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Junior Primary Department

Junior Primary Department

The JP department at Northlands is a thriving, happy place where children are encouraged to perform to the best of their ability in a home away from home environment.

There are 15 classes with dedicated, enthusiastic teachers who teach with skill and compassion. There are also specialists for the following subjects – Afrikaans, isiZulu, Music, Computer studies and Physical Education.

 

The school hours are:

Grade 1 and 2:       07h20 – 12h20                     Monday to Friday

Grade 3                   07h20 – 13h45                     Monday to Thursday

07h20 – 12h20                     Friday

 

At Northlands we follow the CAPS programme, focusing on the holistic child. We have remedial teachers who assists children who need extra help with English. We also have a school counsellor who assists with children who are trying to resolve emotional issues.

With the arrival of a global pandemic in 2020 we had to adjust our academic offer to include an extensive on-line teaching programme which saw our educators and learners up-skilling at a furious rate to avoid the loss of academic time over the many lockdown weeks. The Northlands On-line school was born, the first government primary school programme of its kind.

 

We are part of a big school but we maintain our JP identity by the following activities:

  • Our own JP assembly which is geared to this age group. The children are rewarded with certificates for effort, attitude, good work, sports among other things.
  • We have our own gala, sports day and the Grade 3s have sport festivals where they compete against other schools. The Grade 1 and 2 children have the chance to improve their sport skills on a Saturday morning.
  • A large variety of sporting codes are offered throughout the year.
  • We have functions such an Art evening, family picnics and Spur evenings for our JP families.
  • The Grade 3s have the opportunity to be part of the JP choir.

 

After school we offer Aftercare for Grade 1 and 2 and homework centre for Grade 3. Here the children are supervised, given a chance to play and the opportunity to do their homework.