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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Intermediate – Phase

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Grade 4 - Grade 7

Our Intermediate Phase offers a personalised learning journey in which every child is encouraged to achieve his or her very best.

In addition, our children participate in weekly Drama, Art, Physical Education, Music and Philosophy for Kids lessons.

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Academics

Subjects :

English

Afrikaans

Mathematics

Social Science

Natural Science

Life Orientation

Conversational Xhosa

Thinking Skills

Drama

Art

Mindfulness Training

Music Appreciation

Technology – Coding / ICT

Physical Education

Philosophy for Kids

Economic Management Studies

(Grade 7 only)

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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

Marimba Band

Grade 4-7: The school has two Marimba Bands. Children who wish to play in the bands audition annually. The band leader allocates successful musicians to the senior or junior bands. Forres Marimba Bands have been invited to play at functions outside of school and are always a highlight at various school functions.

Choir (Senior)

Grade 4 – 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 has been invited to perform at key functions outside of school including a wedding, a ISASA conference and in 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.

Summer Sport :

Cricket

Softball

Tennis

Swimming

Hip Hop

Winter Sports :

Netball

Soccer

Hip Hop

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Clubs on Offer

Clubs are offered at Forres for further enrichment and are optional. Teachers offer these clubs to provide opportunities for children to explore alternative areas of expertise and passion. Some clubs run for the whole year, while others change with the seasons termly.

These are :

Press

Robotics

Chess

Moving Meditation