Academic Achiever
Academic Achiever

CURRICULUM

Kyrios offers the Department of Education’s National Curriculum, CAPS. The acronym stands for Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements.

The biggest advantage of Kyrios as a private school versus public schools is firstly our teacher-to-learner ratio of approximately 1:20 as well as the school’s ability to set higher stands of assessment. 

Additional academic support materials e.g. videos and booklets, ensure learners are prepared through a variety of teaching methods. 

The grade 12 learners write their National Senior Certificate examination to ensure compliance with admission requirements for Universities and other academic institutions. 

  • Foundation phase: Grade R, 1-3
  • Intermediate phase: Grade 4-6
  • Senior phase: Grade 7-9
  • FET phase: Grade 10-12

FET Phase COMPULSORY SUBJECTS: 

English Home Language, Afrikaans OR Sesotho (First Additional Language), Life Orientation, Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy.

FET phase SUBJECT CHOICES:

ScienceCommercialArts & other
Physical ScienceBusiness StudiesDesign
Life ScienceAccountingVisual Arts
  Tourism
  CAT (Computer Applied Technology)
   
   
   

 


 

FACILITIES & INTERVENTION

Because the aim of Kyrios Independent School is individual attention, we pride ourselves on keeping our fingers on every learner’s academic pulse. One way that we ensure more individual attention is by limiting class sizes. This allows teachers to ensure that no learner gets lost in the cracks of high-capacity class education.

At the beginning of each term learner, parent, teacher, and management set academic goals to pursue. At the end of each term, the primary and secondary school operational heads analyze all the learners’ results to see which learners underperformed in what subjects. Underperformance does not mean failure, it could simply mean a learner is not reaching her/his potential. Phase conferences are then held with teachers, where academic intervention is discussed and planned for the new term. An intervention schedule is set up and parents are notified of dates and times.

At the beginning of every term the school hosts triangular meetings to forge partnerships between learner-teacher-parent.

Other interventions could include:

  • Extended school hours
  • Extra lessons (afternoons or weekends)
  • Afternoon care classes/homework center
  • Winter / holiday school
  • Triangular interviews: learner, parent, and teacher
  • Workshops, educational outings, Expos
  • Referrals to psychologists or occupational therapists (scholastic evaluation, etc)

The peaceful environment and smaller class sizes make it ideal for learners who find mainstream public schools and large classroom capacity private schools challenging on their academic performance.