YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE IS IMPORTANT
Woodlands International College was established in 2002 thus fulfilling a dream and vision of the Ronnie Matthews family.
The College is a progressive, private and non-denominational college based on Christian values. It is situated in one of the wetland areas on the northern boundary of Boksburg. The peaceful setting and spacious grounds provide the ideal environment for an educational institution of this nature.
The College caters for pupils from Grade 000 - Grade 12 with the ideal maximum being 25 pupils per class.
To provide for a liberal, balanced education which challenges each pupil to think, question and strive for excellence. To develop each pupil to their full potential.
SUBLIMIORA PETAMUS - "TO RISE ABOVE MEDIOCRITY"
WHY CHOOSE US?
- A tranquil setting ideally suited for academic excellence.
- Individual tuition within the classroom environment.
- Providing an appreciation of our natural environment.
- Promoting mutual respect and courtesy.
- Developing a sense of responsibility towards our community.
- Firm yet caring discipline.
- Progressive Management and dedicated, highly qualified staff.
Activities are structured to develop the whole child in an informal way. Children develop creativity and fine motor co-ordination through creative activities. Music and drama are regular activities.
Language is enhanced through theme discussions, story-telling, rhyme and song. Outdoor play strengthens gross motor control, balance and ball skills. Grade 0 is a preparation for the more formal teaching of Grade 1. Readiness for handwriting includes pattern making, cutting, drawing and colouring.
A concrete approach to numeracy is introduced. Incidental reading and phonemic awareness are some of the many school readiness skills presented.
From a firm foundation in the Pre-Primary, our pupils move easily into a more formal and structured academic programme. Emphasis is placed on the teaching of literacy and numeracy. However, there is an emphasis on Life Skills as in physical education, music, art, computer skills, environmental appreciation and technology lessons.
Second language communication is introduced in Grade 1.
Here a subject teaching approach is introduced, laying a foundation for the demands of Senior College expectations. A well balanced curriculum includes English, Afrikaans (additional language), Mathematics, Natural Sciences (Physical Science and Biology), and Social Sciences (History and Geography).
Art, Culture and Technology add to the different dimensions of creativity. Economic and Management Sciences (Basic Accounting and Business Studies), and Life Orientation assist with the day to day demands of modern life.
A fully equipped Computer Laboratory gives our pupils an advantage in the development of their Computer Literacy skills.
Professional 'Active Education' coaches add a physical dimension to all Primary College pupils. They provide skills training in the dominant seasonal sports, as well as building up pupils physically through their in-depth, evaluated physical training programme.
Woodlands International College is registered with the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and our students write the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) Matric examinations.
Our Grade 8 and 9 Curriculum consists of nine learning areas which culminate in the GETC (General Education and Training Certificate) at the end of the Grade 9 year:
- English and Afrikaans
- Natural Sciences - Physical Science and Biology.
- Human & Social Sciences - History and Geography.
- Accounting and Business Studies.
- Art, Drama and Junior IT
- Computer Literacy.
- Life Orientation.
Our Grade 10 - 12 Curriculum offers the following subjects for the IEB -FET Phase. Success in the final Matric examination will culminate in the NSC (National Senior Certificate).
- English Home Language
- Afrikaans, First Additional Language
- Visual Art
- Business Studies
- Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
- Information technology (IT)
- Life Sciences
- Life Orientation
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- Physical Science