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MARIST BROTHERS LINMEYER

Foundation Phase | Academic Programme

The three learning areas covered in this phase are Numeracy, Literacy and Life Skills. Music and movement, computers and physical education, taught by specialists ensure that every aspect of the child’s intellectual, emotional and physical growth is covered. In grade three the students spend their first night away from home on a school tour. This is cause for great excitement. Students in need of academic assistance, occupational therapy, speech therapy etc. are able to make use of qualified therapists in a specialised centre which aims to provide assistance to enhance mainstream education. This facility includes a class where students can get specialised help during the school day.

The Acedemic Foundation Phase includes a class where learners can get specialised help

Students prepare for the Eisteddfod     Foundation Phase students engrossed in work

Computer classes and music and movement classes are weekly activities for the Foundation Phase learners. A recorder group is run in the afternoons for those students with a musical flair. Continuous assessment is carried out in the Foundation Phase and reports are handed out three times per year. Parents are kept well informed of their children’s progress all the time. We operate an “open door” policy and encourage parents to voice their concerns or communicate with staff at all times. An exciting “paired reading” programme is used in grade three to encourage reading. The boys in our College are given an added extra by having a bookshop entirely to themselves once a year! The Primary School puts on a production every year in which many students participate, and some years the students of the entire Primary School take part in a mammoth variety show. We enter our students in the Eisteddfod annually and choir festivals regularly. Sport plays an integral role in the development of our students. School leagues as well as private school leagues are entered.

Specialists ensure every aspect of the child’s intellectual, emotional and physical growth is covered

Continuous assessment is carried out in the Foundation Phase     An exciting “paired reading” programme is used to encourage reading

Music is taught at the Academic Foundation Phase     Music and movement is taught at the Academic Foundation Phase