About the School
The Lea is an independent pre-primary school, established in 1972. It is centrally situated near the Rondebosch Common and feeds all the schools in the surrounding area. The school has a governing body known as the Executive Committee. This team is responsible for the financial administration of the school, including the maintenance of the property and equipment. The property is owned by the LEA PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL, of which the parents/ guardians of every enrolled learner are a member and cannot be sold to profit any individual.
The Mission and aims of the school
The mission of the Lea is to educate children:
- to value themselves as individuals, whilst learning to show respect and consideration towards others.
- to develop both a sense of fun and a sense of responsibility.
- to grow into flexible, self-motivated and adaptable people in a competitive, demanding world.
We Aim To:
- Work with you, the parent/carer, in offering your child the best possible start in life.
- Endeavour with you to ensure your child´s potential is reached and that the education process is carried out jointly, thus cultivating family involvement in the school activities.
- Provide teachers who are well trained, motivated and enthusiastic about the development of young children.
- Make all children feel happy and confident at school by offering both challenge and support in a stimulating environment.
- Build on what your child has learnt previously and to extend his or her interest by introducing him or her to new activities and concepts.
- Encourage children to discover and learn for themselves through various methods from "free" play to problem-solving games.
- Provide varied approaches to learning by offering a variety of different experiences.
- Recognise children´s feelings by encouraging them in positive ways whilst allowing them to explore their own emotions.
- Offer equal opportunities to all children in our care by recognising each one´s needs and respecting differences in language, culture, religion and individual development.
* Not withstanding the Christian ethos of our school, provision will be made for each child to develop their own spiritual values.
Margie McFadyen Bursary Fund
The Bursary Fund was established in recognition of Mrs. Margie McFadyen´s invaluable contribution to the Lea Pre-Primary. Mrs. McFadyen was the principal of the Lea Pre-Primary from 1976 till her retirement in 2005.
A limited number of bursaries are available. Bursary application forms are available from the office and must be submitted during October of the year prior to when the bursary is acquired.
The Bursary Fund also subsidizes weekly Language Enrichment classes for English 2nd Language learners.