Grade 1


Miss Sandra Blackenburg
Mrs. Debbie Gibson


In Grade 1, the girls will have an exciting and productive year learning to read, write and do number work. 

  • We teach reading phonetically, supported by the Letterland programme.  The children are excited by what they learn and this bodes well for their transition into reading books. 
  • In class, number values and bonds to ten are done, covering the concepts of plus, minus and sets of.
  • Also on the timetable are computers, Shona, music and sport with specialist teachers. 
  • The school has the use of the “Active Learning Centre” for children who need extra help. 
  • Sports undertaken are athletics, swimming and ball skills/games culminating in an inter-class competition.
  • Boarding facilities are offered at the hostel, as well as lunches for day-boarders. 
  • The Infant department also puts on a play production in the third term, in which all children in ECD, Grade 1 and Grade 2 participate. 
  • Extra-curricular activities include ballet, modern dance, rhythmic gymnastics, drama, monkeynastix and piano lessons.  

From this little seed of teaching the basics in Grade 1 the children will grow in self-esteem and confidence.