EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Through nurturing a love for learning, our school’s mission is to provide an essential foundation for lifelong learning that will enable its alumni to be confident, well informed, skilled, creative, adaptable and entrepreneurial adults.

 

Through a well balanced curriculum that includes practical approaches to science, mathematics and technology, literature based literacy, creativity through visual art, drama and music, and age appropriate physical education, children experience "A Childhood to Remember". 

Greyton House is a fully accredited member of ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa). We are an English medium pre-primary and primary co-educational school, welcoming children from all religions and cultural backgrounds. We provide a holistic education for children from 2 years of age to Grade 7.  

Our Greyton House academic curriculum is grounded in the National Curriculum (CAPS), yet we have the flexibility and freedom to extend our scholars way beyond this. Apart from the core subjects, our school has an excellent reputation in Art, offered by Dina Kuijers, a professional artist and Environmental Studies, offered by Marshall Rinquest, the Director of the Greyton Transition Town, who is a permaculture consultant and environmental educator. In addition to this we offer Technology and Coding for all learners from Grade R to Grade 7. Drama is taught by the Helen O'Grady School of Drama and Marimba, Recoders & Bongo Drums lessons are presented by Shaun Cloete. 

Our dual-grade classes allow scholars to extend themselves above their current grade and thus reach their full potential. Blended classes offer a wider range of curricula across two grade levels. Greyton House provides a stimulating experience where scholars are guided in the process of questioning, problem solving, understanding, thinking, creating, collaboration and building self esteem. Learning is active, not passive and is not limited to the classroom. We actively search out new ways of facilitating learning and the acquisition of knowledge. 

Greyton House cultivates the conditions of a happy, warm family orientated school and families are encouraged to get involved. This in turn builds confidence in the child and shows support for their education. The school itself is a family, with younger children being mentored by older scholars, and each scholar knowing each other by name.

 

We teach our children to adapt and understand that the world is dynamic, requiring life long learning. With our magnificent backdrop of the mountains – this is our playground! This is our world. 

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