, Afrikaans, Maths, Natural Science, Social Studies (History and Geography) and Life Orientation (drama, dance, physical education and life skills). In Grade 7 the CAPS curriculum adds Economic and Management Studies and Technology to the curriculum.

isiXhosa is offered from Grade 1 to Grade 7.

Remedial lessons, occupational therapy (at parent’s own cost) and counselling are offered to those children who need them.

Our Academic Goals

Greenfield enjoys an excellent reputation in the community. The school’s academic results are outstanding and many girls go on to high school having won academic and music scholarships to surrounding, prestigious schools. However, our primary vision, shared by every teacher, is to lay strong academic foundations that will equip our girls for further learning with the ultimate purpose of entering the workplace and making a contribution to our society.

We are equally proud of the participation and success of our girls in the fields of dance, drama, art and sport. This balance in their education allows them to explore and develop various aspects of their lives.

SCHOOL HOURS

Grade 1

Mondays & Wednesdays 08h00 to 14h20

Tuesdays & Thursdays 08h00 to 13h00

Fridays 08h00 to 13h00

Compulsory sport on Mondays and Wednesdays during school.

Grade 2

Mondays & Wednesdays 08h00 to 13h00

Tuesdays & Thursdays 08h00 to 14h20

Friday 08h00 to 13h00

Compulsory sport on Tuesdays and Thursdays during school.

Grade 3

Monday to Thursdays 08h00 to 14h20

Fridays 08h00 to 13h00

Grade 4-7

Mondays to Thursdays 08h00 to 14h45

Fridays 08h00 to 13h20

Extra Murals

Extra mural activities are held after school hours.

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