Head of Pre-Primary: Mrs C Doster
Tel: (041) 585 6835
Fax: (041) 585 6835
Our Pre-Primary is situated on the hill next to the Preparatory School. The setting is tranquil with a view over the Baakens Valley towards Algoa Bay.
The Pre-Primary caters for children aged 3to 6 years in Grade 00, Grade 0 and Grade R. The children have a secure, well-equipped playground and are able to participate in a caring, colourful learning environment. Classes are small and individual needs monitored.
Our children in Grade 0 and R have access to computer facilities and they follow the Knowledge Network computer curriculum, which is also used in the Preparatory School. Letterland is introduced in the Grade R class. During the second half of the Reception year (Grade R), reading is introduced, where children can progress at their own pace.
We believe in creating an environment that not only stimulates the young mind, but also caters for the development of social skills and emotional well-being in a secure, consistent and loving way.
2012 Pre-Primary Report
Thirteen years ago three courageous ladies began the new St George’s Pre-Primary. Over the years Jill Wilson successfully guided the school to reach the highly successful position it holds in Port Elizabeth today. She was instrumental in the growth of the school from the original two classes to six. Sheila Kennard held the position of secretary over many years and her contribution to the Pre-Primary is greatly appreciated. Jenni-Lynn Robertson was also an integral part of the building up and growth of the school. These three ladies will always have a place in our hearts here at St George’s.
According to educationist Carolyn Hooper ‘A child’s work is their play, they learn from everything they do’. Routine is very important in a pre-primary and this helps us to have a school full of happy little faces. However, no two years in a row at St George’s are ever the same and 2012 is evidence to this fact. Activities, adventures, laughter and fun are the order of the day as each new group of children learns and grows.
In the first term we enjoyed the mother’s tea at Michelle Watson’s house. Later in the term we had a wonderful family evening together in our garden. The weather was superb and parents and children could mingle while enjoying a picnic style supper.
During the second term our moms enjoyed a mother’s breakfast at individually decorated tables in the school hall. The end of the second term is always celebrated with Pyjama Day. The children and teachers came to school in their pjs! Great fun was had by all the children as the Grade 0s picnicked with their teddy bears and the Grade Rs munched on popcorn and watched a DVD.
The big event in the third term was our annual concert. The children were all stars as each one had an opportunity to perform. Grandparents were invited to watch the concert the morning before, followed by a tea at the Pre-Primary.
The children enjoyed watching some of the building process when construction on our new classroom began in the third term. We are excited to be opening our first Grade 00 class in this building in January 2013.
We would like to extend congratulations to Mrs Cathy Doster who will be heading up the Pre-Primary from 2013. We look forward to an exciting year and thank all our parents for their wonderful support in 2012.