Where Your Adventure Begins
Our Pre-school programme is designed to give our “Little Oaks” the freedom to grow in a safe, caring and nurturing environment. Our well-rounded curriculum encourages development towards a strong sense of self-worth, individuality and independence.
The main aim of the Pre-school team is to ensure that the children feel happy, safe and secure while they are learning the skills they will need for Grade 1 and beyond. Christian values are at the core of all our interactions. Everyone is welcome, with all their strengths and weaknesses.
We exercise tolerance and acceptance in our daily dealings with people. We do not see the children entrusted to us as ‘incomplete’, but rather see each child as a personality on the path of a beautiful, individual metamorphosis. The children develop a positive feeling of self-worth within a community of big and little people.
Our Pre-school caters for children between the ages of 18 months to six years old.
Medium of Instruction
We teach in English and introduce the children to German in Grade R. The younger a child is when learning a new language,
the easier it is to do so. The tone and nuances come naturally to a young child. Children are so uninhibited in their dealings with new cultures, languages and people that they easily accept and tolerate them.
To ensure age-appropriate teaching and learning, our ‘Little Oaks’ are divided into four age groups, each with its own, dedicated teacher, and assistant teacher where possible.
Children aged 18 months to 3 years
Children aged 3 to 4 years
Children aged 4 to 5 years
Children aged 5 to 6 years
Our after-care facility caters for children aged 2 to 13 years
Here’s what parents have said about the Hermannsburg Pre-school experience:
Having attended HMB from Grade 1 to Grade 12 myself, it is so special for me to have my little Jack attending HMB now too. The combination of the necessary COVID protocols as well as Jack’s very cautious and sensitive nature meant the start was a little unsettling for him, but the HMB staff’s care and willingness to go out of their way to make things easier for Jack has been exceptional. From the Headmaster, to Head of Preschool, to Jack’s teacher – everyone has been wonderful! The caring staff and the beautiful setting, with wide open spaces for the children to enjoy, certainly create the perfect environment for our little ones to thrive!
My two children both attended HMB from RRRR to R. Going to school was never a struggle and they always came home happy. The fresh farm air, outdoor activities, walks to the dam and many other excursions are educational, fun and very enriching. The benefit of being out on the farm and in nature cannot be exaggerated. Their education is wholesome and holistic. My kids are loved and cared for in a protected environment. Under the leadership of Mrs Malzahn (who has a wealth of experience and expertise), the staff get the best out of my kids, without any pressure to “perform”. The atmosphere is relaxed and learning is fun. My kids regularly surprise me at home with things that they have learnt. The music lessons, included in their education, stimulate their development immensely (the benefit of learning music is scientifically proven). Thank you HMB for the love and effort you have and continue to put into my children’s education!
I am so excited to be a part of Hermannsburg School. You are very caring and supportive. We receive every update about what happens in the school and pictures of the children during playtime are so awesome. I can recommend that parents send their children to your school. May God continue to bless you.
I’m so impressed with the good communication of Mrs Chetty, as I’m far from home, but she managed to keep me up-to-date with day-to-day activities of my son. The organisation is very professional. The teachers are incredibly patient and I find them amazing with my son. Thank you!
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