Pre-primary

Running, jumping, playing, seeing, doing, touching, feeling, listening…LEARNING!

Our philosophy in educating our children in their formative years is: “Learning through Fun”. It forms the foundation for the growth and development of all children who pass through our doors at New Hanover Pre Primary.

At New Hanover Pre Primary we are committed to providing a warm and caring environment where our children are able to feel secure and happy, and are able to realise their full potential in terms of intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.

Our carefully planned and developmentally sensitive programme caters for 3 – 6 year olds equally and amongst other things promotes confidence, self discipline, independence, problem-solving and language skills.

Our daily program includes lots of time for free play which encourages hands on discovery and experimentation using the whole school’s facilities and equipment. This free play allows children to develop their balance, co-ordination, cognitive, creative and fantasy skills. Our daily formal time allows children to spend a more structured period with their teacher. This is an opportunity for the teacher to address certain concepts such as music, movement and language. A Psychomotor Programme is also introduced at an early age to promotes the transition of movement to abstract notion, and to aid the children’s development.

Our Grade R programme, based on the National Curriculum Statement, is a well-rounded and sound programme, which facilitates the successful transition of our children from pre-school to formal school.

Our teachers are all qualified pre-primary school teachers and are totally committed to helping each child realise his/her full potential.

Our doors are always open to visitors and we extend a warm invitation to you to come and experience for yourselves the unique atmosphere which exists within our happy and stimulating environment.