One of SAHETI's great success stories is the Pre-Primary School, which has long been regarded as a model of progressive, dynamic education for children aged 3 to 6 years. Here, every child is viewed as a unique human being, and the learning process focuses on self-discovery.
An exciting broad-based educational programme encourages children to think about and analyze each learning opportunity. The children's environment is explored through weekly provacations, starting with the child as an individual and gradually progressing towards the community and the world at large. Learning is reinforced through outings, educational shows and presentations.
The Pre-Primary curriculum comprises literacy, numeracy, life orientation skills, perceptual training, music, movement, creative art and drama, with computer activities and sport being introduced in Grade R. Various extra-mural activities are also on offer. These include ballet, karate, soccer and music, which are available for all age groups.
The focus on sport at Pre-Primary level is on enjoyment, participation and the development of sport skills, rather than on competition. The teachers in Grade 000 and Grade 00 develop children’s gross motor skills during their adult guided ring times. The goal during every lesson whether it be numeracy, literacy or life skills is to incorporate some kind of kinaesthetic activity into every lesson. At Grade R level, the children are exposed to a sport lesson every week, during which they are introduced to a variety of sport skills by SAHETI specialist coaches.