PRESCHOOL OPEN DAY

WED   |   16 SEP   |   13h00

1 McCafferty Road,   Tel: 031 207 1036

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY

WED  |   23 SEP  |   13h30

50 Harris Crescent,  Tel: 031 207 4842

 

Due to social distancing, RSVP’s are compulsory and must be done at least 2 days before the event.

A. School Terms

School terms and public holidays are as per KZN school calendar.

 

B. School Hours

Mondays – Thursday: 8.00am to 12.00pm & 8.00am to 11.00 am on Fridays.

N.B: Children brought to school before 7.30am and left at school after 12.15pm, will be left UNSUPERVISED.

 

C. School Fees

 

Please contact the office 

 

  

D. Excursions

The children will be taken on 2 excursions during the year. The cost of all excursions will be covered by the parents. No child may go on excursion unless the relevant consent/indemnity forms are signed.

 

E. Reports

Reports will be issued at the end of the first, second and fourth terms. A “consultation” day is held during the first, second and third terms to ensure that the parents are kept informed of their child’s progress. Parents’ observations are scheduled for the second term.

 

Parents wishing to discuss matters pertaining to the child’s education are asked to do so by making an appointment. Teachers are not allowed to discuss your child’s progress telephonically or at dismissal time. Wednesday afternoons have been allocated for this purpose. Parents are requested to book an appointment with the secretary to discuss your child’s progress or concerns with the teacher.

 

F. Health Precautions

Sick children are not allowed to attend school until a doctors’ clearance certificate is sent to the school. The school should be informed of any infectious diseases.


G. Communication Book:

Response to message is vital. Please read all messages and SIGN & RESPOND. Books are to be kept neat and tidy. Communication books are to be placed in a clear plastic sleeve so that it does not get soiled and to be sent to school daily.

 

H. Independence:

We would like to develop independence in our children; therefore children must be left with the staff at the gate each morning. Parents are not allowed beyond this point as you are hampering your child’s growth towards independence.

 

I. Parking:

Use the demarcated areas for parking, please do not park on the neighbours driveways and show courtesy at all times. Use the demarcated areas for pick and drop off, kindly do so with minimum of delay.

 

J. Lift Clubs:

Kindly inform class teachers of travel arrangement. The school will not take responsibility of any lift club arrangements. Kindly notify the form teacher via the communication book if anyone else will be picking up your child and also the lift club if your child is not attending school.

 

K. Lunches & Toys:

The children are allowed only to bring “healthy lunches”, fruits, nuts, raisins etc. No sweets, chocolates, chips, biscuits, cold drinks, energy drinks are allowed. Only water is allowed. The children are also not allowed to bring any toys to school.

 

L. Birthday Parties:

Regret no birthday parties are allowed at school. Only party packs will be allowed. However a birthday ring is done for each child.- Thanking the Almighty for His blessings.

 

M. Homework

 Wonderkids have a no homework policy.

 

N. Islamic Programme:

Wonderkids runs a comprehensive Islamic program for all Muslim children, which cover aspects of : Hifz, Zikr, Aklaaq, Fiqh, Islamic History & Quidah. Our Islamic programme is run by a specialist Islamic teacher.

N.B: For consults with the Madresah Mualimah, please communicate in the notebook to schedule an appointment.

 

O. Queries/Misunderstandings/Suggestions:

Should you have any concerns regarding any matters pertaining to school, you are urged to contact Mariam /Asiah and hopefully your concern will be resolved and any misconceptions avoided.

 

P. Phone Calls:

To avoid interruptions in lessons, teachers will not be taking any calls during school hours, this includes text messages. You may leave a message with secretary. The teachers are not allowed to share their cell numbers with the parents.The school does not allow social groups on bbm, what’s app etc groups with teachers, relating to school matters. All communication must be addressed directly to the form teacher or principal.

 Kindly abide by these rules which will ensure the smooth running of our school and in return we could ensure that your child gets the best possible start to his/her education.

 

Q. Wonderkids Facebook Page

Please like our Wonderkids Montessori Primary School on Facebook ,to follow the schools events and activities.

 

R. Divorced /Separated Parents

In case of custody battles, Wonderkids will take a neutral stand and will not disclose any information, in regards to the child involved, to either parent. The school will only liaise with the court officer, if one is appointed.

 

S. School Uniforms:

Wonderkids school uniforms are compulsory for daily use, for both summer and winter. Gem Schoolwear is the stockist of Wonderkids uniforms.

 

 

The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centred educational approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child which in essence is directed to the head, heart and hands.

The Head refers to the development of intellectual (cognitive) function, reasoning and being logical - learning to analyse problems and solve them, being creative, imaginative, and rational.

The Heart considers the child’s emotions, feelings, morality, social development,personality development and spiritual nature.

The Hand signifies the way the child learns - through discovery by means of physical movement (gross motor skills) and the use of the hands – (fine motor skills). Maria Montessori said: The hand is the instrument of the mind.

Our curriculum meets the social, intellectual, emotional, and physical needs of the children, as they discover, learn, and develop who they are as individuals.

Our aim is therefore to produce a well balanced child in preparation for blossoming into a fulfilled, holistic, confident and independent adult.

 

Wonderkids will endeavour to use its curriculum to direct its learning towards maximising the child’s potential for the head, heart and hands.

The atmosphere at Wonderkids Training Institute is one that other Institutes cannot compare to. The Principal, lecturers & other staff members have supported me every step of the way and made studying both interactive and fun. I cannot thank the Principal, Lecturers and other staff members enough for all the support they have given me, either via email, phone or in person. Most importantly I learnt from observing teachers at Wonderkids that Education doesn’t need to be reformed it needs to be transformed, the key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build on achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put children in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passion.

-Cheryl Brijcoomar

 

The course is amazing. Never doubted that the Montessori learnings will be a great asset in life.

-Anneke du Preez

 

The Wonderkids programme provided a combination of enlightening theory and a riveting practical journey into the montessori's way of education. It offers learners' a platform to further their education and improve society at large.
Tutors are always on hand to give learner support and guidance. Wonderkids gives you an opportunity to grow as an individual, group, community and society. It is an atmosphere filled with respect, understanding, equality, non bias, non judgemental approach to learners affording fairness to one and all. Its a foundation where we build relationships and gain knowledge that we will carry through out our daily lives making it an overwhelming life changing and memorable experience.

- Tasneem Mohan. Final Year, 2012, Durban.

 

My experience studying at Wonderkids was filled with warmth, growth, support and understanding in this environment of Montessori. I basked in the abundance knowledge that emanated from the wonderful Tutors of the Wonderkids Training Institute. I simply love the course, materials, guides and activities, which are exciting, interesting and creative. This course also became more about discovering who I was, how to adapt to the developmental stages of a child and the sensitive periods in great detail which is of importance. As an additional benefit , you find yourself becoming a holistic person. Joining Wonderkids I have discovered what Montessori really is...“Follow the needs of the child-Maria Montessori...” What a wonderful Philosophy that Wonderkids Training Institute provides to those wanting to be an educator. The Tutors are very supportive, dedicated and motivating which is very rewarding. I would recommend Wonderkids to anyone who is looking for the best quality of education in Montessori Teacher Training Programme. Choose Wonderkids Training Institute and prepare for an amazing education experience!

-R. Mahomed

 

The Wonderkids programme was able to build and shape shape the methods of accomplishing activities, whilst developing discipline and order. She (the teacher) is more creative making the environment conducive to learning through practical means. The children also learnt to make use of toolsand materials when doing their activities and have learnt tolerance and respect for one another.

-ED Mbatha, Principal of Mkanyezi School in Zululand reporting on Wonderkids teacher.

 

The staff are well trained and always ready to go the extra mile. The course itself is well structured. Lots of interesting materials that make learning exciting an inspiring. Learnt new methods and skills in educating the child in a pleasant fun and enjoyable environment.

-Laila Osman

 

By enrolling for this course I have benefitted immensely. I have come to  learn about the importance of the child, and child development. By observing the child, and following guidelines of the course, you are able to understand and fulfill the needs of the child. I benefitted as a parent as well because I was able to see the different stages of development my child was going through and I was able to provide enough stimulation for her. The course was held at a school which was very well set up and all materials were at hand for practical use.

-Farhana Bassa