Steiner and Mainstream Education
Two streams one river
At Basket Range we strive to develop the physical emotional and intellectual capabilities of the developing child through an age appropriate curriculum that integrates the disciplines of movement, fine arts, and practical arts into the study of humanities, science, mathematics and technology. Through the development of these capacities, we educate the child in a healthy and balanced manner.
The Foundation teachers through daily activities lay a strong grounding for future academic success. Songs and nursery rhymes cultivate language and the world of words. Listening to stories, watching marionette shows, and participating in dramatic play strengthen the power of memory and imagination. Counting games and rhythmic activities build a solid foundation for mathematics and number skills. Artistic activities and crafts help the children develop fine motor skills, coordination, and the ability to concentrate. Ample time for free creative play, both in the classroom and playground, enables the children to strengthen their bodies, forge healthy, long-lasting social relationships and engenders interest in the world around them.
In Years 1 and 2 the children begin to engage with and develop a deeper awareness of specific curriculum areas. This change is marked by a new readiness for formal learning. It is important to nurture the new intellectual abilities while continuing to foster the life of imagination as the child moves through the primary school.
8390 3466 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Basket Range Primary School, 16 Cramond Rd, Basket Range SA 5138