The junior grades of NLA consists of grade 6 to grade 9 students.
The grade 6 students have the following subjects; Arts, Afrikaans, English, Mathematics, Natural Science and Technology, Social Science, Life Orientation, Drama, Computers, Reading, Enrichment, Social responsibility and News.
The grade 7,8 and 9 students have Afrikaans, English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics and Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Life Orientation, Art, Drama, Enrichment, Computers, Social Responsibility and News.
We try our best to incorporate all the different learning styles to accommodate each child. They have small classes which allows for individualised teaching but we also encourage group work as this facilitates communication with their peers. Each one brings something else to the classroom which contributes to the class atmosphere.
It is so easy for us teachers to forget that learning can, and should be fun. That is why we welcome the vivid and lively creativity that the junior students bring to the classroom. They are curious and push us to make our subjects interesting and fun, while we try and channel their creative energy into learning. The content of the subjects are explorative which means we can delve deeper into topics that the children find interesting, making the learning process enjoyable.
The learning process with the junior phase is a two-way-street. We teach them not only the content of the subject, but also life skills. In return, they remind us of the things only children their age can; to not take life so seriously and to laugh often.
The junior grades are a breath of fresh air in our school. Other than their academic abilities we enjoy them so much because of their other qualities outside of the expected school behaviour. They are passionate, lively and enthusiastic students that definitely contributes to a positive school spirit. Each one brings something else to the classroom and it is a privilege to be able to work with them.
Thanks for entrusting us with your children.
From all of the junior grade teachers, under the guidance of teacher Janine Zwiegers.