At Dainfern College children develop strong foundations of academics, physical literacy, art and culture within a curriculum that focuses on content, teaching methodology, critical thinking and the dispositions that lay the foundations for competent, relevant and ethical citizens of the world.
The education of our children is child-centred, emphasising the uniqueness of each individual. Our children experience the excitement and achievement of learning new concepts and skills through teaching methods that stimulate, motivate and encourage each child to achieve to his or her full potential, taking into account each child’s individual talents and needs.
The Grade 0 programme focuses on play and the child’s innate curiosity whilst ensuring that the perceptual, social and emotional foundations of academic learning are developed. Class teaching predominates in Grades 1-3. All students have specialist teachers for Afrikaans, Art, isiZulu, Music, Media and Physical Education. Class teachers are responsible for the pastoral care of the students in their classes.
The academic offer in Grades 1-3 comprises Languages (English, Afrikaans and isiZulu), Life Skills, Mathematics, Art, Information & Communication Technology, Media, Music and Physical Education
In line with our motto of ‘Celebrate’, we love to recognise and award our students’ positive behaviour and achievements in and out of the classroom.