World Religion

Grade 1-6

Our children learn and grow within a community where they feel safe and secure, have clear expectations of how they should be treated by others, and have high standards for themselves in how they behave towards other people.

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Religion

Every year we hope to celebrate a World Religions evening, during which we gather to celebrate the religions of the world to end a section in our Grade 6 RELO curriculum. The evening opens with quotes like: “Religions do good when they make peace on earth.” – Toba Beta; “Many religions have attempted to make statues of their gods very large, and the idea, I suppose, is to make us feel small. But if that’s their purpose, they can keep their paltry icons; “I respect all religions, but I’m not a deeply religious person.” The children then read stories and pray prayers from their faith traditions. The highlight of the evening is the sharing of traditional foods.

The evening was not held this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, but we still managed to visit a synagogue and a mosque. It is important to meet religious leaders from these world faiths and to engage with them. We think it is also important for the children to get a sense of these sacred places.

Some estimates suggest that close to 85% of people in the world adhere to some sort of religious tradition or practice. Religion is a central component of human society: it shapes politics, law, history, economics, science, the arts, and more. The religious traditions in the modern world have long and complex histories, and it is impossible to understand politics – both local and global – without some awareness of the dynamics of religious belief and practice.

Studying religion increases our understanding of global complexity. Our small study of religion helped us to delve into how religion interacts with all the facets of our world.

Spirituality

We nurture each child’s spiritual integrity through prayer, reflection,
meditation and contemplation, centered on Catholic belief.
We embrace students of all religious backgrounds, but we ask that all students respect
these Catholic practices by attending religious education lessons,
mass and religious observances at school.

  • RELO
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Reconciliation Services
  • Confirmation
  • Assemblies
  • Mass
  • Community Service

Culture and Sport

A wide range of activities to choose from.

The main purpose of sport at the College is to provide everyone with the knowledge and experience to be active for life. Throughout the school the focus will be on providing opportunities for participation, enjoyment and excellence. Our programmes foster:

Active participation throughout the school and this correlates positively with improved academic performance. Participation increases the likelihood of the student becoming an active adult.

We believe in balance, which is why the cultural disciplines on offer are as extensive as the range of sports accommodated here. The emphasis is not on choosing either to be a sportsman or someone with a more cultural inclination, but for children to be able to access both and explore themselves and their environment through the range we offer. All sports are offered to both boys and girls

Culture

We undertake to form well-balanced children by offering a variety of cultural activities.
Children can discover newfound talents, skills and passions by participating in these activities.

Grade 1-2

Foundation Phase

Grade 4-6

Intermediate Phase

  • Little Baker’s Club
  • Little Gardener’s Club
  • Choir
  • Care Hour
  • Mandarin
  • Yoga
  • Music
  • Drumming
  • Art
  • Chess
  • Zumba
  • Debating
  • Yoga
  • Coding
  • #Positive Me for girls
  • Marimbas
  • Care Hour
  • Kids Aerobics
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Zumba
  • Choir
  • Music
  • Computer Club

Sport

Students have a wide range of sports to choose from. While swimming
is compulsory from Grade 1-6, all other sports are optional.

Grade 1-2

  • Mini Cricket
  • Mini Basketball
  • Mini Tennis
  • Mini Netball
  • Mini Soccer
  • Mini Hockey

Grade 3-6

  • Swimming
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Soccer

Grade 3-6

  • Hockey
  • Cross Country
  • Athletics
  • Fun Fitness
Sport Schedule

Private extracurricular activities

We offer additional extracurricular activities that provide students with the
opportunity to explore their creative, athletic and musical skills.

Homework class for Foundation Phase is available from 14:00 – 15:00.
Aftercare is available from 15:00 – 17:30

Sport

  • Swimming lessons (private)
  • Football club
  • Double bass/ double bass guitar
  • Karate
  • Yoga
  • Gymnastics
  • Dancing

Music

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Keyboard
  • Recorder
  • Guitar (electric and classical)
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