St Dominic's Priory School

Foundation Phase (Grade 1-3)

Head of Phase – Ms Alison McQuaide

Now learning becomes more formal and structured. While still a warm and inviting learning environment, pupils have to learn to pay attention and have to achieve the necessary outcomes for progress. It is very rewarding for teachers when the pride in doing it right is so joyful.

Reports give a very detailed breakdown of achievement in various subjects, topics, skills and milestones. The way this is done is by achievement levels. There is a lot of meaningful information for parents when they drill down into the knowledge and skills listed. The teacher comments give an overview of overall ability and performance. The CAPS are very clear on what is to be taught and assessed and at what levels. Our lessons exceed the minimum requirements and provide a lot of enrichment. Parents of any pupil who is not coping are contacted by teaching staff and supportive interventions are put in place.

Foundation Phase Subjects: 

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Lifeskills
  • Drama
  • Xhosa
  • Art
  • Library/Media
  • Class Music
  • Religious Education
  • Computer lessons
  • Physical Education

School extra-murals: 

  • Chess Grade 1, 2 and 3 boys and girls
  • Choir Gr 2 and 3 boys and girls
  • Drama Club Gr 3 boys and girls
  • Tennis Gr 3 boys and girls
  • U 9 Cricket Gr 3 boys and girls [ Grade 1 and 2 by invitation only]
  • U9 Soccer Gr3 boys [ Grade 1 and 2 by invitation only]
  • U9 Hockey Gr 3 boys and girls [ Grade 1 and 2 by invitation only]
  • U9 Swimming Gr 3 boys and girls [ Grade 1 and 2 by invitation only]

Private extra-murals which are available at a fee: 

  • Clay Play Gr 1 and 2
  • Soccer Stars Gr 1 and 2
  • Tennis coaching Gr 1,2 and 3
  • Experi-buddies Gr 1, 2 and 3

 

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