Teaching approach


At Gratton School, we believe in equipping learners with the essential skills needed to thrive in an ever-changing and uncertain future. Our approach focuses on preparing students to face challenges head-on by fostering the following abilities:

  • Critical Thinking and Creativity: We encourage students to think critically, explore diverse perspectives, and unleash their creative potential.
  • Entrepreneurship and Problem Solving: We foster an entrepreneurial mindset, empowering students to identify opportunities, take initiative, and solve problems effectively.
  • Articulateness: We emphasize effective communication skills, enabling students to express themselves confidently and articulately.
  • Conflict Management: We recognize the importance of conflict resolution skills in personal and professional settings.

Our curriculum aligns with South African Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) and National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, developing critical thinking and real-life problem-solving skills. Engaging and interactive learning experiences empower students to navigate the complexities of the modern world.

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Fostering Engaging and Collaborative Learning


At Gratton School, our methodology fosters engaging and collaborative learning, aligning with our educational philosophy.

Key elements include:

  • Small Group Learning: With small class sizes, we ensure individual attention and create an environment for cooperation and meaningful interactions.
  • Co-Creation of Knowledge: Students actively participate in the learning process, engaging in activities that promote knowledge co-creation.
  • Contextualized Learning: We connect lessons to real-life situations, deepening students’ understanding and interest.
  • Positive Narration and Encouragement: Through positive reinforcement, we inspire students to believe in themselves and embrace challenges.
  • Reflective Practice: Regular opportunities for reflection promote personal growth and enhance communication skills.
  • Collaborative Partnership: We value parental involvement, inviting consultations, open communication, and participation in school events. Together, we nurture the potential of every learner.
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