Glen Afric offers tailored educational solutions in small, highly motivated classes. These classes are taught by passionate and experienced teachers. There is a strong emphasis on the conservation of our environment.
Real Life Skills and Knowledge
The key to success is knowledge and the ability to think creatively and apply that knowledge practically. Children will be given the opportunity to obtain real life skills and are encouraged to think laterally, alternatively and creatively, whilst problem solving. They will be given the chance to apply theoretical concepts in real and relevant situations. They will be encouraged to show initiative, implement their own ideas and in the process build strength of character.
Foundation Phase (Preschool, Gr R-Gr 3)
Our foundation phase is based on the central concept of functional literacy and numeracy. Emphasis is placed on the development of a healthy mind and body, where self-esteem and confidence are natural consequences. Interaction with animals within their environment forms the basis for learning, and will inspire a passion for conservation. In addition to Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills general Physical Education takes place throughout the year. Participation in weekly Equitherapy sessions is encouraged. Equitherapy is an animal assisted therapy making use of horses or ponies.
Learning through play is encouraged.
Primary Phase (Gr 4-7)
Our programme includes practical, hands-on learning, integrated with online resources and learning programs. The CAPS curriculum is followed in all subject areas and is complimented by frequent trips and excursions. These trips have included Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng, NECSA, the Zoo, Museum of Natural History, UShaka Marine World etc. Bush Craft is a weekly lesson, during which students learn about conservation. It includes tracking, alien plant eradication, anti-poaching, veld management and activities with the Glen Afric animals. The students also manage the vegetable patch and help to take care of the various rescued animals when necessary.