PREPARATION FOR THE CHALLENGES OF GR 1
We emphasize the social, emotional, language, sensory, motor, cognitive and creative development of each individual. We offer small classes, a tranquil, secure environment, personal attention, gross motor skills through the “Buzzi Bodies” program, a fully equipped living classroom, sports & games, swimming and soccer, educational shows, workshops and music.
Our Nursery School Pupils are children who can:
Think for themselves
Judge for themselves
Express their creative potential
Become technologically aware
Value and conserve the natural environment and its living creatures.
WELCOME TO OUR WELL-ROUNDED
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
My name is Sonya Toet, and I have the honour of being the Principal of the Nursery School.
I have been with Summerhill School for six years as a Lead Grade One teacher and had the privilege of training alongside Eda Gonsalves (the Principal for the first 21 years) for a year before I took up the position as Principal of the Nursery School.
Summerhill Nursery School was established in 1994 to provide Summerhill Prep with well-rounded children who were fully ready for the challenges of Grade 1.
Our children are given every opportunity to develop to their best potential intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially through a varied curriculum.
Creative work and more formal learning are enhanced by music, computer lessons, eco-warriors and physical activities, such as Buzzi Bodies, that will help strengthen muscles used in the classroom and sports plus swimming/water play and the Integrated Sports Programme. All of these activities form part of our fun-filled curriculum.
We pride ourselves in providing our children with solid, old-fashioned values of good manners and respect for adults and for one’s environment.
All the above is achieved in a loving, nurturing environment for children and parents alike!
Summerhill Nursery School.
BROWSE THROUGH OUR
|6:15am – 6:45am||Early morning care at the Prep School|
|6:45am – 7:15am||Early morning care at the Nursery School|
|7:15am – 7:30am||Staff member on duty to provide care and supervision for early arrivals|
|7:30am-8:30am||School starts with fine motor activities and games|
|8:30am-9:30am||Good Morning Lesson and Theme Discussion, Formal Work Period and Group Interaction with Teacher – Children practise fine motor skills: colouring, cutting, pasting and increase their abilities in numeracy, literacy and life skills. Other activities include news time, Show and Tell, puzzle building, educational games.|
|9:30am||Toilet & washing hands|
|10:00am – 10:30am||Outdoor Play.
Gross Motor Activities: Practising of fundamental skills needed to play cricket, soccer, tennis and swing ball. Constructive use of jungle gym and swings. Imaginative games with friends. Dressing up, pouring and measuring water, digging and moulding in sandpit.
|10:30am – 11:45am||
Indoor Constructive Play.
Fine Motor Activities: Jigsaw puzzles, educational games, wooden blocks, dough, cutting out creatively, drawing or pasting, use of certain Montessori equipment.
Creative Activities: The child explores different creative media – paint, glue, pastels, wax crayons, waste material construction, and so on.
During the week, the children participate in extra-mural activities, which are included in the school fees – class swimming (for Grade 0 and 00), water activities (for Grade 000 and 0000), Buzzi Bodies – Gross Motor / Preparatory Sports Skills Programme (All Grades), introduction to computers (Grade 00 and 0), Library (Grade 0), movement to music, percussion and “Let’s Move It” (All Grades). These are offered during the school day before 1:15pm.
The Grade 000s and 0000s sleep (parents supply a blanket and pillow)
|11:45am-12:00pm||Toilet & washing hands|
|12:30am-1:00pm||Pack up and tidy classroom|
|1:00pm||Home time, all extra murals finished.|
Summerhill School buses leave (*1:00pm on Fridays).
Nursery School children with siblings in the Preparatory School may stay at school until 3:00pm (Mondays – Thursdays) and 1:00pm (Fridays)
|3:00pm-5pm||Aftercare (1:00pm on Fridays)|
COME AND VISIT
M-F: 8am – 3pm
011 468 1414
Cnr. 8th and 10th Roads
Noordwyk Erand, Midrand,