Rallim, Sunningdale

School Information: Rallim

 

Location

9 Deerhurst Drive, Sunningdale, Cape Town, 7441

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Grades taught

Age 3 to Grade 7

Province

Western Cape

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Type of School

Private

Fees

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We are an innovative private, English medium, co-educational pre-preparatory and preparatory modern learning environment situated in the beautiful suburb of Sunningdale close to the new Table Bay Mall on Berkshire Boulevard along the West Coast of Cape Town. Our doors opened in 2019 with students from 3 to 13 years in age in our pre-preparatory and preparatory faculties with set plans in place to open our secondary faculty in two years' time.
 

Pre-preparatory

 

 

We follow the Reggio Emilia-inspired approach which values the child as strong, capable, resilient and rich with wonder and knowledge. Our flexible learning spaces are filled with natural light and glass with an indoor exploratory learning hub.

 

Technology Hub
The Reggio Emilia-inspired approach in the Pre-Prep de-emphasises the utilisation of technology in this phase although our portable bank of iPads is frequently used for the documentation of our children's progress. However, the fundamentals of coding are formally introduced in our Grade 0 learning communities as detailed below.

Robotics in the Pre-Preparatory phase is a 'hands on' approach to learning, where students build and design simple mechanisms from their environment whilst 'learning through play' with Lego Simple Machines. Whilst building activities range from spinning tops to racing cars, skills learnt involve an integration of Mathematics, Science and Linguistics.

Coding skills are promoted through the use of the Sphero Bolt - a robotic ball that can be programmed to manoeuvre through specific paths, whilst displaying colour and sound effects. Coding lessons enhance logical and problem solving skills. Spheros are also used to investigate other the effects of other concepts like speed, direction and balance.

 

Preparatory

There will be new goals for performance and cognition in education in the future which Rallim Modern Learning Environment aims to achieve through its flexible, open and adaptive architectural design as well as its new models of learning.

At Rallim, we create a culture of continuous improvement and we subscribe to a deep commitment to innovation. . . in other words, Rallim continuously seeks to improve or develop new ways to more effectively impact on student learning.

 

 

Technology Hub
In the Junior Preparatory phase, Robotics and Coding fosters a culture of collaboration and teamwork, critical thinking as well as problem solving amongst students during their Lego Simple Machines, Lego Wedo 2 and Sphero Bolt lessons. Robotics lessons build on simple engineering principles whilst promoting an interactive scientific and creative learning experience.

Students are also introduced to other coding languages like Code Spark and Scratch Junior where logic and coding concepts are enhanced.

In the Senior Preparatory phase, Robotics and Coding extends on the principles of coding and computational thinking already covered in earlier grades. The use of EV3 Robotics explores the application of autonomous robots. Robots are built with specific motors and sensors and coded according to Engineering principles to promote its functionality. Through the use of computational thinking, students learn to solve more complex problems systematically.

Arduino, an electronics platform which involve the use sensors, motors, switches, inputs and outputs, takes the world of Robotics to another level. Its application is integrated with Robotics and Science lessons.

 

Academic Hub

At Rallim, we aim to achieve the explicit outcomes of the national curriculum by acknowledging the unique competencies and capacities of children through an engaging programme whereby we honour a broad range of learning styles and in which we nurture a keen intellect, a sense of curiosity and wonder, and a passion for learning. We believe in the potential or the unrealised ability of every child. We actively embrace the idea of each individual having a growth mindset and that a student simply has not mastered a particular concept or skill. . . yet.

Our framework for learning, Redesigning Education for the Future (REF21), is explicitly embedded within our curriculum design and mapping processes. It is thoughtfully developed in line with an enhanced national curriculum employing strategies of customised and innovative learning methods as well as a willingness to transcend traditional academic boundaries thereby creating deeper learning experiences and individualised pathways to success for the students. It is an interest-driven framework which is interdisciplinary in composition with a targeted focus on 21st Century skills.

 

 

 

 

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