ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

IMPORTANT NOTICE - LOCKDOWN

We, like many other schools, are presently closed due to the lockdown.  However, on the 14th of April, we began our virtual classrooms using a combination of a virtual learning platform and google classroom.  Lessons are conducted daily between 09h00 and 14h00, by the teachers, with interactive and engaging term two content to accompany the workbooks and work packs that we handed out to our children before the lockdown began.  Using these platforms we can ensure that our children won't fall behind in any part of the curriculum and will still have the opportunity to engage and interact with their teachers and classmates.  We also hope, that by offering this service, we can support our families and bring some sense of normality to this stressful time.  

Who we are:

Growing Minds  is a progressive, independent, private school registered with the Western Cape Education Department.  We are committed to providing small classes with individualised learning in a  supportive and dynamic environment, helping your child to reach his or her full potential.  

What we do:

We offer multi level classes from grade 1 to grade 7  on a CAPS aligned curriculum.   

Our Vision:

Growing Minds strives to provide quality education within a supportive environment which is learner orientated and which promotes positive interaction and creative thinking.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to offer a balanced education through individual attention with shared values, principles and creativity so that learners can strive to be their best and make a valuable contribution to our society.

Our Values:

‘respect, laugh and learn’
We aim to guide our learners to show respect for themselves, their peers, and the wider community.  We encourage our learners to show compassion, understanding and acceptance of differences and individuality.  We also encourage respect for our environment and the world around us by teaching sustainable living and environmentally friendly practices.  
We need our learners to laugh.  Learning should be fun and we encourage our learners to enjoy and embrace each day of learning.  
We encourage our learners to embrace knowledge and to apply it to their day to day lives.  Learning is not just what happens during school hours but continues in understanding how, what we learn at school, can be applied to the world around us.  We encourage inquiring minds, critical thinking and deeper understanding and awareness.
Respect 

For all our learners, staff, parents and wider community. We encourage our learners to show compassion, understanding and acceptance of differences and individuality.

For our environment and the world around us. We teach and encourage sustainable living and environmentally friendly practices. 

Laugh

Learning should be fun and we encourage our learners to enjoy and embrace each day of learning and play.

Learn

We encourage our learners to embrace knowledge and to apply it to their day to day lives. Learning is not just what happens during school hours but continues in understanding how what we learn at school, can be applied to the world around us.  We encourage inquiring minds, critical thinking and deeper understanding.

 

or call Growing Minds on  +27 21 461 1709

info@growingminds.capetown