We have beautiful classrooms that are equipped with the resources that incorporate all the various learning areas. There are two full time educators per class, a teacher and an assistant. The classrooms are stocked with everything that the children need to facilitate their learning experience and develop imaginative play.
Daily Program & Curriculum
The daily routine differs slightly with regards to the different ages/classes. Children may arrive between 07:45 - 09:00, during this time they have inside and outside free time. Morning ring begins at 09:00, (the school day begins!). There is a different theme for each week, and this is incorporated into the morning ring as well as letter land, numeracy etc. After the toilet routine, aprons are donned for the art ring. During this phase of the day the children develop skill sets for various areas for learning, a time slot filled with colour, glue, cutting, box construction, paper mache and many other exciting activities. This time slot is followed by activity ring (music, movement for physical development, as well as drama and percussions rings). After all this activity the children enjoy their snack time and then move happily out of the class into the beautiful garden and bike track where they may choose to play in the sandpit, swing from the jungle gym or race around the track. Some prefer to visit the mountain tortoises and animal pen. This is a favourite part of their day. When they come back in after washing hands they have some quiet inside playtime and settle down for a story. Lunches are then served, toilet routine and then nap time for the three younger classes. All naptime paraphernalia is allowed and nappy training is progressed at your child’s own pace. All children are woken up gently, dressed and bags ready for collection at 14:30.
Cycle Track & Garden Supervised at all times
Our large and secure garden and beautiful surroundings offer the opportunity for your child to explore and investigate the joys of outdoor play and the wonders of nature. The garden does not only offer all the outdoor child-initiated areas of learning but provides the environment of learning important skills and values through taking care of the schools animals. We have a 100 metre bike track and beautiful wooden stage.
At Airlie Country Pre-School we see early childhood development as an integral period where we can teach your child love, respect and understanding. The pre-school years open the window for” The Whole Child” to be developed during their crucial years. It is here at Airlie Country Pre-School that the foundations are laid to ensure a successful transition into formal schooling. This is achieved by opening up the wonderful world of learning to your child. It is during this phase of your child's life where they will acquire knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that allow them to become confident and independent thinkers. This in the long run will enable your child to be in a position to utilize their skills and have an active role in their future education communities and society in general.
Here at Airlie Country Pre-School we will provide your child with a stimulating and nurturing environment. We strive to acknowledge your child as a unique and worthwhile individual. To achieve this we provide an age-appropriate curriculum targeting every aspect of the whole child, namely; physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, language and aesthetic development within the frames of a mixture of teaching methods. Our teachers have vast experience, and endeavour to continually update their qualifications. We use an eclectic approach to teaching to enable us to achieve our goals and aims.
EXTRA MURALS INFORMATION
All extra murals are done during school hours. These are an optional extra. Airlie Country Pre-School offers the following extra mural form:
Wriggle and Rhyme.
This happens during our school day one morning a week and it is an optional extra.
The Butterflies, Ladybirds, Fireflies and Busy Bees can take part in the following extra mural:
Extra mural prices
R590 per child per term (for 8 classes).
Registration happens online to make life easier for parents with no forms needing to be handled by the school team.
An info flyer, promo video and registration link will be sent to the parents DIGITALLY in January.
Kirsty Savides - PROGRAMME DIRECTOR Wriggle and Rhyme (Pty) Ltd. - www.wriggleandrhyme.co.za