- West View College is a mission of West View Methodist Church, and was birthed out of Little Disciples Pre-School - with the aim of positively impacting the lives of our children through excellent education centred in Jesus Christ. Little Disciples began many years ago as a play group with three children and two staff members. Since the beginning years the school has grown into a thriving, vibrant place where over 150 children spend happy days growing and learning together.
We aim to:
- Make our school a place where all people feel welcome and valued: a place of security and love where children develop through play. It is a school of spirit, pride and tradition, emphasizing educational achievement, within a caring and supportive environment. We believe that our children will continue to progress and become successful in all aspects of life.
- Work with parents in offering children the best possible start in life.
- Endeavour with parents to ensure that every child´s potential is reached and that the education process is carried out jointly, thus cultivating family involvement in the school activities.
- Provide teachers who are well trained, motivated and enthusiastic about the development of young children.
- Make all children feel happy and confident at school by offering both a challenge and support in a stimulating environment.
- Build on what children have learnt previously and to extend their interest by introducing them to new activities and concepts.
- Encourage children to discover and learn for themselves through various methods from free play to problem-solving games.
- Provide varied approaches to learning by offering a variety of different experiences.
- Recognise children's feelings by encouraging them in positive ways whilst allowing them to explore their own emotions.
- Offer equal opportunities to all children in our care by recognising each one´s needs and respecting differences in language, culture, religion and individual development.
- Not withstanding the Christian foundation of our school, provision will be made for each child to develop their own spiritual values
Our School Crest
The school crest was developed out of the logo for West View Methodist Church, with the central figure representing Jesus Christ.
The blue figures represent the learners, with a sense of movement that speaks of unlocking the potential of each child as they grow into Christ-likeness.
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Terms and Times:The school terms follow the government school calendar. School hours are officially 08h00-13h00, but the gates open at 06h45 for the convenience of parents. An afternoon program is presented from 14h00 until 17:30 included in the monthly fee for the pre-School and at an extra cost for the Primary School.
MealsThe Pre-School programme includes breakfast for children arriving by 645am as well as lunch at midday. Children need to bring a morning snack and (if applicable) an afternoon snack as well.
CommunicationCommunication between the school and home is vital for enhancing the development of your child. For this purpose, each child has an Education and Communication book which parents are asked to check daily. This includes letters and important information as well as at-home activities to reinforce what your child is learning at school. It also allows parents to write notes to the teacher regarding absence or any other special information. We greatly appreciate prompt replies to circulars where information is needed. If money needs to be sent to
ReportsThe teachers compile a written report on each child´s progress in March, June and December.
Our teachers meet with parents to discuss the progress reports formally twice a year. If at any stage the teachers feel that a child should consult a paediatrician / paediatric neurologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist or child psychologist, or need any extra help, it will discussed with parents personally. We do have a relationship with a Speech Therapist and an Occupational therapist who come and offer therapy at the school during school hours.
AbsenceSick children may not come to school. Please keep ill children at home, thus giving everyone (especially the staff) a chance to stay healthy! If your child becomes sick at school, he or she must be fetched immediately and kept at home until the condition has cleared up. Please let us know if your child is absent, or send a message with the transport.
Gates and ParkingParking outside the school is somewhat limited early in the morning. It is very important for us to keep on good terms with our neighbours who watch the school property during weekends and holidays, therefore please don't park in/across their driveways or use their driveways for turning. When you come into the school building, please make sure that you close both gates behind you (even if someone is following behind you). The little ones don´t always understand that they cannot run out after their parents for a last goodbye.
CurriculumAt West View College Pre-School, learning is fun! In the first 5 years of a child’s life, their brain grows more than it does for the remainder of their life time – and most of this learning happens through play.
At West View College, we believe that children are most open to learning when they are having fun, so the focus on the academic programme is on providing our children with as many opportunities as possible to experience their wonderful world in exciting and inspiring ways!
How to Apply
Congratulations! The application process at West View College is the first step to a wonderful new adventure. The process begins with a personal interview at the school where you will be able to discuss all expectations and queries face to face. You will also receive all relevant application forms which need to be filled in and returned along with the application fee.
Parents will be notified within one week whether their child has been accepted.
Erica Pienaar - Director
Marietta Curgenven - HoD(Edu)
Dirkie Brink - Secretary
Charlotte Jacobs - Teacher
Cheryl Maistry - Teacher
Janel Berning - Teacher
Laryn Bezuidenhout - Teacher
Lisa Pagel - Teacher
Maudie Boes - Teacher
Fortunate Sibiya - Class Assistant
Paulina Zulu - Class Assistant
Rozy Maduwe - Class Assistant
Portia Kale - Supervisor
T: 012 654 5882
A: c/o Wilem Botha & Tortelduif Street
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