PRE-PRIMARY OVERVIEW

Principal's

Message

Following on the foundations of our Playschool, each child at SAHETI Pre-Primary School is regarded as an individual with their own thoughts, feelings and potential. This holistic approach is based on our school motto “Know Thyself”. Careful planning of play‐based learning creates opportunities for exploration, investigation, conversation and a platform for the development of essential 21st century skills. In this manner, every area of a child’s development is targeted through the enriched programme we provide.

Our teaching principles and beliefs remain firmly rooted in a framework of Hellenic traditions and values. We endeavour to remain ahead of developments in education and set dynamic and relevant standards for pre‐school education in our country. We believe learning should be meaningful, stimulate curiosity and build connections to prior knowledge and experience.

While we respect individuality and promote the growth of individual thought in the Pre‐Primary School, we also recognise that each child is part of a greater whole. It is therefore of the utmost importance for us to work cohesively with parents. We recognise that a good parent‐teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success and view the journey in education as one we embark on together.

Ms A Barclay
Pre-Primary

Overview

One of SAHETI’s great success stories is the Pre-Primary School, which has long been regarded as a model of progressive, dynamic education for children aged 3 to 6 years. Here, every child is viewed as a unique human being, and the learning process focuses on self-discovery.

An exciting broad-based educational programme encourages children to think about and analyze each learning opportunity. The children’s environment is explored through weekly provocations, starting with the child as an individual and gradually progressing towards the community and the world at large. Learning is reinforced through outings, educational shows and presentations.

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Curriculum

The Pre-Primary curriculum comprises literacy, numeracy, life orientation skills, perceptual training, music, movement, creative art and drama, with computer activities and sport being introduced in Grade R. Various extra-mural activities are also on offer. These include ballet, karate, soccer and music, which are available for all age groups.

Sport

The focus on sport at Pre-Primary level is on enjoyment, participation and the development of sport skills, rather than on competition. The teachers in Grade 000 and Grade 00 develop children’s gross motor skills during their adult guided ring times. The goal during every lesson whether it be numeracy, literacy or life skills is to incorporate some kind of kinaesthetic activity into every lesson. At Grade R level, the children are exposed to a sport lesson every week, during which they are introduced to a variety of sport skills by SAHETI specialist coaches.

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Aftercare

Aftercare facilities are available so that working parents can have the peace of mind that their children are being well looked after. Aftercare is available every weekday for children in the Playschool, Pre-Primary and Foundation phase.

The Aftercare Centre is open between 14:00 and 17:30 on weekdays.

Pre-Primary

Extra-mural Activities

 

BALLET

Leanne van Breda
076 276 5616
info@movingfeet.co.za
www.movingfeet.co.za
Friday 14:00 – 14:30 Grade 000 – R Anastasia’s class

 

DANCE-A-LICIOUS KIDZ

Leanne Green
063 043 3054
leanneghelen@gmail.com
Monday
Thursday
14:00 – 14:30 Grade 000 – 00
Grade 000 – R
Illana’s class

 

GOLF

Chantel
072 311 0043
chantelintro@yahoo.com
Wednesday
Thursday
13:45 – 14:15 All groups Cricket Field
(Tina’s class on rainy days)

 

KINDERMUSIK

Debbie Block
082 826 1555
debbieblock@gmail.com
Wednesday
Friday
14:00 – 14:30
14:00 – 14:30
5 – 7 years
3 – 5 years
Alexia’s class

 

KARATE

Pano Wills
079 496 4099
panowills@gmail.com
Tuesday
Friday
13:45 -14:30 Pre-Primary mixed group Scout Hall
(Stella’s class on rainy days)

 

LITTLE ACTORS (DRAMA)

Emma Riddell
083 256 1670
ladyjane@littleactors.co.za
Wednesday
Thursday
14:00 – 14:45 4 – 6 years Irene’s class

 

LITTLE LAB COATS

Nadia Lopes
082 349 1481
www.witjassies.co.za
Monday
Tuesday
14:00 – 14:30 Grade 00 – R

Digital Literacy Room


PAW SKILLS

Chad Vorster
079 691 4942
info@pawskillz.co.za
Monday 14:00 – 14:30 14 months – 3 years Cricket Field (Grade R classes on rainy days)

 

SOCCER: FOOTIE KIDZ

Honorius
074 560 2244
changachama@gmail.com
Friday 13:45 – 14:15 All ages Cricket Field

 

SOCCERCISE STARZ

Jared Carlson
082 715 5467
jared@mcsportz.co.za
Monday 14:00 – 14:30   3 – 8 years Cricket Field (Tina’s classroom on rainy days)

 

TUMBLING TIGERZ

Daniel 072 851 3413
Cheyne 0829515960
info@tumblingtigerz.co.za
Thursday 14:00 – 14:30 Grade 000 – R Cricket Field
(Grade R classes when raining)

 

YOUNG ENGINEERS

Christina Eleftheriou
072 495 2864
christina@youngengineers.co.za
Tuesday
Thursday
14:00 – 14:45 Grade 00 –  R Soula’s class