Learn through creativity at Salisbury House

Celebrating Tu B’shvat: Ms Aimée Chiat, Robert Straszim, Elijah Hoffenberg, Tayah Weir, Noa Schapiro, Maya Schapiro and Rabbi Greg Alexander

Salisbury House has had a wonderful three months filled with learning, fun and time spent getting to know each other.

The aim of Salisbury House is to learn through creativity. The majority of our skills are practiced through our theme work, where we combine all our subjects to study a specific topic. We put a big emphasis on compassion, perseverance and critical thinking, all of which are important in order to meet the challenges of the future.

In our multi-grade classroom children are taught according to their ability, not their age. This means that each child has their own individual learning plan, keeping the WCED CAPS curriculum in mind.

We have Hebrew and Jewish studies lessons three times a week, the highlight of which is always our Shabbat celebration. Our Jewish Studies lessons are built into our theme work and we practice the various Midot throughout our daily lives at school.

At Salisbury House we celebrate the chagim in style. We culminated our topic of tree-dwelling animals by celebrating Tu B’shvat. We enjoyed a hike in Newlands Forest where we observed birds and squirrels. We then had enormous fun exploring the river and taking part in a scavenger hunt. Purim was also included in our topic of mythological animals, and we had plenty of fun ideas for our dress-up costumes.

Salisbury House is an independent Jewish primary school where we strive to inspire children to be creative and critical thinkers, as well as responsible citizens ready to meet the challenges of the future.

Visit the Salisbury House website or email info@salisburyhouse.co.za for more information.

• Published in the print edition of the March/April Pesach 2021 issue. Download the March/April 2021 issue PDF here.

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