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The privilege of parenthood brings with it the responsibility of planning for the future of our children. Difficult decisions must often be made, with the only guideline being the fact that whatever choices we make our children deserve only the best. At home we ensure that the values we instill equip them for the future. It is, however, the time they spend with others - educators and friends - that concern us most, for they are beyond our control. This is why the choice of a place of learning is possibly the most important decision any parent could make, as this decision will ultimately affect a learner's opportunity to succeed in life.
At Parklands College we offer complete peace of mind, not only preparing the child academically, but also emotionally, by promoting positive feelings of worth, in preparation for life's challenges. We appreciate the time you are taking to investigate what we have to offer and hope that our website will prove informative and provide answers to the many questions you may have regarding our educational policy. We hope that we will be able to share, with you, our vision for "life long learning" and our programme of academic excellence.
The College exists to provide excellence in all facets of learning, ensuring outstanding teaching, professionalism and classroom innovation, in order to attain a commendable level of scholarship and academic achievement. The curriculum structure and activities reflect our belief that each learners intellectual, aesthetic, physical, moral and social growth is best developed in an environment characterised by a balance between academic challenges and enriching cultural and social opportunities, by an appreciation of ones own culture and others, and by genuine concern and welfare of every person. We promote positive feelings of worth in preparation for lifes challenges while striving to realise potential, nurture talent and ability, focusing on the needs of the individual, the gifted and the less able.
We support and enrich development by establishing a love of learning through experiences that enhance creativity, promote discovery and increase responsibility, as they grow older. Academic and personal guidance, close learner-faculty relationships, and a careful blending of structure with personal freedom, promote an overall environment for personal excellence. Within an environment, characterised by high expectations and respect for excellence in all areas, learners prepare for their futures. By providing the skills to utilise the Internet and participating in the evolving Global Village, learners are able to further extend their horizons, involving themselves in the diversity of a much greater community.
The development of a balanced personality requires involvement in other spheres of College life, therefore, participation in sport, cultural activities, associations and clubs provide learners with opportunities for leadership and character development, establishing valid standards and social codes.
We promote personal growth by raising levels of awareness and developing involved citizens who will be well-prepared for life, able to think, care and listen with the courage of their convictions, to take action and to adapt, when necessary, to life's changing circumstances, thereby living meaningful and fulfilled lives.Parklands has a tradition of holding high expectations for its learners and trusting in their ability and willingness to stretch to meet these goals. The College values its learners and, in return, expects them to understand and appreciate the privilege of knowledge
Christopher Robin Pre-Primary
We know you only want the best for your little one. You want them to feel loved and secure whilst having the opportunity to explore their independence and to build their foundations for learning. Because we understand this, our nursery is overseen by trained carers, who provide an environment that is warm and caring and that is as home-like as possible. Small groups ensure individual attention and provide mums with peace of mind.
As our little learners embark on their journey through education, Christopher Robin Pre-Primary provides an environment that enables the learner to develop lasting impressions that will enhance their positive attitude to life-long learning. The classrooms are alive with the excited chatter of the children as they develop their skills and expand their minds. Their days are filled with creativity, music, discussion and play while exploring the how's and why's of space, road safety, seasons, stranger danger and much, much more! Our weekly themes are highlighted with shows, outings and guest speakers. In addition to our fun-filled days, each little person is enriched with drama, information technology, violin, recorder, international languages, dance and sport. On entry into formal education, our free-thinking, confident and independent little people are assured success.
Parklands College Preparatory (Grade 1 - 6)
'Transforming the classroom from a one way system of information dissemination to a village approach of information gathering and sharing is critical to empowering pupils. It requires pupils to generate ideas, take ownership of their learning, respect the opinions of others, learn to act responsibly and believe that they can make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.' 'Transforming Power' by Seth Kreisberg
Parklands College Secondary (Grade 7 - 12)
"What greater gift can a parent give a child than a really top class education? Here, within a community of caring, professional educators, each learner's needs are nurtured. Encouragement to give of their best is promoted in all aspects of teaching in order to ensure success and personal fulfilment. Learners write the IEB GET Certificate in Grade 9 and the IEB FET Matriculation Certificate in Grade 12. This examination is realistic and in keeping with international standards. The IEB matriculation provides a sound foundation for further studies. Our balanced approach to education ensures that learners have every opportunity to participate in our sport and cultural programmes. Each learner is encouraged to participate in Campus life, whether it be involvement in a cultural activity or a sporting code.