Academic programme of Victoria Primary School
The school’s academic programme comprises of not just the core subjects; Mathematics, English Home Language, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Life skills, but also includes EMS and Technology in the Senior phase (Grade 7). Afrikaans and isiXhosa are offered from Grade 1 right up to Grade 7. We also offer Information Technology lessons where the girls can learn to use the computer for typing, formatting and editing projects, improve research skills and learn how to use the various search engines and decipher the relevant and appropriate information needed for projects.The school prides itself in setting high standards to better prepare the learners for high school.
Many of the learners participate in externally organised activities like the Astro- Quiz where the team represented the Eastern Cape in then national finals. We also encourage the girls to participate and enter the Science Expo, as this opens up their world to a whole different range of science based activities and research. Many of these learners have continued with this in the high school and performed very well nationally and internationally.
The school also hosts, on an annual basis, a General Knowledge Quiz with our brother school “Graeme College”. This is a well -supported and eagerly awaited event on our term calendar. Competition is fierce to bring the trophy home.
The winners of our annual Interhouse Best Speakers Competition also participate in a competition against the Graeme College team. Public speaking is encouraged at these competitions and in our assemblies where sports and house captains deliver sport and house reports.
Girls are encouraged to enter the annual Conquesta Challenge which tests problem solving and logic as well as content from the various learning areas. Many of our girls participate in the Rhodes Mathematics challenge as well as the AMESA Mathematics competitions.
Future endeavours include a partnership with Rhodes University and the ‘Google’ trainers to introduce basic computer programming to our girls, through project based work.
The library and media centre is hive of activity after school as learners are busy researching information for projects, completing computer projects or simply exchanging library books.
A favourable teacher learner ratio has been made possible by the foresight and planning of our very active and enthusiastic School Governing Body.
The success of our learners is made possible by the symbiotic relationship which the parents, teachers and learners have which makes working together easier.