Juniors: Grade 4 to Grade 7
It is our aim to create a nurturing learning environment in which our learners will develop a positive self-image and be encouraged to progress to their maximum individual potential.
There are two classes per grade with a maximum of 15 per class.
Japari follows the National Curriculum and Caps has been implemented in this phase. The Grade 4-7 pupils are exposed to subject teaching and move from class to class, as per their timetable. All the pupils write cycle tests – one test per term for each subject in Grade 4 and two tests per subject for all Grades 5, 6 & 7.
Our Grade 6 & 7 pupils are introduced to formal Japari exams in November. The Grade 6’s also write the Conquesta Olympiad every year in September (only English and Mathematics) and our Grade 7 pupils take part in the annual shared assessment exams in October – Mathematics and English only.
The academic curriculum consists of the following subjects:
- Afrikaans first additional language
- EMS (Grade 7 only)
- Natural Science
- Social Science (History & Geography)
- Music and
Each year our Grade 6 & 7 pupils benefit from a visit from a registered counselor who provides a talk on Healthy Sexual Development.
Our Grade 5-7 pupils are also exposed to a study skills course to ensure that meaningful learning strategies are developed. There is also an annual adventure camp for Grade 5-7 pupils during the first term. At the Grade 7 adventure camp, pupils are closely observed for leadership and other qualities providing a sound basis for the making of decisions regarding our mentor/ monitor programme. All pupils are encouraged to participate in our Cultural and sporting activities.