At Little Saints we want to instill the value of God is Love in our learners. Our little ones are too young to sign a code of conduct or to fully understand the implications, but as educators we are striving to prepare the children for their future at Saint Conrad’s College. As a result we teach the children:
• To always greet the teachers.
• To say please and thank you.
• Not to use bad language.
• To share and wait their turn.
• To be kind to each other.
• To look after toys, puzzles and outdoor equipment.
• To look after their belongings.
• To tidy up after play time.
• To follow simple rules, indoors and outdoors.
• To throw litter in the bins.
• To always tell the truth.
• Not to take other learners’ belongings.
• Not to fight.
• To always do their best and to be proud of their work.
The child is always disciplined in love. The child will be informed what he/she did wrong, why it was wrong to do it and then a suitable corrective measure/punishment will be implemented.
The most common measure will be a “time-out” period. Both indoors and outdoors there is an allocated area where the child is placed. The child will be required to sit there on his/her own and nobody will be allowed to approach him/her (for one minute per chronological age, for example four minutes for a four-year-old). Once the time has expired a discussion will follow with the child to ensure that the learner behaves suitably in future.
Should the child’s misdemeanour be regarded as very serious (for example stealing, fighting, bullying and foul language) the educator will take the child aside and indicate the severity of the situation. Guidance will be provided to ensure that this behaviour does not continue. If a child persists with bad behaviour, the educator will take the child to the Head of Phase and let her talk to him/her. Should this behaviour still continue, a parent meeting will be held. At this meeting the Head of Phase and the parents will find a way forward to ensure that the child’s behaviour is monitored and corrective measures are put in place.
Norma-Anne Thomsen [ Grade RRR ]
Monyeen Faber [ Grade RR ]
Elizabeth Cronje [ Grade R ]
Sonja Potgieter [ Grade R ]
Grade RRR and Grade RR programme
|08:00 – 08:05||Toilet routine.|
|08:05 – 08:15||Welcoming, morning prayer, completion of register and weather chart.|
|08:15 – 08:30||First bell rings – language development skills, introduction and discussion of new theme. Introduction of theme related song/rhyme or perceptual skills, including colour and shape recognition.|
|08:30 – 09:15||Creative activity.|
|09:15 – 09:30||Tidy class.|
|09:30 – 09:45||Supervised refreshment time.|
|09:45 – 10:30||Supervised free play.|
|10:30 – 10:35||Toilet routine.|
|10:35 – 11:00||Second bell rings – language, perceptual music and movement, and free play in class.|
|11:00 – 12:00||Supervised outdoor play.|
|12:00 – 12:15||Tidy playground.|
|12:15 – 12:30||Story time.|
|12:30||Pack suitcases and wait for parents.|
Computer lessons and playball take place once a week.
Grade R programme
|07:00 – 07:30||Arrival at school. Visual and auditory perceptual games indoors.|
|07:30 – 08:00||Weather chart, individual learner prayer, religious education, morals and values, daily news and completion of register.|
|08:00 – 09:00||Language development skills (including pre-reading skills), introduction and discussion of new themes, introduction of theme related rhymes or songs or perceptual skills, auditory skills, sensory skills or concentration and attention span skills and completion of language worksheets.|
|09:00 – 09:30||Toilet routine, refreshments and outdoor play.|
|09:30 – 10:00||Pre-math skills, counting, dots, numbers, word recognition, body parts, colours, shapes, completion of mathematic worksheets and computer classes.|
|10:00 – 10:30||Theme related music and movement, percussion, structured gross motor activities and dramatisation.|
|10:30 – 11:00||Free outdoor play.|
|11:00 – 12:00||Theme related, creative art activities to stimulate fine-motor skills, such as cutting, pasting, painting, drawing, threading, box construction and completion of fine-motor coordination worksheets.|
|12:00 – 12:30||Theme related story.|
|12:30 – 13:00||Extra murals: Mini-hockey, netball, soccer, cricket and swimming.|
|13:00||Daily programme ends; learners depart.|