At Hermannsburg, children can start their formal education in the grade 1 year and proceed to matriculate at the end of grade 12 without the disruption of changing schools and the associated changes in friends, ethos and circumstance. The small classes ensure individual attention and the opportunity to meet each child at his or her level.
From grade 1 to grade 7, the scholars are taught the discipline required to achieve consistently good results in the formal arena. Great emphasis is laid on the basic foundations of learning – the ability to read and write, interpret and manipulate information and numeracy skills. A highly competent teaching staff educate the children in English , with German, Afrikaans and isiZulu as additional languages according to the facilities available at the school.
Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s Primary School careers. Children’s learning involves a partnership between staff and parents. Parents are also asked to involve themselves in the school’s cultural activities, contributing by cooking and baking for functions, helping / working at functions, participating in social events, fundraising, etc.
It is our belief that children learn best in an environment where they feel comfortable and secure.
We provide both structured and non-structured experiences within our school day.
Exploring and discovering. Problem solving. Making decisions and choices.
Being creative and using their imagination. Experiencing situations that have meaning for them. Working co-operatively with others. Working with teachers and other adults. Developing fine and gross motor-skills. Learning independence and self-care skills.
In our Primary School, we use the CAPS curriculum as laid down by the Department of Basic Education as a guideline only, extending and broadening the learning and life-skills of our scholars to a much greater extent as a result.
Children-Helping-Children is our Primary School outreach programme. We support the children from the Umvoti AIDS Centre or other needy establishments we know about in and around Greytown.
Our scholars support by giving them gifts four times a year.