ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
We believe in:
Excellence in Education
Secure Homely Environment
Sound Christian Principles
Umhlanga Pre-Primary School opened its doors in 1977 at the Umhlanga Baptist Church and in 2014 the school relocated to new premises at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Somerset Park. This year the school celebrates its 40th birthday.
We cater for learners from 2 years to Grade R and offer an aftercare facility. At Umhlanga Pre-Primary, we create a fun environment where children can have a good start to becoming happy adults and provide a safe, nurturing and loving environment where children are free to explore every developmental area. We are committed to educating the whole child - intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
Class sizes are small, offering a wide variety of toys and equipment for child play. The school offers an integrated education programme which follows the national curriculum and incorporates Christian principles and values. A wide range of learning areas is covered and a good balance of teacher-directed times and free play periods give the children opportunities to learn through play, creativity and exploration. The team is made up of dedicated, qualified teachers, each with their own assistant, who together provide warmth, love and safety to ensure each child’s individual needs are met. This year they introduced a weekly Music and Movement class to each group. An Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist conduct weekly sessions at the school.
The curriculum followed by the school is as laid down by the Department of Education, following the Foundation Phase CAPS Policy.
The aftercare programme includes a quiet rest time, supervised indoor and outdoor play as well as a cooked meal and an afternoon snack.
OUR DAILY PROGRAMME
The value of play for your child is considered important. Our programme is carefully designed to provide a balance between free choice activities and group activities organised by the teachers.
Your child’s day will include the following:
Welcome / Early Morning Ring
2x Free Choice Play Times
The children are provided with varied learning experiences in order to assist their all-round development. Rings included in our programme are:
Language and Discussion
Movement / Dance – provided by specialist teacher
Music – provided by Specialist Teacher
Umhlanga Pre – Primary School is a member of ISASA.
The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa is the largest and oldest association of independent (private) schools in the Southern African region.