La Lucia Pre-Primary
La Lucia Pre-Primary

About Us

At Crawford La Lucia Pre-Primary, we believe in educating our children for life. Our unique, innovative and child-focused methodology is central to our teaching where the academic philosophy of “Think, Understand and Apply is the foundation. The children of today are facing a very different world and one that is continually changing. We believe in encouraging and facilitating the acquisition of skills that will allow the child to overcome any challenges and indeed thrive in this fast paced environment.

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from the Principal:

As I drive into the school grounds each morning I smile. The trees, the mongoose, the birds and indeed the monkeys all help to create our beautiful La Lucia Campus. With the three schools built on a natural Conservancy it is the most perfect learning space!

The children entering our school today will emerge from the College into a very different world in which to continue learning, work and live. We need to understand these differences and tap into how are children are making sense of their world while equipping them with a strong knowledge base, set of skills and values.

In La Lucia Pre-Primary we aim to facilitate exploration, discovery and thinking while creating many opportunities for learning through play.We focus on problem solving where the child is encouraged to explore a variety of options before settling on a workable solution. We believe our children need to develop emotional courage and resilience in overcoming a challenge and grow a strong sense of self.

Our teachers have been chosen with great care and besides being excellent educators, they have a deep commitment to understanding each child’s needs. We look forward to a close relationship between home and school while encouraging parent participation in following their child’s progress as they begin their exciting journey of learning that continues throughout their school years and indeed through life!

Sue Pilkington-Williams

Principal

Ethos
The programme at Crawford La Lucia Pre-Primary is based on a value system and interactive collaborative learning. Our academic philosophy of “Think, Understand and Apply” is evident in our group work, project based activities and social and emotional guidance.
Belief in oneself is encouraged, promoting self-assurance, confidence and independence. Expertise, commitment, innovative ideas and methodologies of our staff encapsulate the dynamics of our educational philosophy.

School Activities

News

8/08/2015
MATHEMATICS FROM THE EARLY YEARS AND BEYOND
In South Africa we have been bombarded with news items on how badly our children are doing in international benchmarking tests of mathematics (and science).
8/08/2015
Fantasy Play
Imagination is a great gift and fortunately there is no such thing as a totally unimaginative child. “Our children at Crawford Pre-Primary have wonderful imaginations
8/08/2015
TWINS – Behavioural Genetics
Watching a video of twins clinging to and stroking each other as they were washed after birth re-enforced for me that twins have a bond like no other. Whether they are identical or not, twins have shared their environment for nine months and are used to having each other around. But does this mean that …

News

8/08/2015
Fantasy Play
Imagination is a great gift and fortunately there is no such thing as a totally unimaginative child. “Our children at Crawford P...
8/08/2015
MATHEMATICS FROM THE EARLY YEARS AND BEYOND
In South Africa we have been bombarded with news items on how badly our children are doing in international benchmarking tests of ...
5/02/2016
School Activities
School Activities We need to equip our children with both a set of values and an ever increasing knowledge base, including the ...
12/04/2016
Crawford student accepted into Harvard with full scholarship
Mfundo Radebe, 18, an Umlazi resident, was awarded an all expenses scholarship worth $69 000 per year to study political sciences....

Term Dates

2017
Term 1

January 18-March 31

Term 2

April 18-June 30

Term 3

July 25-September 29

Term 4

October 9-December 6

Resources

Helpful downloads for parents and students
Term Calendar 2017
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Application Form
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Code of Conduct
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Fee Structure
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79 Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia
Tel: (031) 562-0057
Fax: (031) 562-0059