Maris Stella Senior Preparatory has a close working relationship with both the Foundation and Senior phases of our school. Prep girls are encouraged to strive for excellence in all aspects of school life, where an ethos of mutual respect, responsibility and care is emphasized. Learning is fun and we fully embrace all learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
In the Senior Primary girls form a bond with their homeroom teachers where class teaching takes place in the core subjects namely, English, Afrikaans and Mathematics. Cultural subjects such as Religious Education, isiZulu, Art, Technology, Computers, Music and Drama are introduced through specialist teachers. Whilst we teach within the framework of the new Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement ( CAPS), we are constantly extending our girls through developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This integrated learning allows our girls a happy and smooth transition into High School. Many Prep girls also take part in fun inter-school competitions, such as the Kids Lit Quiz, Conquesta Olympiad and Maths Relays.
We are part of the IEB Primary Schools Initiative and ISASA shared assessments, which assists us to monitor both the girls and teachers progress. Girls receive recognition for their academic achievements at the end of the year at our prestigious Speech Day.