In Grade 4 the girls move from the Junior Primary into the more challenging Senior Primary Department of St Mary’s School. There are strategies in place that lessen the gap between these grades.
In this Grade the class teachers focus on the core Learning Areas. Other learning areas such as isiZulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans, Physical Education and Music are taught by specialist teachers. Assessments become more formal in Grade 4, except in the first term when study skills are applied. Homework is given daily and the girls are able to utilize the option of supervised Prep in the afternoons. There is also a wide selection of extra-curricular activities, from sport to cultural disciplines.
The highlight of the year is often the Grade 4 School Tour. The girls embark on their first school tour with their peers and teachers.