Our school follows the ZIMSEC and Cambridge Primary curriculums whilst ensuring that all education is being taught from a Christian worldview.
The children write the ZIMSEC Grade 7 Examinations at the end of Grade 7. In addition, they write the Global English Assessment at the end of Grade 2 and Grade 4. This provides them with an internationally recognised proficiency level for English.
At the end of Grade 6, the Children will, if all goes according to our plans, write the Cambridge Checkpoint Examination for Primary school beginning in 2024
An active learning approach is used at school to foster learning that is characterised by learner engagement and achievement. This approach also ensures that the children take more responsibility for their own learning.
We understand the importance of being able to communicate effectively in an internationally understood language. For this reason, we teach the Cambridge Global English up until Grade 4 and then switch to Cambridge English. This approach ensures that the children have a solid foundation in English before moving onto the more advanced ideas in Grade 5 – form learning English to using English to learn.
You might be surprised to learn that the children are taught not only to write English, but also to speak it correctly as the drive in the Cambridge Framework gives equal priority to this aspect as well.
The learners will learn to summarise information; analyse texts and their content; make reasoned arguments in support of their understanding of texts and master many more skills that will be essential to their future success.
We see English as a route to the learners being able to function in a global society.
An understanding of your roots and history is essential for understanding who you are. For this reason, Shona is given an equal footing to English so that all our children have an appreciation of their heritage through a study of the language.
The same skills that are taught in English are taught in Shons but we follow the ZIMSEC Curriculum.
Gone are the days of doing sums all day and then saying that you are then a mathematician. While we appreciate the importance of learning basic mathematics facts, it is even more important to be able to use these facts to solve problems, expand on ideas and create new ways of solving problems.
An emphasis is placed on creative approaches to problem solving, collaboration and critical thinking at all levels from the ECD to Grade 7. For this reason, we are using the Cambridge Framework to supplement the ZIMSEC Curriculum.
Our goal is to ensure that when the learners leave Lendy Park, they are independent thinkers who are not afraid to experiment with numbers and ideas and are able to solve both recognisable and novel problems with confidence.
Science and Agriculture
The Cambridge Primary Framework is used in conjunction with the ZIMSEC Curriculum to ensure that the learners have the required knowledge to be successful in this subject but also, more importantly, the skills they need to apply this knowledge to the world around them.
The Cambridge Primary Framework, encourages the application of this knowledge to real life situations.
Our goal in agriculture is to ensure that every child has the required knowledge to be able to grow basic food crops on a small scale for their own consumption.
Lendy Park follows the ZIMSEC Curriculum in this subject to ensure that all the children have an understanding of how their communities function and their role within that community.
This subject is taught through exploration , discussion, collaboration and independent research. Our goal is the development of our learners into responsible citizens of their communities.
This idea is further reinforced through community outreach to local orphanages and organisations.
This is one of the most important focuses for our school – the salvation of every child and their families through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Everyday starts with either a class devotional period or an assembly where the children praise and worship their maker; hear lessons from the staff of the school and perform class assemblies that highlight the biblical theme for the year.
These activities reinforce the content of the Religious and Moral Education Curriculum as defined by ZIMSEC. After leaving Lendy Park, every child will have heard about Jesus Christ and know the path to salvation.
This is one of the major pillars of the education of the learners at Lendy Park School. This subject is taught in the morning to the children and then the ideas taught there are reinforced through the vigorous afternoon sporting programme.
Our goal is to produce children who understand the importance of physical fitness through regular and safe exercise; learn to win and even more importantly, how to lose in a gracious manner. It is vital that the children learn from the mistakes made in those losses. Being able to lose is just as important, maybe even more so, as being able to win.
This subject also provides opportunities for the learners who are less academic to excel at school.
Lendy Park follows the ZIMSEC Curriculum in these subjects but takes them further, especially in the music department.
All children learn to play the mbira, marimbas and the recorder during their time at Lendy Park. In addition, they are taught the required theory to enable them to pass the LCME Grade 1 examination at the end of Grade 7.
For those children who want to further their music, they are encouraged to participate in the National Institute of Allied Arts Competitions each year and consistently achieve creditable awards.
Each child participates in one major school theatrical production each year as part of this programme.