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of Tomorrow along with Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) is a
proven programme which has been used for more than 30 years in over 8
000 schools worldwide. In South Africa there are over 17 000 learners
making use of this system. The curriculum is of the highest standard
and we are proud to have well trained staff, who are qualified and
committed to giving your child a comprehensive, quality, biblically
based education. We believe that School of Tomorrow providing A.C.E.
is the tool that will help us achieve our goal of educational reform.
The A.C.E. programme achieves this goal through:
are individuals and, therefore, do not learn at the same pace.
Conventional systems of education cannot adequately address this
issue. Your child may be a fast learner or one who takes a little
longer. Consequently, he or she is completely at the mercy of the
average pace that a teacher, in a conventional class, sets. It is
possible for a normal child to function at a certain level for two or
more years, either above or below their chronological age. This
results in the faster learner becoming bored, while the slower
learner is left behind. The class teacher does not have the time or
the resources to assess the learner's real potential. The A.C.E.
system, however, ensures that your child works at the appropriate
level and pace for his or her present ability. Learners work
independently on their academic subjects and the measure of their
success is their own progress, which is carefully monitored.
Monitoring & Instruction
learners start their day by setting their own individual goals. They
set the number of pages of work which they need to complete for that
particular day. This teaches them to be productive, and teaches them
time management and goal-setting skills. As they work, at their own
pace, they are able to ask the supervisor (teacher) for personalized
help. Learners are tested at regular intervals in order to monitor
their progress. The pass mark for these tests is 80% (90% for Grade 1
- 3 level) before they may proceed to the next PACE (learner's
workbook). This is achieved with very little stress and anxiety, as
the learner has repeated the particular concepts three or four times
before writing the PACE test. Learners are taught to take full
responsibility for their learning, with the supervisor being there to
help when they encounter any problems or difficulties.
sets Bay Christian School apart from other forms of education is our
biblically based curriculum. Children are encouraged to model their
life on God's Word and to pursue wisdom. The Bible forms the core of
the material that our children study. Each PACE contains a character
development segment, which is designed to illustrate one of sixty-six
character traits that Jesus exemplified through His ministry.
Learners are required to memorize a different Scripture passage every
month. This forms part of their overall progress. Our learners are
also encouraged to discover their ministry gifts through the His
Servants Programme. This is part of the A.C.E. curriculum that is
focussed on discipleship and cultivating an attitude of Christian
service towards others.
learner is assessed individually to ascertain the level at which he
or she is best able to perform. A learner might perform at level
three in English, but at level five in Mathematics. Conventional
schools cannot address this issue. The learner may develop a gap in
one learning area or be bored in another. It is vital that the
learner works at a level at which he or she is able to achieve
success. The goal is to achieve academic balance without any learning
gaps in the basics of Mathematics, Reading and Writing, as well as
the other learning areas.
cannot take place in a chaotic environment. The greatest need in
education around the world is for schools to regain control and
maintain discipline. Discipline is well defined and incorporated into
the day-to-day process of an A.C.E. school. Many of the issues faced
in other systems are minimized because our learners know what is
expected of them and their young minds are kept productively
occupied. Corporal correction is administered in extreme cases as, we
believe, it is a directive that has been given by God in the training
and developing of a child. Included in your Admissions Pack is a
Corporal Correction Notification form. This form details the exact
procedure that is followed should biblical admonition be required.
Your child may not need help as far as discipline is concerned, but
others may prevent your child from getting the best possible
education due to poor discipline.
motivates like success!
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