Wizkids Edu-Care opened its doors in 2009 with only one student
Wizkids Edu-Care opened its doors in 2009 with only one student, Mugau Sehlapelo, who will always be special to us: he gave us the opportunity to make a real difference in his early childhood development. In just that year, our school grew to 34 learners from ages 2-6, and in just three years, we had to find larger premises because of the number of children we had taken in. We expanded our grounds to accommodate more children, and brought in an excellent group of experienced teachers. Wizkids Edu-Care is very much a family environment, where children can play and feel safe.
At Wizkids Edu-Care, our curriculum is excellent
At Wizkids Edu-Care, our curriculum is excellent and it is supplemented by our focus on fun learning. We go on educational trips twice a year, where the children can learn about the world around them in an interactive way. We also have an event called the Big Walk, where parents, children and teachers come together to create a strong family bond – not just within their own families, but between one another. Our Pyjama Day and Cultural Day events are also special times where the children can interact not just as learners, but as friends. This is what makes Wizkids Edu-Care unique: we teach the values of friendship and helping one another from early on, so that the children can carry these values for the rest of their lives.
We understand that every child is different and faces unique challenges while growing up. Because of this, we allow every learner to progress at their own pace, with enough personal guidance to ensure that no child is left behind. This kind of individual attention has shown tremendous promise in our learning environment at Wizkids Edu-Care. We reward good work and progress: with our reports and parent-teacher consultations every term, as well as end-of-year reports, we show every child the culmination of their work with a graduation ceremony at the end of Grade R.
THE PIECES OF OUR LEARNING PUZZLE
Development of fine and gross motor skills – with our broad range of activities that focus on fun and learning, as well as swimming lessons on our premises.
English medium – our aim is to give every child a competitive advantage in their school environments later in life. All subjects are done in English.
Individual attention – because we have several excellent educators, we are able to offer every child the personal attention they deserve, because this allows them to progress at their own pace.
- Informed parents – we have parent-teacher consultation meetings every term where we discuss your child’s progress and development. We do reports for every learner every term and at the end of every year.
- Younger learners – for our 2 year old children, we do potty training to get them independent early on.
- After-School Care Centre – we help children from Grade 1 to 3 with their homework and projects.
Our curriculum is very comprehensive. It has been developed to offer every child the opportunity to identify and demonstrate their talents, and develop them further for their advanced schooling later in life. We use the Preschool Themes Manual Series as the basis of our teaching programmes. We don’t close during school holidays. The subjects we offer include:
Arts & Culture
Ms Khosi Khumalo
Ms Khumalo is a qualified teacher with a BA Degree and a Primary Teacher’s Diploma. She has two decades of teaching experience, and opened Wizkids Edu-Care to address the decline in the quality of education in townships. Wizkids Edu-Care aims to offer children a quality schooling foundation in a caring environment, where disadvantage and poor education quality will no longer hold young learners back from achieving academic excellence later in life.
Ms Tino Chikume
As a mother herself, Ms Chikume’s approach is to make sure that every one of her learners in the Grade RR ‘Lions’ class grows in a way that she would be happy with for her own children. She is very observant of which children have particular needs or extra help. She has several years of experience as an Early Childhood Development practitioner, and she is a valuable part of the Wizkids Edu-Care family.
Ms Shami Munyuki
Ms Munyuki leads the Grade R ‘Giraffe’ class, and has a Primary Teacher’s Diploma. She excels at making sure that her learners are prepared to start Grade 1 once they graduate from her class. She has three beautiful children of her own, and so she understands the needs of a developing child and the challenges they face in today’s primary schooling system.
Ms Cleo Tanjani
Ms Tanjani heads up the Grade RR ‘Elephant’ Class. She is currently doing a Level 4 NQF qualification in Early Childhood Development, as she has always been passionate about children and making a positive difference in their lives. She has a particular love for art and drama, and regularly writes and stages her own plays.
Fees for 2019Fees for 2019: Fees are paid in advance not later than the 2nd of each month. A late payment fee of R200 is charged for payments received after the due date.
Fees for the preschool:
Registration Fee = R500
Learning Material Fee for 2yrs = R550
Learning Material Fee for 3-6yrs = R700
Monthly fee x 11 months for 1yr = R1750
Monthly fee x 11 months for 2yrs = R1650
Monthly fee x 11 months for 3-6yrs = R1540
After Care Fee: R200
Registration Fee = R500
Learning Material Fee = R800
Monthly fee x 11 months = R1850
After school care fee per month = R550
2019 Registration open for Grade 1
10% discount given if annual fees paid by 28 February
5% discount given on for 2 children
Uniform (available at the school)
Golf shirt & short pants = R290
School Track suits = R380
Fleece = R170
Fleece Top = R160
Graduation Ceremony Concert: R500 and 1 x 6 pack cool drinks
Operating Hours: 06H30 to 17H00
Aftercare Hours: 06:00 -18:00 for R200 per month
(The following are optional and excluded from standard fees)
R300 Term 1 ( January to March )
R300 Term 2 ( September to November )
Registration & Attire = R330
Per Term = R484
A 5% discount will be given for 2 children, 10% for 3 children. This discount does not apply to aftercare fees, Registration fee and Learning Material fee.
Our AddressWizkids Edu-Care 6613 Lady Gray Street Nellmapius Ext 12