Academic

O ur role as educators is to help the girls acquire skills needed for the specific demands of the complex, information-focused, technology-driven world they will be entering when they leave school.Girls are encouraged to apply their knowledge, think critically, analyse information and solve problems creatively. Other skills that need to be developed in young women are the ability to think deeply about issues, be flexible, be able to communicate in a variety of media and to deal with a flood of information. However, we believe that traditional educational demands that have stood the test of time are still relevant: learning to follow directions, working hard and being honest and fair. Above all, we encourage girls to be resilient, courageous and determined in pursing their goals and ambitions.

Our teachers recognise that in many ways, the role of the teacher has changed. In the twenty-first century classroom, the teacher is not to be found at the front of a silent group of children delivering instruction. Rather, the teacher will be moving round the room, observing, asking questions and guiding the pupils. Our teachers pursue further education and training by going on courses, interacting with teachers from other schools and engaging in up-to-date technology to ensure they remain relevant and current in their ideas.

We offer girls a wide choice of subjects, ensuring that each girl can do subjects according to her particular strengths.

Grades 8 and 9

The following subjects are offered in Grades 8 and 9:

  • English
  • First additional language: isiXhosa or Afrikaans or French
  • Second additional language: French or Mandarin  or Music or isiXhosa or Latin or Classical Civilisations
  • Mathematics
  • EDAD, (EMS, Music, Drama, Art, and Dance)
  • Design & Food Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Religious Education
  • Life Orientation
  • Research Resources

Grade 9 Subject Choices for Gr 10-12: Please click on the link to access information on each subject offered to matric as well as the subject packages Subject Choices.

Girls must study English in Option 1, an Additional Language in Option 2, Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy in Option 3, and Life Orientation in Option 7.  Pupils choose one subject from each of Options 4, 5 and 6.

Option 1          English

Option 2          Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) or isiXhosa (First Additional Language) or French (First Additional Language for ‘immigrants’ only)

Option 3          Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

Option 4          Design or Dramatic Arts or Geography or Information Technology or Life Sciences or Music

Option 5          Geography or History or Physical Sciences or Visual Arts or Music

Option 6          Accounting or History or Life Sciences or Visual Arts

Option 7          Life Orientation

Advanced Programme Maths, English and Physics are offered as extra subjects.

The school has also provided access to the excellent Go Study website, which provides a comprehensive Career guidance resource, linking career interests with relevant study courses and tertiary institutions. Click on the Go Study logo to visit the site: