In our many years of experience students leaving St Columba’s having utilised the CAPS curriculum, have adapted well to either a Public High School curriculum or the IEB syllabus of the Independent High Schools.
As the official language of business around the world, being able to read, converse and express thoughts, ideas and opinions in a persuasive and audience targeted manner remains a critical cornerstone of any society.
The St Columba’s Online English teaching team is passionate about literacy, the power of the written word, and exciting opportunities for students to express themselves.
Key developmental objectives for the English syllabus include:
Afrikaans remains the third most spoken language in South Africa, with almost 7 million people as first language Afrikaans speakers. Afrikaans is also closely linked to Dutch and German, providing learners with a secondary internationally and locally useful language to empower communication later in life.
The St Columba’s Afrikaans teaching team is passionate about the opportunity Afrikaans provides learners to participate in a language with deep cultural roots and vast indigenous knowledge and history.
Key developmental objectives for the Afrikaans syllabus include:
Having a keen awareness of the world around them has always been important. With many children spending hours in fantasy landscapes such as computer games, the laws of physics and science are not as naturally discovered as previous generations of children who spent more time outdoors.
The St Columba’s Natural Science teaching team is passionate about introducing the exciting world of the sciences to students, facilitating student’s experimentation and exploration a wide range of scientific concepts
Key developmental objectives for the Natural Science syllabus include:
In the instant gratification society, we live in, History introduces perspective, empathy, and the opportunity to understand how people in society have interacted with each other in different circumstances. Appreciating how events in life shape the actions and reactions of others enables students to think more critically of their own life choices.
The St Columba’s History teaching team is passionate about bringing History to life by helping learners to relate to the people in these stories and giving them a deep appreciation and perspective on the limitations of the environments in which History took place.
Key developmental objectives for the History syllabus include:
Teaching learners the problem-solving principles found in Coding provides them with the educational tools they need to thrive in a technology led world. Should you select for your your child to participate in the St Columba’s Online Coding syllabus the exciting world of coding is taught through a structured and increased knowledge program which introduces the principles and thought processes of coding.
The St Columba’s Coding teachers are passionate about the mental training in technology-based problem solving that the Coding syllabus affords students.
Key developmental objectives for the Coding syllabus include:
Lateral thinking development Assessment (This would be a square. Mouse over text:
(Measuring the progress of students empowers the teacher and the learner to better understand areas of development)
Zulu is the most spoken language in South Africa with over 12 million people as first language Zulu speakers. As a result, functional, spoken Zulu is an important part of the St Columba’s syllabus as we strive to equip learners with the language skills they will need to thrive in South African society.
The St Columba’s Zulu teaching team is passionate about introducing this beautiful language to learners in an engaging and stimulating manner.
Key developmental objectives for the Zulu syllabus include:
St Columba’s follows the Singapore Maths syllabus which is in line with the CAPS curriculum and provides a highly effective methodology for teaching mathematics that develops lateral, progressive and critical mathematical thinking skills in students.
The St Columba’s Math teaching team are passionate about challenging students to think more deeply, to stretch the concepts they have learnt and to apply mathematical knowledge from previous lessons.
Key developmental objectives for the Math syllabus include:
Helping learners understand the cause and effect of environmental influences on every day life is key to their positive engagement and participation in the world around them. Geography provides a structured learning process whereby students are introduced to globally important themes that build deep knowledge and understanding of their environment.
The St Columba’s Geography teaching team is passionate about providing students with a wide range of current examples and individually relevant interactions that help learners to understand their personal impact and responsibility to the environment.
Key developmental objectives for the Geography syllabus include:
Developing students who are proficient in business, accounting and entrepreneurship not only provides critical life skills but also prepares our Grade 7 students for High School Accounting and Business Studies.
The St Columba’s EMS teaching team are passionate about awakening the inner entrepreneur in every learner and assisting them to understand fundamental business and market principles in a practical and applicable manner.
Key developmental objectives for the EMS syllabus include: