• Mathematics
  • Home Language
  • First Additional Language
  • Life Skills


  • Workbooks
  • DBE workbooks for learners in Home Language, Mathematics, Life Skills and First Additional Language (Afrikaans)
  • Use of data projectors.
  • Concrete learning material for all subjects.
  • Library facilities and readers in class.
  • Computers


  • Basic computer skills.
  • Future-FUN CAPS: Used in class and during computer classes.
  • Future-FUN CAPS includes CAPS-aligned interactive content. There are e-books per grade, subject, topic and theme.
  • Output: Learners become excited, motivated and enthusiastic once learning becomes enjoyable.
  • E-Publications include: Content, self-correcting questions, formative assessments, memorandums, rubrics, lesson plans, flash cards, ICT integrated lessons, links to DBE workbooks, videos and songs.


  • SBA (School based assessments) and continuous informal assessments (daily).
  • HOTS (Higher order thinking strategies) implemented throughout the curriculum with a focus on language across the curriculum.
  • A combination of informal and formal assessments are used to determine the final mark in each subject.


  • Learner support is provided by the educators in the form of classroom intervention and didactic classes after school.
  • Learners who require more consolidation are referred to the SBST (School based support team) for in-depth consolidation.
  • Group instruction for Home Language, Mathematics and First Additional Language to ensure that learners who are able to can do the enrichment work or move on to the next concept.


  • Curriculum – Intermediate Phase (Gr. 4 to 6) and senior Phase (Gr 7)
  • The Gr. 4 – 7 Curriculum is based on the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) of the Department of Basic Education.
  • The National Curriculum Statement was designed for the improvement of social transformation: active and critical thoughts; knowledge and skills; progression; credibility; quality and efficiency.


Grade 4 – 6:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences and Technology
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Life Skills (Creative Arts, Physical Education, Personal and Social Well-being)

Grade 7:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Economics and Management Sciences
  • Technology
  • Life Orientation (Life Skills and Physical Education Training)
  • Creative Arts (Dance and Drama)


  • School Based Assessments (SBA) per subject every term.
  • Test week in Term 1 and Term 3.
  • Examinations are written in Term 2 and Term 4.
  • The weight of the School Based Assessment (SBA) and the End of the year examination is as follows:
  • SBA Component and End of the year examination
  • Intermediate Phase: SBA = 75% Exam = 25%
  • Senior Phase: SBA = 40% Exam = 60%
  • WCED external Systemic Testing for Grade 3 and Grade 6 is conducted in Term 3:
  • Vredelust Primary School ranks in the Top 20 primary schools in the Western Cape with regards to our excellent achievements in this regard.


  • Information evenings, Gr. R – 7, are held at the beginning of each year where information about the school year and an introduction to academics is done. Parents get to meet the teachers as well.
  • Separate grade 4 and grade 7 introduction to academic evenings are held to assist parents in understanding the new phase and how they can help their children adapt and plan accordingly.
  • Parent evenings are every term where report cards are discussed.
  • Orientation days for new Grade R and Grade 1 learners are held every year.
  • New learners for the next calendar year (grade 2 – 7) are also welcomed on these evenings.