La Salle College is an independent Christian school, immersed in the Catholic tradition, which educates boys and girls from Grade R through to Grade 12, by offering a balanced curriculum in preparation for the IEB National Senior Certificate Examination. La Salle is situated in Discovery on the West Rand of Gauteng.
The College was founded in 1966 to provide an ideal environment for learning and personal growth. Today the school still offers a learner-centred, holistic education in an environment of genuine caring, companionship and respect.
A Lasallian education is a lifelong foundation for success in tertiary education and prepares the young person to be a 21st century global citizen, who will seek to take care of those in need, as well as the environment in which they find themselves.
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In the Grade R class of our Pre-School, we prepare the children socially and psychologically for formal education in Grade 1.
A structured programme, with English as Home Language (HL), forms the basis of the education offered in Grade R:
Music & movement
Preparatory maths and writing
Book education/ Library
Foundation Phase: Grade 1 – 3
During the first three years of primary school education, emphasis is placed on reading, spelling, numeracy, literacy (written and spoken) and critical thinking.
A structured programme, based on CAPS, forms the basis of the education offered in Grades 1 to 3:
Language and communication – in English (HL), Afrikaans (FAL)
PT/ Mini Tennis
Book education/ Library
Intermediate Phase: Grade 4 – 6
During this stage of primary school education, we consolidate previous knowledge, teach the learners study methods, and guide the learners towards independent work and self-study. Tests are written regularly and learners have to comply with promotion requirements. The curriculum is based on the CAPS documents for each grade.
A structured programme forms the basis of the education offered in Grades 4 to 6:
Language and communication – in English (HL), Afrikaans (FAL), Zulu (SAL)
Natural Science and Technology
Life Skills/ Life Orientation
Senior Phase: Grade 7 – 9
A structured academic programme, developed from the CAPS documents, forms the basis of the education offered in Grades 7 to 9:
Economic Management Sciencs
Physical Education – Boys
Physical Education – Girls
Further Education and Training (FET): Grade 10 – 12
A structured academic programme, based on the Subject Assessment Guidelines of the IEB, forms the basis of the education offered in Grades 10 to 12.
Students must choose at least 7 subjects. All students must take English (HL), Afrikaans or isiZulu (FAL), Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and Life Orientation. Students must choose a further 3 subjects from a set combination of Life Sciences, CAT, Accounting, Geography, History, Business Studies, Physical Sciences.Only students with a proven ability in Mathematics, in grade 9, will be allowed to choose Physical Science or Accounting as a subject.