The Preschool is the right place for your little one to be! This is where they first encounter formal education and they create social relationships. Our classes are structured for learning which we believe happens through play. Each of our Preschool classes have between sixteen and eighteen learners and are taught by qualified ECD practitioners who are aided by an assistant teacher.
The classes are named according to a number of Winnie the Pooh characters:
Tigger’s (children 2 years old turning 3 throughout the year) are bouncy and love to play. Learners in these classes learn in a fun, interactive way, using their whole bodies.
Rabbits (children who are 3 turning 4 throughout the year) are known for their hard work, dedication and love to be at school.
Winnies (children who are 4 turning 5 throughout the year) are very cheerful and willing to help others.
Our playgrounds are filled with apparatus specifically designed to enhance the learner’s gross-motor skills, strengthen their little bodies and encourage problem solving, all while having fun. These are child-friendly environments fitted with astroturf, so that you can rest assured in the knowledge that your child will be in a safe and clean environment.
Our Fantasy Playroom opens up a whole new world of learning through play. It is fitted with toys that inspire the learner’s creative thinking skills and enables them to relate to the world surrounding them. When playing in this room, the learner can escape from reality and choose to be whoever they want to be: a mechanic, doctor, farmer or even a mother etc.
At HNCA we aim to provide a curriculum to develop inquisitive, independent thinkers with a love for learning. We understand that the curriculum, both within taught lessons and beyond them, should create an environment where questioning, divergent thinking and the freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged. We intend that our curriculum should instil in our learners these qualities: responsibility, independence and a sense that learning can excite and invigorate throughout life. In order to achieve this, at HNCA we teach the CAPS curriculum as set out by the GDE in an IEB manner. In other words, while teaching all the elements of the CAPS curriculum as stipulated, we continually encourage the learners to think for themselves, drawing out knowledge from within the learners, instead of just endlessly presenting the learners with facts.
English is offered as the Home Language and Afrikaans as the First Additional Language and Setswana as the Second Additional Language.
Junior Primary (Grade R – 3):
Each grade in this phase has two classes with 24 learners in each. Each class is taught by a qualified, born-again teacher. Each class also has an assistant teacher, who is born-again and passionate about education and children. The class size allows the teacher to not only have one on one interaction with the learners, but also to understand the learning style and needs of each learner.
Senior Primary (Grade 4):
Each grade in this phase will have two classes with 24 learners in each. Each class is taught by a qualified, born-again teacher. In this phase we expect learners to be more independent and so they no longer require an assistant teacher.
Sports and culture:
Our aim is to develop learners with diverse skills, that can embrace their God-given talents. We do this through the following sport and cultural activities.
- Athletics – First term
- Netball – Second term
- Soccer – Second term
- Tennis – Third term
- Cricket – Third term
- Performing Arts
We also partner with the following extra curricular activities:
- Young Engineers
- Kids Computer on Wheels
- A+ Students
- Miki Maths
- Inhabit – offering guitar, drums and piano lessons
- Romero Swimming School
Sports offered by the school currently include: