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Term 1 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
17 - 19 January
Orientation
Orientation
Orientation
22 - 26 January
Orientation
Me - I’m Special
Me - I’m Special
29 Jan - 02 Feb
I am Special
Me and my Family
Me and my Family
05 - 09 February
My Body
Me and my School
Occupations
12 - 16 February
My Body
My Body
My 5 Senses
19 - 23 February
Summer
My Home
Homes
26 Feb - 02 Mar
Summer
Red
Comm: Fire
05 - 09 March
My Family
Blue
Comm: Dental/Medical
12 - 16 March
Farm Animals
Yellow
Comm: Library
19 - 23 March
Farm Animals
Fruit & Vegetables
Fruit & Vegetables
26 - 28 March
Easter
Easter
Easter
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 2 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
10 - 13 April
Wild Animals
Day and Night
Day and Night
16 - 20 April
Wild Animals
Wild Animals
Wild Animals
23 - 26 April
Fruit
Autumn
Autumn
30 Apr - 04 May
Autumn
Money
Money
07 - 11 May
Autumn
Shapes
3-D Shapes
14 - 18 May
Pets
Music
Music
21 - 25 May
Pets
Polution/Recycling
Pollution/Recycling
28 May - 01 Jun
Vegatable
Opposites
Opposites
04 - 08 June
Vegatable
Opposites
Opposites
11 - 15 June
Winter
Pets
Pets
18 - 22 June
Winter
Winter
Winter
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 3 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
17 - 20 July
My House
Transport/Road Safety
Transport/Road Safety
23 - 27 July
My House
Solar System
Solar System
30 Jul - 03 Aug
Transport
Sport
Sport
06 - 08 August
Transport
Birds
Birds
13 - 17 August
My 5 Senses
Puppets
Puppets
20 - 24 August
5 Senses
Small creatures
Small creatures
27 - 31 August
Spring
Teddy Bears
Teddy Bears
03 - 07 September
Spring
Spring
Spring
10 - 14 September
Food
Growth
Growth
17 - 21 September
Castles/Royalty
Wheels
Wheels
25 - 28 September
Hygiene
South Africa
South Africa
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Term 4 Themes:
Dates
Purple Group
Younger Groups
Older Groups
09 -12 October
Desert
Trees/ Paper/ Wood
Trees/ Paper/ Wood
15 -19 October
Desert
Water/Under the Sea
Water/Under the Sea
22 - 26 October
Opposites
Reptiles
Reptiles
29 Oct - 02 Nov
Opposites
Day and Night
Measurement
04 - 09 November
Under the Sea
Summer
Summer
12 - 16 November
Under the Sea
Tools
Tools
19 - 23 November
Beach Holiday
Individual Themes
Individual Themes
26 - 30 November
Christmas
Occupations
Primary School
03 - 07 December
Christmas
Celebrations
Celebrations
10 - 12 December
Christmas
Celebrations
Celebrations
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS







Public holidays South Africa 2018

01 January: New Year's Day
21 March: Human Rights Day
30 March: Good Friday
02 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: 17 January – 28 March
Term 2: 10 April – 22 June
Term 3: 17 July – 28 September
Term 4: 09 October – 12 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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