The school gate opens at 8.25. We suggest parents bring their children to school between 8:25 and 8:30 in time to begin our day at 8:35. From 8.25 onward the teachers will be available on the playground, ready to receive the children.
The kindergarten children will start the day on the playground, by helping the teacher work in the garden or by exploring. Parents may provide support to their children by staying the first few minutes of the day. Sometimes the teacher will ask parents to stay even a bit longer to participate.
If there is something urgent you need to communicate to the teacher, in the morning, you may, but we prefer you do so with a note. If you think you will need more time to explain, try to save that information for after school, or e-mail to make an appointment.
If you arrive late, due to unforeseeable circumstances, you may enter the building after 9:00 in a relaxed manner. Stress in the morning isn’t healthy for young children (and it doesn’t help adults either!).
Timetable for Kindergarten
|8.15- 8.40||Children can be dropped off in the kindergarten classroom|
|8.40-8.50||Beginning of the day. Circle activities with singing and dancing and physical exercise.|
|9.50-9.10||Children join in in the activity of the day (baking bread or handcrafting)|
|9.10-10.15||Free unstructured play inside|
|10.15-10.30||Snack and clean up time|
|10.30- 12.00||Free unstructured play outside and walk to the park|
|12.00-12.20||Lunch (on Wednesday, pick up time is at 12.30)|
|12.20- 12.35||Cleaning the dishes|
|12.35-13.00||The younger children lie down for a rest; the older children are involved in a quiet activity like drawing or looking at a picture book.|
|13.45-14.35||Outdoor play and guided activities on the playground for the older children.|
|14.50 -15.10||Activity at the table|
|15.10-15.30||Story and closure of the day|
|15.30||Pick up time|
Timetable for class 1 and above
|08.25-08.30||Children may be dropped off on the playground.|
|08.35||All classes start|
|10.30-11.00||Break with snack and clean up time|
|12.30-13.30||Lunch and play time|
|15.30||All classes finish|
On Wednesday all classes, including Kindergarten, finish at 12.30.