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Ampliora et Altiora

Larger and Higher

Pre-Primary School

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Paarl Girls' High is a place where children have the opportunity to embark on a unique learning journey and reach their full potential.

All our school offers dual-medium education, with a focus on excellence that is complemented by equally superb art and sports programmes.

School Times:
Pre-Primary: 08:30 am - 12:15pm
Grade R: 08:00 - 12:45

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pre primary school


About us

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a short history

Our first Grade R boys and girls were welcomed to Paarl Girls' High during January 1975. The historic house at 10 Zeederberg Street is home to our Pre-Primary School Centre.

The Centre houses five classes from age three up to the Grade R class, which serves as a feeder school for the Primary School.

wellness at our school

At Paarl Girls’ High, we strive to create a happy and challenging environment where each individual can reach her full potential. Learner wellness is one of the key elements to reaching this goal. We deliberately create space in the curriculum and in the timetable to focus on the improvement of the learner’s wellness by teaching the learners important skills. We believe that practising healthy habits daily attains better physical and mental health. Learners will instead of just surviving, start thriving.

Wellbeing: a state where children can meet their learning potential, cope with normal stresses and are connected to others.

A culture of wellbeing is prioritised across the entire school community. Positive social norms and behaviour are built between our staff and our students. A sense of belonging and inclusivity is woven through everything the school does. It is a whole-school approach.

This help students to:

  • Flourish in their education journey
  • Develop empathy for others and understand relationships
  • Build resilience - the ability to cope and thrive in the face of challenges
  • Use positive approaches to manage their behaviour, fostering a range of strategies
  • Grow their social and emotional skills and the confidence to be themselves

Measuring a child’s wellbeing is important because all children deserve to be happy.

The 5 wellness pillars we embrace to help the learners to find balance, build resilience and boost mental health

Be active
Wellness Glasses
Take notice
Keep learning
To give

transform to perform

Transform to Perform (T2P): This strategy is an integrated approach by the WCED, developing a values-driven mindset of self-belief and values within all role players (learners, teachers, parents and officials, including leadership and top management) in the province.

The WCED believes that the shift in self-belief, values and mindsets, should result in improved behaviour and performance by all stakeholders – not to mention improved results!

At Paarl Girls’ High we focus on:

  • Enhancing the mantra of the WCED: Enter to learn, leave to serve.
  • We teach the little ones that we can fill our own buckets by filling other people’s buckets.
  • Students learn to demonstrate kindness, compassion, and respect. They will understand that the positive things they do for others show respect and will no doubt come back to them and that when they are unkind to others, they hurt themselves as well.


It is important that children learn to be involved in the community from a young age. They need to grow aware of people’s needs and how they can help and contribute.

We are involved in the following annual projects:

  • Collection and distribution of stationery to a school in need.
  • Gifting unused reading books to schools in need.
  • We host invitational sports days to which we invite less privileged schools to join us.
  • Tekkie Tax and Casual Day.
  • A visit to local old aged homes to sing songs and distribute hugs.

take a tour

Take a virtual walk through our Pre-Primary School


Choice theory

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The 5 basic needs

Love & Belonging

Identifying emotions

Labelling emotions are powerful and transformative. This helps us to uncover and identify the emotions driving almost all behaviours – the emotions that, once acknowledged, seem to miraculously solve everything else.

The best way to deal with negative emotions is to observe them without reaction and without judgement. By labelling a negative feeling we consciously replace it with a positive, compassionate and solution-based thought.


The window of safety

All behaviours lead to consequences, instead of punishment.

Red Car
Red car decisions:
stop & rethink
Green Car
Green car decisions:
well-thought-out decisions

We choose our own behaviour


our staff

Pre-Primary School team

Venette Neethling

Preschool: Elfies

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Anke Kaphengst

Grade R Intern

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Corné le Roux

Pre-Primary School Operations Manager & Kabouters

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Lenise Kamfer

Kabouters Assistant

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Maritsa de Jager

Grade R

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Sharon O'Conell

Grade R Assistant

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Elske Swanepoel


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Johanna Kok

Elfies Assistant

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Hilané Rossouw


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Gladys Ruiters

Pixies Assistant

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Moses Matenda

General Assistant

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Please note that applications for 2-3 year olds & 3-4 year olds need to be done through the school office. You can contact for more information.

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