- Sandwiches and juice are supplied by the school for the mid-morning¬ snack.
- Parents are requested to send a healthy snack for children to eat just before leaving school.
- The aftercare runs from 13h00 - 17h30 every day.
- A holiday programme is available all day during¬ the school holidays.
Teaching is based on a weekly theme. The theme is used to aid the teaching of various concepts. That week all activities are based on that theme. Innings are also arranged around the themes. It is helpful if the parents continue the theme at home. Please also view the theme table with your child.
Dunvegan Nursery School was the result of a hard-working and determined group of mothers in the area. They were later joined by their husbands and members of the Rate-payers Association.
The school started in the home of Mrs Henwood, a qualified Nursery School teacher, in Lily Avenue. Six children made up that first group. In June 1955 there was a set- back: any school not run in a proper venue did not qualify for a government grant. In spite of this, the mothers remained committed to providing Dunvegan children with a local nursery school. The Dunvegan Ratepayers and Residents Association joined in the fight after Mrs Henwood was forced to close her home school and, in June 1958, Mrs Hodgson opened her house as a temporary play centre.
After many delays and ideas to buy and rent different plots and houses, the school opened on 31 January 1962 at the corner of Dunvegan Avenue and Francis Street, Dunvegan. Sixty children attended the school and Mrs J Hodgson was the principal.
In 1964 Mrs Joan Whiting was appointed principal, a post she held until the end of 1999.
In January 2000 Mrs Brenda Larrett became the principal, until she emigrated in 2001.
Mrs Sally Finaughty, a long time teacher at the school, took over the role as principal until she retired in 2009.
Yvonne Breedveld was promoted into this position from the beginning of 2010 and retired in 2018.
Michelle Cramb was appointed as the principal in January 2019.
Today this Non-Profit Organisation has over 100 children attending daily with teachers, assistant teachers, a secretary and ground staff collaborating to make the school a continued success. Working mothers make good use of the aftercare facility and a holiday club where fun activities are planned each day.
Dunvegan Past Pupils hold our name high as they move through their Primary and Secondary schooling, excelling in academic and leadership roles.
“Dunvegan Nursery School graduates stand out as they always have constructive opinions” - a local Grade 1 Teacher.