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Education at Orion
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Orion Primary School
Orion College Primary School caters to learners from Grade R to Grade 6 who have mild to moderate barriers to learning and who require remedial assistance with their learning.
There are 3 streams at Orion catering to learners with a wide range of ability:
- The Remedial Stream – for learners with the ability to access the CAPS curriculum at Grade level, but who benefit from the smaller class environment and skilled staff.
- The Pre-Vocational Stream- for learners who require a more differentiated curriculum and who may not be working at grade level in all subjects.
- The Skills Stream – for learners who have greater academic challenges and who learn best through a practical approach to learning and project based work.
All therapies are provided on a needs basis, meaning that each learner will have a slightly different package of support depending on their particular needs.
Orion High School
Offers remedial teaching with assistance in the following Phases in the High School:
Academic Phases: Senior Phase: Grade 7 – 9 & FET Phase: Grade 10 – 12
Vocational Phases: Pre Vocational: Grade 7 to 9 level, Vocational phase Level 2 and 3: National Certificate: Information Technology: End user Computing (NQF level 3), Level 4: National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support (NQF level 4)
Skills Phase: Junior Skills: 13 – 15 years, Senior Skills: 16 – 18 years
Our mission is for ORION to
O – Offer quality child centered, multidisciplinary, remedial education in a safe learning environment
R – Raise awareness around responsibility and independence
I – Inspire the development of clear personal values
O– Offer multiple opportunities, integrated support and a varied curriculum for each learner to reach their full potential
N – Nurture each learner to embrace life as a joyful challenge
To be the leading remedial school and a centre of educational excellence in the local community
To equip our learners to become functional and independent citizens who are adaptable and able to contribute meaningfully to society
Orion College abides by a Christian ethos but is respectful of the diverse religious views held by our staff and learner communities.
We have a child centered approach – placing the children at the heart of all our decisions and actions
We strive towards personal, social and environmental responsibility
Working closely with parents, learners and the community as a team – maintaining our child centered approach.
OPEN, HONEST COMMUNICATION
Open, honest and positive communication, valuing each others opinions and contributing constructive ideas. Maintaining a positive attitude to self and others.
Commitment, participation, self discipline, hard work, perseverance and showing up!
Acceptance of our differences, not only in opinion, but also in backgrounds, culture and ability. Showing friendship and kindness to all.
RESPECT and LOYALTY
Respecting each others roles as stakeholders in the development of the learners and the school as a whole. Being loyal to the school and each other.
Continued development of self and others through a growth mindset, learning from mistakes while having a solution focused approach to problem solving. Having the courage to face challenge and seek solutions together.
Having social, personal and environmental responsibility and being role models within the community. Being generous with our time and means. Being thoughtful and understanding that actions and choices have consequences.
Deliberately looking for the positives in all situations and showing appreciation. Having a positive attitude even in times of challenge.
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At Orion College we follow the National Curriculum (CAPS) in the Remedial Stream, Grade R to Grade 12.
Vocational & Pre-Vocational Stream
The curriculum as well as the learning environment is adapted and differentiated to meet each individual’s particular needs.
Learners in the Skills Stream have an Individual Education Plan which personalizes their learning opportunities.