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Primary School
Foundation Phase (Grade R - 3)


Social Empowerment

Afrikaans is one of 11 official languages in our country, and it ranks third as the most spoken language. Learning it is socially empowering. It also lays the foundation on which an appreciation of the Afrikaans culture can be built, opening the door to a world of colourful and richly-South African literature.

"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."

- Flora Lewis

Brief notes on the subjects offered at Hudson Park in the Intermediate and Senior Phases can be accessed via the menu below.


Our Curriculum covers the areas of language development which are listed below:

  • Listening and speaking
  • Phonics
  • Reading and viewing
  • Language structure and usage
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Our Focus

Our area of primary concern is verbal communication, and special attention is paid to vocabulary building, basic reading skills, and reading with comprehension. The children also do simple writing exercises in which they learn to construct sentences.

The practical component of lessons is usually a highlight for learners. They love to do spelling and reading, since Afrikaans has a very phonetic construction and words are spelled the way they sound.

Parental Participation

As is the case with all language study, it is the learners who use the language most who make the best progress

We urge parents to speak Afrikaans with their children, on occasion, at home. Use can be made of Afrikaans TV and other media, in order to support what is done at school, and excellent ideas can be found on the EASY AFRIKAANS website.

Small Classes

In Grade 3, our learners can choose to do either Afrikaans or isiXhosa. This ensures that classes are small and enables us to give the children plenty of individual attention during the lessons.


We have a good selection of Afrikaans resources in our classrooms and in our Library, and learners have every opportunity to read and listen to Afrikaans stories.

"Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom."

- Rudolf Steiner