Ridgeway College

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Ridgeway College

Our Vision is realised through commitment to a Mission which embraces these objectives:

•  To offer an affordable, broad, stimulating, academically rigorous and internationally benchmarked education.
•  To attract, retain and develop a teaching staff of the highest  quality, committed to our ideal of developing each individual  student’s unique potential.
•  To reflect in the school population – the cultural, religious  and socio-economic diversity of Southern Africa.
•  To work in partnership with the Sumbandila Scholarship  Trust and other community organisations to extend our  sphere of influence to include, uplift and learn from all  sections of society, especially the most disadvantaged.
•  To instill in our students and staff the importance of  community service and responsibility and respect for our  natural environment.
•  To provide the skills and values for our students (internal and  outreach) to take their places effectively in an increasingly  complex and rapidly evolving society and to do so in a  context which develops and encourages and celebrates an  ethos of mutual respect, caring and enjoyment.

Ridgeway College

THE COLLEGE AIMS TO SEEK OUT AND NURTURE THE GIFTS AND ABILITIES OF EVERY SINGLE STUDENT, ENABLING AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO CONTINUE ACQUIRING THE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, SELFCONFIDENCE AND ARTICULATENESS NEEDED TO ENABLE THEM TO BE A PRODUCTIVE, CAPABLE AND RESPONSIBLE MEMBER OF SOCIETY.

Ridgeway College Subject Offering

Grade 8-9

We offer the following subjects:

  • English First Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Economic Management Science
  • Information Technology
  • Social Science
  • Life Science
  • Art & Culture
  • Life Orientation
  • Physical Education

Grade 10-12

We offer the following subjects:

  • English First Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Maths Literacy
  • Computer Application Technology
  • Business Studies
  • Accounting
  • Life Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical Science
  • Life Orientation
  • Physical Education
  • AP Maths

Academics

IEB National Senior Certificate

The IEB is an independent assessment body. The IEB offers external assessments in accordance with legislation and Umalusi directives for Schools registered at Grade 12 for the National Senior Certificate.

Independent Examinations Board

  • The Independent Examinations Board provides a designedly transformative curriculum based on the South African National Senior Certificate.
  • It is internationally benchmarked while locally oriented.
  • Produces consistent, reliable results and is preferred by universities.
  • In sharp contrast to the extremely high drop-out rate prevalent in South African Universities, the average throughput rate over a 3 year period of learners from IEB schools was 98%  –  only 2% did not complete their degrees in the specified time frame. Average pass. Rate is between 97% and 98%. Pass with entry to degree study, between 78% and 80%.
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Ridgeway Pre-Primary School

The Pre-Primary School aims to develop the child as a whole: educationally, physically, emotionally and socially in our multicultural setting which is colourful, vibrant and interactive.

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  • The centre offers places to approximately 50 children, aged between 4 and 6, in Grades RR and R.
  • There are three teachers and a psychologist is available when needed.
  • The children are divided into groups and each group participates in the full range of activities on a rotational basis.
  • Activities are grouped around themes which are explored and which become progressively more complex as time passes.
  • Group activities, both structured and free, foster social and co-operative learning skills in a funfilled atmosphere. Teachers are always on hand to guide and encourage.
  • Age-appropriate pre-reading and pre-writing skills are introduced and systematically extended during the child’s Pre-Primary years.
  • Knowledge and confidence in numbers is encouraged and developed through a wide range of concrete operational activities suited to each child’s stage of numeracy development.
  • Much of the learning happens through the media of music and art.We know that a secure, stimulating and happy environment provides the basis for learning and development and so the Centre has its own premises in a spacious house and garden close to the secondary school.
  • Plenty of play – both indoors and in the garden – is an important part of our programme.
  • An abundance of toys and playground structures encourage a natural process of experimentation in conditions where the children have choice, control and support.
  • It’s important for every child to experience success, to build self-esteem and develop sensitivity towards other children.
  • It is equally important for them to know that, while there are firm boundaries, each one of them is loved.
  • The acquisition of fluency in English comes naturally through the multitude of activities with teachers and peers.
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Ridgeway Preparatory

THE PRIMARY SCHOOL DEVELOPS THE CHILD AS A WHOLE IN A CREATIVE ATMOSPHERE WHICH NURTURES AND STIMULATES THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG MINDS AND CHARACTERS.

Academics

STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PUT RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELF, OTHERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT AT THE CENTRE OF THEIR LIVES.

  • Ridgeway is an IEB registered school which teaches children the vital skill of critical thinking, which is of paramount importance in today’s dynamic world. This is complemented by our multi-faceted approach to learning as we strive to create innovative thinkers who will be our future leaders.  We also participate in the highly recommended IBT international benchmarking programmes offered by the IEB.
  • We have an amphitheater which brings the classroom outdoors.
  • Our Sport and Culture Programme has grown from strength to strength. We offer a variety of sport codes and cultural activities. Every child is encouraged to develop their unique abilities and to discover and appreciate a multitude of activities.  Art and Computers also feature strongly in our curriculum.
  • Our annual Science Night is an exciting and enlightening time for our budding scientists.
  • Reading is an integral part of our learning and features prominently throughout our school day.
  • Our children also write the Conquesta Olympiads from Grade 4 to 7. They write English, Mathematics, Natural Science, Afrikaans and Life Skills. Since 2007 we have regularly numbered among the top 20 across South Africa and neighbouring countries.

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CONTACT US

Leeu Street
P.O BOX 1705, Louis Trichardt, 0920
Tel: 015 151 0111
Cell: 072 119 0178

E-Mail: admin@ridgewaycollege.co.za

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