Since our inception in 2011, we have developed our own holistic, whole child pedagogy, constituting an ever-renewing process refinement. Our methods are based on a variety of educational methodologies from around the world, as well as our own in-house innovations, all rooted in solid educational theory.
Our curriculum framework balances the head (cognitive), heart (affective) and hand (cognitive) aspects of the child’s learning needs through a threefold learning journey, which we conceptualise as three sets of parallel values.
We aspire for all-rounded mastery by practising diligence and initiative, and by loving the experience of learning
We model personal integrity through practising inquiry, honesty and honouring diversity
We teach social and emotional intelligence by modelling empathy, self-awareness and a passion for collaboration
“Kairos” means “time” as measured by the soul; the time needed to inquire and explore; the time needed to integrate one’s learning; the time needed to grow.
To us, Kairos means learning for life.
We believe that when life at school is happy and meaningful, children are able to go out into the world and have a positive impact. Since our inception in 2011, our school has sustained this atmosphere, resulting in children who love coming to school. This is because we are sincere and effective in our commitment to understand each individual child holistically. We allow each child to find safety in being seen, being heard and being understood.
Our creative, robust approach uses inquiry and project-based teaching methods to ambitiously stretch children beyond the textbook to deeper learning and genuine understanding. We resist any factory-oriented modes of teaching, preferring to achieve these outcomes in unconventional ways. Our students learn the same skills of each school subject as conventional schools do, but with a difference. The Kairos system enables them to acquire these skills without losing their love of learning.
The 8-year primary school journey of Kairos (Grades R-7) enables our graduates to enter any mainstream high school of their choosing. In that regard, we represent the cutting edge of schooling reform in South Africa, bringing it line with worldwide changes in school practices.