WELCOME FROM OUR PRIMARY SCHOOL HEAD MASTER

Mountain Cambridge Senior Primary phase, known as our Primary School, is an energised, lively, carefully structured and engaging environment. Our Grade 4 to Grade 7 learners, typically in the age groups of 9 to 13, are encouraged to be curious, creative and collaborative within a warm and nurturing community of inspiring and dedicated teachers.

We are in the fortunate position to have subject specialist teachers for each of our subject areas. Our classes are considered to be small, and we do not deviate from the total of 27 learners per class. In some subject areas we also split the grade into two in order to have more focussed lessons.

Our school motto, to be Real World Ready, is based upon the 6 core values of hard work, honesty, respect, discipline, trust and enthusiasm. These values serve as a compass, pointing out what it means to be true to oneself. Honouring these values will guide our students in fulfilling their goals.

Our school follows the world-renowned Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum, whilst still incorporating analytical & creative thinking as well as “whole-brain” teaching. The Primary School is also an accredited Thinking School, recognised by the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. We use all our thinking tools, strategies and habits to foster a growth-mindset environment, truly allowing our learners to understand their work.

Our core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science remain key focus areas, while aspects of the other traditional school subjects are incorporated into a cross-curricular programme that teaches core 21st Century skills such as higher order thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork and reflection.

At Mountain Cambridge School, we believe in growing and challenging our children in all spheres – academically, sporting and culturally. We offer an extensive range of sporting and cultural activities with something to interest and extend every child. There is also an extensive Leadership Programme in place that creates numerous opportunities for students to grow in the various student-leadership initiatives on offer.

At MCS we strive to use every minute of our precious class time as efficiently as possible, allowing time for teaching, learning and reflecting. As such, in the Primary School our homework load is minimal, since most of the work will be covered in the classrooms.

Aristotle once said: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Our emphasis in the Primary School is to provide our learners with a truly holistic education, looking at each of their needs and reminding each and every learner that they are unique and special and they deserve our love and the best education we can provide.”

Yours in education,

Jandre Fourie

Primary School Head Master