Our Education & Curriculum

Educational approach:
At South Gate Academy we have a BLENDED learning approach and focus on developing quality reading, writing, math and thinking skills, exposing your child to a stimulating learning program which is age appropriate and relevant. Our team places a high value on individual character and skill development in collaboration with parents. English will be the primary teaching and learning language. We focus on Individualised & Mastery Based learning through tested curriculum and skill development platforms.

Curriculum:
We use the AEE (Accelerated Education Enterprises) Pre School and Foundation Phase materials as our core paper based curriculum.
These are combined with various alternative methods, materials and activities to stimulate learning and discovery of the child’s skill and interests (Blended learning).

We use the ONLINE curriculum called SwitchedOn Education for grade 4-7. This curriculum will enable the learner to develop and learn at their own pace and mastery levels. The learner can personalise and customise their unique learning pathway. This is a first of its kind in our district.
The academic year of the learner starts when they enrol and after completing the placement test (if needed). Learners will also be able to excel into a new grade/level within the same year still.

Extra Curricular:
We give attention to the following as part of our holistic approach to development of learners:
– Sport, Music, Creative Arts, Dance & Drama
– Abacus Maths (specialised programs – extra costs involved)
– Baking, Veggie Gardening
– Educational excursions

After Care Centre:
We offer After Care for ages 4-13 yrs

Trained staff to implement fun activities and also supervise homework (no formal tutoring except for specialised programs)
. Open to learners from other schools.

Transport Service:

We offer a limited transport service for SGA enrolled learners in a radius of 5km from school. We have a dedicated driver with all necessary qualifications, clearances and ethics in order.

Holiday Program:

We have a holiday program during term Holidays 1,3 & 4 for 2 weeks.
This will take place every day from 08h00-17h00.
Learners will have to bring their own food for the day.

Please go to the Classes & Fees page for more info or to enroll for the holiday program please click here