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Greenwood Bay College has an amazing preschool, a fabulous foundation phase, an intermediate & senior phase and the Greenwood Bay College High School
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AMAZING PRESCHOOL

The Preschool consists of three pre-school classes and one Grade R class with a maximum of 16 children per class, each run by a teacher and her teaching assistant. Our pupils learn to implement the excellent foundations established in our Preschool where independence and self-reliance is taught through play.  The method of teaching aims to develop critical thinking, problem solving abilities, confidence, motivation, and perseverance in the children. Formalized learning of writing, reading and numeracy begins in this class. MonkeyNastix has started in the Preschool. Music also forms part of their weekly routine.

In the last term the Preschool puts on a wonderful production to endoff the year.

FABULOUS FOUNDATION PHASE

Three classes (grades 1, 2 and 3) offer facilities for a total of 60 children, each class of 20 children. Small classes allow teachers to devote quality time to nurture and grow each learner.  Reading, writing and phonics are taught in an integrated manner. By means of hands-on environmental education children learn to respect and care for the natural environment. IT, Drama, Xhosa, Art and Music form an integral part of the curriculum. For this age group the emphasis is on formalized learning of writing, reading and numeracy. Sport plays a major role in teaching team spirit and social skills. Children will be encouraged to participate in team sports as well as individual sports utilizing the school’s sports facilities.

INTERMEDIATE & SENIOR PHASE

In this phase we encourage the children to become independent learners and to integrate their knowledge holistically in all learning areas. The small class environment allows teachers to provide support and encouragement to all the learners. Five classes offer facilities for a total of 104 children, Grade 4, 5 & 6, each with a class of 22 children, and Grade 7 has 2 classes with a maximum of 20 per class. In the Senior Phase, the content is based on the Cambridge Curriculum. The children are assessed every term with regular assessments and a cycle test per term. The school participates in IEB external testing programme namely, IEB (Independent Examinations Board) Core Skills. Included in the curriculum: IT, Music, Xhosa, Drama, Art, Culture, and Sport continues to form an integral part of the syllabus.

GBC HIGH SCHOOL

In the High School the Cambridge International Curriculum is taught from Grade 8-12. Students write IGCSE exams at the end of Grade 10 and AS (Advanced Subsidiary) at the end of Grade 12. The curriculum is designed by Cambridge University in England and the exams are set and marked there. The system has been successfully taught all around the world and is internationally recognized. South African universities see it as a more rigorous set of exams than the National Senior Certificate and award higher points for equivalent passes in the Cambridge system. Required textbooks are sourced by the school and issued to students at cost. External examination fees vary from subject to subject.