Learning programme with a purpose
The Green School South Africa curriculum is based on the international Green School curriculum, and exceeds the requirements of the South African curriculum. The international Green School curriculum was developed based on the United Kingdom National Curriculum and other highly respected international curricula such as that of New Zealand and Singapore. Our curriculum is rigorous and relevant because we strive to help our students understand the value of what they learn.
While there will be maths and science and literacy, this will be taught through thematic, hands-on projects that have both entrepreneurship and sustainability at the core. There is a greater focus on HOW we teach, rather than WHAT we teach. Through student-guided, hands-on projects they learn to think like entrepreneurs, ask the right questions, and be confident in their search for answers.
Green School’s mission of “a community of learners making our world sustainable” sets the core philosophy of why and how the School educates. The “Green School Way” is to prepare for the real world by being involved in it now; to have impact now; to take responsibility now; and to model and practice the skills and mindsets that we will need later on, now.
In South Africa we celebrate the diversity and richness of our culture. The curriculum will be taught in both English and Afrikaans with exposure to other local languages.
The learning programme consists of three overlapping, integral elements. They seek to find a balance between the skills, values and discipline-based competencies that prepare learners for an ever-changing world. These three elements are a central in all learning experiences with careful consideration of developmental level and readiness.