Will only be served up until 08:00. Children arriving later than this cannot be catered for. A reminder that Grade 0 children are not served breakfast, they need to get into the habit of having breakfast before school in preparation for primary school next year.
Children in the Ladybird, Owl, Lion and Dolphin classes pay an annual stationery fee per year. This covers a personal work file & consumable, photocopying, crayons, glue, paint, etc. This fee is to be paid in January. Children in Grade 0 class also pay a stationery fee each year, this covers the above as well as perceptual workbooks chair bag etc. This fee is to be paid in January.
Each child must have a suitcase or backpack everyday containing a change of clothes. A sun hat for the summer months is compulsory (available from the school at a cost). These hats must be left at school. Hats are laundered weekly. Grade 0 children wear a compulsory uniform. Details are in the Grade 0 information letter.
We offer the following optional Extra murals: Computers, Play ball, Speech and Drama and Ballet. Enrolment forms / Information leaflets will be placed in the pigeonholes. Please note that enrolment forms must be submitted each year, regardless of whether your child was enrolled last year or not.
Music is a compulsory extra mural. Is it not incredible that by encouraging your child to participate in a music program your child can develop and stimulate every part of his brain? Music stimulates the brain, the emotions and the body simultaneously. The benefits of involving children in musical activities are immense from developing a love for music to promoting brain growth. Music uses both the logical and creative side of the brain and by utilizing both sides simultaneously the brain grows connections across the hemispheres. The more connections the faster we are able to think.
Monthly Accounts: issued on the 25th of the month, Payable in advance by 1st of each month. A discount of R350er family is granted if two siblings are enrolled. Grade 0 hall fees are based on an 11 months payment plan. December's fees are paid for over 11 months "Jan to Nov". 5% discount is granted for full payment of fees for the year payable by the 20th January and fees are increased in January each year.
SCHOOL FEES PAYMENT POLICY: Northcliff Pre-Primary is a privately owned educational institution and receives no subsidies from the Gauteng Education Dept. Our school is therefore operated as a business - budgets being strictly adhered to. Expenses are determined by income (school fees) and it is imperative that each and every parent pays their monthly school fees timeously. Late payments are NOT an option and this is STRICTLY ENFORCED. A R100 charge for late payment will be levied.
SWEETS AND SNACK
We provide children in the Ladybird, Owl, Lion and Dolphin classes with breakfast, sandwiches and snacks as well as a balanced lunch so please don't send other food to school with your child. Grade 0 children send a packed snack to school (for break time) as this prepares them for school: Please pack a healthy snack i.e. sandwiches, fruits and juice (not sweets) into a lunch box for them to eat in class at break. A balanced lunch is provided for Grade 0 children by the school.
If you child is away due to illness or any other reason, please inform the school in the morning. Even though it is not mandatory that children attend nursery school, once a child is enrolled, regular and punctual attendance is a necessity for success in the nursery school. A learner who is not regular in attendance may lose interest, tends to feel left out and fall behind in his/her school work. All learning is based on a continuity of instruction; therefore, it is imperative that all learner are in attendance in order to profit the most their schoolwork. Children will not make up written work that they missed during an absence.
Afternoon rates are charged per afternoon. An afternoon register is taken on a daily basis and half day children who stay full day will be invoiced the extra amount.
Parents are requested to read the notice on the gate regarding their child's termly contribution. Please send into school as soon as possible. Note: we do keep a record of who has sent their contributions in!
For Owl, Lion and Dolphin classes, if your child stays at school later than 13:00, please remember to send in a light "summer" "cot receiver" type blanket for your child to use during rest/sleep time and please mark your child's name on it.
A qualified hairdresser is at school every 6 weeks to cut the children's hair. This service is optional. Dates to be announced.
Please keep the office informed of updated telephone numbers for emergency purposes. An update form is been emailed to you Please complete immediately and return to school. And please indicate to us on this form if your child has any known food or medical allergies, and if there are any special requirements that your child may need.
CONTACTING OF TEACHERS
We respectfully request that you do not contact teachers out of working hours. Evenings are their private time which we are sure you can appreciate. Queries need to be addressed at school only please, via the official school telephone. Teachers are not permitted cell phone in the classrooms.
A fine of R100.00 is imposed for the first 10 minutes late, and R200 thereafter for 30 minutes late, or part thereof.
Please do not send private toys to school, the children have a large variety of educational equipment to keep the occupied. You find your child has taken school toys/equipment home (e.g. lego, puzzles etc.) please return them to the school. Thank you
Information, menus, our daily program, the latest newsletter and class themes are displayed and posted on and around the notice board in the entrance. Please take time to check this on a daily basis. Reminders are placed on the front security gate, please read them!
Located in the entrance passage. Each child is allocated a pigeon hole and post for you, the parent is placed in them. Please check your pigeon hole on a daily basis.
As part of our educational program, all classes work to a theme each week.
Each child is issued with a file. Their work is filed and becomes a record of the child's progress during the current year at nursery school. The purpose of these files is to share with parents, the themes that we are teaching and thus the parents can reinforce what the children have learnt. It offers the children to show their work to their parents and to receive praise and encouragement. It also a means of communication.