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Facilities

At Westville Pre-Primary School, professionally qualified and highly experienced teachers offer a child-centred environment facilitating learning-through-play.

The curricula is designed to ensure age appropriate cognitive skills, general knowledge and life skills. There are also opportunities for our pupils to be exposed to music, drama, science, geography and maths.

The school offers an extensive range of modern educational and play equipment. Both indoor and outdoor activities are geared to encourage and develop creativity, social interaction and physical development.

During free play the children can choose to play in any one of our four areas, garden, creative, fantasy or cognitive areas. Free play is very important for stimulating their imaginations, teaching them social skills and how to interact in group situations.

The outside play area includes extensive jungle gyms, a sandpit, cycle tracks, mini-sports field and covered play areas. The outside space is well maintained with grassed areas and tree-shaded spots for play. The children have access to two wheeler bikes, tricycles, wagons, scooters and plastic push-bikes. There is also a large array of outdoor equipment including soccer nets, netball hoops, swing ball, stilts, balancing equipment, mini gym equipment, hula hoops, bean bags, balls etc. In addition to all of the aforementioned we also have a variety of sensopathic and water play spaces available.

Activities indoors include creative activities such as painting, box construction, cutting, drawing, play dough, sticking. Dolls, dress up, kitchen, block building etc. provide the bases for imaginative play in our fantasy room. Our cognitive area is fully equipped with a range of teacher directed games, puzzles and an extensive library.

At mid-morning the children are provided with a healthy snack which includes sandwiches, slices of fruit or vegetables and water.

After-Care facility (12:00 – 17:00) run by Aunty Gill is also offered at an additional cost. Please contact Gill directly on gill@westvillepps.co.za to discuss fees etc.

Westville Pre-Primary has a busy calendar of events each term which bring the children and their families together with fun and exciting activities such as art exhibitions, a fun day, concerts and many more. These activities are always filled with excitement and anticipation for the children as well as enjoyment for their families.

Daily Programme

07:30 – 08:00 Drop off: Children go to their classes with their teachers. Puzzles, drawing, construction toys etc. are available
08:00 – 08:50 Early morning Greeting Ring – Skills session
08:00 – 08:50 GRADE R – School readiness programme*
08:50 – 10:00 Free play in one of our 4 play areas; Garden, Cognitive, Creative and Fantasy
10:00 – 10:30 Snack Time: Healthy snack is provided by the school which includes a sandwich, slices of fruit/vegetables and water
10:30 – 11:00 Ring in the classroom includes Developmental Play, Music (concepts, instruments, movement), Drama, Theme Discussion, Life Skills
11:00 – 11:30 Free play in the garden.
11:30 – 12:00 Story time and Home time
11:00 – 12:10 GRADE R – School readiness programme* and story/language extension and Home Time

Grade R Programme: Meerkats and Owls Groups

We have an extremely well equipped Grade R and whilst they have more structured time than the rest of the school, there is still time for the children to play. Play is of vital importance at this age, as the pre-school child learns through play.

CAPS Curriculum, ISASA ECD Curriculum

Listening Skills

Numeracy Programme

Pre-reading Time2Read and Letterland Programmes

Pre-writing skills

Fun Science experiments and Geography programme

Interactive Whiteboard Facilities

Daily programme

Extramural Activities

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Aftercare

Aftercare is independently run by Gill Tarr who has been part of the WPPS “family” for 27 years.

Aftercare provides a safe, secure and loving environment for the children who need the longer day at school. “Aunty” Gill is assisted by very capable ladies and the children often ask to be an “Aftercare Kid”

 

Comments from parents:

“Thank You so much Gill for your assistance with Bridget. She just adores you and so do we! We really appreciate all that you have done and the care and concern you show her.”

“Thank You for being such a wonderful lady and for looking after Stuart at Aftercare on those odd days when I’ve needed to fetch him a little later. He loves Aftercare and often asks if he can go for longer!”

“Words can’t adequately express just how special you are to us and WPPS! Your love and kindness has never gone unappreciated. That you so much for everything you have done for myself, Brandon and Felicity. You are simply amazing!”

“Thank You for all that you do for all the little ones at WPPS. We are truly blessed to have you take care of our children.”

“Thank you for your consistent love, care, friendship and dedication to our children and us over the past six years.”

Please download the aftercare fees below.

Calendar of Events

Public Holidays

1 January – New Year’s Day
21 March – Human Rights Day
19 April – Good Friday
22 April – Family Day
27 April – Freedom Day
1 May – Workers’ Day
16 June – Youth Day
9 August – National Woman’s Day
24 September – Heritage Day
16 December – Day of Reconciliation
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December – Day of Goodwill

School Events

Term 1

Parent Evening – Grade 000, 00 & Little Ones

Parent Evening – Grade R

Family PJ Party

Valentine’s Day – Red & White

Grandparent’s Day – Grade 00

Hearing Tests

AGM

Past Pupils Reunion

Open Morning

Photos – Individual & Class

Parent/Teacher Meetings

 

Term 2

Easter Bonnet Parade

Easter

Public Holiday – Worker’s Day

Fun Day

Mother’s Day/Slipper Day

Fun Sponsored Walk

Father’s Day

 

Term 3

Eye Testing

Golf Day at Kloof Country Club

Home Helper’s Day

Public Holiday – Women’s Day

Concert – Grade 000

Grandparents Day – Grade 000

Grandparents Day – Little Ones

Concert – Grade 00 & Grade R

Parent/Teacher meetings

Heritage Day – Dress Up

 

Term 4

Art Evening

Orientation Day for new pupils

Letterland Day

Grandparents Day – Grade R

Grade R Farewell and Sleepover

Grade R Big School Day

Christmas Party and Market


School Times

Drop Off: 07:30 – 08:00

School Day: 08:00 – 12:00

After Care: 12:00 – 17:00

School Terms

First Term: 9 January – 15 March

Second Term: 2 April – 14 June

Third Term: 9 July – 20 September

Fourth Term: 1 October – 4 December

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