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The Schools

NURSERY @ SUMMERHILL

A loving, nurturing environment

for children and parents alike!

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SUMMERHILL NURSERY

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.

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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

PRE-SCHOOL

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!

Sonya Toet

Principal
Summerhill Nursery School.

BROWSE THROUGH OUR

DAILY PROGRAM

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
9:30am-10:00am Snack time

 

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.
This is an extremely busy learning through play period with a choice of activities including:

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.

11:45am-12:45pm

The Grade 000s and 0000s sleep (parents supply a blanket and pillow)

11:45am-12:00pm Toilet & washing hands
12:00am-12:30pm Lunch break
12:30am-1:00pm Pack up and tidy classroom
1:00pm Home time, all extra murals finished.
*2:00pm

Summerhill School buses leave (*1:00pm on Fridays). 

1:00pm-3:00pm

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

SCHOOL HOURS

M-F: 8am – 3pm

Contact

Telephone

011 468 1414

Mail

info@summerhill-school.co.za

Address

Cnr. 8th and 10th Roads
Noordwyk Erand, Midrand,
2090