Self Esteem

Much has been written about the importance of each child developing a positive image of himself. One reason for this emphasis is that educators have found that children who do not like themselves suffer in the educational system. An important aspect of self-esteem is self-confidence. Children who lack self-confidence spend so much of their energy […]

Involvement in your child’s school: Are there benefits?

My name is Paula and I have 2 wonderful children, Jono aged 16 and Sarah aged 12.The answer to the question above in my opinion is a huge YES!! YES!! YES!!! YES!! Ever since I can remember my mum was involved at my school. If she was not helping in the tuckshop, she was attending […]

The importance of supporting your child in school

  It is almost the end of the year, the nativity plays are fast approaching and my daughter and I are rehearsing her line for the play. I sit and think, wow what a whirlwind of a year, jam packed with school activities! I am so grateful for the fact that, because I work from […]

Fish Hoek Pre-Primary Orientation Day 2015

Orientation Day 2015

What a wonderful day we had at Fish Hoek Pre-Primary on Saturday 15 November for our annual Orientation Day for 2015. It was so lovely to meet new children and welcome our current children to their new classes for next year. Here are some images from the day. Please see the full album on our […]

Fish Hoek Pre-Primary Tour de Fish Hoek bike fun

Tour de Fish Hoek 2014

Each year we gather the children, staff and parents together on a Saturday to enjoy a morning of fun and bike riding in what we call – the Tour de Fish Hoek! This year on Saturday 18 November we met in the False Bay College grounds for the fun event. The weather was perfect, sunny […]

EQ Class Visits: The Sharks!

This month, on top of my regular visits to classes to teach EQ lessons, I am also visiting to watch the teachers do their lessons. I watched a Shark lesson last week and was so impressed. They have grown tremendously since January. The children all are able to articulate how they are feeling and work […]

EQ August: I am special!

What an incredible day in the Angelfish Class! The talent show was an incredible success with all the children confidently displaying their talents. Even the teachers surprised us all with Nawaal’s ‘I am special!’ rap, Bonita’s singing and Andre playing the guitar! There is an energy in school today with the other teachers discussing a […]

Keeping your children safe

In today’s times, we are faced with many more risks than we, as children, had to face. We, as parents, need to be aware of this. We need to take the bull by the horns because, ultimately, we are the ones to blame if something goes wrong. I am going to outline a few issues […]

Our Vegetable Patch

Let me start off by saying that I am not a huge Jamie Oliver fan , but I am hugely impressed with his effort at getting kids to eat healthier and to start enjoying the usually moaned about vegetables. In today’s culture of take- out and pre-packaged meals it is important for kids to get […]

June EQ Theme: I can solve problems!

This month’s emotional literacy theme is on Problem Solving! Being able to solve problems is such an important skill in life and it can either stifle or propel people along in their endeavors. It is important to start teaching a problem solving process to children as young as you can. We all have a way […]