A School Day

Arrival

The school gate opens at 8.10. We suggest parents bring their children to school between 8:20 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 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 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

Morning  
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.
Afternoon  
13.00-13.45 Singing/music  
13.45-14.35 Outdoor play and guided activities on the playground for the older children.
14.35-14.50 Afternoon snack 
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

08.20-08.30 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
15.00-15.30 Meditation
15.30 All classes finish

 

On Wednesday all classes, including Kindergarten, finish at 12.30.

 

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