School made cool!

Here’s what you’re going to learn

All subjects are delivered through our innovative portal. Similar to a typical school day, our team of experienced teachers are available full-time to guide pupils through each subject to achieve the best outcome. Our virtual teaching platform is designed to equip students with everything they need, including one-to-one support and essential resources. Parents can also logon to view progress and chat with teachers about individual requirements.

 

The core of the curriculum and our focus.

Swales Online Academy makes use of innovative teaching methodologies that embrace the principles of STEM education. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are key focuses for building a solid core within a student’s learning journey. We focus on providing a holistic approach that enables our learners to gain an advanced skills set and assist them in a solution orientated way of thinking.

Fully endorsed by Durban High School, one of the top all boys’ schools in the country, Swales Online Academy provides pre-recorded video lessons and live masterclass sessions with specialist educators at a fraction of the average cost of education. Swales Online School will provide your child with the necessary pillars to excel in a highly modernised and advanced society.

 

Grade 4 – 6

Six subjects are offered in English for our Grade 4 to 6 learners.

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Science and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Life Orientation
  • Social Sciences

Live classes are offered to ensure a smooth transition for our learners as they get to grips with online schooling.

  • Grade 4 – 80% live classes
  • Grade 5 – 60% live classes
  • Grade 6 – 40% live classes

The remainder of the classes will include structured lessons designed by our highly qualified teachers, who have extensive experience in online teaching and learning. Both the live lessons and structured independent lessons will guide your child towards a holistic learning experience that allows them to think, explore and engage with the curriculum in an online environment.

Grade 7 – 9

Nine subjects are offered in English for our Grade 7 to 9 learners.

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • EMS
  • Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Life Orientation

Lessons in grade 7 – 9 are designed according to the complexity of the subject and comprise of both live lessons with the subject teacher; and structured independent lessons. Our highly qualified teachers, who have extensive online teaching and learning experience, create structured independent lessons that allow your child to develop essential skills that include thinking, exploring and engaging with their curriculum.  

  • A structured lesson  consists of  recorded lessons with relevant classwork and quizzes

Grade 7 – 9

Nine subjects are offered in English for our Grade 7 to 9 learners.

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • EMS
  • Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Life Orientation

Lessons in grade 7 – 9 are designed according to the complexity of the subject and comprise of both live lessons with the subject teacher; and structured independent lessons. Our highly qualified teachers, who have extensive online teaching and learning experience, create structured independent lessons that allow your child to develop essential skills that include thinking, exploring and engaging with their curriculum.  

  • A structured lesson consists of a recorded lesson with relevant classwork/quizzes

Grade 10 – 11

14 subjects will be offered in Grade 10-11. In 2023 Grade 12 will be phased in.

  • Afrikaans EAT
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Economics
  • English Home Language
  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Orientation
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics/ Mathematical Literacy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Tourism

*New subjects will be added annually

Lessons in grade 10 – 11 are designed by subject specialist teachers. They include both live lessons with the subject specialist teacher; and structured independent lessons. Our highly qualified teachers, who have extensive online teaching and learning experience, create structured independent lessons that allow your child to develop essential life-long learning skills, that include thinking, exploring and engaging with their curriculum.  

Why Swales Online Academy?

We strive to offer an inclusive and accessible style of learning for all pupils, no matter their circumstances. The pandemic has created many challenges in traditional education, and to ensure uninterrupted progression, our online portal is the perfect solution. Our portal encompasses everything a student requires to progress in education without the barriers of traditional learning. By choosing our school, you will support your child to achieve the best of their abilities while embracing an innovative and nurturing approach to teaching.

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