EcoKids Extras (Included in your school fees)
Our school is fun, interactive and varied. Each week your children will participate in a selection of the following activities All these classes are included in your monthly school fees.
• Music, Dance, Drums!
Each age group joins in a half hour twice a week of music and rhythm. Learning songs as well as doing a variety of movement to music involving acting out stories and songs. Incorporating music into the development of good hand-eye and fun gross motor activity, rhythm exercise, focal exercise, group participation and confidence building. Learning about and how to play simple instruments and
making instruments of their own.
• Green Peace Gardening
Classes will be spend time each week digging, watering and getting a bit muddy whilst tending to the vegetables in their veggie patch, sowing new seeds or harvesting. They will learn about recycling and reusing, alternative forms of energy, water conservation, purifying water, taking care of our planet and what it means to be an EcoKid!
• Nature and Ecology
Nature themes will be used to introduce children to the wonder of the natural world. From insects to the ocean; we will farm ants, collect specimens, grow mushrooms, watch eggs hatch and then raise the chicks. Teaching a healthy respect for plants and animals and what they mean to the world we live in.
Children will participate in cooking class where they will get to make and eat something delicious. Nutrition will be an important topic in cooking class. They will also come to appreciate the time and love taken to cook meals. They will be exposed to the science, maths and techniques of cooking; squash it, melt or freeze, sprinkle a little then pour half, then add 2 spoons and mix!
• Kiddie Yoga
Will be incorporated constantly into our daily routine in the form of stretching and relaxing but will also take place weekly in the form of kiddie yoga sessions. All sessions will revolve around a story that involves music and pictures. Yoga is a wonderful exercise for our pupils to take part in, it teaches them to breathe deeply, stretch, relax and focus on themselves. The children concentrate on the story and focus on their movements.
• Clay Cafe
Children are encouraged to create masterpieces of their own imaginations in the Clay Cafe workshops. Every child works according to their own creativity and expression. A simple piece of soft clay is a perfect match when a child is ready and as they squeeze a piece of soft clay, they are learning that their actions have consequences. It encourages more experimentation and as the child’s brain is taking shape along with the clay, it captivates their attention and fulfils the developmental needs of the child. Clay stimulates the child’s curiosity and intelligence, imagination, and creativity are fostered.
Extra Murals (not included in school fees)
Extra murals which are not included in school fees do not take place during school hours but directly after school on their allocated day. Parents are encouraged to spectate quietly but can also take advantage of the extra time and collect children promptly after their extra mural. Any children not collected on time will be taken to after care and after care fees will be charged at a daily rate.
Dance Mouse is a comprehensive, dance related syllabus that incorporates the basics of many dance forms such as Ballet, Modern Dance, Latin American, Gymnastics Freestyle and Hip Hop, just to name a few. The aim envelopes the technical training of a child’s body in order to strengthen, stretch and mobilize the body through exercise and dance. Dance Mouse endeavours to maintain the syllabus and keep up to date with the times by using the latest songs and steps which encourages the children to dance and have a good time!
Little Kickers is an enjoyable and challenging programme that is safe and always stays strictly within the student’s comfort zone. Invaluable social skills like listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork are conscientiously woven into a fun program. As much emphasis is placed on simple learning concepts like colours and numbers as it does on fine-tuning a child’s basic balance, agility and co-ordination. For enthusiastic boys & girls from 18 months – 8 years, the aim of Little Kickers, is to use football as a fun forum to instil our growing squad with a little extra confidence, a sense of camaraderie; and some high action activity to develop strong, healthy bodies.
Monkeynastix is a unique and internationally recognised movement education programme for children from the ages 1 to 8 years. Monkeynastix is fun, non-competitive, builds self-confidence and a positive self-image and focus on long-term motivation. Monkeynastix is a broad-based, holistic programme that combines creativity and music with basic training in flexibility, balance, strength, agility, co-ordination and body awareness.
Little Cooks Club
Our Little Cooks Club Cooking Programme uses a hands-on approach to introducing children to new foods, with a view to get them to appreciate good food and a healthy diet.
Children love to cook and, by introducing them to the basics of cooking, they are given skills that will be useful to them throughout their lives. They need to understand nutrition in order to establish healthy eating habits.
All our dishes are easy to prepare which allows children to help their parents cook, thereby giving busy families an opportunity to spend quality time together while cooking quick, nutritious meals.
Build Em Brix
Let’s Talk Build Em Brix!
For the growing need for mental stimulation and early development away from television, what better way than to introduce them to BUILD EM BRIX!
We provide an early training platform for children aged 3-8 years old where they will learn various skills from basic colours, shapes and numbers to more advance technical and architectural. We Build Em Bright!
BUILD EM BRIX will strive to maintain high levels of professional service improving your child’s creativity, math’s, confidence and social skills. Our trained instructors will provide skills needed to become more socially interactive and confident. Each lesson will be 30 minutes per week, ensuring we keep their attention span active. These sessions will be held at the schools, and will be on the same day and time throughout the year. Endless amount of Fun & Learning!
Little Scientists is an after-school science programme. For one hour every week, we experiment with everyday materials and turn our world into one big laboratory.
All our lessons are run by Wits tutors with Master’s degrees in Science & Engineering, to help children develop:
Team work and leadership
Confidence in science and engineering
Foundation skills for success in school and beyond
Pottery is a wonderful medium that can benefit any child, it helps with fine motor skills, self expression, confidence, discipline, problem solving, imagination, and is very therapeutic,
Children of today stress a lot more, we live in a world that’s overwhelmed with technology, the four corners of screens have hooked the attention of children. I have made it my mission to educate children about pottery, it’s a wonderful medium and I have seen how pottery can settle any child.
Please feel free to take a look at my FB page @ ndsceramics and Young Potterz, where you will find images of all that I have done from the beginning of my journey as a pottery teacher and a ceramics artist till now.