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|About||This is the official page of The Capstone School, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. We offer individualised education at Preprimary and Primary school level.|
The Capstone School Ethos
At The Capstone School low student-teacher ratios ensure that the individual needs of each child is recognized and nurtured. Our children, teachers and administrators share a bond of acceptance, respect, and trust. Priority is given to the emotional needs and self-esteem of our children. We encourage children to work and play together in a peaceful, caring group. Our children learn how to be good friends.
Our teaching is achored in a loving, Christian centered approach we desire for our own children. Each family enrolled in The Capstone School receives our complete attention from the child's first day in the Pre-Primary to graduation from the Primary Phase.
We follow the National Curriculum with a Reggio Emilia inspired teaching philosophy. Within the Reggio Emilia approach, teachers create environments that invite the children to undertake extended exploration and problem solving, often in small groups, where cooperation and debate mingle pleasurably.
In keeping with the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, teachers are co- learners and collaborators alongside the child. Each child is perceived as someone filled with potential, competent and capable of building their own theories. In all our endeavours, children are encouraged to observe, to question and to think deeply.
Children progress at an individualized pace and are assessed on a continuous basis in a non-intrusive manner. Teachers keep records of each child's progress and meet with the parents regularly throughout the year to discuss their child's growth and needs. Emphasis is always placed on maximizing each child's potential and encouraging the child to discover creative ways to engage with all aspects of the environment.
Pupils, teachers and staff all live by a system of shared values, rather than one of restrictive rules. Our disciplinary techniques include prevention, modifying the environment, substituting activi
Our Pre-Primary and Primary school is situated on a farm in the heart of the city
where our pupils can fish, explore and tend to a vegetable garden.
The Capstone School education philosophy is rooted in Christian values.
Class sizes are small which allow teachers to recognise the unique needs and strengths of each child.
We follow the National Curriculum with a Reggio Emilia inspired teaching philosophy
Our pupils are encouraged to observe, to question and to think deeply.
Our teachers create environments that stimulate extended exploration, problem solving, cooperation and debate.
We nurture the emotional and self-esteem needs of our pupils and teach them to be good friends.
Children progress at an individualized pace and are assessed on a continuous basis in a non-intrusive manner.
At The Capstone School we create a home away from home where children are happy, are loved and enjoy learning.
|Awards||The Capstone School, originally named Children’s World, is an independent Christian School, currently situated in the beautiful suburb of Walmer and set to move to its new campus on Heatherbank Farm in 2017. Since its founding in 1997, the school has steadily built a strong reputation for the excellence of its programs and the character of its school community. Over the past 19 years a number of our past pupils went on to be elected to top leadership positions and achieve top academic honours in the region.|
Pre-primary education: Grade 00 to Grade R
Primary education: Grade 1 to Grade 3
Aftercare: Short stay - Short Stay (ending 15:00) or
Long Stay (ending 17:15).
As from 2017, a snack will be provided to pupils that attend aftercare.