Academics

Pre-Foundation Phase (Grade RR, R)

The Grade RR Year at Empro Academy is the start of a child’s journey through the school system. Valuable time is spent developing a strong foundation of knowledge and skills. The best method we use for the stimulating and developing of young minds is through the joy of playing. The outdoor playground is an extension of our classrooms, supporting and aiding learning through play as an important part of a child’s development.

The Grade R Year offers a child a more structured environment and provides the primary framework for literacy and mathematics. Equal importance is placed on the social and emotional development of all children at Empro Academy.

We introduce The Singapore Math Curriculum in the Pre-Foundation Phase, and make use of this system up to Grade 7 level.

Foundation Phase (Grade 1,2 & 3)

Children in the Foundation Phase are exposed to the South African National Curriculum (CAPS), as well as The Singapore Math Curriculum..

Our key focus points in the Foundation Phase are:
• Literacy Skills
• Numeracy Skills
• Writing Skills
• Creative Skills
• Knowledge of the World
• Physical Development

In our Foundation Phase we still have a strong belief that children should learn through play, although the classroom is more structured for academic learning to take place. We honour our policy of only 18 children in a class to ensure optimal learning.

Our Foundation Phase learners will be well equipped to start the more structured Inter-Sen Phase, once they graduate from Grade 3.

Extra co-curricular activities for Foundation Phase and Pre-foundation Phase:
• French classes
• Library classes
• Annual concert/revue
• Athletics
• Netball
• Mini-Cricket
• Soccer

Intermediate Phase (Grade 4, 5 & 6)

Children in the Intermediate Phase are exposed to the South African Curriculum (CAPS), as well as The Singapore Math Curriculum.

Class sizes in the Intermediate Phase have a maximum of only 18 per class.
In Grade 4 we assist and prepare the learners to start with the formal exams.

Subjects in the Intermediate Phase:
• English
• Afrikaans
• Mathematics
• Life Skills
• Natural Sciences and Technology
• Social Sciences

Excursions are high on our priority list for the Intermediate Phase, as we believe that children must be exposed to different subject matter. Every year, we take time to find the best poassible places which are educational, but also fun for all learners. we also invite interesting visitors to the school for even more exposure.

Extra co-curricular activities:
• French classes
• IsiZulu classes
• Library skills
• Annual concert/revue
• Athletics
• Netball
• Cricket
• Soccer
• Annual camp

Senior Phase (Grade 7, 8 and 9)

Learners in our Senior Phase are exposed to the South African Curriculum (CAPS), as well as The Singapore Mathematics Curriculum. We incorporate the very best of other educational systems to develop a curriculum that support all our learners.

Most people search their whole life for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, not knowing that it doesn’t depend on luck, but through hard work and skill, you can create your own.

To pave your way to success in the second largest industry in the world, your journey will start with tourism and hospitality. Both of these services will build the foundation you need to put yourself in a position to gain access to some of the world’s best and leading tertiary institutions.

As South Africans we are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful country with amazing attractions. Our successful tourism sector is very important to the South African economy and aims to contribute 20% to the local GDP by 2020.

During your tourism education you will get to know South Africa better than ever before. You’ll learn about the SADC and the worlds’ most famous sites and icons.

Want to follow a career in cooking? Start your training at school already. Once you have completed your school and tertiary chef course, you will become some of the most sought after chefs, both locally and internationally, where you will continue to breathe inspiration into the culinary world.

Class sizes in the Senior Phase ranges from 15 to 18 learners per class.

Subjects for the Senior Phase are:
• English
• Afrikaans
• Mathematics
• Life Skills
• Natural Sciences
• Technology
• Social Sciences
• Creative Arts
• Economics and Management Sciences

FET (Further Education and Training) Phase (Grade 10, 11 and 12)

Learners in our FET Phase are exposed to the South African Curriculum (CAPS). The class size is 15 to 18 learners per class. Our pupils in the High School are taught important milestones for tertiary education – not to learn the information through rote learning but to take the information and interpret it in an analytical and in-depth manner.

In their final year in Grade 12 we celebrate their school success and wish them well for all their future endevours with a special Dinner.

The following subjects are offered at Empro:
• English
• Afrikaans
• Life Orientation
• Mathematics
• Mathematical Literacy
• Physical Science
• Life Science
• Accounting
• Business Studies
• Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism

Most people search their whole life for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, not knowing that it doesn’t depend on luck, but through hard work and skill you can create your own.

To pave your way to success in the second largest industry in the world, your journey will start with tourism and hospitality. Both of these services will build the foundation you need to put yourself in a position to gain access to some of the world’s best and leading tertiary institutions.

As South Africans we are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful country with amazing attractions. Our successful tourism sector is very important to the South African economy and aims to contribute 20% to the local GDP by 2020.

During your tourism education you will get to know South Africa better than ever before. You’ll learn about the SADC and the worlds’ most famous sites and icons.

Want to find a career in cooking? Start your training at school already. Once you have completed your school and tertiary chef course, you will become some of the most sought after chefs, both locally and internationally, where you will continue to breathe inspiration into the culinary world.

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