Kingsmead College – The Individual Matters First and Foremost

Private Property South Africa
Claire Fraser

With full focus on the holistic development of capable, confident young women, Kingsmead College offers a curriculum underpinned by values and skills that give them carte blanche to discover themselves within the school system, as well as excel at all levels beyond the school walls. This is achieved by professional teachers who are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that every learner achieves her personal best. Their application of the latest teaching methods to small classes equates to the applicability of all learning to a changing world, and their dedication is measured in the girls’ fervour for study and knowledge, as well as a keen sense of responsibility for their academic pursuits. This is complemented by a number of excursions and enrichment projects.

The academic success of the girls at Kingsmead College is also owing to an active pastoral care programme, where the happiness of your daughter is of the school’s primary concern. This is pivotal to her attaining the best of her scholastic abilities, as well as being important in the development of a well-rounded individual. Within the Christian ethos of the school, Kingsmead College instils essential values in its learners that spiritually enrich their lives, which translates to their having a positive impact on the lives of others.

One of the elements that make Kingsmead College remarkable in terms of its curriculum is the technological preparedness synonymous with the twenty-first century. From foundation phase level, girls are taught fundamental computer skills that are incorporated into classroom work and their daily lives. This is expanded as they move through the primary school system within the school, and ultimately into high school. By Matric, the girls are au fait with digital and online media, and are given the necessary skills to record their own music, video and create their own podcasts. The availability of Apple OS means that the more artistically-inclined girls within the college are given a solid grounding for creating media-rich projects, and places them a step ahead should they pursue a career in the arts and media. This is especially in light of the use of computer programmes in visual arts classes, although they are thoroughly encompassed in the girls’ subjects across the board.

The girls at Kingsmead College are endowed with the makings of a healthy lifestyle through the availability of a number of fun and competitive sporting activities. Girls are encouraged to participate, and the school is competitive – a fine testament to the top graded coaches and physical education teachers within the school. The encouragement of a sporting culture is achieved through the availability of top class sporting facilities.

In addition to extra-curricular sport, Kingsmead College has an active cultural programme, including music, dramatic arts, public speaking and debating, art and inter-house arts. Numerous performance opportunities are presented to the girls in order to encourage excellence in their pursuits.

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