Pre-school: Southcity aims to catch ’em young

2011-08-30 00:00

SOUTHCITY Christian Schools have added a new phase to their independent educational institution.

In 2012 there will be a school for Grade 000 and Grade 00.

The schools’ managing director, Harry Lourens, said the pre-school phase is being introduced because of increasing demand from parents.

“This new venture forms part of our existing establishment, which comprises a college (grades 8 to 12), a preparatory school (grades 4 to 7) and junior primary school (grades 0 to 3),” said Lourens.

The pupils for grade 000 must be four years old and five for 00.

Lourens said the formative years of a child’s life are critical to their development.

“It adds great value. With them starting off at pre-primary level the school becomes their home for 13 years, so the foundation to that is vital.”

Southcity Christian Schools recently changed its name from Southcity Christian College.

Lourens said the reason is that each phase has its own identity and set-up.

The policies of each school will differ from the others according to what is relevant for that particular phase.

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