“El Shaddai provided the foundation for our children’s spiritual, character and academic foundation that made them flourish when we moved to the UK. They are leaders in their peer groups, loved by their teachers and they excel academically. We are eternally grateful that we could take hands with El Shaddai.”
Die Holtshauzen familie
ESCS proudly follows the CAMBRIDGE CURRICULUM. With students well prepared, we are proud to have had students (achievements)…
Many of these students have come from our Afrikaans primary classes, which shows the easy transition to the English curriculum in the higher grades.
In our High School, we aspire to shape confident and responsible students as they pursue excellence in academics to fulfill their God-given purpose in society.
The Junior High School Phase follows an enriched national curriculum exposing students to a wide range of subjects and skills in preparation for the Cambridge Assessment International Curriculum in the Senior High School Phase.
The internationally benchmarked Cambridge curriculum encourages reflective, innovative and engaged students who can meet the demands of a changing world. The Cambridge IGCSE and AS Level courses in Grades 10 to 12 ensure that our Matrics’ qualifications are accepted for University and College entry, as well as for employment purposes globally.
In addition, our Biblical integration ensures that students engage with the content in a meaningful way as they are being equipped to be ethical influencers in society.
Cambridge International Examinations are set and marked by Cambridge Assessment, a department of the prestigious University of Cambridge. Our students write the renowned International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Grades 10 and 11, as well as the Advanced Subsidiary Level certificate (AS Level) in Grade 12. These are accepted by USAf and SAQA for entrance to tertiary institutions in South Africa.
We offer the following Cambridge subjects in the Senior High School:
Our Discipling programme prepares our students for their Kingdom role in society by encouraging young people to walk in a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ, by instilling a Biblical worldview for all aspects of life and developing Godly character.
We endeavor to create opportunities for the Holy Spirit to empower our students to prosper so that they can fulfil their God-given purpose as part of the Great Commission to serve our wider community.
We trust that they will become ethical influencers as they impact the world and advance His Kingdom.
Thought provoking concepts are presented at weekly assemblies. Topics are covered in an age-appropriate manner and address relevant issues encountered by the young people of today.
In the High School, assembly themes are covered in a three-year cycle: Year 1 – Focus on relationships, Year 2 – Focus on instilling a Biblical WorldView and Year 3 – Focus on providing answers to tough questions (Apologetics)
The assembly topics are re-enforced in comprehensive discussions in the Discipleship for Life lessons.
Bible knowledge is expanded during an extra weekly Bible Education lesson in Grades 7 to 9.
Biblical integration in the academic, sports and cultural programmes is achieved by teaching and coaching from a Biblical perspective (God’s intended plan) in mind.
Homeslice peer mentorship encourages cross-grade (Grades 7 – 12) relationship and accountability.
Outreach programmes create platforms for pupils to serve the wider community. These outreaches sensitise the pupils to the needs of the lost, the marginalised and the poor and in doing so allow them to look beyond their own needs.
Our Culture Expressions create safe opportunities where students can enjoy themselves and flourish while being equipped with essential skills like problem solving, self management, working with people and technological expertise that will allow them to be Culture Creators in the 21st Century.
Students will find that our clubs are meaningful and give them a sense of belonging where they can be bold and brave, as well as provide fantastic opportunities to build lasting friendships with others around common interests.
In the process we redeem these expressions and restore creativity as we create Kingdom Culture. We revere God with our God-given talents to reveal God’s love to the community.
We have a variety of 16 clubs grouped in four expressions:
Performing Expressions with
Drama, Dancing and Singing and the Sanctified Worship band;
Life Expressions with public speaking, debating , chess , eco club and Eisteddfod.
The Sports Department seeks to improve the physical and emotional health of our students through participation in both competitive and recreational sports in a safe environment. In addition, we strive to use sport as a vehicle for discipling, camaraderie and relationship building.
In all sporting codes, character qualities such as loyalty, work ethic, team work, punctuality and commitment and Godly sportsmanship are key values that are emphasized regularly.
During competitive events outside of school we place high value on the opportunity to live out our testimony.
School Life seeks to ensure that the participation at school events and connection between students cultivates the overall well-being of the individual.
The Grade 12 Leadership Team run events that encourage cross-grade and cross-school interaction in order to create an atmosphere of camaraderie and unity. Students express their creativity, enlarge their friendship circles and learn in an environment that goes beyond the classroom or extracurricular programme.
Student-led events inspire collaboration and provide students with opportunities to exercise their leadership skills while implementing their unique vision for the year. It is invigorating witnessing students living life to the full.
Activities include: Interschools’ cheerleading, camps, assemblies, termly events that encourage wider school community interaction, Appreciation Day and other themed civvies days, trading days, grade socials, High School dances, Founders’ Day celebrations, and the like.
We take great pride in our school and how we present ourselves.
We do the following to present a dapper and beautiful image:
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GIRLS – WINTER
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