Academics

Pre-School

Welcome to our Pre-school! The Riverview Pre-school offers a creative and stimulating learning environment with a strong sense of purpose which encourages development of the individual child. We aim to equip the children with the cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills necessary for a happy confident start to their school careers. Children are encouraged to learn, explore, discover and grow in a safe nurturing environment with an enjoyable play situation and beautiful garden setting.

Playgroup to Grade 0 cater for boys and girls aged 3-6. The teachers at the Pre-school are dedicated and passionate about teaching young children and classes are assisted by two teacher aides.

Our teachers are committed to providing your children with the best possible education, preparing them for school readiness.

Our Mission

To build an early foundation of knowledge & skills by providing stimulating opportunities for children to grow and learn in a safe, caring pre-school environment.

Our Philosophy

Every child has the ability to learn and the sooner we begin their formal instruction, the further they can go. We also believe that experienced teachers understand that they must “meet students where they begin” and then move forward in a very intentional way to help each child achieve important developmental goals.

Admission Policies Criteria for Placement Requirements

Admission according to age: Playgroup: children turning 4
Grade 00: 4-5 year old
Grade 0: 5-6 year olds

All children entering the pre-school have to do an entrance examination. The result of these exams is discussed by the panel and an informed decision is made, the result is then communicated to the parents. The entrance exam is compiled by the class teacher.

Our Daily Times are as Follows:



There will be staff members on duty from 07:00 until 14:30 on a daily basis.

Our Daily Program

Playgroup and Grade 00’s follow a structured pre-school program (based on the Brainy Program) that involves gross motor activities, fine motor activities, perceptual activities, bible study, language activities and mathematics.

The Grade 0’s follow the national CAPS curriculum.

We also offer “Bake and Make”, science and swimming.

Primary School

The Junior Primary starts from Grade 0 to Grade 3 and the Senior Primary from Grade 4 to Grade 7. There is one class per grade and classes consist of a maximum of 25 children per class which allows for focused teaching. Education goes beyond the classroom as every opportunity offered by the environment is exploited through learners going on both day and extended tours to further supplement classroom and educational experiences. Our well-resourced library and fully functional computer centre ensures learners are familiar with the technology necessary for being an effective, critically –thinking citizen of tomorrow. Success in both national and international assessments such as Conquesta and International Benchmarking Assessments, as well as the frequency with which our learners are awarded scholarships to prominent high schools, give testimony to the standard of learners moulded at Riverview Preparatory School.

School Hours

Children are to be at school 10 minutes before starting time.


Playgroup
Grade 00
Grade 0
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Senior Prep
Mon
08h00 -13h00
08h00 -13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h20
07h30 - 14h30
Tue
08h00 -13h00
08h00 -13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h20
07h30 - 13h20
07h30 - 13h20
07h30 - 14h30
Wed
08h00 -13h00
08h00 -13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h20
07h30 - 14h30
Thu
08h00 -13h00
08h00 -13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h20
07h30 - 13h20
07h30 - 13h20
07h30 - 14h30
Fri
08h00 -13h00
08h00 -13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h00
07h30 - 13h00

Term Planner

Click on the links below to download the term planner for the specific month.
(Please note that calendar events are subject to change. )

Term Dates

Term Dates 2017
1st Term
2nd Term
3rd Term
4th Term
Start - Close
18 January – 07 April
02 May – 30 June
25 July – 22 September
10 October – 07 December



Long Weekends 2017
1st Term
2nd Term
3rd Term
4th Term
Start - Close
18 – 21 March
16 – 18 June
Only Wednesday 9 August (Public holiday)



Term Dates 2018
1st Term
2nd Term
3rd Term
4th Term
Start - Close
17 January – 28 March
17 April – 22 June
17 July – 21 September
09 October – 06 December



Long Weekends 2018
1st Term
2nd Term
3rd Term
4th Term
Start - Close
Only 21 March (Public holiday)
27 April – 1 May
9 August - 12 August

School Uniform

Click here to download the school uniform documentation

Children will wear full, regulation and clean uniforms to school.
Girls may only wear sleepers in pierced ears. They may wear a discreet chain and cross, but no other jewellery will be allowed.
Hair accessories will be green and/or white. Girls’ hair will be neatly tied up if reaching shoulder length. Boys will be expected to keep hair neat and reasonably short.

If children are outside of the school premises, and still in uniform, it will be expected of them to wear the complete and correct uniform. They are recognised as ambassadors of the school, and must behave accordingly.

Hats will be worn outdoors at all times – children must wear their hats to school, during break and from school.

Disciplinary Procedure

  • The school’s 14-point Value System, Code of Conduct and Rules to be explained and discussed by class teacher at the beginning of each school year. New pupils will be adequately informed.
  • Class teacher deals with any infringements and implements corrective action. (Emphasis is on addressing misconduct constructively).
  • If the problem persists and class teacher is unable to resolve it, the problem will be referred to a Guidance Committee comprised of the Head, the child’s Mentor and the Class Teacher.
  • Parents are informed and called it, so as to assist with the disciplinary process.
  • A report on the corrective action taken will be placed in the learner’s file and a copy sent to the parents.

Pre-School

Welcome to our Pre-school! The Riverview Pre-school offers a creative and stimulating learning environment with a strong sense of purpose which encourages development of the individual child. We aim to equip the children with the cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills necessary for a happy confident start to their school careers. Children are encouraged to learn, explore, discover and grow in a safe nurturing environment with an enjoyable play situation and beautiful garden setting.

Playgroup to Grade 0 cater for boys and girls aged 3-6. The teachers at the Pre-school are dedicated and passionate about teaching young children and classes are assisted by two teacher aides.

Our teachers are committed to providing your children with the best possible education, preparing them for school readiness.

Our Mission

To build an early foundation of knowledge & skills by providing stimulating opportunities for children to grow and learn in a safe, caring pre-school environment.

Our Philosophy

Every child has the ability to learn and the sooner we begin their formal instruction, the further they can go. We also believe that experienced teachers understand that they must “meet students where they begin” and then move forward in a very intentional way to help each child achieve important developmental goals.

Admission Policies Criteria for Placement Requirements

Admission according to age:
Playgroup: children turning 4
Grade 00: 4-5 year old
Grade 0: 5-6 year olds

All children entering the pre-school have to do an entrance examination. The result of these exams is discussed by the panel and an informed decision is made, the result is then communicated to the parents. The entrance exam is compiled by the class teacher.

Our Daily Times are as Follows:

Playgroup - Grade 00: 08:15-13:00
Grade 0: 07:30-13:00

There will be staff members on duty from 07:00 until 14:30 on a daily basis.

Our Daily Program

Playgroup and Grade 00’s follow a structured pre-school program (based on the Brainy Program) that involves gross motor activities, fine motor activities, perceptual activities, bible study, language activities and mathematics.

The Grade 0’s follow the national CAPS curriculum.

We also offer “Bake and Make”, science and swimming.

Primary School

The Junior Primary starts from Grade 0 to Grade 3 and the Senior Primary from Grade 4 to Grade 7. There is one class per grade and classes consist of a maximum of 25 children per class which allows for focused teaching. Education goes beyond the classroom as every opportunity offered by the environment is exploited through learners going on both day and extended tours to further supplement classroom and educational experiences. Our well-resourced library and fully functional computer centre ensures learners are familiar with the technology necessary for being an effective, critically –thinking citizen of tomorrow. Success in both national and international assessments such as Conquesta and International Benchmarking Assessments, as well as the frequency with which our learners are awarded scholarships to prominent high schools, give testimony to the standard of learners moulded at Riverview Preparatory School.

School Hours

Children are to be at school 10 minutes before starting time.

Monday
Playgroup : 08h00 -13h00
Grade 00 : 08h00 -13h00
Grade 0 :07h30 - 13h00
Grade 1 : 07h30 - 13h00
Grade 2 : 07h30 - 13h00
Grade 3 : 07h30 - 13h20
Senior Prep : 07h30 - 14h30

Tuesday
Playgroup : 08h00 -13h00
Grade 00 : 08h00 -13h00
Grade 0 :07h30 - 13h00
Grade 1 : 07h30 - 13h20
Grade 2 : 07h30 - 13h20
Grade 3 : 07h30 - 13h20
Senior Prep : 07h30 - 14h30

Wednesday
Playgroup : 08h00 -13h00
Grade 00 : 08h00 -13h00
Grade 0 :07h30 - 13h00
Grade 1 : 07h30 - 13h00
Grade 2 : 07h30 - 13h00
Grade 3 : 07h30 - 13h20
Senior Prep : 07h30 - 14h30

Thursday
Playgroup : 08h00 -13h00
Grade 00 : 08h00 -13h00
Grade 0 :07h30 - 13h00
Grade 1 : 07h30 - 13h20
Grade 2 : 07h30 - 13h20
Grade 3 : 07h30 - 13h20
Senior Prep : 07h30 - 14h30

Friday
Playgroup : 08h00 -13h00
Grade 00 : 08h00 -13h00
Grade 0 :07h30 - 13h00
Grade 1 : 07h30 - 13h00
Grade 2 : 07h30 - 13h00
Grade 3 : 07h30 - 13h00
Senior Prep : 07h30 - 13h00

Term Planner

Click on the links below to download the term planner for the specific month.
(Please note that calendar events are subject to change. )

Term Dates

Term Dates 2017
1st Term : 18 January – 07 April
2nd Term : 02 May – 30 June
3rd Term : 25 July – 22 September
4th Term : 10 October – 07 December

Long Weekends 2017
1st Term : 18 – 21 March
2nd Term : 16 – 18 June
3rd Term : Only Wednesday 9 August (Public holiday)
4th Term


Term Dates 2018
1st Term : 17 January – 28 March
2nd Term : 17 April – 22 June
3rd Term : 17 July – 21 September
4th Term : 09 October – 06 December

Long Weekends 2018
1st Term : Only 21 March (Public holiday)
2nd Term : 27 April – 1 May
3rd Term : 9 August - 12 August
4th Term

School Uniform

Click here to download the school uniform documentation

Children will wear full, regulation and clean uniforms to school.
Girls may only wear sleepers in pierced ears. They may wear a discreet chain and cross, but no other jewellery will be allowed.
Hair accessories will be green and/or white. Girls’ hair will be neatly tied up if reaching shoulder length. Boys will be expected to keep hair neat and reasonably short.

If children are outside of the school premises, and still in uniform, it will be expected of them to wear the complete and correct uniform. They are recognised as ambassadors of the school, and must behave accordingly.

Hats will be worn outdoors at all times – children must wear their hats to school, during break and from school.

Disciplinary Procedure

  • The school’s 14-point Value System, Code of Conduct and Rules to be explained and discussed by class teacher at the beginning of each school year. New pupils will be adequately informed.
  • Class teacher deals with any infringements and implements corrective action. (Emphasis is on addressing misconduct constructively).
  • If the problem persists and class teacher is unable to resolve it, the problem will be referred to a Guidance Committee comprised of the Head, the child’s Mentor and the Class Teacher.
  • Parents are informed and called it, so as to assist with the disciplinary process.
  • A report on the corrective action taken will be placed in the learner’s file and a copy sent to the parents.