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 find for stimulating and developing young minds is through the joy of playing. The outdoor playground is an extension of our classrooms, supporting and aiding learning to 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 in the social and emotional development of all children at Empro Academy.

We introduce The Singapore Math Curriculum in the Pre-Foundation Phase, as we 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. We also incorporate the very best from other curriculum to give our children the best foundation and opportunities in life.

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 15 children in a class to ensure optimal learning.

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

Extra co-curricular activities for Foundation Phase and Pre-foundation Phase:
• French classes
• Library classes
• Annual Empro concert
• Swimming
• Athletics
• Netball
• Rugby
• Cricket
• Hockey
• Soccer

Intermediate Phase (Grade 4, 5 & 6)

Children in our Intermediate Phase are exposed to the South African Curriculum (CAPS), as well as The Singapore Math Curriculum. We incorporate the very best of other educational systems to develop a curriculum that supports all our children.

Our class size in the Intermediate Phase is only 15 in a 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 Science

Our staff development programme ensures that we continuously enrich teachers’ broad education knowledge through further workshops.

Excursions are high on our priority list for the Intermediate Phase, as we believe that children must be exposed to different subject matter. Examples of our excursions are visits to the Space Expo, Willow Feather Farm, and the Dino Expo. We also invite interesting visitors to the school for even more exposure.

Extra co-curricular activities:
• French classes
• Library classes
• Annual Empro concert
• Swimming
• Athletics
• Netball
• Rugby
• Cricket
• Hockey
• Soccer
• Annual Intermediate Phase camp

Empro Academy

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  • 012 767 7980
  • info@empro.co.za
  • 66 ERASMUS AVE RASLOUW CENTURION GAUTENG