How do we enhance our curriculum?
- Leadership and Entrepreneurship
This is where students grasp leadership and entrepreneurial skills such as resilience, self-management, innovation, adaptability, making choices and decisions, risk-taking, writing business proposals etc.
- Robotics and Programming
This computing subject is taught from Grade 1 to Grade 9. Students learn about programming, robotics and other computing skills. The aim is to prepare them for the exponential growth in technology.
- African Studies
The FNS teaching model emphasises the importance of African literature, arts, crafts, indigenous games, African history and Indigenous Knowledge Systems.
Future Nation Pre-schools
Our Pre-schools use the Montessori teaching model in the classrooms. The Montessori approach supports self-directed, enquiry-based learning that teaches children collaboration, independence and purposeful work. Montessori teachers lead children to ask questions, think for themselves, explore, investigate, and discover. The ultimate objective is to help children to learn independently and to stimulate their natural curiosity, creativity, and intelligence. This teaching model is a natural fit for PBL which follows on in the Foundation, Intermediate, Senior and FET phases.
In Grade R, we then start adding in elements of Project Based Learning, which is the perfect complement to the Montessori methodology. Children start developing different skills to pursue work that interests and engages them. Having already learnt to work independently and purposefully in Pre-school, this transition happens smoothly.
Future Nation Schools
The subjects offered by Future Nation Schools are intended to prepare students adequately for leadership, and participation in the broader African and global economies through the Project-Based Learning approach. The following principles are key in this approach:
- a strong focus on Mathematics and English;
- exposure to Project-Based Learning;
- exposure to computer applications and computer programming skills;
- constant exposure to key African topics; and
- development of Leadership and Entrepreneurial thinking.
Our pass mark of 60% reflects our high academic expectations. We believe that every child has the potential to thrive in an environment where his/her voice is recognised.