Brooklyn Primary School – A Culture of Excellence

Private Property South Africa
Claire Fraser

Brooklyn is a multi-cultural school which strives to provide a broad based education reflecting the values, needs and aspirations of the Community which it serves. The committed teachers at the school nurture the needs and abilities of all learners to ensure that they emerge happy, confident and capable individuals. Teachers strive to impart the highest level of education both in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities – an important facet of the school’s programme, and something in which learners are encouraged to participate.

Brooklyn Primary School’s academic record is indicative of the standards of excellence and dedication of educators at the school. Learning takes place in a stimulating environment, where the well-stocked media and computer centres are valuable teaching aids. Assistance is offered for academics via a comprehensive computer programme under the supervision of a teacher, to ensure that difficulties are identified and addressed. The school also offers the services of an occupational and speech therapist where necessary. In addition to this, a social worker is available through the school to assist those learners in need of emotional support.

The class life of learners at Brooklyn Primary School is enriched by a number of clubs and activities intent on encouraging achievement and expanding interest. These include clubs and Olympiads, where a number of Brooklyn learners have displayed immense talent and promise. This is enhanced by the school’s cultural facilities including drama, music and dance. The cultural programme is well-attended and offers numerous opportunities for learners to showcase their abilities.

Similarly, the extra-curricular sport at Brooklyn Primary School is a great source of pride to the school, as well as being an important component in learners’ general development. The school has developed a reputation for sporting achievement, and awards are consistently presented to Brooklyn learners for excellence in sport. The sporting facilities at the school encourage the high standards, with a large swimming pool, all-weather tennis and netball courts, soccer and cricket fields and large fields giving expression to the sporting enthusiasm within the school.

Parents are encouraged to be involved in the learning of their children and, as such, form a part of the Brooklyn community. Together, the staff, learners and parents serve in maintaining the success of the school and its philosophy and goals. Within this positive learning environment, learners are geared towards healthy attitudes and a culture of achievement that will aid them throughout their futures.

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