HIGH SCHOOL
ADDRESS:
245 Glover Avenue
Lyttelton AH
Centurion
Pretoria, 
South Africa

TEL:

012-664-2944

 

FAX:

012-664-6681

 

e-mail addresses:

 
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High School Phase
 
12-18 year olds
 
Analytical thought, commitment and responsibility
 
In the soul of the adolescent great values are hidden, and in the minds of these boys and girls there lies all our hope of future progress. – Dr Maria Montessori
 
In the High School Programme the adolescent makes cognitive progress by integrating ideas and values in conjunction with currents affairs, home life and special community based programmes.
 
Our High School students follow the Cambridge University International Curriculum from Grade 8 to 12. We are a study centre for the British International Distance College.
 
Children are allowed to study at their own pace and in a self directed manner. Tutors are available in class and online. The Grade 7 students are included in the High School as their needs differ from those in Senior Primary. They also form a natural part of the 12 to 15 year old community.

 

Montessori education at secondary level has great relevance in our modern world. Traditional high schools prepare students for further studies: they do not concentrate to the same degree on guiding young people to independence and the ability to adapt to social life.
 

Montessori education not only prepares adolescents to take their place in working society as adults, but it also continually prepares them to be well grounded and confident.

 

Adolescence is that period in an individual’s life during which he begins the difficult transition from childhood to adulthood. Adolescents have problems, situations, needs and interests that are particular to them only. Students at this stage of their development have to cope with puberty, newfound sexuality and untapped creativity.

 

The objective of our High school is to meet the academic and social needs and interests of the adolescent: specific consideration and allowance must be made for their beginning steps towards independence, making their own decisions, identifying themselves with others, rapid growth, and the possible lack of harmony - physically, mentally and in social relationships.

 

Our education goals try to include preparation for present-day and future living, adaptability to change, development of citizenship, development of self-discipline and development of personal as well as social goals.

 

In keeping with the above, Village Montessori High school aims to:

 

  • offer an enrichment programme which will make the curriculum more meaningful;

  • encourage students to question;

  • recognise individual differences;

  • be facilitators of learning;

  • avoid an “explosion” of tests;

  • allow students to progress at their own rate;

  • allow students’ own work time;

  • develop planning and problem-solving skills;

  • teach communication skills;

  • develop self-understanding;

  • develop motivation techniques;

  • use constructive methods for dealing with stress and depression; and

  • stimulate personal creativity.

 

The Village Montessori High School offers a programme that will supplement their studies with social, creative and physical activities. Students of this age welcome a programme that offers excitement, exploration and active participation.

 

The adolescent’s drive for independence has two areas at this age: the desire to help others expands into a need to make a direct contribution to society and have it recognised and the adolescent has a desire to become financially independent.

 

For this reason, occupations (running of businesses) are introduced to the High School students. These students feel the need to learn outside the confines of a classroom to develop social awareness and responsibility.

 

The running of their own businesses and community projects meet many of these needs.

The High School works in phases:

HIGH SCHOOL PHASES
CAMBRIDGE CURRICULUM
Village Montessori High School is an Associate school of the British Council. We begin the Cambridge curriculum in year 7, not in year 8 as is the usual practice. We align ourselves with the British time line for completing these studies.
Unlike schools that have a more traditional approach, students in our school work in a more self-directed manner and are allowed to pace themselves. Should a child achieve exceptionally well in certain subjects, he may progress sooner than usual to a next phase for such subjects. The IGCSE phase should be completed over a minimum of 2 years, but a pupil may, for instance, complete his two languages at the end of his first year and then concentrate on subjects such as mathematics and science in the second year. Alternatively he may choose to commence with the languages on AS level in his final IGCSE year, in order to complete all languages earlier. This will enable him to concentrate on only three subjects in his final year of school. This prepares the child for the independent way of working at university, and he learns to take responsibility for his own work and achievements at a young age.

FOUNDATION PHASE – (Grade 7 and 8)

The Foundation Course is a minimum two year program designed to give students a firm grounding in the concepts of Mathematics, Natural Sciences (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) and English. In addition to these core subjects we also offer Afrikaans, French, Social Science (History and Geography), Business Studies and Computer Studies. Our Foundation Phase integrates a Montessori curriculum with the Cambridge Syllabus with much emphasis on lifeskills using occupations, special interest research projects and community engagement. The students write internal examinations.

IGCSE PHASE – (Grade 9 and 10)


The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an international qualification which has been designed to equip students with the skills needed for immediate employment. IGCSE provides a broad study programme by drawing subjects from five areas: Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Creative, Technical and Vocational.
Within the curriculum there is a balanced mix of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. This course is equivalent to the British GCSE or O levels and the students write external exams which are marked by University of Cambridge International Examinations (Examinations Authority). Students complete this phase over two years.

AS LEVEL (Advanced Subsidiary)
AS-Level is the first stage of A-levels and is equivalent to year 11 and 12 of South African
schooling. Due to the high academic level required students will complete the AS-level over 18
months to two years. A-level is not offered at our school.
 
SUBJECT CHOICES


INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION [IGCSE]
STUDENTS SHOULD TAKE A MINIMUM OF SEVEN SUBJECTS:

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS:
1. English First Language
2. Afrikaans Second Language
AND/OR
3. French Foreign Language
4. Mathematics
CHOOSE THE REMAINDER OF SUBJECTS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
5. French [not offered at AS level]
6. Chemistry
7. Physics
8. Biology
9. Business Studies
10. Accounting
11. Economics
12. Travel and Tourism
13. Music [depending on a successful audition]
14. Art and Design
15. Computer Science [not offered at AS-level]
16. Information and Communication Technology [not offered at AS-Level]

 
HIGH SCHOOL FEES FOR 2018

FOUNDATION PHASE (GR 7 – GR 8)
Application fee: R 1 500.00 (non-refundable)
Good Faith Deposit: R21 800.00
Monthly fee: R 7 280.00 (X 11)
This fee includes: School fees up to 15:00, Camp, Outings and
Academic Materials (Work programmes and text books)
Aftercare fee per day: R35 up to 17:30 per child
Morning Care fee: R5 per morning per child
Meals per day: R25 per meal per child
Sibling discount: 5% on monthly school fees
School fees paid upfront for the year: 10% discount


CAMBRIDGE IGCSE AND AS PHASES (GR 9 – GR 12)

Application fee: R 1 500.00 (non-refundable)
Good Faith Deposit: R25 680.00
Monthly fee: R 8 560.00 (X 11)
This fee includes: School fees up to 15:00, Camp, Outings,
Academic Materials (work programmes and text books)
and external examination fee
Aftercare fee per day: R35 up to 17:30 per child
Morning Care fee: R 5 per morning per child
Meals per day: R25 per meal per child
Sibling discount: 5% on monthly school fees
School fees paid upfront for the year: 10% discount

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE OR DOWNLOAD OUR FULL 2019 HIGHSCHOOL BROCHURE
ADDRESS:
245 Glover Avenue
Lyttelton AH
Centurion
Pretoria, 
South Africa

TEL:

012-664-2944

 

FAX:

012-664-6681

 

e-mail addresses: