Arbor prides itself in striving for excellence in all areas of a learner’s life, including the academic field.
The top 20 academic students in each grade, are awarded every term.
Learners are acknowledged at the end of the year at our annual prizegiving for excellence during the academic school year. Grade 4, 5, 6 and 7 learners are awarded full and half academic colours. Top achievers from each grade are awarded trophies for academic achievement per subject.
Extra classes are available for learners who need improvement in English, Afrikaans and Mathematics.
All staff members have been trained in the use of technology to enhance teaching. Every classroom has internet access. Educators are encouraged to make use of the resources available to them to make lessons interesting and interactive. Training is ongoing to improve educators level of proficiency in technology.
There are two fully equipped media centres available for junior and senior learners. Grade 1 – 4 learners are encouraged to read by taking out library books on a weekly basis. The prefects also read to interested learners during break times.
Grade 1 to 6 learners attend computer classes during the normal school day. Learners are taught computer skills using the Soft Teach curriculum which is integrated with the CAPS. Grade 1 and 2 learners work with Mathematical and Language Literacy programmes that also help to develop mouse and computer skills. Grade 3 – 6 learners use CAMI Maths.
The computer centre is the heart of e-Learning at Arbor Primary School.
Prefects are elected at the end of their Grade 6 year after an intense process of voting and dialogue.
Prefects assist educators and the executive staff with certain administrative and monitoring tasks of the school. They also officiate at school functions.
Prefects perform daily duties such as reading stories, setting up games areas for learners, monitoring the tuckshop, etc.
Buddy Bench & Lunch Table
Arbor felt the need to identify learners who do not have friends or are lonely. The Buddy Bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. A learner can sit on the Buddy Bench any time during break. Other learners will invite the learner to join in their game or even join the learner on the bench and engage in conversation.
An educator or prefect will note who is sitting on the Buddy Bench and monitor the situation.
A lunch table is available to learners at break. Learners who have extra lunch place it on the lunch table for children to help themselves. Grade 7 monitors ensure that this is managed effectively.