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Term 1 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
15 - 17 January
Orientation
Orientation
Orientation
20 - 24 January
Orientation
Me - I’m Special
Me - I’m Special
27 - 31 January
I am Special
Me and my Family
Me and my Family
3 - 7 February
My Body
Me and my School
Occupations
10 - 14 February
My Body
My Body
My 5 Senses
17 - 21 February
Summer
My Home
Homes
24 - 28 February
Summer
Red
Comm: Fire
02 - 06 March
My Family
Blue
Comm: Dental/Medical
09 - 13 March
Farm Animals
Yellow
Comm: Library
16 - 20 March
Farm Animals
Fruit and Vegetables
Fruit and Vegetables
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 2 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
31 Mar - 03 Apr (4 days)
Wild Animals
Day and Night
Day and Night
06 - 09 April (4 days)
Wild Animals
Easter
Easter
14 - 17 April (4 days)
Easter
Wild Animals
Wild Animals
20 - 24 April
Fruit
Autumn
Autumn
28 - 30 April (3 days)
Autumn
Money
Money
04 - 08 May
Autumn
Shapes
3D Shapes
11 - 15 May
Pets
Music
Music
18 - 22 May
Pets
Pollution / Recycling
Pollution / Recycling
25 - 29 May
Vegatable
Opposites
Opposites
01 - 05 June
Vegatable
Opposites
Wheather
08 - 12 June
Winter
Pets
Pets & SPCA
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 3 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
07 - 10 July (4 Days)
My House
Winter
Winter
13 - 17 July
My House
Transport/Road Safety
Transport/Road Safety/Wheels
20 - 24 July
Transport
Clothing
Solar System
27 - 31 July
Transport
Sport
Sports
03 - 07 August
My 5 Senses
Birds
Birds
11 - 14 August (4 Days
Food
Puppets
Puppets
17 - 21 August
Individual Theme
Small Creatures
Small Creatures
24 - 28 August
Spring
Teddy Bears
Teddy Bears
31 Aug - 04 Sept
Spring
Spring / Growth
Spring / Growth
07 - 11 September
Castles / Royalty
Around the World
Around the World
14 - 18 September
Hygiene
South Africa
South Africa
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 4 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
29 Sept - 02 Oct (4 days)
Desert
Shapes + Colours
Master Chef
05 - 09 October
Desert
Trees/Paper/Wood
Trees/Paper/Wood
12 - 16 October
Opposites
Water/Under the Sea
Water/Under the Sea
19 - 23 October
Opposites
Reptiles / Dinosaurs
Reptiles / Dinosaurs
26 - 30 October
Under the Sea
Tools
Measurement & Tools
02 - 06 November
Under the Sea
Summer
Summer
09 - 13 November
Beach Holiday
Occupations
Primary School
16 - 20 November
Bubbles
Celebrations
Celebrations
23 - 27 November
Christmas
Celebrations
Celebrations
30 Nov - 02 Dec (3 Days)
Christmas
Celebrations
Celebrations
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS







Public holidays South Africa 2020

01 January: New Year's Day
21 March: Human Rights Day
10 April: Good Friday
13 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
01 May: Workers Day
16 June: Youth Day
10 August: National Women's Day
24 September: Heritage Day
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill
Term Duration

Term 1: 15 January – 20 March
Term 2: 31 March – 12 June
Term 3: 07 July – 18 September
Term 4: 29 September – 02 December




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We all know what it is like to find ourselves in a new situation - both the pleasant anticipation and the uncomfortable feelings that go with it. Children have the same feelings, but to an even greater degree when they are confronted with their first school experience.

We make some suggestions that should make it easier for your child to feel “at home” at school, and help him over the apprehension he feels at this (usually first) time of separation from his parents.
  1. Allow him/her as much time as he needs to feel comfortable with the teachers and children. Children differ and the time each one needs to adjust will vary. Do not feel disappointed or embarrassed if your child takes a little longer than you expected. Encouragement and reassurance will give him confidence.
  2. Begin preparing at home for this exciting new experience. Tell her about the pleasant things she will do in school, and speak of the teachers as new friends and helpers.
  3. Arrange your child’s schedule at home so that he has ample time to wash, dress and eat without undue rush or excitement¬ before he gets to school.
  4. Do not push your child into group activities if she is a little reluctant¬ at first. We will work closely with you and advise you as time goes on.
  5. When you are ready to leave your child, be sure to tell him that you are going. Do not “slip away” as this may result¬ in loss of trust and feelings of fear and desertion.
  6. Advise teachers of any new situations or emotional upsets which have occurred, or might be expected at the time of school registration - experiences such as a new baby, prolonged illness, a new home – which may affect your child’s adjustment to the school.
  7. New children are integrated a few each day to ease tensions. Your child’s starting date and time will be communicated¬ to you. We have found this procedure well worth the delay in starting, as it enables the teachers to give each child the attention she requires to adjust happily and quickly to the school.
  8. To make the school somewhat familiar to your child on his first day, talk about the school, drive past and point out the building, and, if possible, stop and look in at the playground and buildings. A toddler group is offered and may ease the transition from home to school.
  9. Work with us to settle your child into his new environment with as little difficulty as possible.

Dunvegan Nursery School
In a Loving Atmosphere of Care and Joy
25 Frances Street, Cnr Dunvegan Avenue, Edenvale, 1610, South Africa

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