Our Senior Primary offers a broad curriculum with specialist teachers preparing our pupils to achieve their full academic potential. It is our responsibility to help pupils develop a real love of learning. They are challenged and prepared to grow in self confidence in order to be curious, express their ideas, try new ways of doing things, and to allow mistakes to propel new discovery.
The academic facilities on campus include classrooms all equipped with interactive white boards, our Innovation Centre – housing the Science & DT Laboratory and Art Studio, and the Knowledge Centre which is home to our Media, Library and Research areas.
Individualised, holistic tuition serves our pupils well in preparing them for acceptance to their High Schools of choice.
As an ISASA school, we enjoy the freedom of choice in our curriculum. There is no prescribed limitation on how much time, or method, we have available to teach our children subjects. We ensure that national assessment standards are met and Grade 6 and 7 pupils write internal Core Skills Assessments twice a year, and Benchmarking tests are written by all pupils from Grades 3 – 7. These include Quintathlons, Conquestas, PSI (Primary School Initiative) Assessments.
The academic day for Grade 4 to Grade 7 pupils ends at 14h00, Monday to Thursday. School closes at 13h30 on a Friday.
Senior Primary children are ‘big’ now so they no longer need to spend time in formal aftercare. Cowan House is a day scholar and boarding school therefore there are always many staff and children on campus at all times. Should our day scholars not be playing sport in the afternoon they are able to make use of the same facilities (such as the Library and Computer Centre) as our boarders.
All our pupils, from Grade RRR to Grade 7 are served tea at 10h00. A dietician approved lunch is available at an additional cost per term. All pupils are allowed to bring along their own lunch should they wish.
Co-curricular sport for boys and girls changes from term to term. Tennis and Cross Country are year-round sports for example, whereas sports such as Swimming, Cricket, Hockey, Rugby and Soccer and played in specific Terms.
U10 and U11 sports practice is held on a Monday from 14h15 to 15h30 and on a Wednesday from 14h15pm to 15h30. Opens sports practice is held on a Tuesday and Thursday from 14h15 to 15h30.