At LRS, our holistic approach to education encourages our learners to realise their fullest potential – both in and outside the classroom. We cater for Grade R to Grade 7, accommodating just three classes per grade. Our smaller student body ensures each child is made to feel part of our LRS family.
We foster close collaboration between the school and our parents – and our community – to create an environment that is conducive to a positive learning experience. Our children leave us with not just the academic proficiency they need to succeed in higher grades, but also life skills and memories that will last a lifetime.
Our language of learning and teaching is English. We also offer Afrikaans (First Additional Language) and are awaiting GDE directive regarding the introduction of a Second Additional Language in due course.
LRS follows the National Curriculum Statement, which has a cross-curriculum approach and an outcomes–based assessment procedure. From Grade 4 these are supplemented by Internal Exams, written in Term 2 and Term 4. We encourage academic excellence, and recognise scholastic achievement twice a year at our biannual prize-giving.
Primary school education is intended to lay the foundation for future learning. We understand that this can be a challenging time for many learners academically and emotionally. Bumps in the road are not uncommon, but can often be overcome through communication, collaboration, and education-based therapy.
Our Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and Language Enrichment Specialist are available on-site and during school hours for when the need arises.
Physical Education (or PE) is compulsory for all learners. These twice-weekly sessions offer a welcome break from the classroom and are designed to foster a healthy attitude towards exercise and encourage a positive body image.
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Some of the most important life lessons are learnt outside of the classroom. LRS’s
co-curricular programme is designed to provide an engaging and nurturing environment for our leaners to develop the confidence, creativity, and resilience they’ll need for high school and beyond.
With both sport and cultural activities on offer, learners are encouraged to participate in a summer and winter activity.
Termly Inter-house events and regular meets and matches against local GDE and private schools keep competitive spirits high. Selection is based on merit and team participation and further skills development and camps remain some of our most highly-anticipated events.
Excellence in these activities is recognised at a dedicated prize-giving at the end of each school year.
We actively encourage learners participating in activities outside of the school to share their achievements so that these may also be acknowledged by their peers.