Characteristics

Our students will state proudly that they went after their dreams, sought out and nourished robust, life-giving relationships and fulfilled their purpose in their own unique way. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said: “Too many people die with the music still in them.” We encourage our students “to sing their own special song, dance their own special dance.” Above all, Mountain Cambridge School is a happy place; a place where “every child matters”. We will strive at MCS to ensure a happy child through:

  • High standards & stated expectations
  • Passionate, nurturing & inclusive school
  • Cambridge Curriculum: Internationally recognized qualification & benchmarking
  • Small learning communities
  • “Whole-brain”/creative teaching strategy
  •  Analytical & creative thinking : Edward De Bono Lateral thinking
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Bully-free zone
  • Disciplined but relaxed environment which is conducive to learning.
  • Interactive playground
  • Reading programme
  • SENCO programme
  • Mentorship programme
  • Leadership programmes
  • Partnerships with our parents as our stakeholders
  • On-going professional development
  • Sport and culture development
  • Community service

Thinking Skills Programme

Mountain Cambridge School is affiliated with Thinking School South Africa (TSSA) and is in the process of working towards getting our accreditation from Exeter University in London, UK. Cambridge requires our school to have a student-centred learning approach to enable the learners to apply their knowledge.
In all our academic programmes, the learners are encouraged to become independent, critical thinkers and problem solvers. Focus is also placed on the development of effective communication skills, both written and oral.
Our Thinking Skills programme is central in our approach to academics. Students are taught a wide range of strategies and tools that enable them to engage in Higher Order Thinking. Dr David Hyerle’s Thinking Maps and Dr Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats are applied across the curriculum at every level. These tools enable our learners to organise their thoughts and make effective decisions about how to approach their work.

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