Educational Programme

daily programme

The school day starts with morning ring when we discuss news and themes, tell stories, sing songs and learn about our world. After morning ring, the children may start with their micro activity or select a task of their own choice. The teacher ensures that the children participate in all areas each day, observing their activities of special interest and where the children most need encouragement and guidance. Music and movement are an integral part of our educational process, and these involve singing, percussion band, movement to music and the development of gross motor skills.

Snack time and toilet routine occur during the day, reinforcing healthy eating habits, good manners and an awareness of hygiene and health. Quiet time is for puzzles, co-operative and educational games in the classroom, followed by a story.

The themes are planned for the year and serve to stimulate general knowledge while a focus is chosen to develop and evaluate learning skills. The content of the themes is based on the needs and developmental norms of the age group. As an extension to the program, the children enjoy visits from special visitors including the interactive plays for children and visitors with farm animals. The Middle Group and Older Group/Grade R also visit places of interest including Kirstenbosch Gardens and the Fire Station.

Many exciting events are planned throughout the year and include the visit from the Easter Bunny, Spring Day and Kite Day. Moms’ Day and Dads’ Day are wonderful opportunities to share the school morning with your child. The Nativity Concert and visit from Father Christmas are always highlights!

assessment programme

continuous micro assessment

This is an informal process conducted by the teacher indoors and outdoors, allowing her to work closely with small groups of children to assess and evaluate their development based on the focus for the week.

reporting

  • Towards the end of the first term, the teacher meets with parents to discuss their child’s development and well-being both at home and at school.
  • Younger Group and Middle Group parents receive reports in June and December while the Older Group/Grade R parents receive reports at the end of each term.
  • Meetings are conducted with parents where difficulties/challenges may be occurring in a child’s development. Recommendations for assessments are made when necessary. This could include Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy or Physiotherapy.
  • Communication between the parents and their teacher is encouraged at all times.