The SA School Year and Holidays

The SA School Year and Holidays

The school academic year starts mid-January and ends early December.

The year is normally split into 4 terms:

Term 1: mid-January to late March/early April (10-day break)
Term 2: early April to mid-June (3-week break)
Term 3: early July to late September (10-day break)
Term 4: beginning of October to early December

See our School Holiday Calendar

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What is an Independent School?

What is an Independent School?

The term independent school is often used interchangeably with private school. There is an impression that high-fee private schools make up most of the sector. This is not the case. This is a fast-growing and diverse sector in which there are all categories of schools emerging.

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What is Accelerated Christian Education?

What is Accelerated Christian Education?

Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) is a Christian-based international schooling system that is widely used. It provides an education alternative, relative to learners’ needs. The ACE programme works on results-driven processes rather than conventionally applied time-focussed education curricula.

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An overview of the SA education system

An overview of the SA education system

Your child’s school life spans 13 years or grades, from grade 0, otherwise known as grade R or reception year, through to grade 12 or matric – the year of matriculation.  It is compulsory for all South African children to attend school from the age of seven (grade 1) to age 15, or the completion of grade 9.

Here’s how it is broken up:

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What Is a Waldorf School?

What Is a Waldorf School?

A Waldorf school is private school that follows the teachings and educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. Steiner developed a philosophy known as anthroposophy

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