To join hands with Christian parents to lay a Christian Biblical worldview foundation influencing their spiritual, social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development.


To create an environment at school, which is God-centred, disciplined, supportive of parental authority and which builds Godly character.


To ensure that Pre-Schoolers are able to make a smooth transition to formal education in Grade 1.


To us experiential learning as the platform to develop the skills needed for formal education.





the academic programme









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         pre-primary school academics


  • Mother tongue instruction with separate English and Afrikaans classes.
  • Approximately 20 pupils per class which guarantees individual attention.
  • Learning Content based on "The Character of God" syllabus.
  • Learning through structured and unstructured play - Jungle gyms, sand, water and imaginative play.
  • Educational Outings each term, visiting Plaaswerf, the Bird Man and more.
  • Learning through the creative arts, clay play, ball skills, Playball (optional) and physical education (compulsory.)
  • Class Music once a week during school hours.
  • Feedback to parents with detailed reports, termly parent meetings and individual interviews.

Additional Gr 0 Focus

  • Phonics - Introduction to the THRASS program (Teaching, Handwriting, Reading and Spelling skills.)
  • Exposure to the first additional language.
  • Exposure to formal school by doing elementary Writing, Reading and Mathematics in preparation for Grade 1.
  • Introduction to the structure, routine and expectations of Grade 1.










Registration form for Grade 00/0










El Shaddai Christian School

Accounting Teacher

Lee Topper - Head of Accounting & Head of Economic Management Sciences

DFL and class teacher for Grade 11T

Teaching at ESCS since 2016