1. Our Instructional model-Preschool and Foundation phase

Key considerations underlying the primary school/foundation phase are:

  • The Montessori Future Nation Pre-Schools model as a solid foundation in preschool that helps children to become self-motivated, self-disciplined and to retain the sense of curiosity. The focus is on the child as a person, not on the daily lesson plan. Their ultimate objective is to help their students to learn independently and retain the curiosity, creativity, and intelligence with which they were born
  • Consistency from pre-school to primary school to high school model with the idea that the preschool/primary/ foundation phase becomes a feeder for the high school, and teaching methods and methodologies used in high school are known to students entering from the associated primary school(s)
  • Lay the foundation for all students finishing primary school to become successful students by introducing Project Based Learning, focus on numeracy, language and technology
  • Consideration for the cost implications of various options and possible ways to leverage the impact of teachers and technology to reduce cost per student
2. Our Instructional model High school

The subjects offered by Future Nation schools are intended to adequately prepare students for leadership and participation in the broader African and global economy. In furtherance of this goal the following principles will be key:

  • Focus on English, Maths and Science
  • Project-based learning more integrated into CAPS curriculum
  • Exposure to Computer Applications and Computer Programing
  • Exposure to key African languages
  • Development of Leadership and Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Exposure to key African topics
  • Globally competitive quality of education
3. Future Nation Cross-cutting success factors
  • Educating with a vision and around a core set of values and principles
  • From junior primary up, more teaching hours than traditional schools
  • Continuous teacher development, feedback and management program
  • Hiring ambitious and inspiring teachers who have a deep passion and commitment for student development
  • Group work
  • Project based learning and Contextualization – i.e. linking curriculum to everyday concrete life
  • Using integrated learning techniques, for example linking what’s been taught in history into the language class, or creating a play about scientific concepts
4. Our position on language
  • The primary language of instruction will be English
  • It is expected that this will not be the home language for many students
  • Future Nation will offer additional languages at a first language level
5. Our position on technology in schools
  • Future Nation will play a pioneering role at the primary school level to introduce and use technology to aid and strengthen learning
  • Future Nation will introduce technology as a tool for playing, learning and experimentation in junior primary school, and expand these to research, analysis and communication in senior primary school
  • In Intermediate phase (grade 4 upward) Future Nation will pioneer elements of computer programming and blended learning, standardising the learning experience to all of our students
  • Enabling detailed individual monitoring and assessing of progress and individualized feedback
  • Enabling learning at the individual student’s pace