While Oak Hill Academy started in 2014, our Pre-Primary school, Little Bean Early Learning Centre, is well known for its balanced educational program for body and mind, heart and soul, while incorporating art, sport, and community service. This is why we believe that we can now also offer this to our Oak Hill pupils. We believe in our pupils! We want to give them the opportunity to grow into their best selves, and to reach out to embrace and empower themselves with the knowledge they will receive from the best education.
Our programme carefully considers all aspects of a child’s development: emotional, social, physical, and cognitive. We believe that children can best acquire a rich body of knowledge and the skills needed for future learning through a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and that builds upon itself year by year. We believe that our curriculum will inspire a love of learning, build self-confidence, and foster in our students the ability and desire to contribute to their community.
We realise that the first years of a child’s academic life are crucial ones in establishing positive attitudes and disposition toward learning. We value a young child’s natural desire to learn through creativity and self-expression. We strive to build upon our student's curiosity, while instilling in them a spirit of cooperation, a respect for others and for their ideas, and a satisfaction in personal intellectual growth.
The curriculum at Oak Hill Academy is based on the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) as designed by the Department of Education. The teachers work hard to develop lessons that are relevant and exciting for our learners.
Our teachers use black boards and introduce practical activities for teaching and learning. We organize educational presentations at the school and at educational venues. Our aim is to keep our learners informed of current events. The CAPS curriculum is extensive and covers a range of subjects. The CAPS Curriculum has a foundation phase (Grade R-3) and an intermediate phase (Grade 4-7). Our teacher pupil ratio is small, and this makes it easy for our teachers to give your child one-on-one attention when needed. Grade R school readiness tests are done in June every year.
Importance of Grade R
Bridging the gap between pre-school and primary school is fundamentally important in a child’s life. This grade is essential in setting the groundwork in preparation for a childs formal schooling and life.
Foundation Phase Grade R - 3
Learners study three languages; English – as a Home Language (HL), Afrikaans – as their First Additional Language (FAL) and Zulu as an additional language. In the Foundation Phase (Grade R - 3), learners also study Mathematics and Life Skills
Intermediate Phase Grade 4 - 7
In Grade 4, our learners will be doing Afrikaans as their FAL and are required to continue with their choice until Grade 7.
In the Intermediate Phase (Grade 4-6), our learners will study English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology, Social Science (History & Geography) and Life Skills.
Our Grade 7 learners will study English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science
(History & Geography), Economic Management Science, Art & Culture, Technology and Life Orientation.
Academic Support & Extra Lessons
We have an Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist who would be able to assist you and your child with any school relatedproblems.
Extra academic lessons are available after school Monday to Thursday by invitation of the teacher should it be determined that your child needs the lessons.
All aftercare children will have homework supervision.