At what age can I enrol my child in the pre-school?
We take children from the beginning of the year in which they turn 4.
How many children attend the pre-school?
We have a maximum enrollment of 100.
Are all your teachers qualified?
Yes. All our teachers have a recognized Degree or Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Are all your teachers Christian?
Yes. All our teachers are born again Christians, who have a calling on their lives to serve God at the pre-school.
How big are your classes?
This varies slightly according to the grade. The maximum is usually 20 children, with either 2 teachers or a teacher and an assistant teacher per class.
Do you offer any extra-mural activities?
A wide range of activities are offered between 12h00 and 14h00, at the pre-school or on the church campus. These include: Drama, Clay Play, Experi-Buddies, Playball, Audiblox, Ballet, ‘Soetlief’ and Praise Dancing.
For more information about the extra-mural activities we offer click here.
What are your school hours?
The school gates open at 7h25. Our Grade R Groups begin at 7h45 and close at 12h30. Our younger groups (Lambs and Teddies) begin at 8h00 and close at 12h00.
Do you offer care in the afternoons?
Yes – 3 options are available:
- Midday Care held at the pre-school from closing until 14h00.
- Early Aftercare held across the road behind the church from closing until 15h00.
- Late Aftercare also held across the road behind the church from closing until 17h15.
Pre-Schoolers are fetched from the pre-school and escorted to the Aftercare facility by the Aftercare supervisors. For more information and application procedures click here
Do you have to be a member of Harvest Christian Church for your child to attend the pre-school?
While many of our families do belong to Harvest, we also serve a wide range of Christian churches in the broader community of Believers.
Do most of the children come from Christian homes?
Yes. Our mission statement states that: ‘Harvest Christian School exists to serve the Christian family…’
We endeavour to enrol families who desire Christian upbringing, teachings, norms and values for their children, so that the values of the home are supported by the school and vice versa.
When do we need to apply to secure a place for our child?
It is best to apply early in the year prior to the year in which you wish to enroll your child. I.e. if you seek admission for 2016, it is wise to apply by March 2015.
For more information on the Admissions and Fees click here.
Do you have any single parent families?
Yes. We have a variety of family dynamics in our school.
Which curricula do you use?
We use a range of excellent and proven Bible-based curricula, which we have merged and adapted over the years to suit our own circumstances.
In our 2 younger groups we draw from the YWAM (Youth with a Mission) Curriculum for Young Children, supplemented by CAPS Numeracy.
In Grade R we teach Phonics from the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) Reading Readiness Programme. This programme has suited us very well over the years. It not only give an excellent thorough grounding in the 35 phonetic sounds covered, but also includes character building and life skills from a Christian perspective. We also use an extended CAPS Numeracy Programme in Grade R.
For more information about the curricula we use click here.
What defines your pre-school?
We are a Christ-centred Bible-based school, with a loving and nurturing environment. We aim to pursue excellence in the education and development of the whole child. We see the pre-school as an extension of the Christian family and our role as one of supporting parents in the training up of their children.
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School Terms 2017
|Term 1||11 January - 31 March|
|Term 2||19 April - 30 June|
|Term 3||24 July - 28 September|
|Term 4||10 October - 1 December|