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Pre Primary

Learning through Play!


New Hanover Pre Primary

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

Here we are committed to providing a warm and caring environment where our children are able to feel secure, loved, 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, invites creativity and curiosity into the learning process.

Children’s critical thinking skills, independence, self-discipline and social and emotional growth, are nurtured and fostered during this time of play.

Further benefits include sensory integration experience, development of language skills, as well as opportunities to explore their creativity and imagination in fantasy play.

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 and skills in language, mathematics, creative arts, music, movement, life skills, physical development, and environmental awareness.

Our Grade RRR, RR and R programme, is based on the ISASA’s Early Childhood Development Curriculum Model, and is complemented and enriched by the excellent “Time2Read” Literacy Programme and the Early Years, “Key To Learning” curriculum.

In addition we provide the children with emotional intelligent tools to equip them with the necessary skills to master life now and as they mature.

This provides a unique, developmental, cognitive curriculum proven to make a profound difference in children’s learning abilities, resulting in exceptional academic, social and personal success.

We endeavour to provide a loving, nurturing, fun-filled and curiosity driven environment, where children develop a love for learning and an appreciative outlook on life, others, and the world around them. Through this, we intend to equip the children with the necessary foundational skills embedded in Christian values to embrace the future with confidence.

Our exemplary, dedicated and skilled teachers are totally committed to helping each child realise his/her full potential by providing exceptional education.

Our daily programme includes alternating structured and free play times. A substantial amount of time is allocated to 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 physical skills such as balance, coordination, muscle strength, agility, etc.