It is often said that the true path to success is never simple, and one can see the “fruits” of our labour in our magnificent Nursery School. A building is merely a shell without being inhabited by children. Kyalami Preparatory Nursery School (KPNS) is a building filled with colour, delight, and is a place of welcome and wonder.
The origins and planning of Kyalami Preparatory Nursery School can be traced as far back as 2002. We waited for the perfect opportunity to build and open our school and in 2015, began work on the project. Building built, filled and beautified, it is now fully functional with us having welcomed our first intake of children in January 2016.
A labour of incredible love, we promise a school where 5 important aspects are emphasized;
Our Curriculum consists of a combination of Thematical lessons inspired by the Lev Vygostsky Programme - The Key to Learning. Vygotsky believed that true education is not the mere learning of specific knowledge and skills, it is the development of children's learning abilities - that is, their capacity to think clearly and creatively, plan and implement their plans, and communicate their understanding in a variety of ways. That is what we at KPNS would like to instil within our Pre-Prep children - the ability to problem solve successfully on a social, emotional and academic level.
A fundamental part of the KPNS programme entails “Learning through Play”. Various safe, imaginative indoor and outdoor play areas have been created:
‘Fantasy Area’ ‘Construction Area’ ‘Puzzle Area’ ‘Creative Area’
With these areas all ‘open’ during free play time, we allow interaction, discovery and play. The children are encouraged to develop their individual strengths and learn social skills, within a structured, yet informal environment.
It is compulsory for all children to wear only the correct KPNS uniform to school (no multi-coloured items), as we would like to resonate a sense of pride with the children who belong to KPNS. Our Uniform Shop is situated on the Beaulieu College Campus in Maple Road, Beaulieu, directly next to the tennis courts. Uniform details will be supplied on enrolment.
A set snack time offers children a healthy food option, providing children with the opportunity to set the table, pour beverages, serve others and clean their spaces. It allows children to experiment with different tastes and textures outside of the home situation.
A snack is served at 09h30 and consists of a brown bread sandwich, seasonal fruit and water. We alternate between the different spreads, and occasionally snack treats are given such as popcorn, juice, ice lollies, hot chocolate or toasted cheese. Please note, as per Fee Structure, that there is a termly snack levy of R280.
A timetable of Extra Cost Activities may be downloaded here. The timetable details all the activities on offer at our school. These are billed for separately by the various coaches.