Welcome to our Grade R
Loreto School Pre-Primary is Co-Ed. We accept learners in Grade R (5 turning 6) with a maximum of 16 learners in our Pre-Primary section. Our premises are situated in a modern facility with beautiful surroundings and fingerprint access to the Preschool gate for security purposes.
Our Grade R learners do not come to school in uniform, we suggest your child dresses comfortably in clothes that are not too special, as we encourage them to explore and discover their surroundings without feeling inhibited - and they are definitely not encouraged to stay clean although we do provide aprons for planned messy activities. Children explore and learn by exploring their world physically.
PLEASE do not scold them for being dirty when you fetch them - a clean child has learned very little.
Loreto Queenswood School Staff are all qualified, loving professionals that care for children. All are specialized in Early Childhood Development.
All classrooms are well-equipped and learning activities focus on central themes. Daily planning provides cognitive experiences for everyone, so the activities are varied and challenging and each individual acquires essential problem-solving skills and has the opportunity to further develop intellectually, physically and socially.
Literacy, Numeracy, and Life skills are nurtured through creative activities, Bible knowledge, music, developmental play and even free play with peers, both indoors and outdoors.
In the Junior and Middle phases, there is an emphasis on practical experiences, which assist holistic development.
At Grade R level the same practical opportunities are presented, but reading and number concepts are reinforced in a more formal manner too.
At Loreto School Queenswood, the transition from Grade R to Grade 1 is an easy one, as the surroundings are familiar and the educators are also well-known.
Basic reading and mathematical skills are well-founded and the Foundation Phase staff comment that our own
Grade R learners are as well, if not better prepared, than those from other schools.
The Extramural Activities We Offer In
The Foundation Phase :
A variety of private extra-murals such as Ballet, Mini Golf, Drama and Karate are available at an extra fee.
Our hours are from 07:00 to 14:30. Our Pre-Primary section consists of two Gr R classes (reception year)
Swimming ( Learn-to-Swim) is seasonal.
Music also plays an integral part in our school life.
St. Augustine once said that when we sing, we pray twice. At Loreto, we enjoy our singing. This is evident in our two school choirs; Junior Choir and Senior Choir that participate in various festivals and Eisteddfods during the year. The entire school is also involved in singing at assemblies and Masses and are accompanied by our own guitarists and other musicians. These musicians are learners at our school who take private music lessons at school. All learners participate in class music lessons. The music teachers at the school offer private violin, flute, recorder, drumming, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, and piano lessons. We also have Junior and Senior ensemble, a drumming ensemble, as well as a marimba ensemble. We have already produced 5 CDs to celebrate the musical life of our school.