The Remedial Stream at Orion provides a differentiated and adapted learning environment in order to meet the needs of learners who have mild barriers to learning who are still academically capable and able to access the National Curriculum and complete the required assessments (tests and exams) as stipulated in this document. Some learners will qualify for concessions which will allow them additional support during assessments, such as extra time, a reader or scribe. The difference Orion offers is in the pace of delivery, size of the class, the specialist knowledge and teaching approach of the teachers and the additional support and intervention from our therapists (during the Primary Phase). In the High School therapy is replaced by extra, remedial lessons which form part of the school programme.
We provide the necessary differentiation, remediation and extension to make sure each child reaches their full potential. Our class sizes are small which allows for a more personalised approach, individual attention as well as differentiation, remediation and extension. We focus on the child in a holistic manner, thus taking in account all areas of development, strengths, weaknesses, interests and learning styles. Every child matters at Orion and a happy child is a learning child.
Ad Astra – To the Stars!
Primary School Remedial Stream
Foundation Phase (Grade 1,2,3) and Intermediate Phase Remedial Stream Grade 4, 5 and 6
In the Foundation and Intermediate Phase Remedial Stream we follow the National Curriculum (CAPS) and complete all assessments as stipulated in this document. We provide an adapted environment through small classes and we adapt our teaching methods to suit every child’s needs, focussing on creating learning material and lessons that are visual, auditory and kinaesthetic to ensure that every child can learn effectively. Our class sizes are small which allows for individual attention as well as differentiation, remediation and extension.
“Remediation is concerned with correcting faulty study habits and the raising of a learner’s general competence.” – Merriam Webster
Our teachers are experienced in working with children with learning barriers and every child’s needs are taken into consideration.
In the Primary Phase, learners in the Remedial Stream are further supported by a multi-disciplinary team of Remedial Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists on a needs basis. Therefore, a holistic approach to every child’s learning takes place.
Having a balanced school career is important and we encourage our learners to take part in extra mural activities like swimming, art club, Chess, Zumba, netball, athletics, softball and more!
If a learner reaches a point where they appear to be ready to return to a mainstream school environment this will be recommended by Orion.
“Every child has a genius inside – believe in the possibility” John Demartini.