Sifundzani curriculum is appropriate and relevant both locally and internationally. At its basis is the Swaziland National Curriculum which has its roots in the British educational system. Our curriculum has been built upon by drawing from a combination of programmes used in schools that are of a similar standard to Sifundzani in Swaziland, South Africa, America and the United Kingdom. The resources used are wide-ranging, up to date relevant.
The Foundation Phase is made up of the Grades One, Two and Three classes (children aged 6 years to 9 years). At this level Mathematics, English, Science skills and knowledge are well developed. Central to this is a focus on reading skills that underpin the entire curriculum: Foundations Phase students are empowered to ‘learn to read’ so that they may ‘read to learn’.
In the Foundation Phase there is a strong emphasis on the learner’s personal development including the promotion of personal, social, emotional and physical skills. The use of music and movement, drama, physical education, art and learning through active participation and play promotes each learner’s development as a whole.
Within the Foundation Phase, students’ strengths and weaknesses are identified and used to support learning and development. The programme allows teachers to continually assess student’s learning as they progress. The Foundation phase adequately prepares students for a seamless progression to the Senior Primary.
The senior Primary classes include Grades Four to Seven. (10 – 13 years). The senior curriculum builds on Foundation Phase achievements and prepares children to become self assured, independent learners. Reading forms an integral part of the senior programme. English and Second Languages (siSwati and French) focus on empowering learners to communicate and express themselves fluently and confidently. Mathematical skills are expanded to provide learners with sound mental, mechanical and problem solving skills. Science, Social Studies and Religious Education encourage learners to explore national, regional and global issues and expose them to the wonders of the natural and physical world. Information technology provides learners with a range of computer and internet skills.
The Senior Primary places a strong emphasis on the development of the whole child. Hence the academic programme is expanded with the addition of Music, Physical Education, Art and Drama. The provision of a varied extracurricular programme further enables learners to participate in a wide range of sporting, musical and cultural activities.