Yellowwoods Vision:

At Yellowwoods School we strive to mould our learners into independent, caring and confident individuals, within a supportive environment and based on Christian values. Being a Country School, we aim to expose our learners to different educational experiences both in and outside the classroom while maintaining the highest possible standard.

 

Yellowwoods Mission Statement:

Academic:

Our intimate classroom environment offers individual attention and provides our learners with a high level of academic instruction ensuring that each one of them reaches their full potential.

We pride ourselves in having a strong remedial support structure. We have qualified staff who are trained and equipped to assist individual learners in areas of weakness.

Arts and Culture:

Learners are exposed to arts and culture lessons as part of their academic curriculum. From painting, to singing and playing a musical instrument, to acting in the annual school play, we offer a full spectrum of opportunities in which learners are able to shine.

Sport:

The extramural activities on offer form a compulsory part of the school program. Emphasis is placed on teaching sportsmanship, building self-esteem and developing skills.

Enrichment:

Our highly qualified, motivated and enthusiastic teaching staff form the bases of a sound and all-round educational experience for the learners.

Weekly Boarding:

 Yellowwoods boarding facilities offer a family-like environment to all boarders, being a true ‘home away from home’.


Outdoor Education:

Based at the foot of the beautiful Kroomie Mountains, set amongst lush farm land, our learners are privileged to experience much that the outdoors has to offer. We strive to create memorable experiences making the most of our rich Eastern Cape surroundings. 

Educational principles

  • Education is a process and we will continuously strive to improve the contributory factors.
  • We will encourage the children to take responsibility for their own learning, moving from dependence to independence and ultimately to interdependence.
  • We will foster in our pupils spiritual, moral and personal values.
  • We will provide an education that meets the academic, cultural, sensory, physical and emotional needs of the individual.
  • We will foster self-image and develop a concern for and caring attitude towards others.
  • We will encourage open and respectful communication between parents, teachers and pupils.
  • We will educate our children according to appropriate academic syllabus using methods that develop lateral thinking, creativity and communication skills.
  • We will teach through development of skills in order to prepare children for life.
  • We will help children overcome problems by encouraging them through positive involvement.
  • We will strive to teach children that mistakes are part of the creative learning process and are acceptable as long as they are used as a learning opportunity toward improvement.
  • Our pupils will be encouraged to work independently and co-operatively rather than competitively.
  • We will encourage parents to take an active interest in their child’s intellectual, social and emotional growth.

Our caring family atmosphere promotes happy, well-adjusted and well-grounded children.

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