In the Foundation Phase we aim to foster the complete development of the child; academically, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and culturally. We do this within the framework of a happy, nurturing and progressive school environment. We have three grades – one to three – and each grade consists of two classes. There are six Foundation Phase teachers and they are assisted in the classroom by Learnerships and Mualimas. JEQ PS adheres to the National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). This curriculum consists of Home Language (English), Mathematics, Life Skills and First Additional Language (Afrikaans). Reports are distributed to parents at the end of each term and regular Parent/Teacher interviews take place throughout the academic year. Assembly marks the beginning of each day. At this time, we recite Surah Fatigah, the 3 Quls, part of Surah Yaseen and Ayatul Qursi. On Fridays we convene a special assembly where the format consists of the daily recital, as well as an Islamic story that relates to the theme of the week.
Added to our curriculum is our unique Islamic programme which includes Arabic, Fiqh, Seerah, Tauheed and Adaab. We use the Yassarnal Quran Part 1 and 2 for identifying and mastering the concepts that will enable the learner to read the Quran fluently. This will benefit them once they do the inside reading of Juz 29 and 30 after which they will then start the memorisation of the Holy Quran. The learners are tested by the hifth specialist, Sheigh Suleiman Benjamin and his team before they can move on to the next concept. This ensures that the learners are ready to progress and eliminates stagnation and repeats. Continuous testing of back lessons ensure that they consolidate and remember the work learned. This process ensures a smooth transition into the Hifth School once they have completed Grade 3.
Every child at JEQ Preparatory School participates in a weekly PE lesson which is conducted on a Thursday. We also offer extra mural activities which is facilitated by outside service providers. All these activities are done at specific times during school hours which does not affect their contact time with the teacher or maulima.
Monday: Culinary Kids – cooking activities
Tuesday: Curious Cubs – science experiments
Wednesdays: Europa Soccer
Fridays: Action Ball
Our extramural programme is not compulsory. This makes every activity a meaningful and fun experience for everyone involved. The staff and designated service providers are determined to keep the extramural programme running smoothly and as exciting as possible.
Several facilities are found on the property: Library, Auditorium, Intervention room, Astro Turf
Monday – Thursday: 07h50 – 14h30 | Friday: 07h50 – 11h00