The Upper Junior School

The Upper Junior School (Grades 4 to Grade 7)

The primary focus in the Upper Junior School is to create an environment that will develop, in each girl, a passion for learning. We want the girls to develop a range of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will prepare them effectively for the years ahead. This means that, in different ways, we seek to develop the following values:

Enquiry

Girls develop a natural curiosity in each subject. They ask questions and explore ways of finding answers.

Creativity

Girls are encouraged to think imaginatively. They try out different solutions and evaluate their effectiveness. They are encouraged to see existing situations in new and different ways.

Independent Learning

Girls are encouraged to think for themselves. They acquire skills of research and the ability to assess the reliability of information sources. They learn how to revise and to manage their time. They reflect on their own learning.

Problem Solving

Girls learn to identify various problem solving techniques and apply them in a variety of ways. They apply numerical and linguistic skills in a methodical, logical manner and learn to make predictions.

Critical Thinking

Girls acquire the ability to comprehend, analyse, evaluate and synthesise. They collate, sequence and categorise information.

Teamwork

Girls learn in collaborative, cooperative ways. They acquire effective communication skills. They experience what it means to work as part of a group, where there are opportunities to be heard as well as to listen effectively.

Form II – Form III (Grades 4 – 5)

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • isiZulu First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Cognitive Education
  • Class Music
  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Library and Information Skills
  • Physical Education

Lower IV – Upper IV (Grades 6 – 7)

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language or isiZulu First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Cognitive Education
  • Class Music
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Library and Information Skills
  • Physical Education
Mandela Day: Walk in the Wilds 2019
Matrics 2018: Inspiring a Life of Significance
Girls accepted in Top Universities

SA's Pioneers of Cognitive Education

Since 2009, Thinking Skill have been an integral part of the curriculum, preparing pupils for the challenges of higher education and life itself. We strive to prepare our girls to lead ‘life of significance’ in a world of exponential change. Roedean is the only school in SA to be accredited as a Thinking School from Grades 0-12.