Academics

PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION IS A VITAL ASPECT OF A CHILD’S LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT.

St Ursula’s Pre-school is a small, nurturing environment within the St Ursula’s School community. We strive to provide a holistic education, to grow all facets of the child’s development i.e. emotional, social, physical, intellectual and spiritual. An environment in which boys and girls actively develop a love of learning.

Active, fun-filled and age-appropriate learning experiences are offered to enhance the potential of every child. We value and promote mutual love and respect in relationships between pupils, teachers and parents.

At St Ursula’s Pre-school we cater for the following classes:

  • Grade 0000 (Children turning 3 during the year)
  • Grade 000 (Children turning 4 during the year)
  • Grade 00 (Children turning 5 during the year)
  • Grade R (Children turning 6 during the year)

The daily programme includes:

  • Theme related discussion
  • Language, Mathematics and Life Skills development
  • A wide range of creative activities
  • The role of play is vital to a child’s social integration and physical development, so our timetable allows sufficient time, both indoors and out, for this. Our playground is a spacious, shady and grassed area equipped with a large undercover sandpit, swings, jungle gyms, a cycle track and more.
  • Construction
  • Fantasy play
  • Perceptual games
  • Stories

Our Grade R programme meets the requirements of the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement, which includes Mathematics, Home Language and Life-Skills. Our most important objective is to achieve a level of readiness for formal schooling in Grade One.

Any developmental lags identified through our continuous evaluations, are referred to a Support Team who then assist the child through Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy or Psychological Support.

Children may be dropped off at school between 07:00 and 08:00 as our school hours are from 08:00 to 13:00.

Arts and Culture

A number of Pre-school functions and social gatherings are planned for throughout the year. These include an annual concert, Art exhibition and Grandparents day.

Extra Mural Activities

The extra-mural activities we offer, (which are included in the school fees) are: Computer Skills, Ballet (girls), Judo (boys), Singing, Musical Instrumentation and Sport (Swimming during term 1 and term 4).

We currently also offer four additional, but optional extra-mural activities, at an additional cost.

ACTIVITY CONTACT DETAILS
Experi-buddies (Science) Magda Du Toit: 074 148 7370
Maths 4 Todds (Maths) Schantell Jooste: 083 784 3155
Smart Progressive Movement (Gross motor skills development) Anneline van Noordt: 083 462 6566
Beaux-Arts Kidz Kraftz (Pottery) Lillanie Schutte: 082 929 7585

Aftercare

We have an Aftercare facility at St Ursula’s School for children who are unable to get home early. Although our Aftercare service is free of charge, parents are responsible for providing their children with meals, drinks and snacks for the afternoon. Aftercare for the Pre-school learners is based at the Pre-school until 16:00. Any children still at school after 16:00 will be taken to the Primary School to wait with the staff there. All children must be fetched by 17:30.