Woodlands welcomes new learners

News Desk

With the start of the New Year, Woodlands School welcomed the new grade 1’s.

“Woodlands School welcomes all our Grade 1 learners for this year. Excitement filled the air as children rushed to meet their new teachers, Mary Booth and Rina Coetzee who will be the teachers for the two new Grade 1 classes this year. Woodlands wishes both teachers and students a happy, fun-filled learning journey.”

Woodlands School was begun in 1997 by a group of local parents who saw the need for a small private, English school in Sabie. Since then, Woodlands has become a household name in Sabie. Woodlands School aims to provide quality education in a co-educational environment; offering a holistic, well-balanced, creative approach, preparing each individual learner for the challenges of life. Tuition is offered from Toddlers up to and including Grade 7 in class sizes that will not exceed 20 learners.

The school curriculum is based on the National policy pertaining to the programme and promotion requirements of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R – 12. The Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) as set out in the national policy: Foundation Phase (Grades R – 3) as from 2012; Intermediate Phase (Grades 4 – 6) as from 2013 and Grade 7 (Senior Phase) in 2014.

Woodlands School has achieved “candidature for full accreditation by UMALUSI Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training”. Woodlands School is registered with the Mpumalanga Department of Education and is an associate member of the Independent Schools’ Association of Southern Africa ISASA. The tuition at Woodlands School is English and learners are expected to be proficient in the medium of instruction. Afrikaans at second language level is compulsory for all learners as from grade 4.

All information from Woodlands web site.

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