Jacky de Blocq -Principal
Trinityhouse Heritage Hill Pre-Primary School is a Christian school. We are inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ and provide Christian based education. The Christian ethos we have at our little school is not a religion, but rather a lifestyle. The Fruits of the Spirit need to be present – love, joy,...
peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. We continuously strive to humble ourselves before the Lord and allow God to move and work in our school. All the glory goes to Him.
Trinityhouse Heritage Hill Pre-Primary School is a place of learning where warmth of welcome, acceptance and belonging prevails irrespective of race, creed or colour. We value the unique richness of every individual member of our school community. We help young people to become happy, confident and competent individuals. We provide an all-round education of body, mind and spirit – in a dynamic, caring and stimulating environment.
At Trinityhouse Heritage Hill Pre-Primary School, we are united around a set of values that shape our vision and practice of education.
“I am honoured to head Trinityhouse Heritage Hill Pre-Primary and see it as God’s goodness and faithfulness in my life. He has blessed me with a love for little children and people in general and I have been fortunate to follow a career where this passion has been given free reign. To God be all the glory!”
The children are assessed throughout the year and because of our “Learning through play” approach, the children are unaware that they are being assessed. This allows an optimum environment in which to assess each...
relaxed and happy individual’s strengths and consolidation requirements. Each teacher has her own observation file and a portfolio file for each child. The observation sheets are worked out according to the National Curriculum and they are not only differentiated in the different ages, but also in progression to meet all the assessment standards. The Grade R reports cover all the necessary elements which we need to observe for school readiness. The parents are kept up to date regularly by informal parent interviews throughout the term. At the end of the first, second and fourth term the parents receive a written report, which is followed up by an interview if necessary. This clearly indicates the matters which are discussed during the interviews. All interviews held with the parents are minuted by the teacher afterwards and dated for future reference. The reports, observation sheets and interview sheets are kept on the child’s file and sent up to the next grade at the end of each year. We have an open door policy encouraging parents to communicate concerns as well as positive experiences in a relaxed, natural time frame. We are privileged to have an Educational Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Play Therapist and a Physiotherapist on our premises, for your convenience.
We don’t have any extra murals after school hours in the Pre-Primary. All our extra mural activities take place during school hours while the children are having their hour of free play outside. The extra...
mural activities offered at Trinityhouse Pre-Primary are Rugga, Netgirlies, Playball and Buzz. Rugga, Netgirlies and Playball cover the skills needed for sport in the Preparatory school. Buzz is our cultural extra mural for music and drama. The parents deal with these companies directly. The extra mural activities are not compulsory and the children may choose which activity they would like to join.
At Trinityhouse Pre-Primary Heritage Hill we have an informal school uniform. Our school uniform is child friendly and very comfortable. The children are encouraged to wear “easy-to-manage” clothing and are never...
reprimanded for getting dirty. Children are permitted to come to school barefoot during the summer months. The school T-shirts and hats have the Pre-Primary logo printed on the front. It is compulsory for each child to have a hat, short- and a long-sleeve T-shirt. These shirts are worn with denim pants/shorts. The Trinityhouse hats have wide brims and are designed to protect the children from the harsh sun. Due to the hot weather we have a “no hat, no play” policy. The children have to play in shady areas if they do not have a hat at school. The hats remain in the children’s lockers during the week and have to be clearly marked. The children have to wear the uniform on special occasions, eg: Mother’s day, Father’s day, sunset picnic and every Friday for our sunshine Friday days. The Pre-Primary uniform can be purchased from the Pre-Primary school office. All clothing must be clearly marked with the child’s name and surname. Drawstrings in clothing are banned in the Pre-Primary school. Please remove drawstrings from hats and sweatshirts due to them being a possible choking hazard.
As part of our Christian ethos, we at Trinityhouse Pre-Primary School subscribe to a disciplined lifestyle. We follow the biblical commands regarding respect for authority and love for one another. Staff, pupils and parents...
are always encouraged to treat one another with respect. All pupils receive positive guidance to enable them to thrive and gain confidence in their environment. Misdemeanours are treated as learning situations and handled in a positive manner where all parties win and at no time should any individual feel or be seen to be above the other. Where a pupil is out of control, they may be separated from their classmates for a short while and seated in the “Grace Chair” to assist them to calm down and gain control. The chair is situated in the class but away from the rest of the group. Once calm, the class teacher then takes time to discuss the misdemeanour with the child. Pupils put into “time out” are seated in their “Grace Chair” for no longer than one minute per year of their age, eg. 3 years old = 3 minutes. Corporal punishment is forbidden and pupils may not be verbally degraded in any way whatsoever. We understand that clear rules, which are consistently and fairly enforced, allow children and adults to understand what is expected of them, thus enhancing a sense of security and belonging.
Pupils are thus taught to:
• Behave and act in a manner which reflects the values of the school.
• Respect the teachers and the feelings and property of other children.
• Care for the building, furniture, equipment and grounds of the school.
• Support and abide by the Pre-Primary School rules.
We have a lovely, big sandpit (with a roof) so children play in the shade.
Our playground is in the quad of the school, where it is grassed. A wide variety of age-appropriate toys are put...
out and playtime always happens under supervision.
The programme is flexible and carefully structured to suit the needs of parents and children. Parents can choose full-time, part-time,...
or ad-hoc aftercare, depending on their need. Our aftercare facility is run by a suitably qualified staff member and is based on the Pre-Primary School premises.
At Trinityhouse Heritage Hill we encourage all types of sensory play.
Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch,...
smell, taste, sight and hearing.
Sensory activities and sensory tables facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore.
“We wanted to create something different, something new!”
Everybody loves the “tuck-shop”, we have just super-charged it.
Remember your first day of...
school? Crisp new school uniform, ninja-turtle & barbie back-packs, shiny black shoes, slick middle partings & flawless pony tails.. and of course, a R5 coin in your pocket for the tuck-shop! Your very first, lunch break.. oh what a selection! What joy! The smell of freshly grilled burgers, the steam lifting off the freshly toasted sandwiches and the smile of the lady behind the counter, oh yes the smile! What an unforgettable experience.
We wanted to take that experience and replicate it 1000 times! Of course it was critical that our core message was to promote a healthy balanced diet & sustainability in our product and operation but our aim was to create a unforgettable experience in our cafes.
Modern earthy cafe furniture & fittings, LCD televisions, interactive store decor, electronic menu boards, XBOX, online ordering, state-of-the-art cloud point of sale & a cashless environment.
Healthy & nutritional menu, friendly industry professionals, 100% biodegradable packaging, herb gardens, sounds of local house music & of course the awesome Flava store vibe.
We have a beautiful bicycle track at Trinityhouse Heritage Hill Pre-Primary. Our children use this track everyday and explore it...
using different types of transportation which include bicycles, scooters, wiggle swing cars and motorcycles.
We teach them about road safety by introducing road signs to them weekly.
We have state of the art classrooms that are equipped with only the best educational toys available.
Our classroom consist of...
different types of stations. To name only a few the class has a Fantasy play corner, Theme of the week display, Discovery table, Science able, Sound table, Thinking wall, P4C, Bono’s Thinking Hats and many more.
We encourage children to learn through play, so we ensure that are abundant opportunities for them to explore.
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April 18-June 30
July 24-September 22
October 9-December 8