North Coast Pre-Primary
North Coast Pre-Primary
Open Day - 8 Mar 08:30 to 15:00

About Us

Message from the Principal:

It is a well known fact that the first 7 years of a child’s life is a significant period during which he/she develops approximately a third of his/her total adult intelligence as well as the basis of his/her personality and emotional/social disposition. Consequently the main aim of our highly qualified and experienced staff is to create a happy, stimulating, safe and caring environment in which your child as an individual and as a member of a...

group can reach his/her full potential.
Our programme is balanced so that there are activities catering for all aspects of a child’s development – physical, social, intellectual and emotional. Our day is an integrated day where the morning consists of teacher directed periods when the
children are with their own teacher and classmates and free choice periods, when the children integrate with children from other classes and come into contact with different teachers. Our school is specifically designed to meet the needs of the Pre-Primary child. Mutual respect is fostered and a child’s confidence and self-esteem are nurtured. We encourage children to think for themselves, question freely and believe in themselves.
At Crawford Pre-Primary we help the child to move from:
– dependence towards independence
– clumsy co-ordination to finer skills
– body talk to verbal communication
– a strong reliance on outer control to a developing inner control
– imagination towards reality
– exclusive personal awareness to growing social concern
– the here and now to wider intellectual awareness
– illiteracy to a deepening interest in symbols
We always remember that ‘Early Education’ must value highly each child’s happiness; it must never lose a deep concern for bringing joy to children’s days. But the educational challenge is to bring this joy through maximum learning’.
If you would like to know more about our exciting programme or would like to visit our school, please contact me on 032 9433684 or

Rose Humphries

School Hours:
Grade 000 08h00 – 12h30
Grade 00 08h00 – 12h30
Grade 0 08h00 – 13h00

Age Requirements per grade:
Playgroup Age 2 – 3
Grade 000 Age 3 – 4
Grade 00 Age 4 – 5
Grade 0 Age 5 – 6

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Term Dates

Term 1

January 18-March 31

Term 2

April 18-June 30

Term 3

July 25-September 29

Term 4

October 9-December 6


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Term Calendar 2017
Code of Conduct
Application Form
Fee Structure

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Watson Highway, Tongaat
Tel: (032) 943-3684
Fax: (032) 943-3681

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