Primary school
Primary School2020-11-05T10:52:57+02:00

Orban is a dual medium school committed to providing an exceptional education and a high academic standard.

Language Diversity

We believe the medium of instruction is as important as the content. That is why we have English and Afrikaans home language classes and from Grade R we offer isiZulu as a second additional language for all. We believe language serves as a vehicle for expressing thoughts and feelings. 

Our Academic Focus

English and Afrikaans home language classes
We have English and Afrikaans home language classes per year group.
We follow a four term CAPS enriched curriculum in all fields of knowledge: Language, Life Skills, Social Sciences, Natural Science, Mathematics, Technology, as well as isiZulu, Computers and Physical Training. As part of our curriculum we have a special focus on Music, Art, Drama and Dance.

No more than 20 learners per class
Our teachers are carefully selected to have the necessary qualifications and experience in their areas of expertise. Classes do not exceed 20 learners – it ensures that our children receive the best possible attention and support throughout their years of pre-primary and primary education.

Blended learning and innovative teaching
Orban adopted Google’s G Suite for Education enabling us to simultaneously teach in our physical classrooms at school and online in our Google Classrooms. The G Suite technology provides Orban with a safe platform to interact with our learners in a more technilogically advanced environment and so we’ve decided to implement a blended learning approach in order to prepare our learners to the best for the future to the best of our ability.

Orban School also incorporates the STEAM approach and prepares learners for scientific and computing research, by consolidating basic, fundamental skills in Science, Technology, the Arts and Mathematics across subject borders.

Arts and Culture

Music, Art, Drama and Dance form part of our curriculum. Our dynamic Arts Department ensures the learners enjoy performing and do so with confidence. Click on below button to see how we incorporate creative expression as part of your child’s learning experience. 

CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT ORBAN

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Our Primary School Teachers

Grade 1 Teachers

Ms. Annalize Els
Ms. Annalize Els Gr. 1 EA
Ms. Adéle vd Bergh
Ms. Adéle vd BerghGr. 1 EV

Grade 2 Teachers

Ms. Karli Ferreira
Ms. Karli FerreiraGr. 2 A
Ms. Padré-Swanepoel
Ms. Padré-SwanepoelGr. 2 EP
Ms. Anne de la Rey
Ms. Anne de la ReyGr. 2 A

Grade 3 Teachers

Ms. Erica Olckers
Ms. Erica OlckersGr. 3 EE
Ms. Simoné Fourie
Ms. Simoné FourieGr. 3 ES
Ms. Wilmarie Ochse-Heine
Ms. Wilmarie Ochse-HeineGr. 3 A

Grade 4 Teachers

Ms. Claudine Breedt
Ms. Claudine BreedtGr. 4 EC
Ms. Elsabé Schutte
Ms. Elsabé SchutteGr. 4 EE

Grade 5 Teachers

Ms. Onicke Swanepoel
Ms. Onicke SwanepoelGr. 5 ES
Ms. Thea Müller
Ms. Thea MüllerGr. 5 A
Ms. Vicky Hall
Ms. Vicky HallGr. 5 EV

Grade 6 Teachers

Ms. Lindy Phaal
Ms. Lindy PhaalGr. 6 A
Ms. Ronewa Mpephu
Ms. Ronewa MpephuGr. 6 ER
Mr. Ryno Effenberger
Mr. Ryno EffenbergerGr. 6 EE

Grade 7 Teachers

Ms. Jana Pretorius
Ms. Jana PretoriusGr. 7 A and Gr. 7 EJ
Ms. Barbara Scholtz
Ms. Barbara ScholtzGr. 7 EB

Specialist Teachers

Ms. Hesmé Pennels
Ms. Hesmé PennelsGeography and Afrikaans
Ms. Estelle Horn
Ms. Estelle HornScience
Ms. Dudu Vilakazi
Ms. Dudu VilakaziisiZulu intersen phase
Ms. Lindo
Ms. LindoisiZulu foundation phase
Ms. Michele Zulch
Ms. Michele ZulchDrama
Ms. Ana Silent
Ms. Ana SilentMusic
Mr. Stephen Hawkins
Mr. Stephen HawkinsDance
Ms. Zanele Montle
Ms. Zanele MontleDance

School-based Support Team

Ms. Claire Wilsom
Ms. Claire WilsomSBST coordinator
Ms. Lize Bouwer
Ms. Lize BouwerEducational Psychologist
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