Preparatory | Academics

St George’s

Academic Information

St George’s Prep caters for boys and girls from Grade 1 to Grade 7. The school is known for its excellent academic record and we are strongly committed to maintaining high standards. Small classes ensure that each pupil receives individual attention in a nurturing environment.

Subjects offered include Mathematics, English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Natural Science, Social Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Life Orientation, Design and Technology, Computers, Art, Music, Speech and Drama and Physical Education, international languages: German, French and Spanish.

Academic excellence lies at the core of the St George’s Preparatory ethos.  In delivering on this goal, St George’s goes beyond the minimum requirements contained in the national curriculum. St George’s provides a challenging, relevant and balanced education that aims to cultivate the academic potential of all our pupils.

We embrace technology actively and are moving rapidly towards each pupil in Grade 5,6,7 having their own iPad in the classroom for active use and to enhance teaching and learning. We also aim to include Google Apps for education and Gmail accounts for each pupil from Grade 4 to 7. All Grade 5 to 7 pupils will use their own iPads during the academic day. Incorporating such technology will assist in:

  • Engaging pupils in the learning process by using tools with which they are comfortable
  • Developing 21st Century pupils who feature as risk taking, robust digital citizens
  • Enabling our pupils to communicate their ideas using a variety of media oriented methods, learn independently and to collaborate with peers
  • Aspiring to a exist in a paperless classroom

Academic Reporting

Term 1 – Parents receive an initial adjustment report outlining their child’s social, emotional wellbeing, adjustment into the new grade and work habits. This includes a comment by the home base teacher and the child’s mentor.  Parents are also invited to individual parent-teacher conferences.

Term 2 – Parents receive a comprehensive digital semester report with an overview of cognitive development across all academic subjects, cultural activities, life skills and co-curricular involvement. This includes a detailed comment by each subject teacher, home base teacher and headmaster.

Term 3 – Parents receive a brief assessment overview followed by individual parent – teacher conferences.

Term 4 – Parents receive a comprehensive digital semester report with an overview of cognitive development across all academic subjects, cultural activities, life skills and co-curricular involvement. This includes a detailed comment by each subject teacher, home base teacher and headmaster.