Junior School Academics

“It’s better to build a child than to repair a man,” goes an old proverb. In our Junior School, our children are able to build themselves in a safe and nurturing environment, which has been specially designed to meet their developmental requirements.

St Nicholas follows the CAPS curriculum and our highly-qualified teachers provide every opportunity for each child to achieve the necessary standards required of them. Our small classes, with dedicated teachers and class helpers, have always ensured that our learners have a sound start and produce a high standard of work. Each child is afforded the opportunity to build a solid foundation upon which to develop in the next phase of school.

Learners with learning difficulties or a lack of self-confidence truly benefit from the diverse and enriching curriculum which exists at St Nicholas. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of the necessary maths and language skills that allow our learners to develop independent work ethics and life skills. We are in partnership with Tutor and identify with their vision that “the vast capacity of every human brain can be tapped, given the right context and opportunity”.

Experi-Buddies is an educational, extra-mural programme that uses experiments to show young children that the world of science can be fun. This is done by means of interactive projects, exciting demonstrations and basic experiments. Our learners that have signed up for the programme have weekly sessions at school.
Interesting excursions are arranged for each grade throughout the year. These excursions afford the children not only the opportunity to visit interesting places of cultural value but also to interact with each other outside the school environment.

Each child’s talents are nurtured and every learner is given the chance to be the very best that they can be.