Berea Primary School Excellence in teaching

We focus on the development of the whole child.

Why Choose Berea Primary School...

New Beginnings


We have he most dedicated and talented teachers taking care and education our young onese.


The grade R year is a happy and productive introductory year at Berea Primary School.


Good nutrition is always advised and healthy packed lunches are encouraged.

The Sky is no Limit

We teach our students that they can achieve anything if they put their minds to it.


We love and can't wait to come to school.


Learning is fun!

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


The Berea Primary family will strive to

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

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. J.P. Wade
Grade RWMrs. J.P. Wade
Miss C. Goble
Grade RGMiss C. Goble
Miss C. Anderson
Grade RAMiss C. Anderson

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