|SUBJECT||Home Language – English|
|SUBJECT HEAD||Mrs S. Singh|
English assists learners immensely with understanding and interpreting the world around them. We study a variety of literary genres which equip learners with critical thinking skills which is so crucial for tertiary education and the working world.
The subjectivity of the English language allows learners to participate interactively in lessons hence creating a dynamic learning environment.
The teaching and learning of English accommodates the multicultural composition of classes. Our grades 10-12 language textbooks are funded by a company from Scotland. These books aim to bridge the gap between English Home Language and English First Additional Language. The content of these books is contemporary and very engaging to learners who may find English challenging.
English as a subject is required for most careers, both locally and abroad. Our educators aim to nurture a love for English by being well-versed and dynamic with regards to subject knowledge and using a of a variety of teaching methods in the classroom.
We firmly believe that as an English Home Language school, we need to maintain a strong culture of reading. The value of reading cannot be over-emphasised and our learners are fortunate enough to have access to our library which is well-stocked with a wide range of lovely books to choose from.
Our English team comprises of nine suitably qualified educators. Extra English lessons are offered from a Monday to Thursday at no extra costs.
Our top learner for English in 2017 was Jarryd Govender who received 85% in the NSC exams.
|SUBJECT||First Additional Language – Afrikaans|
|SUBJECT HEAD||Mrs E. Erasmus|
With about 7 million native speakers in South Africa, or 13.5% of the population, it is the third-most-spoken language in the country. It has the widest geographical and racial distribution of all the 11 official languages of South Africa, and is widely spoken and understood as a second or third language. It is the majority language of the western half of South Africa—the provinces of the Northern Cape and Western Cape—and the first language of 75.8% of Coloured South Africans (4.8 million people), 60.8% of White South Africans (2.7 million); 4.6% of Asian South Africans (58,000 people), and 1.5% of native South Africans (600,000 people). (www.wikipedia.com)
By speaking Afrikaans, you are able to understand several different languages oversees, which includes Dutch, Flemish and German.
Our aim is to increase vocabulary and to develop skills in Literature in our learners, as well as to develop a niche for the language.
Top achievers 2017
Sian Posthumus 94%
Mario Gericke 90%
Nadia du Plessis 90%
Wesley du Toit 89%
Ruben Myburgh 84%
|SUBJECT||First Additional Language – isiZulu|
|SUBJECT HEAD||Ms Z. Mlhongo|
The Zulu department is tasked with teaching learners to read, write and speak in IsiZulu. We also welcome learners who join in grade 8 with a very limited knowledge of IsiZulu. While teaching and learning are taking place, we also encourage our students understand and take pride in our rich Zulu culture. In order to reinforce the cultural aspect of the language we have an annual excursion to cultural villages. We are proud to say that we have always excelled academically and that we boast a 100% pass rate in IsiZulu at the end of each matric year.