Welcome to Olive Ridge School
Olive Ridge School opened in January 2020 with the Pre-primary (18 months to Grade RR) and Junior Preparatory Phases (Grade R to Grade 3). The Senior Preparatory Phase (Grade 4 – Grade 7) is already open for enrollment in 2022.
Our Multilingual Approach
We have a unique approach to the language of teaching and learning. This approach uses English as the main language of instruction, but at the same time provides a blended option to its Afrikaans and Sesotho learners in order to bridge any stumbling blocks in their early development due to English not being their home language. This is achieved through individual tutoring as well as a multilingual approach in the classroom environment. This approach also benefits English speaking learners who are exposed to other regional languages early in their lives. From Grade 4 onwards, the learners are capable to sufficiently deal with the English language in order for them to cope with the advanced curricular requirements.
OUR CORE VALUES
We treat our learners, teachers, parents and the community with dignity and respect. We strive to promote confidence and independence in our learners through knowledge and adaptability to become world citizens. We enable the academic philosophy of “Think, Understand & Apply” by providing a world class facility in a psychologically safe environment. We encourage our staff to utilize their expertise and skills to innovate and shape the future of our learners.