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St Margaret’s School Overview


St Margaret’s – Grade 0 to Grade 3, creates the foundation of learning both in the acquisition of numeracy and literacy skills as well as in the development of thinking and creativity. Our focus is on extending and affirming a child’s curiosity, sense of inquiry and ability to take risks. This in turn develops resilience and sustains a work ethic that is at the heart of aspiring to excellence.

Music, art, drama, and play are as important and vital to nurturing self confidence and the power of the imagination. Outdoor skills both in sport and the daily use of the adventure playground, active classroom and fairy garden add a wonderful richness to childhood at Roedean.

Education with a thematic approach is outcome based. Specialist subjects taught are:

• Afrikaans
• Computers
• Music
• Discovery Zone/Library
• Physical Education
• Zulu

All our girls are involved in an annual school play as well as special assemblies, sports days and swimming galas. St Margaret’s has its own heated swimming pool, tailor-made to the requirements of our younger girls. Outings, visits and ‘special days’ form an important part of the curriculum.

Our Life Skills curriculum develops the girls’ awareness of self, and their place in the world. We encourage the girls to become more conscious of their physical and emotional wellbeing, their social responsibility, as well as their own personal goals and ideals. We use the rich history of the country that they live in to help them to decide for themselves about who they are, how they have benefited from the community around them, and the contributions that they would like to make in return. Thinking skills are infused into all aspects of the curriculum. Computers, Ipads and interactive whiteboards are used in lessons to prepare the girls to be global leaders in the 21 century.

The school is well supported by therapists who offer Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Play Therapy and Remedial Therapy.

Our girls attend Little Johnnies Aftercare situated in The Bridge Nursery School daily from 13:00. Holiday programmes are available.

Honour, Truth, Freedom and Courtesy are the core values of our daily life at St Margaret’s and nurturing of each child and their individual learning style is carefully monitored. Humour, fun, love of life and an aspiration for academic excellence are all part of the daily classroom experience.