Beyond the curriculum

Innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship

Kingswood Junior School aims to provide a wellbalanced curriculum both intra- and extra-murally. The curriculum seeks to introduce pupils to a traditional range of subjects as well as subjects designed to teach important life skills and attitudes. Great emphasis is given to the development of personal and interpersonal skills. In order to enhance the self-confidence of the pupils, which is seen as central to the development of leadership skills, each pupil is given responsibility, taught to communicate effectively and speak in public, and taught to think independently and to solve problems.

Subject Highlights

Design and Technology

Design and technology is offered from Grade 1 to Grade 7 and pupils are exposed to a wide range of different practical activities involving creative thinking to design and make products. We seek to prepare pupils to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world.

Coding and Robotics

Coding and Robotics A robotics club is available to Grade 6 and 7 pupils. Coding is being introduced to all grades as basic literacy in the digital age.

Entrepreneurial Education

Grade 4-7 pupils are given opportunities to exercise practical skills with regards to their entrepreneurial education. This usually occurs in the form of a market day, but is preceded by the development of business plans. The expertise of local business people and entrepreneurs is tapped into.

Public speaking and Speech

The ability to speak confidently is emphasised at all levels and we encourage each individual to develop these skills throughout the academic year. Pupils also take part in Chapel plays where they gain confidence in speaking and presenting; and acting out their roles.

Internal Poetry Eisteddfod

Finalists are chosen by the relevant language teachers and external adjudicators are invited to judge individual poetry and choral verse in English, Afrikaans and IsiXhosa.

Drama and productions

Classroom drama activities, drama clubs and visiting drama productions are a regular feature of the School. Foundation Phase and Intermediate/Senior Phase pupils put on a production in alternate years.