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Term 1 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
09 - 11 January
Orientation
Orientation
Orientation
14 - 18 January
Orientation
Me - I’m Special
Me - I’m Special
21 - 25 January
I am Special
Me and my Family
Me and my Family
28 Jan - 1 Feb
My Body
Me and my School
Occupations
04 - 08 February
My Body
My Body
My 5 Senses
11 - 15 February
Summer
My Home
Homes
18 - 22 February
Summer
Red
Comm: Fire
25 Feb - 01 Mar
My Family
Blue
Comm: Dental/Medical
04 - 08 March
Farm Animals
Yellow
Comm: Library
11 - 15 March
Farm Animals
Fruit and Vegetables
Fruit and Vegetables
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 2 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
02 - 05 April
Wild Animals
Day and Night
Day and Night
08 - 12 April
Wild Animals
Wild Animals
Wild Animals
15 - 18 April (4 days)
Easter
Easter
Easter
23 - 26 April (4 days)
Fruit
Autumn
Autumn
29 - 03 May (4 days)
Autumn
Money
Money
06 - 10 May
Autumn
Shapes
3D Shapes
13 - 17 May
Pets
Music
Music
20 - 24 May
Pets
Pollution / Recycling
Pollution / Recycling
27 - 31 May
Vegatable
Opposites
Opposites
03 - 07 June
Vegatable
Opposites
Wheather
10 - 14 June
Winter
Winter
Winter
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 3 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
09 - 12 July
My House
Pets
Pets
15 - 19 July
My House
Transport/Road Safety
Transport/Road Safety
22 - 26 July
Transport
Clothing
Solar System
29 - 02 August
Transport
Sport
Sports
05 - 08 August (4 days)
My 5 Senses
Birds
Birds
12 - 16 August
My 5 Senses
Puppets
Puppets
19 - 23 August
Spring
Small Creatures
Small Creatures
26 - 30 August
Spring
Teddy Bears
Teddy Bears
02 - 06 September
Food
Spring / Growth
Spring / Growth
09 - 13 September
Castles / Royalty
Around the World
Around the World
16 - 20 September
Hygiene
South Africa
South Africa
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 4 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
01 - 04 October (4 days)
Desert
Wheels
Wheels
07 - 11 October
Desert
Trees/Paper/Wood
Trees/Paper/Wood
14 - 18 October
Opposites
Water/Under the Sea
Water/Under the Sea
21 - 25 October
Opposites
Reptiles / Dinosaurs
Reptiles / Dinosaurs
28 - 01 November
Under the Sea
Day and Night
Measurement
04 - 08 November
Under the Sea
Summer
Summer
11 - 15 November
Beach Holiday
Tools
Tools
18 - 22 November
Individual Theme
Occupations
Primary School
25 - 29 November
Christmas
Celebrations
Celebrations
02 - 04 December (3 Days)
Christmas
Celebrations
Celebrations
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS







Public holidays South Africa 2019

01 January: New Year's Day
21 March: Human Rights Day
19 April: Good Friday
22 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
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: 09 January – 15 March
Term 2: 02 April – 14 June
Term 3: 09 July – 20 September
Term 4: 01 October – 04 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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