Senior Preparatory Phase

Focusing on the CAPS curriculum, the Grade 4 – 7 students are taught by specialised teachers in every subject. In some subjects where textbooks are used, the work offered is enriched with extra notes and worksheets. Every teacher has a passion for their subject, but their main concern is the development of the whole child. Our focus is thus not only on encouraging academic excellence but also on offering academic support, which is presented in English, Mathematics, Afrikaans and Mandarin. We keep our students on track by including learning differences and abilities where we can assist. We currently also offer isiZulu from Grade 1 to 5.

We implement a disciplined structure that encourages positive input by students in both classwork and behaviour. This disciplined structure earns house points, and a House Trophy can be won at the end of a year’s hard work. We work with a warning system, where students who make mistakes, like forgetting to do homework, can learn to take responsibility for their actions. Input from both teachers and parents encourages students to do better as they are monitored.

Our co-curricular programme includes sporting codes like Netball, Soccer, Swimming, Cricket and Hockey. We include Community Services and Club activities in our academic school day (Gr 00 – Gr 12) to instil values that will make each student valuable to our society. Our Chinese Department also offers dance and cultural experiences that provides for an extension of our school’s ethos.

Subjects like Art, Music, Physical Education, and Computers offer extensions to our students’ abilities where creativity, singing in the choir, exercise, and robotics are valuable to those less academically inclined.

Academic excellence is our focus, but we strive toward developing the whole self. We continue to push our three pillars of strength to help every student grow into their own in this phase. Discipline, humility and respect are also instilled in every Grade 7 student as they are encouraged to monitor classes and participate in events. Students are appointed to the JEC (Junior Executive Council) at a very special ceremony at the beginning of the year. They can plan, work together and put on two socials for our Grade 5 & 6 students as part of their fund-raising campaigns during the year. These fund-raising campaigns form part of our leadership development experience.

Parents, teachers and students alike feel at home in this phase because we encourage everyone to be themselves in an environment where diversity in religion, race and culture are accepted, and these differences are embraced.

Co-Curricular Programme

We encourage students to be active members of the school by participating in a variety of co-curricular activities. A full programme of the term’s cultural and sporting activities will be issued at the commencement of each term on d6 Connect. Students are encouraged to select at least one sport and one cultural activity per term.

Co-Curricular activities are included in the tuition fee. An essential component of the programme is the support lessons that are provided by teachers to students whom they invite to lessons in order to assist them to improve their performance in these subjects.

Other specialised activities are offered at an additional cost which is payable to the service provider. We offer you the convenience of these services at school, but it must be remembered that school functions and activities will take precedence over these “external” activities. As such, venues for these activities may change from time to time.

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Independent educational, professional Memberships and Affiliations

Pretoria Chinese School is an active, registered member of several outstanding educational institutions whose mission is to support schools with specialist knowledge and practical operational guidance. Affiliations include ISASA and the Independent Examiners Board (IEB). As members, we attend their events and conferences frequently.

Professional associations and membership organisations offer opportunities for our students to get up-to-date information and resources that support them in their school academic programs. Our students gain access to study materials and subject information from a wide range of excellent sources.

As one of Pretoria's leading registered private and independent education schools, Pretoria Chinese School maintains close working relationships with several regional and national educational institutions. We provide students with more opportunities to broaden their educational experiences and prepare them for exams.

We also subscribe to the qualifications framework established by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) whose function is to regulate the awarding of qualification certificates according to the regulations contained in the "Qualification Regulations Act, 2003".

Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa

Southern African Bursars of Independent Schools Association

Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association

Independent Examiners Board

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