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Primary School
Intermediate And Senior Phase (Grade 4 - 7)


Social Empowerment

IsiXhosa is one of the 4 official languages of the Eastern Cape and the mother tongue of about 75% of the population of the Province. Being able to converse freely in it can hardly be over-estimated, as it enables children to communicate effectively, appreciate different cultural identities, and bridge gaps that separate them.

Our Focus

Learning a new language is exciting for the children, and much of our work is designed to develop verbal communication skills. 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. Practical activities, such as singing isiXhosa songs, and performing traditional dances are introduced into lessons to liven up the proceedings and encourage the children to speak the language.

"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted."

- Garrison Keillor

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
  • Writing
  • Language structure and usage
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Practice Makes Perfect

As in all subjects, the more a child engages with the language the sooner he, or she, will become proficient. We therefore encourage learners to speak the language at every opportunity, especially at home and while playing with their friends. Reading isiXhosa books is of great value.