Besides the general Learning Areas / Subjects as laid down by the Education Department, Pinehurst also offers the following:
Information Technology: Grade 3 to 7
isiXhosa (second additional language): Grade 1 to 7
Most homework encompasses work not completed in class and revision/studying. Parents are required to check their children's work and sign the diaries on a daily basis. The diaries are also checked on a regular basis at school.
Pinehurst aims to provide the optimum learning environment for each learner. In order to accommodate learners who may need to work individually or in a smaller group for a time, a Learning Support Programme (LSP) is available. We support Grade 1 to Grade 7 learners individually or in groups according to their needs.
Parents are welcome to contact the Head of Learning Support, Mrs Audrey Berkovitz, for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Counselling is offered to individual learners to resolve personal or interpersonal issues, as well as small group counselling to help learners enhance social skills and resolve conflicts. Counselling is offered to parents/guardians of the learners in certain cases.
Learners are welcome to contact counselling directly or via their teachers and parents are encouraged to make appointments: email@example.com
We strive to use Technology as a tool for learning, not to replace any other tool, but rather to enrich the learning process as much as possible. We believe in teaching children to be aware of both positive and negative aspects of technology use, so that they can become responsible digital citizens, aware of their own digital footprints.
We use Chromebooks as a learning tool in the classrooms and have weekly IT lessons from Grade 3-7, where children learn internet safety, touch typing, the Google Suite, and coding - even with Lego!