FOUNDATION PHASE :: Grade R
Collegiate Junior School for Girls has six Pre-Primary classes housed in their own area of the school, on the Collegiate Campus. Our policy is to accommodate no more than 25 pupils in a class, allowing the six qualified Foundation Phase teachers and two teacher assistants to create a happy, secure learning environment, offering individual attention to our girls.
All Pre-Primary pupils wear a Collegiate ‘play uniform’ especially created for comfort and easy movement of the young child. All items and school requirements are obtainable from the school shop situated in the school building.
The school morning starts at 07:50 every day. Grade 7 portfolio leaders and a duty teacher do gate duty during the early mornings to welcome and see to the pupils’ safety.
Morning ring starts with greetings, news, songs, weather and theme discussions. Ring time includes thinking skills, problem solving, sound games (phonics), creative thinking, descriptive language and vocabulary enrichment.
- Creative activities grant the pupils an opportunity to explore and practise different skills through a varied daily programme which includes painting, drawing, cutting and sticking, collage and construction, printing and sewing.
- Educational games develop perceptual skills and are played in small groups daily. All learners are exposed to co-operative learning skills in the classroom situation.
- Music and movement rings complete a varied morning timetable for all our Pre-Primary pupils.
- Each day ends with quiet play and a story time before the pupils depart at 12:30.
- The Grade R classes have an integrated movement programme and are exposed to Audiblox, class music and computers.
The daily programme allows the learner time to play out her energies, fantasies, fears and to strengthen her body. Furthermore, they learn the important life skill of socializing and sharing with their peers at school by exposing them to a host of different activities.
Progress Reports – A report will be handed out each term for the Grade R pupils only. Reports for Grade 00 will be handed out in the first, second and fourth term only. Personal interviews between parents and teachers are encouraged, at convenient times, throughout the year.
ADMISSION TO GRADE ONE
Admission to Grade 1 is automatic. The School Governing Body does, however, reserve the right to refuse progression of a learner into the formal education section of the school if there should be continuous default of payment of school fees.
Foundation phase subjects: Grade R-3
- English Home language
- Afr FAL (Grade 1-3)