The Safety and good health of the children is very important to us and the safety programme has become an integral part of our curriculum. Hearing and sight screenings are offered and Health, Hygiene and Aids Awareness Programmes are also introduced. These are age appropriate, non threatening and interactive child centered programmes.
Child Safety Programme
The Safety programme covers the following concepts:
- safety at home and school
- sun and water safety
- stranger danger
- fire safety
The Safety aspects are introduced through discussion, pictures, art and puppet shows, and are reinforced, where possible, by practical experience.
The programme focusses on building on each child’s strength and supports areas in need of further development, through a variety of exciting, individual or group movement opportunities. The programme is structured in a way that will allow each child the opportunity to feel a sense of achievement, as they enhance their skills. Success in growing these areas will boost, confidence and build a positive self-esteem.
Excursions provide the children with the opportunity of going on field trips and visiting local places of interest such as Kirstenbosch Gardens, the library, planetarium, forest, fire station, museum, The college of magic, Green Point park as well as the beach where they explore the wonders of the rock pools. These excursions are wonderful extensions of the weekly themes.
Visitors to school: It is always exciting for the children when we have visitors to Valley as this is an effective way of reinforcing the themes in our learning programme, i.e. the reptile show, bird/dog shows, puppeteers, story tellers, oral hygienist, photographer, magic shows, touch farm.
Music Play and Play Ball. These activities are optional and are offered during the morning to enrich the programme.
Extra Mural Activites
Science Club, experibuddies, dance Mouse, ballet, modern ballet, speech and drama, Play Ball, karate, tennis, cricket, rugby and soccer.
This programme offers specially selected micro activities to the learners in small groups of 6 to 8. This forms part of the school readiness programme and is an effective way of extending the children and developing skills, knowledge and attitudes.
Recycling & Conservation
At Valley our programme fosters an awareness of conservation and the responsibility every child has to care for their environment. Recycling is an important aspect of this and children are taught that waste can be turned into something useful and creative.
Extra support offered at Valley
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Language Enrichment
- Play Therapy
- Social Skills
- Literacy programme(Wordworks)
- Holiday Club (provided that there is sufficient demand - a holiday club programme is run during school holidays)
Hire of Valley School premises for Birthday Parties
The school playground can be hired for a morning or afternoon at a nominal fee. Please note however that while the toilets will be left unlocked, none of the classrooms or other parts of the building may be used.