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We make some suggestions that should make it easier for your child to feel “at home” at school.

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Term 1 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
11 January
Orientation
Orientation
Orientation
16 January
Orientation
Me – I’m Special
Me – I’m Special
23 January
I am Special
Me and my Family
Me and my Family
30 January
I am Special
Me and my School
Occupations
06 February
My Body
My Body
The 5 Senses
13 February
My Body
My Home
Day and Night
20 February
Summer
Red
Comm Helpers: Fire
27 February
Summer
Blue
Comm Helpers: Medical
06 March
My Family
Yellow
Comm Helpers: Library
13 March
Farm Animals
Fruit & Vegetables
Fruit & Vegetables
22 March
Farm Animals
Rights/Rules/Responsibility
Rights/Rules/Responsibility
27 March
Easter
Farm Animals
Farm Animals
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 2 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
18 April
Autumn
Celebrations
Celebrations
11 April
Pets
Farm Animals
Farm Animals
24 April
Autumn
Autumn
Autumn
02 May
Vegetables
Wild Animals
Wild Animals
08 May
Vegetables
Shapes
3-D Shapes
15 May
Wild Animals
Money
Money
22 May
Wild Animals
Music
Music
29 May
Fruit
Fruit Pollution/Recycling
Fruit Pollution/Recycling
05 June
Winter
Opposites
Opposites
12 June
Winter
Opposites
Opposites
19 June
Pets
Pets
Pets
26 June
Pets
Winter
Winter
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 3 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
24 July
My House
Transport/Road Safety
Transport/Road Safety
31 July
My House
Clothing
Solar System
07 August
Transport
Sport
Sport
14 August
Transport
Birds
Birds
21 August
Spring
Puppets
Puppets
28 August
Spring
Small creatures
Small creatures
04 September
The 5 Senses
Spring
Spring
11 September
The 5 Senses
Growth
Growth
18 September
Food
Teddy Bears
Teddy Bears
26 September
Castles/Royalty
South Africa
South Africa
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 4 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
09 October
Hygiene
Trees/ Paper/ Wood
Trees/ Paper/ Wood
16 October
Desert
Under the Sea/Water
Under the Sea/Water
23 October
Opposites
Reptiles
Reptiles
30 October
Opposites
Night and Day
Night and Day
06 November
Under the Sea
Tools
Tools
13 November
Under the Sea
Summer
Summer
20 November
Christmas
Occupations
Primary School
27 November
Christmas
Celebrations
Celebrations
04 December
Christmas
Celebrations
Celebrations
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS







Public holidays South Africa 2015

01 January: New Year's Day
02 January: Public Holiday
20 March: School Holiday
21 March: Human Rights Day
14 April: Good Friday
17 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
28 April: School Holiday
01 May: Workers Day
16 June: Youth Day
09 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: 11 January – 31 March
Term 2: 18 April – 30 June
Term 3: 24 July – 29 September
Term 4: 09 October – 06 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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