A comprehensive Grade R programme based on sound educational principals as per the CAPS curriculum. Full implementation of the Jolly Phonics reading system. The value for Grade R is Love!
Fully qualified Pre-Primary school teachers with the minimum of a four-year Pre-Primary teaching diploma.
Grade R Curriculum
We have introduced STEAM as part of our curriculum. STEAM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. It’s an integrated approach to learning that encourages students to think more broadly about real-world problems.
THE TRAVELLING BEAR
To encourage pre-reading and a love of reading, we have a “Travelling Bear”. Every child has a turn to take their special class travelling bear home for the weekend and with Mom and Dad they record what the travelling bear and child did together over the weekend. This is recorded in the “Traveling Bear” notebook. Both the bear and the book go home in a special backpack
The “Travelling Bear” returns to school every Monday and the child, with the teacher’s assistance “read” to the class all they did over the weekend.
Shop Day takes place every Friday morning. Every child has a turn to be the shopkeeper and to bring cupcakes, biscuits or any treat to “sell” to the class. Every child has a turn to be the shopkeeper on a Wednesday. We encourage parents to provide healthy alternatives to cupcakes, biscuits and sugary treats.
STAR OF THE WEEK
Every Friday every child has a turn to be the “star of the week”. The child brings a poster, which the child has made with the parents. The poster is all about the child and includes pictures of the child’s favourite things eg. Food, restaurant, activities etc and pictures of the family pets and anything else which is special to the child. The child is given the opportunity to show the children their poster and to discuss it. The child wears a star badge and the poster is displayed in the classroom for a week.
The children visit the media centre at the Primary School once a week to take out a library book which they take home to read.
We have a granny from our community who visits school daily and spends special time with small groups of children playing and chatting.
The Bryandale Daycare Centre was established to provide a childcare facility and service for the children of teachers and staff at Bryandale Primary School and Bryandale Pre-Primary School. A maximum of ten children/babies of between 3 months and 3 years old are accommodated.
Children of staff members of Bryandale Primary School and Bryandale Pre-Primary School will be given preference. Thereafter, children of parents and then outsiders.
The Daycare hours are: 06h45 – 16h00
We have spaces available in our Daycare Centre. We accept children from 4 months to 3 years. Please contact Angela Tyson on (011) 463 6820 for details.
The fees are R3 240.00 per month
RULES AND REGULATIONS
- An APPLICATION FEE is payable when applying to the Daycare Centre and is non-refundable
- A MONTH'S NOTICE, in writing, is required when leaving the Daycare Centre, or ONE MONTH'S FEES in lieu of notice. This notice must reach the office at the beginning of the month, failing which you will be liable for one month's fees.
- Please notify the office of any CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE NUMBER whether residential or business of either parent.
- DAYCARE TERMS will coincide with the Gauteng Education Department State Schools.
- DAYCARE HOURS are from 7h00 to 15h00. Children MUST be fetched PROMPTLY by 15h00 or earlier. If your child will be staying later than 13h30 please inform Michelle as to the time your child will be fetched, so that she is able to plan her afternoon. If you have an emergency and are unable to fetch your child by 15h00, your child will be taken care of, by Michelle or Mirriam at a rate of R100,00 per hour or part thereof. Please take note that this is only in times of emergencies.
- Children may NOT be dropped off in the parking area. Parents are requested to take them personally to the Daycare Centre. Please drive slowly and carefully at all times in the parking area in front of the school.
- No child / baby will be permitted to leave the Daycare Centre with anyone not authorised by the parent. Written notification is required if a child is going home with anyone other than has been arranged with the Daycare Supervisor.
- If your child has been upset or ILL during the night, please inform the office.
- If your child is UNABLE TO ATTEND Daycare due to illness or any other reason,
Please telephone the Daycare Supervisor. SICK CHILDREN must have alternative arrangements made for them. They may not attend Daycare. MEDICINES may not be administered at Daycare, so children may only return when their medication is finished.
- Parents are to SUPPLY the following items for their child ON A DAILY BASIS :
A lunch for midday – healthy, no cake or sweets
- All milk formula & bottles if necessary
- Hats (sunscreen is provided)
- At least 2 sets of spare clothing per day, in the child's nappy bag.
- A face cloth or wet wipes.
- Only DISPOSABLE NAPPIES may be used. Each parent to supply their own daily supply of nappies, wet wipes, nappy / barrier creams for their child.
ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE CHILD'S NAME!
- It is the parent's responsibility to discuss their child's bottles/sleep times/snacks etc. with the Daycare Supervisor.
- Cots, blankets and bedding will all be supplied by the Daycare Centre for your child's use.
- Prams, educational and developmental toys will be supplied by the Daycare Centre for your child's use.
- The Daycare Centre will have facilities for storing bottles, food, drink, etc. A microwave oven is also supplied to heat your child's food.
- An AGREEMENT OF ENROLMENT WITH INDEMNITY and a LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE containing the fee agreement prior to enrolment is to be signed by all parents.
Mrs Gillian Leach
We offer the convenience of an aftercare facility which takes place at the Pre-Primary School for Gr R children. The Aftercare runs from 13h45 and ends at 17h30. Cost per month R1780.00.