Our Curriculum

Betesda offers a variety of subject choices in the curriculum.

Our Subjects: 


English Home Language 

Afrikaans First Additional Language

Life Orientation 


Creative Arts 

Natural Science 

Economic and Management Science 


Social Science 



School Times

School Office Hours: 

 * 7:00 am - 14:00 pm 


School Hours: Gr. R - 1 

* 7:00 am - 13:00 pm 

School Hours: Gr. 2 - 7

* 7:00 am - 14:00 pm


Break Times: Gr. R - Gr. 3

* 9:30 am - 10:00 am 

* 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Break Times: Gr.4 - 7

* 10:30 am - 11:00 am 


Lineup starts: * 7:20 am

Bible Devotions, Register and First Period: * 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Our defining attraction is our values driven Biblical Worldview education based on the South African CAPS curriculum. This unique educational approach develops a life-long foundation of leadership that embraces excellence, integrity, respect, honour and caring in each of our pupils.


Our mission is to equip our pupils with an integrated Biblical worldview and leadership skills to become Christian of influence in whose lives Jesus is Lord.


Betesda Independent School aims to produce pupil leaders with a strong Biblical worldview and foundation who make a significant and positive impact in every aspect of life.


Betesda Independent School provides a secure and positive school environment in which Betesda Independent School students can experience success and a sense of belonging.  Parallel medium education is one of the most important benefits of Betesda Independent School whereby Afrikaans and English speaking students receive tuition in either Afrikaans or English, in separate classrooms.  This ensures that each language group maintains its own identity and cultural values.  On the school grounds at assembly and during extra-mural activities students are exposed to both languages, and regular interaction ensures respect for one another.  A total commitment to respect for the individual, commitment to excellence, loyalty to Betesda Independent School traditions, respect for the environment, and a Christian educational philosophy and practice are the corner stones of our educational ideal.