Kindergarten - Location

  • The Kindergarten is situated on Chaka Road, off Argwings Kodhek Road, near Yaya Centre.

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Kindergarten

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The Kindergarten is situated on Chaka Road, off Argwings Kodhek Road, near Yaya Centre.

Teaching and Learning in the Kindergarten:

Montessori Method

In the kindergarten, the method of teaching and learning is predominately the Montessori Method, except in Pre-Unit (Hekima Class) where a more traditional approach is used in preparation for primary school. While the kindergarten curriculum is focussed on early childhood development, the Bible is still the foundation of learning. The children learn that God is in all of life – in their relationships and in their learning, in the classroom and at home. Christian education is primarily relational at this level.

The main features of the Montessori Method include:
• Learning through self-discovery; a child centred, as opposed to teacher–centred, approach. The teachers guide the child and provide the appropriate learning environment, in which the child interacts with the materials independently and repetitively establishing real understanding.
• Learning through all the senses
• An individualised approach where the children learn at their own pace and individual assignments are given according to individual level
• The provision of a large number of learning materials in all the centres of learning.

Class Progression in Kindergarten
• Baby Class (2 and 3 year olds) known as Baraka Class
• Nursery (3 and 4 year olds) known as Sifa Class
• Kindergarten (4 and 5 year olds) known as Imani Class
• Pre-Unit (5 and 6 year olds) known as Hekima Class

 

Kindergarten School hours

Classes begin at 8:30am everyday for Baraka to Imani classes and 8.00 a.m. for Hekima Class.

Children may be dropped before if necessary and will be supervised by a teacher during that time.

Children on Half Day Schedule
Children who come for half-day and are not eating school lunch are picked at 12pm every day. Children who come for half-day and eat lunch at school go home at 12:30pm every day.

Children on Full Day Schedule
School ends at 3pm for Baraka, Sifa and Imani class every day except Friday, when school ends at 12:30pm.

School ends at 3:30pm for Hekima Class (Pre-Unit) every day except Friday when school ends at 1pm.

Lunch
a) A well balanced lunch is provided by the school caterer each day. This lunch includes a starch, a protein, vegetables and fruit.

b) School lunch is optional. Parents are free to provide packed lunch from home.

 

Kindergarten Clothing


• At the Kindergarten, all children in Imani and Hekima Class are required to wear full school uniform.
• Children in Hekima Class may dress down in casual home clothes on Fridays.
• For children in Baraka Class , school uniform is optional.

School Bus Schedules
Bus routes and schedules are determined before the beginning of each term. Parents who sign up for school transport will receive this information by telephone and email as early as possible before each term begins. Download the current bus route schedule and costs.

Parental Involvement
Parents should be ready and willing to invest not just finances but time, value, emotions and skills. They should be able to support and motivate students and the school by word and deed. Parents are not only involved in the education process of their children, but also in the development of the school. Parents who enrol their children at Logos Christian School make a commitment to attend school, class and family events, which includes parenting seminars.

Rest Time
Baraka and Sifa classes (2 and 3 year olds) rest for about 40 minutes to an hour each day after lunch (for children who stay full day). Children are not required to go to sleep but must lie down and rest quietly during this time. For Sifa Class, rest time is decreased gradually throughout the year. Mattresses and light blankets or flannels are used during rest by children (you may provide a light blanket for your child’s use if you wish). There is always a teacher in the room to supervise the children.

Imani Class (4-5 year-olds) and Hekima Class (5-6 year olds) do not have a daily scheduled rest time, unless the teacher deems it necessary.