Creston College

Senior Primary

Creston College Senior Primary Phase is based on the hill overlooking the Junior Primary and Administration block.  The classrooms look out over the Indian Ocean giving us amazing siting’s of dolphins, whales and the annual sardine run, with many indigenous trees and plants framing the view.  Birds, small buck and many reptiles visit the trees and plants during the day giving our School an environmentally-friendly atmosphere.

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The Senior Primary Phase of Creston College (ISASA – Independent Schools Association of South Africa) includes Grades 4, up to and including, Grade 7. We have two classes in each grade, a Staff of eleven teachers and three teacher interns looking after their academic interests.

In the Senior Primary, we recognise that children learn in different ways and have different needs.  We acknowledge this and provide the tools necessary, in order, for our pupils to reach their full potential on the South Coast.

A rich and stimulating programme is offered which recognizes the core learning areas of English (Main language), Mathematics, Afrikaans (First additional language), isiZulu (Second additional language), Natural Science and Human and Social Sciences.  Balance and enrichment is provided by the other important learning areas including Life Orientation, Music, Art, Computer Studies and Physical Education all of which are presented to the pupils by experienced, qualified teachers.

A strong culture of environmentalism exists and learners regularly go on outings and excursions to areas, on the Hibiscus Coast like Margate or Port Shepstone, where this important awareness is reinforced. We are proudly involved in looking after our environment and community; we are actively involved with numerous outreach programmes, from Oslo Beach to Port Edward, throughout the year where children are taught important values, such as helping others, caring, sharing and appreciation.

At Creston we strive to build on the needs of the individual from the points of KnowledgeVision and Harmony.  Our overall approach is child-centred and regular staff meetings are held to discuss the best way forward for the individuals in our care.

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Senior Primary

  • Campus
  • Learners with the eagle statue
  • Learner in the library books as background
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Camp/excursion
  • Marimbas
  • Drama

Creston College Senior Primary Phase is based on the hill overlooking the Junior Primary and Administration block.  The classrooms look out over the Indian Ocean giving us amazing siting’s of dolphins, whales and the annual sardine run, with many indigenous trees and plants framing the view.  Birds, small buck and many reptiles visit the trees and plants during the day giving our School an environmentally-friendly atmosphere.

We have the Amphitheatre in our Phase, where many assemblies, meetings, skits, orals and different Phase productions are held. The Music room not only houses the Marimba’s but also welcomes all the learners from the Junior and Senior Primary for Music.  Choir and Marimba bands hold their practices there too, ensuring that the campus is filled with the beautiful sounds of music.

The Senior Primary is very proud of its library with its diverse number of books, where learners can do research and change their books on a weekly basis.  The library is continually obtaining new books to ensure that learners read as much as possible.

The Senior Primary is home to Grade 4-7 with each grade consisting of two classes each.  All the subjects are taught, as well as, Zulu as an Additional Third Language.

The learners are exposed to teaching and learning with the diverse range of teaching styles and our beautiful environment.  Teachers are continually adapting and changing their teaching styles due to the varied learning styles of all the learners, ensuring that they can each reach their own potential.

Every grade goes on an excursion or camp, away from the school for at least one night, where they develop leadership skills and learn to work with each other in teams, teaching them valuable life skills and having lots of fun.

We offer a variety of sport to all the learners of the Senior Primary, ensuring that all their natural abilities are brought to the fore.  Swimming, cricket, rugby, hockey, athletics, mountain-biking, soccer and netball are just a few of the sports available as well as chess, beading, choir, marimba band and drama.  We also encourage their own private commitments like karate, judo, horse-riding, polo-crosse, ballet and other forms of dance.

Every three years we put on a production which involves at least 90% of the Senior Primary learners.  This builds confidence and self-esteem as well as new friendships.

We have special Sports Days which include galas, athletics, fun Olympics and tournaments.

With all of the above, and extra lessons in the various subjects if needed, we ensure that each and every learner obtains a holistic education, bringing out the best in each of them and guaranteeing a confident and dependent individual.