The Dolphin Elementary School follows the curriculum of the Namibian Ministry of Basic Education and Culture. However, this curriculum is expanded upon and considerably enriched from Grade 1 – 6.
Our Grade 7 students study CAPS. We aim prepare our students from an early age to cope with the high demands of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) examinations towards which they work and will write in Grade 12.
Assessment & Awards
Grade 1 – 4 uses continuous assessment to monitor the progress of students. The Grade 5 – 7 progress report mark is made up of continuous - and formal assessments. Tests are written throughout each trimester while examinations are written at the end of each trimester.
The annual prize-giving in the beginning of each year rewards students who had excelled academically during the previous academic year.
IEB pilot scheme (Primary Schools Initiative)
The IEB Primary Schools Initiative (PSI) aims to broaden the awareness of the importance of good teaching and assessment practices at the primary school level. It aims to establish a strong collaborative network of primary school educators who are fully conversant with local and global trends, developments and standards and assist primary school teachers in embedding these in their daily classroom interactions with learners.
Academics - The Elementary School
One of the most important decisions you, as parent, can take is to provide your child with a quality education. We at The Dolphin Schools believe in the holistic development of every student. We strive for this by creating a nurturing and safe environment for your child to prosper to their full potential. TDS is a place where students of diverse backgrounds can grow emotionally and educationally.
Our curriculum and extra-curricular activities are second to none. Academics are only one facet of our students’ development. We are committed to helping all students achieve not only academic success but also becoming productive and responsible members of society by creating a learning environment that fosters the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of students.
Of course, this website cannot take the place of visiting our School. I warmly encourage you to visit our School by contacting us, and discover firsthand what makes The Dolphin Schools’ education so special.
Principal: The Dolphin Elementary School