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We focus on the development of the whole child.

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New Beginnings

Welcome to Grade R.

The Foundation.

The Beginning

Our grade R unit is a loving, nurturing environment where children can develop solid values and morals. We focus on the development of the whole child - emotionally, physically, socially and cognitively.

During this year of school we explore the Letterland programme to build an awareness of sounds and letters. Our formal lessons incorporate and extend the CAPS curriculum for Grade R. The Grade R unit boasts a private outdoor area where the children can extend their knowledge and skills. Activities include gardening, construction, water play, building in the sandpit and strengthening their muscles on the monkey bars. We ensure that the Grade R unit is structured to encourage opportunity for both formal and informal learning throughout the day. Children have the opportunity to visit the newly refurbished school library once a week. Here the children experience the joy of reading and they are encouraged to take books home to enjoy reading at home. Information technology is included in the curriculum with small grouped of learners visiting the computer center once a week.

The children have lots of fun learning about music and movement with our specialist teacher. Grade R is an exciting year where the children are introduced to many new experiences and activities. They also do:

  • Painting
  • Swimming
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Jungle Gym

Foundation Phase Heads

These are the Heads of Department solely responsible for the up bringing and feeding of our fragile but hungry Grade R minds.

  • Mrs. B.E. Williams


  • Mrs. J.V. Matthee

    Deputy Principal

  • Ms. N. Singh

    Head of Department


The Berea Primary family will strive to

  • 1Create a safe, supportive and happy working environment for all its members
  • 2Teach and learn with passion, encouraging staff development and individual growth
  • 3Provide a dynamic curriculum suitable to the development of the whole child
  • 4Lay a solid foundation upon which further learning can take place
  • 5Promote individual talents and skills
  • 6Provide up to date resources and facilities
  • 7Maintain class sizes conducive to effective learning and teaching
  • 8See diversity of race, culture and language as a gift
  • 9Embrace strong moral principles in all we do
  • 10Appreciate and acknowledge the grace of God

Wonderful Environment

We have a beautiful and love filled environment that is ideal for our new and excited students.

Sport Activites

We have a variety of sports facilities and knowledgeable instructors/coaches to go along with them to ensure that our learners grow holistically.

Play Area

All work and no play would make our boys and girls dull indeed and that is why we have a beautiful and very safe play area.

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