Kloof Pre-Primary school has served the community for 50 years.
Starting with 12 learners at a cost of R20 per term and a headmistress who had no salary for the first seven months in office, Kloof Pre-Primary was initially created due to a lack of nursery schools in Kloof. Through the years it has established itself as a platform for hundreds of children, from 19 months to Grade R, as they embark on their school careers.
Today the school boasts one of the best equipped playgrounds in the Upper Highway area, with swings, jungle gyms, a cycle track, a vegetable garden, a sensory garden and a gross motor station – providing many opportunities for the exploration and development small bodies require.
Qualified teachers oversee eight classrooms, each with an assistant or intern, throughout the day. Some important improvements have been completed in recent years, including a much-needed school hall for functions and concerts, upgrades to the courtyard and cycle track, renovations to the bathrooms, a fantasy gym, as well as solar power and an inverter to ensure a start to going more green. Next year there’s more to be achieved, including astro turf in the Playgroup, a gross motor area with softplay equipment, a smartboard and an audio visual room, and heavy duty blinds for the fantasy area.
Kloof Pre-Primary is a place where parents meet and children develop, with many family functions encouraging this, such as spring races, grandparents and parents mornings, annual big walk, treasure hunt and class concerts.
To celebrate 50 years this year, KPP will hold a special and fun celebration open to KPP families, the community, past learners, staff and parents. This will be combined with their annual Christmas Celebration on 8 December, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. There will be tours of the school, live music and food. The History Wall and KPP Family Tree will also be unveiled, with plaques of past learners and staff. Bookings essential!