Life at Kerridale Preparatory School is challenging, fulfilling and fun. To further enrich the quality of learning and development, below are systems and programs put in place for the benefit of the entire Kerridale Community.
KPS school prayer and our 5 simple school rules sets the tone for our assembly and each of our school day, all children of Lower Nursery and above are expected to be able to recite.
Our father in heaven, we bless your name.
We thank you for Kerridale Preparatory School.
Help us to be diligent in our daily activities,
Give us the strength to carry on each day,
Help us respect the unique differences one another,
Let integrity be our watchword.
Let your love abide in our hearts.
Let your wisdom guide us in everything we do.
May godly principles be our guiding light.
God bless Kerridale Preparatory School
KPS introduced the concept of Values Based Education.
This is a 2-year cycle of 22 values, one for each month of the year,
except August when school is shut for the holiday.
See more on our values page <KPS VALUES>
KPS’ 5 Simple School Rules!!
I will walk & talk quietly in our school.
I will be helpful & polite to everyone.
I will look at and listen to people who are talking to me.
I will look after everything in our school.
I will always try my best in everything I do.
KPS House System
In January 2015, KPS voted to adopt the following house name; Eagle, Falcon, Hawk and Osprey. This again is a vehicle that would be used to enforce our ‘Hidden Curriculum’, foster positive interaction between different age group and aid healthy competition together with a sense of belonging to the KPS community. Pupils and teachers are assigned to their respective house the minute they join KPS and can earn points for their houses throughout the year.
Parents Teacher Council
In February 2017, our school first Parent Teacher Council (PTC) was formed. It is our belief that KPS’ PTC would enrich the school community by bringing in ideas, planning activities, acting as a bridge between the school, the parents and the community at large.
End of Term /Year Shows
Our end of term and year shows are a must at KPS; this is an opportunity for the whole school community to mingle and celebrate the term or year’s work and achievements.
After School Clubs
A number of After School Clubs have been organized for children, and we encourage every pupil from Lower Nursery and above to participate in at least one club. It is a vehicle for learning and development, plus communication with pupils of different age group; building confidence and other social skills.
Educational Excursions & Visits.
Our learning is further extended by taking trips out of school to buttress what the pupils may have been working on for the whole term; Such as – A Mini Beast trip to the flower garden; Year 1 taking a trip to the supermarket to shop using real money, after an entire week’s learning on money, or the local Vet’s visit to close out a term’s learning on ‘All About Animals!’
At KPS our children are involved in community services from visits to the Motherless babies and other community services. This is also a vehicle for teaching the pupils about community responsibilities.
Holiday Summer Club
Our Creative Active Transformation (CATs) Summer Club lunched in summer 2015 and runs for 4 weeks yearly; offering numerous fun filled learning through play! Our program, while engaging kids and keeping them motivated throughout the long holiday, builds confidence, enhances communication skills as well as having a positive impact on academics.
Our CATs club is open to KPS & Non KPS families, but priority would be given to KPS families on a first come bases.
CATs Club is split into 3 groups to ensure efficient targeted planning for each group. Each group will run with a minimum of 10 children and a maximum of 30.
Registration is open all year round, pick up a form, pay 50% of the stipulated fee and a place would be reserved for you.
House points are earned for good behavior, academic success and progress, upholding the school values and rules, etc
Morning assemblies are held on Mondays and Fridays. Monday Assembly sets the tone for the week, with regards the ‘Hidden Curriculum’ i.e. our values, expected behaviours, announcement and birthdays of the week, special day celebrations and setting the weeklong challenges.
Friday assembly is used as a vehicle to celebrating successes and showcasing learning achieved during the week through presentations.