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:

 

Grade 7

 

The school follows a Montessori syllabus, which runs concurrently with the National Curriculum.

 

FOUNDATION COURSE (EQUIVALENT TO GRADES 8 & 9)

 

The Foundation Course is designed to give students a firm grounding in the concepts of Mathematics, General Science and English.

 

IGCSE COURSE (EQUIVALENT TO GRADES 10 & 11)

 

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) 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.

 

AS Level (Advanced Subsidiary) (EQUIVALENT TO GRADE 12)

 

AS levels is the first stage of A levels and is equivalent to year 12 of South African schooling and to SA Matric with University Exemption.

With the introduction of this level comes a wider selection of subjects and an international qualification.

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

TEL:

012-664-2944

 

FAX:

012-664-6681

 

e-mail addresses: