Graceland - educating the total man

PRE-NURSERY/NURSERY

Pre-Nursery at Graceland Montessori School was borne out of the desire to educate the total child, while raising godly   children of excellence, and godly heritage, under a highly caring environment. 

Graceland Montessori  Nursery and Primary School is a well structured environment for children from the ages of 18 months to 5 years.Yes!  We use the Montessori approach to teaching and learning in a “prepared environment” utilising its principles and resources designed to meet the peculiar needs of every child. All our programs are child cantered and dedicated to helping each child develop independence, self esteem, respect and a lifelong love of learning facilitated with the use of didactic materials.

 

Our curriculum is broken into five areas:

  • The Practical Life Exercises: For children, everyday routines and practices of life like preparing food, dressing, cleaning, habitual courtesies, and more are new, exciting and joyous challenges. One of the hallmarks of the Montessori Method is that it takes full advantage of the child’s motivation to learn these things at a very young age. The practical life curriculum in Montessori provides a scope and sequence for these everyday routines and practices.Practical life in Montessori develops motor control and coordination, develops independence, concentration, and builds a sense of responsibility. These exercises aim to bridge the gap between home and school and aid the child in that transition.

 

  • Sensorial Education: Sensorial activities are used in Montessori learning to help children in discrimination and order.  They help children become aware of details through, first, strongly contrasted sensations (red vs. blue) and then, through variously graded sensations (various shades of blue). The materials isolate a single quality: colour, weight, shape, texture, size, sound, smell, etc., for children to train their focus. It broadens and refines a child’s senses, perception and awareness.

  

  • Mathematics: Early Mathematics is designed to transform ideas into actions, using concrete learning materials, resulting in making abstract concepts clearer to the learner.  These experiences explore the underlying fundamentals of algebra, geometry, logic and statistics, plus operational principles, such as addition, multiplication, division and subtraction.

 

  • Language: With Montessori Method of teaching, basic writing, reading, listening and speaking skills are developed.  The phonic method of learning to read alphabets produces understanding because a child first learns the phonic sound of each letter.  With the help of language materials, the child automatically knows how to hold the pencil. Language experiences encourage children to master and blend sounds to build words, instead of the traditional memorization of “sight words.” This gives children the tools to read at a higher level.

 

  • Cultural Studies: The Montessori Cultural Studies curriculum provides children with an opportunity to explore the larger world. Here the child is introduced to Zoology, Botany, History, Geography, Science, Music, Art and Peace Education. With the use of materials, the children learn about the universe and nurture an interest in observing nature and discovering more about the world around them. Children learn to appreciate their culture, other cultures and the world at large.

 

Extra-curricular Activities (Sports/Clubs)

This is an integral part of our school. It is an inclusion of elective programs; that stimulate children and allow them to learn while playing and exploring creative outlets that will help them advance in the future. These opportunities go beyond the core Montessori Curriculum, giving children the chance to further expand their minds, energize their bodies, and build their confidence.​

Weekly extracurricular classes and activities Additional fees apply classes vary by age.  Discover opportunities such as:

  • Chess and Scrabble
  • Cheer Leading
  • Homemakers
  • Football
  • Music
  • Jets

 

HOMEWORK

Students go home every day with a set of Homework and return them the next day solved. We do this Frequently to Maintain the high Standard of Education we are known for and also to Inculcate in the pupils the culture of hard-word. Parents are encouraged to support their child/ward in this area.

FEEDING

Our Pupils at Graceland Montessori Nursery and Primary School are encouraged to bring their own food to school, however, where this is not possible arrangements are made at a special fee with the Canteen in the school to feed them during Lunch for a fee. The Food is prepared by seasoned chef in a hygienic environment.

FEES

The Fees at Graceland Montessori Nursery and Secondary School are Moderate, affordable and Competitive. Parents pay for Tuition, Uniform, and Books.

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Pre-Nursery

The school is established to provide qualitative education based on sound Christian principles. These principles are carefully integrated to guide the students and make them useful to themselves.

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Nursery

The school is established to provide qualitative education based on sound Christian principles. These principles are carefully integrated to guide the students and make them useful to themselves.

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Primary

We provide the change needed for a positive transformation of the world around us. We educate and inform the mind academically while transforming the heart with the gift of salvation.

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Secondary

Graceland International School specializes in producing individuals of international repute. To this end, the curriculum of GIS is structured to prepare students for global success.