Lana Meintjies – Principal
Trinityhouse Northriding Preparatory is unique because of its size. We are a small, intimate school where we aim to create a sense of family by which children learn to respect our three families – the family with whom we live, our school family and most importantly the family of God to which we all belong. Our Christian ethos guides...
us, as the Fruit of the Spirit is evident though out our programme.
We aim for excellence in all we do at all levels of school life. We strive to provide a challenging yet encouraging environment that is sensitive to the unique developmental stages of Preparatory pupils. We encourage self-confidence, independence, responsibility and above all we encourage and nourish Christian character.
Thank you Lord Jesus that the GOOD news is not that You lived and died but that You died and LIVE! Thank you that in You we have eternal life and hope. Today let us put our hope in You, our Living God.
Assessment is the ongoing process of establishing clear, measurable expected outcomes of student learning. In the normal teaching process the child is given the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, values and attitudes. Continuous assessment must...
conform to the following criteria:-
• Tracking progress
• Improvement of a skill
• Mastery of a particular skill
This can be done in a variety of ways:
• Pupils can be assessed on pre-determined criteria.
• Baseline assessment (What pupils already know and can demonstrate).
• Formative assessment (Ongoing, continuous assessment).
• Diagnostic assessment (Determining the nature and cause of a learning difficulty). Then providing appropriate remedial help and guidance, by identifying areas of strength and weakness and planning an extension programme.
• Summative assessment (How well has the pupil progressed towards the achievement of specific outcomes).
Formal reporting at Trinityhouse Preparatory occurs three times a year for Grade 1 and twice a year for Grade 2 and 3. A formal discussion with parents, rather than a report, is held in the first and third term to discuss the pupils` progress. Additional meetings with parents are held throughout each term.
The first report in Grade One is a breakdown of the child’s achievement and progress during the Perceptual Programme. A tick-box system indicates a variety of skills that are assessed and how the pupil has progressed indicating at what level the child has achieved. The first term reporting system (for the Grades Two and Three), consists of an interview which reflects the 1-7 point scale as required by the CAPS document. The areas covered are English (First Language) sub-divided into:
• Written English.
Mathematics is divided into:-
• Written work
• Problem-solving components.
Handwriting, Zulu and Afrikaans are also assessed. There is also a section wherein Life Skills are assessed. Reports for term two and four are the same for all Foundation Phase grades.
It is expected of teachers to keep accurate records for specific activities and standardized tasks every term. Different learning areas are recorded according to the specific subject policy.
Extra mural activities increase opportunities for social interaction and new relationship development, it teaches pupils how to work for a common goal and this ultimately develops a sense of responsibility in them, it increases the...
level of confidence and also teaches them how to co-operate and work with people in different conditions. The emphasis is not only on excellence but also ensuring participation. The majority of our coaching is managed by a company called, Sport Academy.
Activities include the following:
Swimming, Cricket, Softball, Tennis and Chess in the Summer months, while we focus on Rugby, Netball, Athletics, Cross Country in the Winter months. All the sports are developed at a Junior Level and the emphasis here is exposure, while laying firm foundation basics for the future.
The same approach is followed with the creative and performing arts in the school. Children participate in groups on stage for Eistedfodd competitions.
Activities : Choir, Music, Drama, and Art.
The uniform of our school forms an important part of embedding the schools traditional values with the children. New uniform items are supplied by two contracted school uniform suppliers, Student School Ware and Honeydew Drapers.
Our school has a lovely weather-proof tennis-netball court and the children love playing on it..
We offer a beautiful heated swimming pool.
Northriding has a stunning hall. We use it for concerts, indoor movement activities, weekly assemblies and music.
January 11-March 31
April 18-June 30
July 24-September 22
October 9-December 8