The benefits of private school education and the ACE programme
One of the outstanding characteristics of Charis Christian School is the individual attention learners receive. As a private school, our average ratio of fifteen learners per teacher enables us to give each child personal support. Following the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum, our approach to educational excellence is beneficial to the holistic development of learners.
From birth to Grade 12, children spend two thirds of their first eighteen years in some form of school education. Twelve years may sound like a long time, but consider this: With an average number of 200 school days per year, a Grade 1 learner will be facing the grown-up world 24 000 school days later!
For the sake of your child’s future, choosing the right school and educational programme are very important. The quality of the school education a child receives can have a great impact on the confidence and skills with which a child enters the big world. In the first six years from birth, early childhood development prepares a child to enter the schooling system. The next twelve years prepares a child to enter adulthood.
“The better the schooling education,
the better equipped a learner is to be
an outstanding individual and contributing citizen.”
As a registered private school with the department of Education, Charis Christian School offers a high quality curriculum to learners. The school administration and teaching personnel are devoted to the educational and character development of each learner. In contrast to over-crowded public schools, we offer small classes and individual learner support.
As a private school with a Christian ethos following the globally successful ACE programme, the benefits to our learners stretches far and wide. Here are some of the other advantages learners at our school enjoy:
Benefits of private education and the ACE curriculum
- ACE is aligned with the South African CAPS curriculum;
- ACE is a Biblically-based educational programme desiged to provide education excellence in a Christian environment;
- ACE is an individualised, self-paced curriculum with well-illustrated lessons;
- ACE lessons develop critical thinking skills necessary for the 4th Industrial Revolution;
- The school management, admin and teaching personnel are devoted to education excellence and developing the talent, skills and potential of each learner;
- The school focuses on the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical and social development of each individual learner;
- The school provides a balanced foundation for the Christian life;
- The school focuses on character building and equipping learners for a meaningful life and adulthood;
- Teachers are competent and spirit-filled with a Biblical perspective on all subject matters;
- Learners receive individual attention, guidance and personal support;
- Learners develop their reasoning, goal-setting and accountability skills;
- Learners learn to take responsibility for their own learning which greatly assist them in future education and training environments.
One of the strongest benefits to learners at Charis Christian School is that we help develop a solid foundation during the most important years of your child’s school education. A child starting with Grade RR will spend half of their first 18 years in pre- and primary education. The importance of providing high quality education in a healthy school environment cannot be overstated.
“Education is much more than merely passing a grade:
It entails the nurturing of character and preparation for life itself.”
Most parents who have raised children to adulthood will propably agree that the formative years in a child’s life are critical to their character building. Education, individual attention and the learning evironment during the primary school years have a lasting effect and influence on their future.
For parents and guardians of young children, here are the ages children need to be to start their schooling education: Children can start with Grade RR in the year they turn five and Grade R in the year they turn six. For children starting Grade 1 next year, they must also have their seventh birthday in 2020. Please keep in mind that you can only register your child at the school after the application process and diagnostic testing were completed successfully. We are open for 2020 applications and to avoid disappointment, we recommend parents to start the process immediately or as soon as possible.