Our School

our school

Our school has 3 age groups. Each class has a qualified pre-primary Teacher and an Assistant Teacher. Assistant teachers are an integral part of the educational programme and they support the teachers in the classroom and outdoor areas. This provides Monterey with a favourable child/teacher ratio.

Our School is open from 07h00 to 18h00 during term time and holidays.

traditional day programme

younger group (3 – 4 years) 08h45 to 12h15

The Younger Group follows the Traditional Day Programme where all areas of learning occur in their own classroom and playground. The programme consists of a morning ring, activity time, outdoors playtime, snack, movement or music ring followed by quiet play and a story. We focus on the social and emotional integration of the child as well as developing language skills in a warm, loving and secure environment.

integrated day programme

In the Integrated Day Programme, there are three main areas of learning. – resource, art and the playground. Activities are planned to enable each child to be challenged to achieve to their potential.

middle group (4 – 5 years) 08h30 to 12h30

The Middle Group follows the Integrated Day Programme with continuous assessment through micro education and areas of learning shared between classes. Class starts with morning ring which is an extremely important routine for settling the children each day. The day continues with a varied and active programme until quiet play, story and home time. In this group the focus moves from social and emotional towards Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills.

older group / grade R (5 – 6 years) 08h15 to 12h45

The Older Group/Grade R also follows the Integrated Day Programme with continuous assessment through micro education and areas of learning shared between classes. The day starts with morning ring, discussing the theme and tasks for the day. In preparation for formal schooling emphasis is placed on Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills as prescribed by the Western Cape Education Department.

Children need to be TOILET TRAINED before commencing at Monterey.

We encourage healthy eating habits and request that parents prepare a substantial, healthy COLD SNACK/LUNCH for their children.