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At Wynberg Boys’ Junior School, we strive to cultivate an environment of Continuous Learning and Teaching. This means that not only will our boys develop an insatiable thirst for knowledge long after they left our school, but they will also be well-equipped to find it.

Learning and teaching are aligned to meet the requirements of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS), but we also focus on developing the four core competencies the school tries to promote. The competencies are Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration and Communication (The 4C’s). These are globally recognised as the core skills needed to develop holistically. We, as a school, currently subscribe to Singapore Mathematics as well. This is the combination of global ideas delivered to enhance the thinking of learners through the use of various resources and teaching methods.

With advancements in technology, the school has realised that in order to remain current we need to embrace the use of technology in a more functional way that surpasses the age-old methods of using it as only an input and output device. Our partner in this regard is Google Apps For Education (GAFE). GAFE offers an interactive way of learning and teaching and extends the classroom to almost anywhere in the world. Teachers can upload work that is accessible to learners at any time and can be monitored in real-time. In Addition to this, there was a need for learners to have portable devices so that they could interact with GAFE frequently. In order for learners to operate devices successfully and engage with GAFE, teachers have upskilled themselves to deliver best practices. This is a constant journey and will keep on making strides in the right direction for our learners. Apart from this we also employ various thinking maps to further facilitate the learning process.

Our academic approach is holistic and strategically includes these pillars (sport, culture and service) of the school. We realise these pillars form(s) part of the context of every Wynberg boy and strive to make it part of the learning programme by using it in context-based activities such as comprehensions and problem-solving in Mathematics. The academic experience is further enhanced through:

  • Highly motivated class teachers
  • The appointment of Specialist teachers in Art, Music and Computer Applications
  • Small classes
  • A STREAM lab
  • Chromebook devices for classroom use
  • A well-maintained and up-to-date library
  • Exciting and challenging assessment tasks and projects
  • Field trips, exhibitions and outings
  • A learning support team that implements a variety of intervention strategies
  • An incentive-based programme of merits and the “smart club”
  • Top ten recognition
  • Ongoing communication with parents such as term assessment plans, progress reports, etc

Apart from our different approach to teaching and learning, our school is structured along the same lines as a traditional state school with classes in Foundation (Grade R-3); Intermediate (Grade 4-6 ) and Senior Phase (Grade 7).

Supera Moras Club

At Wynberg Boys’ Junior, we want to encourage our boys to strive for their best in every area of school life. Merits are awarded for achievements and improvements in academics, sports and culture. When boys have achieved 40 merits, that is 4 merit certificates, they become members of the Supera Moras Stars.

If a boy becomes a member of the Supera Mora Stars every year from Gr 1 to Gr 7, they join the Supera Moras Super Stars.

Learner Support at WBJS

Learner Support is a vital component of an effective learning environment and a key focus area at WBJS. Support at different levels aims to provide every learner with the opportunity to reach his full academic potential.

The SGB currently employs a full time learning support educator, a social worker and part time Learning Support Educators. These services are accessed through a referral process and are at no additional cost to the parent. Learners are drawn from the class during the school day.

Academic support includes assistance with homework programmes, language and mathematics assistance, didactical aid teaching lessons facilitated by class and subject teachers, educational programmes in literacy and numeracy and learning support.

In addition to their academic needs, we do everything we can to help those in need of emotional, social or behavioural support. Our social worker provides both individual support of learners and their families and systemic interventions, by providing input as part of our school based support team.

Class teachers in every grade are required to assist learners in need of support by giving DAT/Intervention Lessons. These lessons take place either before or after school, depending on the grade and educator availability.

The school is able to offer the services of both an on-site Occupational Therapist and a Speech Therapist. These private therapists offer special rates to our parents and learners are assisted during the school day.

Our WBJS team, in the spirit of Supera Moras, is committed to ensuring that each learner in our diverse and inclusive school community, has the opportunity to achieve his best and experience success.