The Pre-School Programme offers learning opportunities which expose the child to skills, attitudes and concepts for formal learning.
It requires active participation on the part of the child. We make use of an approach which recognises the inherent holistic nature of
the child. It seeks to develop all aspects of each child. i.e. the social; emotional; intellectual; aesthetic and physical potential of each
child, through active participationin the learning process.
This approach recognises that each child is a unique individual who learns and develops at his own pace and in his own way.
The learning environment is designed to develop individual potential - recognising and respecting differences. It provides
structured learning opportunities incorporating a variety of experiences, activities and media.
All three grades work at developing these skills at an age-appropriate level, using a variety of methodologies to develop these
necessary skills, attitudes and concepts. The learning process of the young child follows certain clearly identifiable stages.
These stages often overlap and a child may be able to experience learning activities in more than one stage of the process
at any one time. It is not accurate or meaningful to say in which stage a child is functioning. What is important is to know
that real learning is encouraged by providing young children with several different ways to explore concepts.
The teacher presents concepts to the group as a whole, after which subgroups participate in a variety of activities that reinforce
these concepts. The teacher works in-depth with a small group while the other subgroups complete activities independently.
Within the context of small groups children participate in a variety of planned learning experiences in which they interact,
explore and experiment. The teacher’s interaction with the class as a whole, as well as with the small groups ensures that every
child is involved throughout the learning process.