Our School

December 23, 2013 0 Comments

The Grove Primary School, situated below the crags of the picturesque Table Mountain, is home to a diverse student body of 720 boys and girls, from Grade R to Grade 7.

The Grove is a school with many strengths – excellent teachers, a culture of performance, a committed parent body, and enthusiastic learners.    It has delivered excellent academic outcomes and has consistently been one of the top primary schools in the Western Cape.  Grove also does very well against international benchmarks and its achievements in areas such as the international literature quiz of 2009 (where Grove came second) point to the fact that it can compete against the best of the world.

A former model C school, The Grove is widely known for its progressive and innovative position in South African education. Not only do we have a wide interaction with different sectors of the South African educational community but we are committed to find ways in which we can make a positive contribution to improving the education system as whole.

Due to The Grove’s excellent reputation, it has been chosen to pilot numerous curricular innovations for potential incorporation into the general school curriculum, and the school has contributed regularly towards the new educational establishment through its proactive responses to government discussion documents and its involvement with Education Department committees.

Currently, the racial demographic composition of the school is black (11%), coloured (36%), Indian/Asian (10%) and white (43%).    The gender composition is male (49%) and female (51%). Most of our pupils come from the surrounding southern suburbs, but a number travel daily from areas further afield.

Sharing Grove
Read our plan for the years ahead –  our tool for giving the school direction into the future, for prioritising activity and for establishing our intention to better harness the enormous skills, energy and commitment within our staff, our parent body and our children behind our common educational purpose.
The plan itself is not intended to be a final statement about Grove’s direction.   It is rather a summary of evolving thinking at the current moment of an on-going journey of action and reflection in our school community.

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