LAERSKOOL PANORAMA PRIMARY
Panorama Primary School boasts a total of approximately 1360 learners in the mainstream with an additional 180 learners in Grade R. Although we are a multicultural school, Panorama is based on a 'Value-driven Ethos', is parallel medium and represents a variety of races, cultures and religions. We accommodate and respect all religions and cultures.
Our Principal is Mr Anton Mostert, who is supported by the Governing Body, the PTA and 106 staff members consisting of educators, specialist educators, assistant teachers, an extracurricular coordinator, a network system and database administrator, aftercare staff, administrative staff, a factotum and general staff.
The School Governing Body plays an important role in the decision-making and management of key issues. We have 72 Governing Body posts and 34 WCED posts,
The school has six classes per grade; two Afrikaans medium classes and 4 English medium classes.
The school has initiated an Internship Program, comprising of students who are studying BEd in the Foundation Phase or Intersen Phase and are appointed as Assistant Teachers. There are four assistant teachers in Grade R, two assistant teachers in each grade from Grade 1 to Grade 4 and one assistant teacher per grade from Grade 5 to Grade 7.
Subject specialized teachers manage the school's Junior Computer classes, Library, Art classroom, Technology room as well as the STEM class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). There is a strict focus on Robotics and Coding in this class.
We also have four staff members specifically appointed to provide physical exercise as part of Life Skills, for all our Grade R-7 learners. Our network, database and System Administrator oversees the school's technical infrastructure.
Our Learner Support Department consists of an Educational Counsellor and three Remedial teachers, one private Occupational Therapist, a private Hearing and Speech Therapist and twenty-one of our educators, who are responsible for Didactic assistance.
We have our own Music Department, where music education is offered by two permanent staff members and three semi-private music teachers.
The school also offers the services of a tuck shop, clothing store and an Aftercare centre. Our Aftercare can accommodate approximately 280 learners under the supervision of our competent staff.
Safety is paramount at our school. We have CCTV surveillance in all the passages, at all entrances and on the playground. We also have a private security company which offers a 24 hour security service in and around our school.
We offer a wide range of sport codes and extracurricular activities, managed by our Sports Coordinator. Professional coaching is offered in different sport codes (also private).
We are proud of our excellent facilities and we are one of the most “well-equipped” schools in the Western Cape, with a reputation for high standards.
The school has classrooms equipped with the best computer-assisted technology and interactive whiteboards to make the learning process as effective as possible. We offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) in well-equipped premises.
In the field of sports, we have five netball courts, three rugby fields, a mini-hockey astro as well as an international standard hockey astro. All our fields are equipped with electronic scoreboards. We also have a Conditioning Centre where players are prepared for the sport-specific preparations and challenges. We also have a Sports Centre with conference facilities and a reception venue.
Our Music Department has a Cultural Centre where the orchestras and choirs are taught and coached. There are also five smaller venues for small group and individual instruction in violin, piano, recorder, drums, marimba and ensemble.
We constantly strive to provide the best teachers, the best facilities and the best opportunities for our learners.