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Grade 4

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 as well as a day outing, where they are involved in leadership activities building on confidence, responsibility, and self-esteem.

Grade 5

“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 days, two Outdoor learning Days, an Egyptian dress up/ feast Day and our Spur visit as an entrepreneurial/ 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 6

“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark.” Chinese Proverb

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 7

The Grade 7 phase encourages learners 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 rote learning. Through various activities, ‘Leadership and Life skills’ are developed in all learners. We undertake visits to Hillcrest Government Hospital and support various charities and non – profit organisations such as the ‘Save the Rhino Foundation’.

Learners also attend a two-night excursion in order to develop self-awareness and leadership. Through our Leadership and Out-Reach programs we emphasize empathy and consideration towards others. Fund-raising contributions go towards the purchase the Grade 7 gift which benefits all those at Hillcrest Primary. Highlights of Grade 7 year includes the annual Valentine’s Fun Day, Family Fun Fest, High Tea, Musical and Farewell Dinner.