Extras

Swimming

We have a dedicated undercover swim school on site. The pool is heated by 10 solar panels and a 21kW heat pump. This keeps the temperature at a cosy 32 degrees throughout the year.

We have an in house swimming school operated by our own fully qualified staff. The pool is completely enclosed and heated so that we are able to swim during most of the year. We feel that swimming is an essential life skill in South Africa with so many domestic swimming pools and water bodies. As from 2020 the swimming lessons will be included in the monthly fees. The children have 1 half hour lesson per week.  We are able to subsidize the swimming lessons by renting out our pool to a private swim school in the down time. Secret Garden is committed to teach every child that passes through our school to swim before they leave.

The lessons take place in the late morning and afternoon. If you wish, parents are welcome to let their children have extra lessons in the afternoon from the Glide Swimming School instructors based at Secret Garden.

Children who are enrolled for half day are welcome to stay for their swimming lesson at no extra charge.

Our swimming instructors (Teacher Becky & Teacher Kylie) are fully trained and qualified Swim Dynamics swim instructors.

IT Skills

IT skills (Included in the fees) are introduced to the children.We have a number of ipads with age appropriate educational Apps loaded for the children to learn basic IT skills.

We are up to date with requirements to introduce coding at the pre-school level.

Extra Murals

Extra Murals (paid separately). We are very particular about what is taught at our school and our extra murals are no exception. Below are details of what is available and a link for you to find out more about each activity. Please note that extra murals are not compulsory. You may wish to enhance your child’s time with us by letting them take part in one or more class. These classes are charged for directly by the extra mural teacher.

Please check with Secret Garden for any additional extra murals