Pretoria Pre-Primary
Pretoria Pre-Primary

About Us

Message from the Principal:

Our school is highly regarded and it always makes me proud to hear consistently positive feedback from our visitors and parents. One of the most critical factors of any successful school is the staff.  The team at Crawford Pretoria Pre-Primary work collaboratively together to meet the needs of our children.

Walt Disney once said: “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful idea in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a...

reality.”

The learning experiences, projects, events and functions that have taken place this year could not have happened without the commitment and support I receive from my staff and parents.

I would like to thank the teacher assistants who provide support for our children and teachers, doing jobs well beyond the call of duty, and the administrative and support staff for their contributions to the smooth running of the school. I want to thank all our teachers. They have been able to assist, organise and plan something outside their classroom delivery that has added to the fabric of the school community. Some were involved in sports organisation, others in charity drives, curriculum development, developing ICT, as well as providing musical and cultural activities. All areas of the curriculum and beyond are covered. Our teachers work extremely hard for all your children.

Upon reflecting on our school and what differentiates us from other schools, I realized that it is our cultural and ethnical diversity, encompassing about 68 different cultures. We help prepare our children for citizenship in a multicultural democracy both within South Africa and internationally.  We provide a multicultural education that extends beyond the boundaries of this country, to beliefs and cultural diversity about people all over the world. We prepare our children for a global education. We help to develop children into becoming open-minded and inquisitive about other places and people in the world, who look, act and think differently than they do.

Professor Jean Snell,  from the University of Maryland states: “There is a richness that comes from students working side by side with others who are not of the same cookie-cutter mould.” Children who attend schools with a diverse population can develop an understanding of the perspectives of children from different backgrounds and learn to function in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment.

Although people strive to be politically correct, we should not teach our children to be “difference blind”, instead acknowledge the obvious when children ask questions, and then be sensitive to the messages you attach as well as your attitude.

The key to the future lies in helping the next generation to respect and embrace diversity rather than fear and reject differences. By exposing our children to different cultures in the classroom we can influence the future and make it a brighter, more peaceful one.

Sulochnee Nair

Principal

 

School Facilities

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 ...
15/02/2016
Crawford Pretoria celebrates 20 years of education
Crawford Pretoria has been proudly serving the Pretoria community since 1996, when it was first established in Lukasrand. Since th...
31/03/2016
School Activities
We provide a good balance between organised class activities and group activities that are either facilitated by the group teacher...

Term Dates

2017
Term 1

January 11-April 7

Term 2

May 2-June 30

Term 3

July 24-September 29

Term 4

October 9-December 6

Resources

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Term Calendar 2017
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Code of Conduct
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Application Form
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Fee Structure
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555 Sibelius Street, Lukasrand, Pretoria

Tel: (012) 343-5903
Fax: (012) 343-5225