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George’s Preparatory School, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
find a place where kids can enjoy a warm, caring environment while learning new
things and making great friends, at St George’s Preparatory Schoolin Port Elizabeth.
strives to make sure all their students receive an all-round education in a nurturing
and beautiful environment.
St George’s Prep, your child can experience a stimulating and challenging
academic programme, a vibrant sports programme as well as a wide range of
cultural activities. They believe that with kindness, mutual respect and strong
moral values, they can create a lasting foundation for life and learning.
in Park Drive in Port Elizabeth, the school caters for almost 500 students from
Grade 000 to Grade 7. The school consists of the Pre-Preparatory, Junior
Preparatory and Senior Preparatory and is an independent co-educational school
for children between the ages of 3 and 13.
St George’s Preparatory School has a
long and proud history
school was founded in 1936 by Raymond Hutchinson to provide private school
education for boys between the ages of 7 and 14 so that they would be prepared
for public schools in both South Africa and overseas.
school became co-ed in 1987 and the Pre-Preparatory opened their doors in 2000.
their dedication to learning and providing the best resources for their students,
St George’s Prep has over the past 82 years become a beacon in the community,
encouraging creativity through learning.
maintain small classes to ensure that their students all receive individual
attention from their teachers. Their many well-maintained facilities and use of
the latest technology helps ensure that their objective to provide world-class
schooling is achieved.
St George’s Preparatory School
embraces new facilities and technology for their students
additions to the school are the Arts and Media Centre and a Multi-Purpose Astro
Sports Facility. They are also currently redesigning their learning areas to
encourage both creativity and collaboration.
George’s Preparatory added a digital layer to the learning environment, and in
2012 was awarded SMART Showcase school status.
2016, St George’s Prep also became an official Google Apps for Education School
and all pupils in Grades 4 to 7 bring their own iPads to school on a daily
basis. In addition, the school is equipped with 4 Smart Televisions and 15
interactive Smart Boards.
George’s Prep they believe in ‘blended learning’, where instead of completely
removing textbooks from the curriculum and replacing them with iPads, they
combine online education materials with the physical presence of the teacher
and the student.
therefore experience a wide range of different approaches and media, thus
preparing them for the future and equipping them with the technological skills they
will need in the workplace.
firmly believe that the students who leave their school are some of the most well-prepared
pupils in the country, and will be able to step into the future with confidence,
equipped with the right skills to cope with an ever-changing environment.
Spot the artworks of well-known
artists from the National Arts Festival at St George’s Prep
group of well-known artists are inviting you to view their National Arts
Festival Fringe group exhibition at the Jan Immelman Hall, St George’s
Preparatory School once again this year.
artists exhibiting are as follows: Anne-Mari Burger, Bill Jones, Evelien
Burger, Gaynor Gordon, Janet Kingwill, Jenny Maltby, Joseline Fick (Van Eyk),
Les Bird, Lita Marais, Llise Dodd, Sonia Strümpfer, Susan Smith. All of these
artists will be at the venue to host the exhibition.
Exhibition will be open daily (including Weekends) from 9 am to 5 pm, Thursday 27
June to Sunday 7 July 2019, with the Opening
Function at 5:30 pm for 6 pm on Wednesday 26th June 2019 – all the
exhibiting Artists will be there to meet and greet you over a cup of hearty
variety of rich textures, vibrant colours and diverse subject matter make this
an exhibition not to be missed!
searching for a kids party venue that lets your kids run wild and free both
indoors and outdoors, look no further than Bushwackers in Port Elizabeth.
you want to create a memorable experience for your little girl or have a wild
adventure for the boys, Bushwackers can help you plan the perfect party for
perfect party venue for kids between the ages of one and 13, Bushwackers has been creating
special and exciting parties for kids for almost 20 years.
make sure to keep up with the latest party trends and themes so you can always
ask them for assistance if you want to have something new and unique for your
Exciting indoor parties at Bushwackers
they are more well-known for their outdoor parties, Bushwackers has an indoor
venue that you can
glitz and glam up if your child is in the mood for a more stylish party. This
venue is perfect for girls up to the age of 13 and comes with a variety of party packages for the right
party packages include Fantasyland theme parties, modelling parties, glow in
the dark parties, dance parties and pamper parties. Each one suited for a
certain age group and come with specific offerings and facilities.
and platters can be provided upon request, or one of our famous Doughnut towers
as a Birthday Cake!
Thrilling outdoor activities to
a number of outdoor activities and survivor style parties,
Bushwackers is a great place for the kids to get a little muddy. Kids can enjoy
a wide variety of thrilling games and events that they have planned for your
to play for parties outdoors include survivor or army parties, amazing race and
mystery adventures, paintball with splatter-guns, or even crazy games and water
wars parties. Your kids will have so much fun running around and playing with
their friends that they might not want to go home.
packs, venue set up and entertainment is provided for the kids so that you can
relax and enjoy a hassle-free day. Parents can bring in additional eats. Make
sure you bring extra cool drinks for the kids and of course the birthday cake
for the birthday kid.
To find out more about Bushwackers and what they can do to make your child’s birthday a special and memorable one, give them a call on 041 379 3688/081 270 4264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website at www.bushwackers.co.za. Find them at Conradie Rd, Theescombe AH, Port Elizabeth, 6070.
Do you want to capture memorable and fun
moments with your friends and family? Moments2Media in
Cape Town is there to make your experience a memorable one. This family-owned,
powerhouse media and production team go the extra mile to capture every moment
of your special day.
Their team of professionals capture your moments
with pristine elegance using photography, videography and even provide fun
entertainment for all your guests with their booths.
There are several packages to choose from so
that your special moments can be captured just the way you want.
special moments with your family with Moments2Media
Not only do they capture weddings, but can
also be hired to capture your other special events such as matric dances,
birthday, corporate year-end and dinner functions, as well as corporate
Jenny, who’s the main photographer of the
team, enjoys capturing family and couple shoots as well as boudoir shoots. To
capture ‘freeze frame’ moments is her speciality.
The video team are there as videographers and
not cinematographers and will document your day or event for you, edit and
place your final product on USB.
have other options as well
Each client is given individual attention to
detail because the team at Moments2Media want to make sure your needs are met
and you have a memorable experience. Their packaging of the final product is of
a high standard and a product you can be proud of to show off and display. They
offer additional products, like canvas prints and albums to display your photos
for all to see. These are charged out
and are an optional choice for you to purchase at any time.
They also have collaborated with an amazing
hair & makeup stylist to make you feel extra special in preparation for
your photo shoots.
covers many types of photo-shoots
The talented group of photographers and
videographers of Moments2Media can cover a wide range of photo-shoots in the
Cape Town area.
The photo-shoots they cover include matric
farewells, weddings, kids’ birthday parties, family portraits, couple shoots and
boudoir photo-shoots. They offer budget specials for each type of shoot in
order that you can have a professional photo shoot at an affordable price. Your
edited Images are provided in high and low res and sent via ‘cloud’ in order to
save on costs and delivery/courier fees.
Moments2Media are in the process of setting
up their very own studio but in the interim have studio facilities so that
during the winter months there is still an opportunity to capture your
They want nothing to hold back the
opportunity to capture your special family.
They have Photo Booth packages that are
interactive and fun for any event or function. They
have an open booth which allows times for changing of props as well as
interaction with the photographer.
Each guest at your event will receive a
memorable print-out of the booth photos taken and all the images will be placed
on our Moments2Media Booths Facebook page for all your guests to view and keep
Prints are unlimited and there is no limit to
the number of guests for a photo. The video booth is an absolute blast and a
great opportunity to capture your evenings fun moments. Your clip will be placed on their YouTube
channel for everyone to view as well as their Facebook page after your
event. Quick editing of the booth
ensures your guests can relive the event soon after it’s happened.
They have recently partnered with an
exclusive banner company, who provides a banner/backdrop for your booth. This creates a theme to your photos and event
and also provides lovely photos of your event.
The banner is a new addition to their package
and goes without saying “an additional touch to ensuring your event is
memorable and unique”.
a fun place for the kids to play while parents can sit back and relax, pay a
visit to Magenta
indoor play centre for children in Port Elizabeth.
new and unique facility ensures parents that their kids can play in a safe and
first opened their doors in November 2018, this new and innovative kids play
centre promises to always have something for your kids to do.
Let your kids explore the play area at
play unit is huge and brightly coloured, making it lots of fun for the kids to
explore with their friends and siblings. Not only will your kids have plenty of
fun, but they will also get some exercise by jumping around and developing
their core and muscle tone.
Mountain is also the perfect venue for your kids’ next birthday party.
They have a number of party rooms to choose from so your kids can have a space
all for themselves during their special day.
packages are available at a great price, they also have a team of people ready
to help organise the perfect party for your child for you.
platter of your choice can be purchased in house, and all drinks for both kids
and adults have to be purchased in-house as well. The birthday cake and party
packs are allowed to be brought into the venue, but no lollypops are allowed
for safety reasons.
Click here to view their platter menu and prices.Enjoy a cup of coffee while your kids
don’t have to worry about keeping an eye on their kids while they play as
Magenta Mountain is a safe and secure environment with a soft playground and
has a child minder watching the kids.
to this, there is a designated area for parents to sit back and relax while
enjoying a warm cup of coffee or light meal from their coffee shop. There are
also a variety of fun drinks for the kids to enjoy such as milkshakes and
here to see what’s on the menu at their coffee shop.
you let your child play they might even make some new friends as other families
also take part in the fun. You can socialise with other parents in the coffee
shop as well.
To find out more about Magenta Mountain and what they have to offer, give them a call on 041 450 5542 or email email@example.com. Find them at Butterfield Cres, Fairview, Port Elizabeth, 6070.
Fairview Action Arena, Port Elizabeth,
for a party venue where your child can run around with their friends and enjoy
some time in the great outdoors? Look no further than Fairview
Action Arena in
Port Elizabeth! Kids and even adults can enjoy some 5-a-side soccer for a great
format of 5-a-side soccer is fast-paced, exciting and available to all ages,
cultures, races and genders. Fairview Action Arena promotes a social atmosphere
and believes that playing sport together can help with social, mental and
Throw the best soccer party ever at
Fairview Action Arena
a child, who loves sport and playing outdoors, a sports themed party is the
perfect thing for them. A child, who loves the game of soccer will absolutely
enjoy a birthday playing outside with all their friends and enjoying yummy food
as well. This is where Fairview Action Arena comes in!
their AstroTurf for the day and give your child the best birthday party ever.
Divide the kids into teams and have them play in a mini-tournament against each
other or have them test their soccer skills by scoring the most goals, anything
is possible as the arena is theirs for the day.
Try a game of Bubble Soccer
Action Arena has recently introduced a new, fun and challenging format of
soccer to their options – Bubble Soccer!
up to two hours in their giant zorb balls and run around the arena while trying
to play a game of soccer – Madness! You can hire up to eight zorb balls at a
time, this is only available for children 13 years and older.
Soccer is also good for corporate team building activities and bachelor
and drinks are also available at Fairview Action Arena so you can keep yourself
and the kids energised and ready for any game during the party.
can take part in any of the regular events hosted at Fairview, from sports
tournaments to league structures and social slot bookings. Tournaments are held
on a regular basis, so make sure to follow their Facebook page so you don’t miss out!
To find out more about Fairview Action Arena and what they have to offer, give them a call on 083 397 2433, or visit their Facebook page.
Exams bring its fair share of stress and pressure. It is a time when teachers, parents and children feel overwhelmed by the volumes of work that need to be covered in class and committed to memory at home.
often feel that teachers should provide more guidance about how to study. Teachers
feel that they have mountains of content to cover and do not have enough time
to review the content as well. This leaves one
wondering, who will show a child how to get through all the topics on their
Too Little, Too Late
There is no magic trick to replace making and spending
enough time to review work covered in class well in advance. Children’s busy afternoon
programmes barely leave them with enough time to complete their homework for
the following day. If a child only completes homework and skims over work for
weekly tests without making summaries of the work covered in class, it leads to
huge chunks of content to be covered prior to the exam. Mom, is it perhaps time
to help your child to cut down on afternoon activities?
Keywords are Key
Making summaries of work covered in class needs to be done
on a consistent basis. It reduces the workload prior to exams. When the key
points have been highlighted and summarised, the child only has to focus on
what has already been selected as the most important content. The child can
then use the keywords to formulate sentences in his/her own words. Children
often think that they have to repeat the words of the textbook verbatim.
However, it is more important to retell the facts in a way that makes sense to
Help your child to set his/her own test paper by formulating
their own questions with answers. This will help them feel more prepared and less
anxious before their exams.
Chrizelle Prinsloo is the owner of Kip McGrath Education
Centres, Walmer. She has a background in
psychology and has taught in mainstream and special-needs schools both locally
and abroad. Chrizelle is passionate about helping children gain confidence in
their own abilities and about finding different ways to help them learn.
Contact Chrizelle on 081 707 9822 for a FREE assessment.
College & Preparatory School, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
order to reduce their impact on the environment, Woodridge College &
Preparatory School in Port Elizabeth has invested in a Genergy solar solution with just over 1100
panels installed on the campus recently.
system will see the school reduce its CO2 emissions by roughly 597
tons per annum.
to its unique location on the edge of the Van Stadens River gorge, Woodridge
has always nurtured strong ties to the outdoors. It is an essential part of the
school’s ethos and is entrenched in how it educates pupils.
an estimated 30% reduction in energy consumption costs, the aim to utilise
savings, once the project is paid off, to enhance the school and develop its
offering even further.
has used the impact of the 2017 fires as an opportunity to modernise, rebuild
and restore buildings with energy efficiency in mind, and care for the countryside
around the school as it recovers from the fires.
school is using the tragedy as a positive learning experience to understand is
surroundings, protect the beauty that surrounds the grounds and lessen its
impact in the broader environment.
Woodridge aims to help reduce CO2
emissions with solar panels
classrooms, as well as the dining hall and two school halls, two residences,
the library, the administrative building, and the sanatorium have been fitted
with the panels.
brief was to create a system that reduced the amount of electricity the school
pulls from the grid and thereby reduce its reliance on fossil-fuel-generated
power,” remarks Genergy Head of Engineering, Michael Stevens.
move is part of the school’s Eco Smart initiative, which is under the direction
of Woodridge alum Ray Holmes. They hope to become a leading eco-school in South
Africa and a leading globally registered eco-school.
initiative is comprised of different phases, starting with solar energy and
eventually moving towards water security and recycling.
is an honour for Woodridge College & Preparatory School to be amongst a
handful of schools in South Africa, which are at the forefront of renewable
energy in education,” remarks Derek Bradley, Headmaster of Woodridge College.
believe that it is vital to teach responsible energy practices to the next
generation of our country’s leaders, and in doing so foster environmental
stewardship practically and tangibly.
approach allows us to lead by example and assist the country in alleviating the
strain on the municipal grid.”
When you need a safe and fun kids’ party venue in Port Elizabeth, look no further than Holmeleigh Farmyard! Holmeleigh Farmyard, which is situated along Grey Dawn Road in Kragga Kamma Park, has been around for many years and has been a popular kid’s party venue for just as long.
should warn you that even adults have been found letting their hair down and
joining in the fun after accompanying their children. Whether you are young or
old, the farm will have something for you!
only do they provide a number of affordable party packages, they also have
party guides to co-ordinate and handle the whole event for you.
A fantastic party experience at
kids can enjoy a day full of fun and adventure as they feed the many different
farm animals, play on the jumping castles and go on tractor and horse rides!
They also get the chance to learn more about farm animals.
have a number of venues available that cater to a number of different party
sizes that will be for your exclusive use.
about the weather? Not a problem, as Holmeleigh Farmyards party venues are all
weatherproof – no rain on this party parade! Party guides will also be keeping
the kids entertained with age-appropriate party games such as pin the tail on
the donkey or musical chairs.
Need food for the party?
Holmeleigh Farmyard provides delicious platters and treats for your party. Simply make sure you place your order ahead of time and the kids will have full tummies of delicious eats and treats.
you have to worry about bringing to the party are the decorations, presents and
the birthday cake!
the party guide handles the entertainment and keeps an eye on the kids, parents
can sit back, relax and sip on a cup of coffee and indulge in the tasty,
freshly baked farm treats.
can highly recommend trying Holmeleigh Farm for every parent wanting to take
their kid’s party to a new setting.
To find out more about Holmeleigh Farm and their party packages, give them a call on 041 379 2901. Visit their website at www.holmeleighfarmyard.co.za. Find them at Grey Dawn Road, Kragga Kamma, Port Elizabeth, 6070.
Kids Daycare, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
For a place where your kids can enjoy a friendly and loving environment while parents are away at work, you need to send your kids to Incredible Kids Daycare in Port Elizabeth.
Incredible Kids is unique in every way and allows kids to learn through play.
Kids was established in 2007 by Leisel Petrie, the owner and principal. Jolene
Jass is the school manageress. They have a fantastic team of ladies working for
them, who are passionate about the well-being of children and who attend
regular training. This ensures the best interests of the children always come
first and they stay up to date with the latest in education.
are situated in the area of Walmer Downs in Port Elizabeth, along the William
Moffett Express Way. Right next door, parents will find much to their
convenience the Schuin Villa Express Pharmacy, Point Medical Practice and
Profiles Gym just to mention a few where
they can care for all their needs for mind, body and soul.
Learn more about Incredible Kids
Incredible Kids, they believe that every child is valuable and unique and has
the potential to become something great and inspiring. They believe it is their
job to make sure the kids are equipped with the learning and thinking skills
they will need to have for the future.
are taught in both English and Afrikaans and cater for children from three
months to five years of age. A new theme is taught each week and communication is
via the D6 App.
number of children in each class varies for every respective age group. Extra
mural activities are available at the school along with Swimming at the
will find that Incredible Kids Daycare can be their home away from home, they
can make new friends and learn new skills. The school motto “Slow down, listen
and learn to see the world through your child’s eyes”.
To find out more about Incredible Kids Daycare and what they have to offer, give them a call on 041 3674372 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website atwww.incredibles.co.za. Find them at William Moffett Express Way, Walmer Downs, Port Elizabeth, 6070.
your kids to try out a new sport? Not sure which one they will like? Why not
start them off by enrolling them in the NB Golf Academy in Port Elizabeth?
your kids have golfing experience they can build up their skills or if they are
just starting out they can get a perfect start with them.
only do they offer individual golf lessons for juniors they can also teach
group lessons. All lessons are about 30 minutes each, which allows your child
to learn and develop their skills while not taking up too much time.
Golf Academy is able to teach children from the ages of two and up, the earlier
they come the faster they will learn and develop their skills!
don’t have to worry about buying expensive golf equipment as NB Golf Academy
will provide anything they might need during their lessons.
are taught by PGA Professionals so your child receives the best of the best
during their lessons!
Junior lessons take place every day from 12pm and on Saturday s at 8am. To find out more about NB Golf Academy, give them a call on 083 534 0308 or email them at email@example.com. Visit their Facebook page to keep up to date with their latest news and events.