1. Physical Address:
    2. Dean Street
    3. Newlands
    4. Cape Town
    5. 7700
    6. Postal Address:
    7. SACS Junior School
    8. Private Bag X3
    9. Newlands
    10. 7725
    11. Email Address:
    12. Click here to email
    13. Secretary:
    14. 021 689 4001
    15. 021 685 7028 (fax)
    16. Bursar:
    17. 021 686 6027
    18. JE De Villiers House:
    19. 021 689 8779
    20. SACS Pre-Primary:
    21. 021 685 3865

Personal and Social Well-being

Personal and Social Well-being is the study of the self in relation to the environment and society. The study area provides opportunities for learners to practise life skills required to make informed choices regarding personal lifestyle, health and social well-being.

It provides learners with skills to relate positively with and contribute to family, community and society. Learners are equipped with skills that will assist them to deal with challenging situations positively and recognise, develop and communicate their abilities, interests and skills with confidence.

They learn values such as respect for the rights of others and tolerance for cultural and religious diversity in order to build a democratic society. In the Life Skills curriculum for Grades 4 to 6, Personal and Social Well-being is expressed as a study area containing three topics. The three topics are:

  1. 1. Development of the self
  2. 2. Health and environmental responsibility
  3. 3. Social responsibility

The issues dealt with in each topic are related to the issues covered in the other two topics of the study area.

As boys progress from Grade 4 to Grade 7, our curriculum now includes a wide variety of topics to assist their development, such as:

  • self-esteem, popularity and coping with feelings of inadequacy
  • the importance of good manners and social skills
  • dealing with the problem of bullying
  • family relationships and the importance of tolerance of other cultures and religions
  • conservation and environmental issues
  • research skills which teach ways of finding, evaluating, using, and reflecting on information
  • thinking skills which help boys to think laterally and critically, make decisions, draw conclusions and interpret and analyse problems
  • time management and organizational skills
  • mind-mapping and study skills to help boys cope better with their homework, termly assessments and exams
  • the importance of recognising different learning styles, and using multiple intelligences
  • health, diet and exercise and the importance of maintaining a healthy balance
  • dealing with death and bereavement
  • sex education, puberty, manhood
  • the dangers and consequences of drug and alcohol abuse
  • effective communication, including the importance of body language and gesture
  • leadership skills
  • dealing with electronic media and e-relationships: Mxit, Facebook
  • self-knowledge, resilience, attitude and perseverance