In this phase we offer the following subjects:
Additional support systems include encouraging learners to make use of their diaries and a 10-minute period at the end of each day where homework is read out by the class representative. If and when required, referral to a team of external therapists and/or an in-house educational psychologist is made. We also encourage our staff to keep in regular contact with parents either by phone, email, or meetings.
We also run a two-weekly Cycle Test Period. A Homework Room is available for students who wish to work in a quiet space in the afternoons.
Besides becoming fully involved in assimilating a body of knowledge, our learners are taught how to pursue information, to communicate with others and to manage time and resources efficiently. Regular outings to places of interest are included to give learners a wider perspective. A thorough handover of learners from the Prep School team is done each year, emphasising our commitment to the needs of each individual entering the GET Phase. A similar handover by the GET Phase team to the FET Phase staff is also done.
We believe that all children are capable of being great leaders and so we try to create leadership opportunities throughout all phases in the school. As such we have a Peer Tutoring programme in place where individuals, who have been very successful academically, volunteer to assist other learners after school hours. They provide organisational and homework support as well as English and Mathematics support.
During this phase, our learners are prepared for their National Senior Certificate examination. Even though our classes are small, we offer a remarkably wide choice of subjects; certain combinations of these result in very small, compact classes.
The subject offering in this phase is: