Forres is a progressive, coeducational Preparatory school offering a full preschool and preparatory school programme, in a child-centred, small-school environment.

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Foundation – Phase

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Grade 1 - Grade 3

These 3 years are vital in establishing a firm foundation in reading, writing and arithmetic.

In addition to these core subjects Forres children participate in Art, Drama, Music Appreciation and Physical Education lessons every week.

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Academics

Subjects :

English

Afrikaans

Mathematics

Conversational Xhosa

Life Orientation

Thinking Skills

Art

Drama

Music Appreciation

Technology – ICT

PE

Philosophy for Kids

Mindfulness

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Music

Individual tuition is available for any child who wishes to study music

We have highly qualified and experienced music teachers who work closely with children, encouraging a love of music and a sense of discipline in their efforts. As children achieve various milestones they are presented at assembly time to perform for the whole school. Twice a year the school holds a music soiree where children who have achieved a level of excellence within their age group are given the opportunity to perform for parents and fellow musicians. All music students have the option to prepare for the annual music exams through Trinity Guildhall or Royal Schools.

In addition to private tuition, Forres has opportunities for children to experience the thrill of music in :

Instruments offered :

Piano

Guitar

(classical and folk/rock)

Recorder

(descant, treble and tenor recorder)

Violin

Trumpet

Clarinet

Class Music

All children in the Foundation Phase enjoy a weekly singing and music appreciation lesson.

Choir (Junior)

We have a junior choir (Gr 2 and 3) and a senior choir (Grade 4 – Grade 7). Children are auditioned annually. Commitment to the school choir is for the whole year. The choir performs in our annual school production, Celebration (prize giving) and at the soirees. Our choir is also regularly invited to perform at school events and other key functions which includes weddings, conferences and mass choir performances.

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Sport / Movement

Sport is compulsory for children

Every child at Forres Preparatory School participates in a weekly PE lesson. A dedicated sports coordinator oversees the sports program for extra mural sports. Sport is compulsory for children and they are expected to participate in one winter and one summer sport each year. In Foundation Phase sports teams are mixed and both boys and girls may participate in all of the sport and dance options

Summer :

Cricket

Softball

Tennis

Swimming

Hip Hop

Winter :

Netball

Soccer

Cross Country

Hip Hop