Every day we laugh and are touched by the beauty our children bring to our school. We have created our unique Sacred Heart Pre-Primary School culture and shared values are constructed here. We enjoy making palpable what is usually invisible: joy, curiosity, interest, affection, autonomy, possibility, responsibility, desire, expectation, tranquility, satisfaction, intimacy, individuality and belonging.
A Reggio Emilia inspired Pre-Primary School
The Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children puts thier natural development as well as the close relationships they share with their environment, at the centre of its philosophy. The foundation of the Reggio Emilia approach lies in its unique view of the child. In this approach, there is belief that children have rights and should be given opportunities to develop their potential. Influenced by this belief, they are seen as beautiful, powerful, competent, creative, curious and full of potential and ambitious apprentices. This role also extends to that of a researcher.
At Sacred Heart College, we celebrate the children being a central part of their learning. They learn through play and the questioning of the environment around them. Exploring and investigating through light, observational drawing and moulding clay are important teaching methods. Our aim is to give children a selection of opportunities to learn from, as Malaguzzi the founder of this approach believes: “The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivation and the richer their experiences.”
At Sacred Heart College, we offer education in the following age groups:
Creche from 6 months
AFTERCARE IN THE PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL
• The Aftercare programme is housed within the grounds of the Pre-Primary School.
• Each age group is cared for by their own experienced aftercare teacher.
• Activities include ball games, art, board games, sand and water trough play, etc.
• Hours: 13:00 – 17:30 daily
• For further details contact the Pre-Primary School office on (011) 648-1858 or Ms. Leah Petlele on 083 647 4955. Holiday Programmes are also available.