Language Policy

  • PREAMBLE
    • In terms of section 6 (2) of the South African Schools Act of 1996, the Governing Body of a public school must determine the language policy of that school.
    • The Governing Body of Parkrand Primary School has accordingly constituted the following as the language policy of the school, in the belief that its provisions are consistent with:
      • The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act 108/ 1996.)
      • The South African Schools’ Act (Act 84/1996) and subsequent amendments.
      • Department of Education, Language in Education Policy, 14 July 1997.
      • The Revised National Curriculum Statement Grades R-9. Policy: First Additional Language

 

  • POLICY – SINGLE MEDIUM
    • All official languages enjoy equal status and respect and everyone has the right to receive education in the official language of his/her choice in public schools where education is reasonably practicable.
    • In terms of the act the Governing Body determines the language policy.  This is the language to be used for teaching and learning in the school i.e. language of instruction.
    • The language of instruction will be the language spoken by the majority.
      • At Parkrand Primary School the current language of the majority is English, therefore the school is regarded as a single medium school with English as the language of instruction. Additional languages will be offered as subjects.
    • Requirements for languages as subjects:
      • Two approved languages, one of which has to be the official language.
      • The approved language of instruction is English, with Afrikaans as the approved subject.