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Primary School

Foundation Phase  Gr 1 - Gr 3

Intermediate Phase Gr 4 - Gr 6

“Direct me, Yahweh, throughout my journey so I can experience Your plans for my life. Reveal the life-paths that are pleasing to You. Escort me into Your truth; take me by the hand and teach me. For You are the God of my salvation; I have wrapped my heart into Yours all day long.”

Psalm 25:4-5 TPT

Foundation Phase: Gr 1 - Gr 3

At Richards Bay Christian School, we consider it a privilege to partner with parents to provide a solid educational foundation. Using the CAPS curriculum, nurturing, qualified staff seek to develop the whole child spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. Our goal is to teach our students innovatively, from a biblical perspective, to transform lives and encourage them to be solution-driven thinkers in their community. 

At Richards Bay Christian School, the Foundation Phase staff believe that God’s Word is the only foundation on which to base all learning. We are passionate about equipping our students with the skills needed to read, understand and to communicate meaningfully with others.

Our desire is to enable our students to think critically and to deepen their ability to comprehend their studies and the world around them through a biblical mind-set.


  • Mon-Fri 7:30 - 13:00

Pat Marlowe

Mrs Pat Marlowe
JP & IP Phase Principal

Academic Programme

  • English Home Language –  We use the CAPS curriculum as a guideline for assessment requirements. Using the TIME2READ language programme, we build a core foundation in phonics, reading, vocabulary, writing and grammar.

  • Mathematics

  • Afrikaans and isiZulu (First additional languages)

  • Bible

  • Chess and Computational Thinking (foundation of Robotics) assist in developing necessary critical thinking skills for the future.

  • Art, music and Junior Choir provide a choice of activities for our students to develop their God-given gifts and talents.

  • The implementation of STEAM activities and fun, cultural days makes learning an exciting experience. STEAM activities focus on developing 21st-century skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. Students grow in their ability to be creative and collaborative problem-solvers by utilising design-thinking processes.

  • Smaller classes in Grades 1 and 2 (<17)

  • Staff offer extra lessons one afternoon a week to consolidate concepts.

  • Sport is offered and encouraged. It is a vital part of educating students to adopt healthy lifestyles, develop collaboration and acceptable social cognition and to apply the biblical principles taught in Matthew 18 when managing conflict.

  • Occupational and Speech and Language therapies, offered by qualified therapists, are available for children who need strategic learning support.

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Intermediate Phase: Gr 4 - Gr 6

The staff of Richards Bay Christian School, are committed to teach the students from a biblical perspective, using the CAPS curriculum, to prepare them for an IEB high school career. We believe that offering an education founded on a biblical world view will foster personal spiritual development and enable us to instill the practice of excellence in academics, Christian character and servanthood. We desire to partner with parents to present God’s Truth and His Word as the source of authority on which to build a life with purpose and meaning. We encourage our students to develop relationships built on trust and respect and to value everyone as a unique creation of God. 

Pat Marlowe

Mrs Pat Marlowe
JP & IP Phase Principal

As a committed group of professional teachers, we seek to build a firm academic and spiritual foundation for your children. One which can be strengthened through their primary and high school years.  We use the CAPS curriculum as a guideline and our assessments are thorough in order to start preparing the students for an IEB matric. Through our instruction, biblical worldview is nurtured in all our students. We endeavour to instil a culture of honour in the lives of those we teach. 


  • Mon-Fri 7:30 - 14:00

Academic Programme

       CAPS core subjects:

  • English (Home language)

  • Afrikaans and isiZulu (First additional  language)

  • Mathematics

  • Social Sciences

  • Natural Sciences and Technology

  • Life Skills 

  • Robotics 

  • Art and Music 

  • Sport – students are expected to choose one sport per term. Choices vary according to season and term. 

    Our Ignite Arts programme provides a menu of choices allowing our students to explore their interests and develop their individual gifts and talents. Dance, Hospitality, Drama and Choir are some of the choices available. 

    The assistance of a school counsellor is available to direct students to focus on positive growth developing areas such as emotional intelligence, friendship skills, stress management and study skills. These aspects are also integrated more broadly into school life, for example through Life Skills lessons and school assemblies.

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