Selecting the right primary schooling for your child is an important consideration for any parent. It is in this nascent phase that school-going children develop exponentially academically, emotionally, and physically. The role of primary education is to ensure the broad-based development of students. This means ensuring that all students are able to develop their cognitive, social, emotional, cultural and physical skills to the best of their abilities, preparing them for their further school career as well as a love for life-long learning.
Attending an excellent primary school has more impact on children’s academic progress than their family background, according to the British Institute of Education, where researchers determined that a high-quality pre-school followed by an academically effective primary school gives children’s development a significant boost.
In 2015 Woodlands International College implemented a progressive initiative to incorporate what was formerly the final year of the Junior College (Grade 7) into the Senior College fold, a departure from traditional convention, thus fully exposing the Grade 7 students to the rigours of the GET Phase.
The Junior College accordingly comprises the following Grades:
Foundation Phase – Grade 1-3
Intermediate Phase – Grade 4-6
The Junior College consists of two fundamentally different pedagogies of learning, while maintaining a level of nurturing in which our students can develop solid foundations from the start of their formal ‘big school’ experiences to their progression into Senior College. Reading with comprehension is vital for any future learning, while solid understanding of mathematical literacy is vital for productive functioning in lifelong skills. Both these areas of learning and development are championed in the caring and loving environment of the Foundation Phase, under the guidance of highly qualified, age specific educational specialists.
Progressing to the Intermediate Phase is the next big leap in a student’s scholastic career and it is in the phase that students begin the exploration of their own talents and areas of expertise. In this phase the teaching staff are experts into their own teaching fields, while still being cognisant of the developmental milestones the students need to reach. Through an expertise in their own learning areas, teachers can project their love of subject matter as well as techniques for grasping content and vitally the skills required to progress.
We understand that choosing the best education provider for a child is one of the most important decisions a parent will be called upon to make. Here’s what makes us special, and why we believe a Woodlands schooling represents the best choice.
EnvironmentA firm foundation on which to grow
TranquilityA tranquil setting suited for academic excellence
FocusedIndividual tuition within the classroom environment
NatureEngendering an appreciation for our natural environment
RespectCultivating mutual respect and courtesy
CommunityFostering responsibility towards our community
CaringA framework of firm, yet caring discipline
ProgressiveProgressive management and highly qualified teachers
To provide for a liberal, balanced education which challenges each student to think, question and strive for excellence.
To develop each student to their full potential.
Message from the Principal: Junior College
It is a distinct honour to welcome you to this gateway to the Junior College, which it is my hope will provide you with a glimpse into the unique and dynamic environment that contributes to the collective experience that is Woodlands International College.
As a long-serving member of the Woodlands community for over 16 years, it has been my privilege to be a part of the remarkable growth – and to witness the maturing - of this highly regarded educational institution which has become progressively synonymous within the broader East Rand (and wider) communities that it serves, with outstanding educational standards and the holistic growth of its students. In my dual role...