MARIST BROTHERS LINMEYER IS A CATHOLIC DAY SCHOOL EDUCATING GIRLS AND BOYS FROM GRADE 00 THROUGH TO GRADE 12
Marist Brothers Linmeyer offers a stimulating nurturing educational environment. Founded on creativity and innovation, our School fosters engaged critical thinkers with excellent problem-solving skills. By fuelling students with entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirits, it is our hope that each students develops a love for lifelong learning, self-direction and ongoing personal development.
It is our purpose to instil 21st century skills in our students and to ensure that all who enter Marist Brothers Linmeyer gates leave prepared, inspired, encouraged and ready to achieve their personal best.
Our Primary School:
Our Primary School offers a safe and stimulating environment where our adapted and modified curriculum focuses on meeting the needs and wants of the modern child. It is our intention to our girls and boys are encouraged to think about the world and the work they will do in it, the importance of making a difference, and to always relate to each other with empathy and kindness.
Students are taught the importance of self-respect and respect for others with whom they interact. In addition, an awareness of the many different South African cultures and languages is fostered. Emotional well-being is central to students’ growth and success. Pastoral care, counselling and therapy are available, if so required.
Voluntary educational and leadership tours are undertaken on an annual basis. The students relish each and every moment on these jam-packed, adventure-filled days.
School outings to a variety of exciting destinations and workshops conducted by professionals include puppet shows, theatrical productions and talks on sun awareness and other health topics are thoroughly enjoyed by all students.
It is our aim that every student, while at Marist Brothers Linmeyer, enjoys happy, productive and successful days.
The cornerstone of any successful school lies in the quality of its educators. Our empathetic, committed and passionate educators are subject specialists in their fields. In everything they do, they strive to maximise the potential of every student, while nurturing a sense of pride, self-worth, responsibility and integrity in their young lives. At Marist Brothers Linmeyer, we believe these qualities are catalysts for personal development and success.
Our Academic Foundation Phase: (Grade 1 to Grade 3)
We offer the following compulsory subjects:
English (Home Language
Afrikaans (First Additional Language)
IsiZulu (Second Additional Language)
Life Skills/General Studies
Religion classes, Music and Movement, IT and Physical Education are facilitated by specialists; ensuring that every aspect of the child’s intellectual, emotional and physical growth is covered.
This is a most exciting year as our students begin to apply all the knowledge they have to different situations. Reading for enjoyment is a great achievement as they begin to decode and comprehend. The emphasis remains on creativity, sensory exploration and individual interpretation.
In Grade 2 students begin to master skills, developing greater independence and more responsibility. Participation in group work allows students to negotiate and share, learning and understanding the value of friendship and empathy.
Our Grade 3 students move beyond ‘learning to read’ and start ‘reading to learn’. Students learn to organise, structure and use their time appropriately. The foundation block that have been laid are now extended and built onto, preparing the students for their progression into the Intersen Phase.
The Intersen Phase develops basic skills in Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Natural and Social Sciences, Numeracy and Information Technology.
Students are introduced to a broad range of concepts positive attitudes around learning are promoted. In this phase there are three classes per grade and students are taught by specialist subject educators.
GRADE 4-7 SUBJECTS
We offer the following compulsory subjects:
English (Home Language
Afrikaans or isiZulu (First Additional Language)
Social Sciences – History and Geography
Natural Sciences and Technology
Life Orientation which includes Religion, Life Skills, Physical Education and Creative
Technology and Economic Management Sciences (Grade 7)
Our Information Technology:
Marist Brothers Linmeyer aims to incorporate evolving technology, relevant to the needs of our students and teachers whilst establishing a balanced learning environment.
The Primary School incorporate evolving technologies, and simplifying processes and engages in interactive teaching tools eg Apple TV’s and iPads. Platform based skills are taught using Google G Suite and Knowledge Network.
The use of technology, both information and design, are integrated into many aspects of our curriculum, to develop skills which will grow students into responsible and skilled digital citizens. Technology is used as an integrated tool that enhances the lesson in the classroom.
Our well-supervised aftercare facility is managed by highly qualified staff employed by Marist Brothers Linmeyer. Children are given an afternoon snack and juice. We provide an outdoors environment where children can play old fashioned games eg hopscotch, chat and have fun with their friends. Focused homework supervision classes ensure that children receive academic support and guidance. Please note, students may not leave the Pre-School Aftercare without being signed out by an adult. We are open during the April and August holiday with an additional fee being charged. The Aftercare facilities are not open on public holidays; mid-term breaks or the December holidays. Our holiday programme runs from 07h15 to 17h15 and includes fun-filled outings and activities.
Marist Brothers Linmeyer believes that community service, in the form of outreach, is an essential part of the development of the child. By increasing awareness of those less fortunate than ourselves, our students will come to the realisation that even a small donation, be it material, monetary, time or in kind, goes a long way in easing someone else’s hardships.
An outreach programme is actively encouraged with all classes in our school “looking after” a charity of their choice. These include homes for abandoned babies, children, senior citizens and other groups who support the underprivileged in some way.
Several other drives are also supported throughout the year like grocery and pet food donations, can pull-rings and “bread buddies”. An annual monetary donation is also made to Hospice; other charities are supported by funds raised from students for “Civvies” days.
Two Grade 7 students are chosen every year to represent the school at the Johannesburg Mini-City Council. This is an extension of our outreach programme.
Our outreach programme ensures that each girl and boy has an opportunity to contribute to the community at large.
Our Spiritual Foundation:
Our Religious Education programme is designed to suit the needs of our students as part of the secular-society in which we all live.
Spiritual education is provided via the formal curriculum as set out by the Catholic Schools Office and the Catholic Institute of Education. Students take part in daily Bible readings and prayers, monthly school Masses and have the opportunity for termly confession with our school chaplain. As a grade, students take part in a Retreat Day, the content of this day draws on our religious education curriculum.
We mark important feasts in our school year by the celebration of Mass and following tradition.
Preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation is offered to Catholic students in accordance with diocesan policy.
Marist Brothers Linmeyer provides students with a sound spiritual foundation on which to base their daily lives.
Our Extra-Curricular Activities:
Our Primary School’s nurturing and invested attitude towards the “whole child” is evident in our co-curricular programme. We believe involvement in extra-curricular activities is essential in the development of life skills and the establishment of a life-long healthy living programme.
Team sport develops a sense of camaraderie amongst students and a vibrant school spirit. The focus of our cultural programme is on having fun and stimulating imagination in safe and inclusive manners through art, drama and choir/music.
The growth and development of a child’s body, mind and spirit are vital, and we aim to bring out the natural talent inherent in each boy and girl.