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Maragon Private Schools (Primary)


We the Educators of the Foundation Phase strive to educate all pupils to realize
their full potential, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually and
socially. A sold FOUNDATION will prepare the children holistically for the
future by taking cognisance of their talents and abilities. This is done in a
structured, caring environment in which the pupils will feel happy, secure and
disciplined. We aim to motivate our pupils to achieve their full potential in
attaining knowledge, skills and attitudes, which take them confidently forward
to the next step in their education.

We realize that self-commitment, patience, Godly kindness and empathy are needed
to take our pupils on the most important journey of their lives. Valuable time
is spent on teaching the basics of critical thinking, analysis of work tasks,
peer co-operation, independence and self-discipline.

The Principal, Phase Head and staff members form part of an enthusiastic and
dedicated team. We strive to make learning a meaningful, enjoyable and rewarding
experience. Each grade is structured to include new learning, enrichment,
consolidation and remediation. The syllabus content is drawn from the best of
the Outcome Based Education structures and those of the traditional teaching

Our aim for the educators and pupils is to reach beyond the confines of the norm
and to endeavour to increase and enrich them in the Foundation Phase. The
"academic" school day is emphasized and is supported by programmes
which include Extra-Curricular, Sporting and Cultural activities, an After-Care
programme and support staff.


The Intersen Phase, which runs from grade four until grade seven, has a
multifaceted assessment programme whereby pupils are assessed on a variety of
tasks which are usually integrated. We conduct formal assessments on a Friday
which can take the form of a simple task for which no prior knowledge is
required. Assessments on a Friday may also be used to consolidate a section
where content, in addition to skills, will need to be learnt. For this purpose
we provide demarcations stipulating which sections need to be covered. Our main
focus however is on our daily informal assessments which form the bulk of the
marks each child receives in report form at the end of every term.

National protocol stipulates that we have to follow the syllabus as outlined in the
C.A.P.S. policy. This policy sets forward the minimum content that needs to be
taught. As Maragon Private Schools is an accredited I.E.B. school, we teach
towards an internationally accepted Matric certificate. With this in mind we
will be following an enriched and innovative approach employing a heuristic
approach as we focus on learning by discovery which includes the skills of
experimentation, exploration and research. Such an approach allows for the
acquisition of knowledge in a fun and active manner while encouraging creative
and independent thinkers.

In keeping with this approach we reward our top ten achievers with a badge in each
grade on a termly basis. We also subscribe to the core skills assessment
programme conducted in grade six which is a national benchmarking assessment
tool. This very objective tool allows us to be self-critical and encourages us
to continually analyse any shortcomings in our syllabus which are immediately
remediated in the grades preceding grade six.


Detailed School Statistics

Suburb: Ruimsig   Number of Pupils: 879   Administration Fee:   Curriculum: IEB South African
City/Town: Roodepoort   Lowest Grade: Grade 1   Founding Year:   Teacher/Pupil Ratio: 1 to 25
Province: Gauteng   Highest Grade: Grade 7   Boarding: No   School Phase: Pre-Prep School, Prep School
School Type: Co-Ed   Lowest Tuition P/A: R41800.00   Lowest Boarding Price P/A: N/A  
Religious: Christian Ethos   Highest Tuition P/A: R50930.00   Highest Boarding Price P/A: N/A  

Associated schools

Maragon Private Schools (Secondary)
Maragon Private Schools (Pre-Primary)


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