Waterfall Prep hosts open day

2016-12-06 06:01
Parents that at the open day. Photo: supplied

Parents that at the open day. Photo: supplied

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WATERFALL Preparatory hosted their first open day at Waterfall Pre-Primary for Upper Highway parents seeking quality, affordable, independent education for Grades R to Grade 3 last week.

The event offered parents a first look at the new school building on the eco-friendly campus in Hillcrest, behind Cotswold Downs.

The co-educational preparatory school will open in 2017 and offers an excellent start to children’s Foundation Phase journey.

Parents interacted with the team that has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring the preparatory school to life from both an educational and structural perspective.

Sharron Lane, the Foundation Phase school advisory head for the preparatory school, has chosen a team of the best teachers as class teachers.

Parents meet Caitlyn Stevens, the school’s first Grade 1 teacher as she spoke about the plans for the new school year.

Parents were also treated to an animated explanation of the current construction process by Clayton Heine, head of construction of the Waterfall Prep building.

The building will have eight classrooms, two for each grade, ranging from Grade R to Grade 3, as well as two extra classrooms in the basement of the school for cultural and creative activities. Each classroom is 80 square metres in size, which will allow a conducive and creative learning experience, with a maximum of 24 pupils per class.

The school also offers:

• affordable private school fees;

• dedicated, qualified, and experienced teachers;

• state-of-the-art facilities, through a new school building and sports field on campus;

• physical education and extramural activities supported by Garvz Sports Academy;

• bike trail lessons with Track and Trail;

• safe and secure environmentally friendly campus;

• after care; and

• holiday club.

The open day also offered parents the opportunity to hear from Jeanette van der Merwe, Executive Head of Waterfall College, as she spoke about the Foundation Phase addition to Waterfall College.

For many years, the parents of Waterfall Pre-Primary School have been asking for the next step in their children’s educational career to be an extension of the ethos of the popular Waterfall Pre-Primary.

As a grandparent of a Waterfall Pre-Primary pupil, Mrs van der Merwe has every faith that the Preparatory School will maintain the high standards already set on campus.

“I regularly drop my granddaughter off at the Pre-Primary School and have first-hand insight into the teaching, the systems and the structures of the school. These are exceptionally efficient, resulting in my granddaughter loving her school and being enthusiastic to attend school in the mornings.”

The development of a preparatory school allows a seamless transition for children from the pre-primary to quality Foundation and Senior Primary phases, before entry to the well-established Waterfall College Senior School. Sharron Lane summarised the exciting vision for this new centre of excellence.

“Education is not covering a subject - it is uncovering a subject. This spells out our philosophy as we embark on developing and maintaining a quality educational hub on this magnificent campus.”

Admissions are open from Grade R to Grade 3, and all queries can be sent to info@waterfallpreprimary.co.za or call 082 378 5474.

Every day is open day at Waterfall Preparatory, and all parents are welcome to pop in for a visit.
- Supplied.

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