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    My father used to say, ‘Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.’

    Desmond Tutu

    Our children will need to survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive global landscape, and at the same time be able to collaborate with others from all over the world. Creativity and innovation will be highly prized, both for developing technology and new media, and for solving challenges with more limited resources. So how do we prepare our children for the jobs of the future?

    Our goal at CHP is to produce lifelong, passionate, and imaginative thinkers who are able to problem-solve effectively and therefore perform better. The thinking programme at CHP is developed alongside the Cambridge Curriculum to help children to think critically and to work collaboratively. It also encourages students to take ownership of their own learning across the curriculum and it improves their engagement.

    Thinking Maps:
    Thinking Maps are consistent visual patterns linked directly to eight specific thought processes. By visualising our thinking, we create a concrete image of abstract thoughts.

    DeBono’s Thinking Hats:
    The Six Thinking Hats approach can be used to address almost any problem-solving activity that might be encountered in the classroom. Assigning each thinking style, colour serves as a visual cue to help students recognize the thinking skill they are using.

    Blooms Taxonomy:
    Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchical ordering of cognitive skills that can, among countless other uses, help teachers teach and students learn.

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics projects incorporate inquiry-based principles to suit students of various needs and it helps to foster a love of learning. It embraces creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.

    Global Perspectives:
    Global perspectives is a unique, transformational programme that helps students at every stage of school education develop outstanding transferable skills, including critical thinking, research, and collaboration. It develops critical thinking skills for a global society.

    Every problem is an opportunity for a creative solution

    We do this by:

    • Making visible and encouraging the use of the 8 Thinking Maps.
    • Making visible and encouraging the use of DeBono’s Thinking Hats.
    • Using Blooms Taxonomy to stimulate Higher Order Thinking and Questioning.
    • Creating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teaching and learning opportunities where the children learn through problem-solving.
    • Teaching Global Perspectives across the school.
    Jack & the Parachute
    Jack & the Parachute


    Educational Technology

    Why is it important to use technology in the classroom?

    Today’s classrooms and learning environments are very different from those of ten years ago. Technology is constantly evolving, thus it is crucial to prepare children for this dynamic future world. To support the educational process, significant expenditures have been made in education to allow for technology to be integrated into the classroom.

    Technology has had a tremendous impact on today’s classrooms, drastically altering how teachers impart knowledge and how students learn.

    Teachers are using a tool that children enjoy and are opening the door to an infinite world of knowledge when they integrate technology into the classroom. Students now have access to information beyond what is found in their textbooks, including electronic books, digital portfolios, learning aids, and real-time feedback.

    Technology at Carlswald House Preparatory

    Each grade has a dedicated bank of iPads that is for their exclusive use. To make learning more interesting and enjoyable, iPads are utilised as a teaching tool both inside and outside of the classroom. They do not take the place of usable resources, but rather enhance the learning experience. All classes also have interactive whiteboards that are used as a teaching tool by the teacher and a learning tool during rotations.

    With the direction of a committed teacher, the children participate in weekly information technology lessons where they learn about many areas of technology. These lessons take place in our state of the art technology lab that was built in 2020. The children are exposed to all types of technological learning using laptops, iPads and a range of coding and robotics tools.

    Educational Technology


    We are proud to introduce this year’s iGenius Carlswald House iGenius club. This elite club offers fantastic opportunities to build leadership skills through the use of technology. The members of this club have many responsibilities within the school technology department and one of these important duties will be running this page on the website, along with a little help from Mrs Molobye and Mrs Johnson. So please keep your eyes peeled to this page.


    Children are able to attend aftercare in their own environment from after their normal school programme until 17h30. Lunch is provided during the course of the day and a snack is provided in the afternoon. Children experience time outside as well as being engaged in indoor activities. Homework will be supervised by experienced personnel.

    Aftercare Information

    Aftercare operates from the close of day (14h00) until 17h30 and includes additional snacks.

    Carlswald Prep aftercare


    What’s for lunch?

    Children receive a mid-morning snack and a substantial, healthy cooked meal at lunchtime. We provide a vegetarian alternative for children that do not eat meat.  Our meat products are Halaal.   We strive to incorporate sustained energy (low GI) foods in our meals to promote a healthy lifestyle.


    A late afternoon snack of brown bread sandwiches. a treat and a drink are provided to aftercare children.

    Please note:

    • Please ensure that any allergies are reported to the class teacher and to the office.
    • No other food, drink or sweets will be permitted at school, as it causes arguments and unhappiness amongst the children.
    • We are a nut-free school as we have children who are highly allergic to nuts; therefore no peanut products are allowed to be brought to school.
    • Our kitchens have been fitted with double under-counter KDF water purifiers to ensure that the water the children drink is of a high standard. It is filtered to remove all heavy metals and any potentially harmful organisms. We promote the drinking of water, for both staff and children alike, to ensure the healthiest option for hydration.
    • The two-week rotation menu is displayed on the wall in the kitchen.

    Please Note: Menu is subject to change without prior notice.

    Every day is open day.