Innovation in Academics

About our Intermediate Phase

In the Intermediate Phase (IP), we pride ourselves on creating an inviting environment where we build relationships with our students and community at large. Our Catholic values and ethos are at the heart of our approach to learning and educating the whole child. During this phase, our students develop their organisational skills, sense of responsibility and independence in a caring and nurturing environment. The pastoral care system supports our students as they learn these and other social skills.

Our core subjects are English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, Mathematics, Natural Science and Technology, Social Sciences (History and Geography), Life Orientation, Art, Music, Physical Education, Information Technology, and Religious Education. However, we are developing our curriculum to include a transdisciplinary approach to real-world problem-solving. A transdisciplinary curriculum involves different disciplines working together to explore problems that face our world. Project-Based Learning and Inquiry-Based Learning are two methodologies we use to enable this transdisciplinary approach, and our teachers are excited to integrate these approaches in their planning. We are constantly looking to innovate and invigorate our curriculum.

Brescia House School is a Microsoft Showcase School, and our teachers are constantly looking to adapt their teaching to ensure that the students develop their 21st-century skills. These skills are intended to help students keep up with the lightning pace of today’s changing world and enable them to respond to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 21st-century skills include critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication, to name a few. We encourage our students to find solutions to problems, think outside the box, work with others, and talk to each other. These skills are vital in today's world and for the future.

Subjects in the Intermediate Phase include:

  • English

  • Afrikaans

  • IsiZulu

  • Mathematics

  • Natural Science and Technology

  • Social Science: History

  • Social Science: Geography

  • Life Orientation

  • Art

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Information Technology

  • Religious Education