Erica Girls’ Primary School builds young women of integrity
The all-girls school has been providing top-class education since 1883
Situated in Mount Croix in Gqerberha (former Port Elizabeth), the heart of Erica Girls’ Primary School lies within its values, aiming to guide, build, nurture and encourage every learner to be a young woman of integrity, and challenge and grow each learner academically.
The school believes in educating the whole child and providing a safe and healthy learning environment for every learner, regardless of their academic ability.
The school has a dedicated pre-primary that offers the CAPS curriculum, while encouraging learning through play. The focus is on building firm foundations for each little girl to develop the necessary social, emotional, spiritual, physical and academic skills to excel.
The primary school’s academic programme is CAPS-aligned and incorporates the core subjects as set out by the education department. Erica sees value in providing grade 2 to 6 learners with a foundation in isiXhosa, and also offers information technology classes (computers), in the form of the Knowledge Network Programme for grades 1 to 7.
As part of the all-round education of learners, the school believes in the benefit of participation in sport and activities. Regardless of skill level and fitness, learners are required to participate in at least one summer and one winter sport, so they develop camaraderie with teammates and work together towards a shared goal.
The music department’s experienced teachers instil solid foundations in the piano, strings, brass and woodwind instruments. Learners can participate in the intermediate, senior band and string ensemble offerings. Choir is offered to foundation and intermediate phase learners.
Erica’s creative art department gives learners the opportunity to actively engage in the performing and visual arts. The teachers create a stimulating programme to develop natural talents in a safe and fun environment, laying a solid base for future performers and artists.
The school has a full-time remedial therapist and the services of an occupational therapist, speech therapist and counsellor for parents and learners.
The variety of learning experiences offered play a large role in developing a well-adjusted, confident and happy child.
This article was paid for by Erica Girls’ Primary School.
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