HMA Primary School

The Primary phase features both Foundation and Intermediate phases.

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Strong Roots Give Flight

Our Beloved Prophet Peace be Upon Him, advised us to divide our children’s upbringing into three phases; affection for the first seven years, discipline for the next seven and friendship for their remaining years.

This philosophy provides a wonderful framework to raise our children. It also guides our ethos in education. The pre-primary phase falls within the first seven years while primary school falls within the second seven years, and high school along with the teenage phase of our children’s lives falls within the last seven phase. If we think about it, these schooling phases correlate perfectly with our Prophet’s advice on upbringing; affection in pre-primary, discipline in primary and friendship in high school. Discipline can be defined as control, but in the constantly evolving field of education, we at HMA regard discipline as the acquirement of skills and values that will assist our learners in leading full lives with all the required skills to make them adaptable, productive and resilient.

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Skills for the Future

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Curriculum Overview

At HMA, we understand the importance of a rich, well-balanced and holistic curriculum. This is achieved by imparting both information and skills in a variety of ways that develop each child intellectually, spiritually and physically. If a curriculum is fed only by information, then our learners will not be well-rounded individuals with insight into good human character.


As educators, we take on the responsibility to supplement the information-rich curriculum with values, ethics and morals. We aim to nurture our children so that they may grow into well-adjusted adults with exemplary character, self-assuredness, confidence and a strong self-identity. We strive to develop children who will become adults who inspire, invent, innovate, change and mold society. If we are persistent in surpassing our physical, intellectual and spiritual condition, we will be admirable role models for the impressionable young minds who look to our every move for guidance and understanding.

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Curriculum

At the Houghton Muslim Academy, our home language is English, and our first additional language is Afrikaans.


Our approach to Mathematics education encompasses the following: Quantitatively, Mathematics which may be defined as the knowledge of numbers, patterns, shapes, space, measurement and data. However, the qualitative definition is much harder to express. It is the reasoning, logic and application skills that are developed through our understanding and knowledge of numbers. The superiority of a child’s mathematical skills are dependent on both.


Life Skills: lends to the holistic development of the child and encompasses:

Beginning Knowledge and Personal and Social Well Being – general knowledge and social skills

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Creative Arts – Performing Arts and Visual Arts

Physical Education

The school programme provides for a variety of learning experiences. It is based on the principle that learning should be the result of actual experience; that play is a significant mode of learning, and above all the school should be a place of joy for both the learner and educator. Activities include drawing, painting, reading, baking, cutting, pasting, crafts, puzzles etc.


Our principle focus is on the holistic development of the child which includes:

  • Physical and perceptual motor development.

  • Language skills development

  • Social development

  • Emotional development

  • Intellectual development

Foundation Phase

When we speak about the Foundation Phase, we do not only speak about the groundwork in Languages, Mathematics and Life Skills. We also speak about the establishment of good character and habits that will shape our learners and lay the foundation for adulthood.


At HMA, we pride ourselves on having a learner-centred Foundation Phase, where we recognize various needs and talents of individual learners. We commit to providing support and encouragement to every learner through their schooling journey with a compassionate and caring attitude. We are studious in guiding learners through their holistic development and empowering our future leaders. We reinforce honesty and integrity at every step of the way. And we are enthusiastic promoters of having a healthy interest in sport and physical education.

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Meet Foundation Phase Team

Intermediate Phase

HMA provides learners with a seamless integration into university and an ever-evolving new world which will give them a head start comparatively to other children by incorporating the world renowned IEB curriculum and STEM education by embracing innovative technology and ITC (micro bits, I-Pads, Laptops)

  • HMA is deconstructing the curriculum and designing learning experiences that encourage learners to make things by collaboratively solving interesting real-world challenges to be able to thrive in this century. HMA believes we will succeed by working alongside our machines rather than competing with them, by programming them rather than being programmed by them through a collaboration between STEM education and following the IEB curriculum.

  • This involves teaching real life skills like problem solving, succinct argumentation, analytical thinking, the application of knowledge, and understanding of the curriculum.

Teaching to the learners needs

  • For decades the industry imagined that teaching as delivery, in the form of instruction, would mean that human teachers could eventually be replaced by computers. But this has misunderstood the nature of teaching and learning, which is a uniquely personal and social activity between people, that caters to every learners changing needs, unique talents, passions, and interests, which HMA teachers try to provide and that is why we are a State of the Heart School.

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Meet the Intermediate Phase Team

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Farzeen Ally

HOD

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Mohammed Yaaseen Ebrahim

HOD I.T

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Tegan McGill McGowan

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Attiya Sheik

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Fehmida Vania

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Aamina Vawda

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Zaheera Kaka

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Mohammed Zuber Dada

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Ayesha Bayat

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Zaheeda Omar

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James Sello Majozi Diuthlwileng

Primary School at a glance

Just some of our many moments at HMA

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