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books-researchGrayston Preparatory aims to develop children who are independent learners, and critical and creative thinkers.

The School embraced the THRASS (Teaching Handwriting, Reading and Spelling Skills) programme as the basis for all literacy learning. Paired with this programme, a basal reading programme is used to enhance the development of reading skills. A constructivist approach to mathematics teaching and a focus on problem solving is adopted throughout the school.

We use a class teaching strategy until the end of Grade 3, where learners remain with their respective class teachers for most lessons other than Information Communication Technology, Physical Education, Music and Zulu. We employ specialist teachers for those particular aspects of our children’s education.  In Grades 4 to 7 we use a subject teaching strategy where learners move to their respective teachers’ classrooms. This allows the children the benefit of subject teaching in a comfortable environment, in preparation for high school.

Children at all levels benefit from a variety of talks and outings to enhance the classroom experience and educational process.