What parents need to know about Pre-Primary
During pre-primary, your child will develop their social, emotional, physical and intellectual abilities.
The cognitive skills they adapt at this age, like basic counting and vocabulary will prepare your child for a lifetime of knowledge.Pre-primary assists with the development of social skills and positive self-esteem, which plays an important role in the first few months when they start “big school”.

These are the basic important learning milestones your child will achieve in Pre-Primary:
 - Letters and Sounds
 - Colours, shapes and objects
 - Numbers and counting
 - Cutting and drawing
- Socialising and sharing

Parent involvement and encouragement is the most precious gift you can give your child when they start with the school curriculum. A love for language, reading and books starts at HOME. One of the most precious gifts you can give your child is to read to them everyday for just a few minutes. While doing this, let them sound words, name pictures and colours from the book and ask them questions about the story as you go along.

Give them plenty opportunity to draw and colour, and let them count objects in the kitchen while you are busy preparing supper.

Being consistent about simple rules at home i.e., making their own bed and putting toys away, teaches them responsibility and discipline. Create a routine by ensuring your child goes to bed at the same time each night to make sure they have a good night’s sleep. Studies show that school going children need at least 10 hours of sleep each night, as lack of sleep can have a negative effect on your child’s cognitive performance.

Breakfast gets the body and mind going. Start the day by preparing a healthy, sustainable breakfast for your child before they go school. Ensure your child has a healthy lunch packed for the day (let them help you pack their own lunch box) and make sure you have a planned route to school, enabling your child to be on time for line up in the morning.


Our early learning centre consists of Grade RR (4 turning 5) and Grade R (5 turning 6). Our teachers are passionate about making the learners feel at home in their classrooms.

Both Grade RR and Grade R have a daily program and routine they follow which also includes enough free playtime. They also enjoy PE classes weekly as part of the curriculum as well as an introduction to coding and musical instruments.

Pre-primary learners can also participate in after school activities.

It is compulsory for all children to complete a full Grade R year before they can be enrolled for Grade 1.

We have only one class for each of these grades.
Star College Pretoria is an Independent, English Medium School, established by Horizon Educational Trust. Our Grade 12s write the Independent Examination administered by the IEB. We still follow the CAPS curriculum, placing emphasis on application of knowledge, critical thinking and reasoning beyond the textbook. Therefore, preparing our GrRR-12s to be ready for the comprehensive IEB Examinations as well as life after school.
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