The privilege of parenthood brings with it the responsibility of planning for the future of our children. Difficult decisions must often be made, with the only guideline being the fact that whatever choices we make, our children deserve only the best. At home, we ensure that the values we instil equip them for the future. It is, however, the time they spend with others – educators and friends that concern us most, for they are beyond our control.
This is why the choice of a place or learning is possibly the most important decision any parent can make, as this decision will ultimately affect a Iearner’s ability to succeed in life. At Parklands College, we offer complete peace of mind, not only preparing the child academically but also emotionally, socially, morally and physically, in preparation for life’s challenges.
“Reaching Outwards, Growing Minds, Building Futures”
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN PRE-PRIMARY AND CRACKERJACKS
Grades 0000 – R (12 months – 6 years)
Christopher Robin Pre-Primary School was established in 1980 as a progressive and dynamic place of learning. It offers a nurturing, positive environment where children have a sense of belonging. Our pre-primary provides a safe and emotionally secure setting that encourages the development of the whole child: emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually. With lots of time for uninterrupted, child-directed play, this is an opportunity for them to interact socially and engage with their friends. Exploration of a wide variety of equipment available for the children promotes healthy, physical bodies, developing flexibility, endurance, and strength. Playtime is also an important opportunity for children to become independent, develop confidence, and demonstrate creativity. We know that children begin to learn as soon as they are born, and that in the early years the foundation is laid for a child’s future development and success. Building a child’s physical, language, and social skills prepares him or her for the academic, cultural, and sporting opportunities offered in primary school. At Christopher Robin Pre-Primary we approach these goals with passion, care and commitment.
Junior Preparatory (Grade 1 – 3)
As our learners enter the first phase of formal education, we want their experience to be exciting, stimulating and innovative. Learners are encouraged to explore their environment in a fun way using the facilities available to them and educators are on hand to guide them through their learning process. We use technology to enhance our curriculum and learners are able to research, collate and collaborate their findings in a safe and secure environment.
Senior Preparatory (Grade 4 – 6)
In the Preparatory Faculty, we pride ourselves on furnishing every aspect of the development of the learners in our care. We believe in nurturing the growth of our staff and learners thereby making education a team effort to which all are committed. The atmosphere that exists within our school is one in which learning is interactive and dynamic. There is the establishment of a critical, creative consciousness whereby children learn to rely on their own independent achievement on an individual and a collective level. This is achieved by the growth of self-esteem and the realisation of each individual’s potential. We believe that innovative approaches and pioneering methods along with the acquisition of certain fundamental skills are necessary for the success of a school thereby ensuring that Parklands College continues to remain a forerunner in educational innovation.
Parklands College Secondary (Grade 7 – 12)
“What greater gift can a parent give a child than a really top class education? Here, within a community of caring, professional educators, each learner’s needs are nurtured.”
Encouragement to give of their best is promoted in all aspects of learning in order to ensure success and personal fulfilment. Our examination process and continuous assessment, ensures a sound foundation for further studies. We offer a balanced timetable, which ensures that every learner has the opportunity to participate in the sport and cultural programmes on offer. Therefore, learners are required to participate in campus life, by committing to a cultural or sporting code, thereby enriching their education. The world requires citizens who are comfortable within a rapidly changing environment and to this end, the acquisition of technology skills is a top priority.
The Oyster Center (Remedial Learning at Parklands College)
The Oyster Centre at Parklands College provides an inclusive, supportive educational environment for Grade 1-3 learners with an average to above average intellectual ability, who are experiencing barriers to learning and requiring specialised and differentiated instruction. The educational programme fulfills the standards and requirements of the national curriculum, but is adapted to suit the individual needs of learners, providing a multi-sensory approach to teaching and learning. Learners are fully integrated into the enrichment lessons (Music, Art, Drama, Robotics, Physical Education) and co-curricular programme of the College. Availability will be subject to enrolments.
Enrolments are now open for 2018 Grades 1-3, enrolments for Grades 4-6 will roll-out as of 2019.
Parklands College offers a wide spectrum of subjects leading to the National Senior Certificate. In addition to the required subjects, we offer a variety of enrichment subjects to prepare our learners for the competitive modern world.
Examinations are written twice per annum and are vital performance indicators. The College promotes a mature, regular and consistent approach to studies, therefore applying methods for continuous assessment whereby all tests, projects, assignments, presentations, essays, orals and assessed group work are evaluated.
Learners are introduced to iPads in Grade R, progressing to the Apple One2One environment beginning in Grade One, where each learner’s device becomes a personalised learning platform. Integrated technology use becomes second nature as learners mature and utilise technology to acquire and demonstrate their knowledge and deepen their understanding of concepts and skills. Educators trained in the use of technology, enrich lessons and offer learners innovative ways to explore new concepts and develop skills. Learners are introduced to Robotics from Grade 1.
Throughout the College, learners engage in a variety of technology enriched learning activities through which they: Learn new concepts, Practice and consolidate existing skills, Create unique products, Explore new ideas and pursue curiosities, Engage in remediation and Participate in enrichment. For more information about the latest learner projects, please visit our One2One blog – http://intranet.parklands.co.za/one2one
At Parklands College, educational technology has unleashed our educators’ creativity and innovation. Our teaching staff include Apple Distinguished Educators and Google Educators. These educators share their expertise with colleagues to provide a uniquely 21st Century education to our learners. Parklands College continues to explore new and emerging technologies in order to keep abreast of world trends in technology in education.
Nursery & Pre-Primary
91 Raats Drive, Parklands (021) 521 2710
91 Raats Drive, Parklands (021) 521 2700
50 Wood Drive, Parklands (021) 521 2800
1 College Avenue, Sandown (021) 522 6700