We use the National Curriculum as a framework.
We teach children using a constructivist approach which allows children to learn in a natural way.
From there we branch out and deliver the curriculum with a great deal more substance and purpose.
Constructivist teaching is based on the belief that learning occurs as children are actively involved in the learning process.
Constructivist teaching involves the design of learning experiences that allow children to construct and assign meaning to knowledge an individual way.
Learners are thus the makers of their meaning and knowledge, resulting in deep personal and contextualised understanding.
In the Preschool the classes are limited to 20 children per class depending on the age group of the class.
There is an assistant in the Crèche, two and three-year-old classes. In the Prep School, the classes are limited to 22 children per class.
We teach children in the way that they naturally learn and provide learning support where required.
This does not mean that we cater for children who may have developmental delays and other related barriers to learning and who still need the specialised environment established remedial schools offer.
Our fees are realistic and competitive.
We have a fee structure that is on average, 15 – 20% lower than the other independent schools in our area, depending on the grade.
You can see our fee structure here.
We are in the process of building our sporting facilities. These should be completed by January 2020.
By then we will offer all the familiar school sports, from cricket to soccer to netball to tennis and swimming.
We believe in children having a solid foundation in physical literacy. This ensures their competence when they reach high school and want to compete in sports specific programmes.
We are in the planning phase of our high school development in the Broadacres area. Our aim is to have it open and functioning by January 2020.
Children are natural born learners and we create an environment that stimulates their love of learning throughout their school career.
Our school is driven by the morals and values of a positive society and we instil discipline through continually driving home these morals and values, like courtesy, honesty, fairness and respect. Children are guided and encouraged to do the right thing.
We offer a full aftercare service up to 17h30 each day. This is either included in the fee structure for the preschool, or an additional cost for the preparatory school.
Broadacres Academy has a close association with School-Link and Kids Vantage.
Parents are responsible for their children’s transport arrangements to and from school and can contact School Link directly should they wish to make enquiries or arrangements for school transport.
There are other transport options available, and should you wish to explore these, please feel free to get information from the Admin office.
We do not allow children to be dropped off or collected by Uber transport, unless a parent or guardian is present.
Unfortunately, we do not offer Holiday Care. We believe that our teachers and children need time to rest and recharge the batteries. There are various options in our community for Holiday Care.