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Pre-School

Stimulating young minds

PreschoolCathedral Grammar Pre-School is the ideal preparation for school, balancing play, stimulating young minds, fostering values and instilling good habits.

 

Each week, our Pre-Schoolers are introduced to a fresh theme to inspire interest in language, numeracy, social studies, music and nature. All the facilities of Cathedral Grammar are available to the Pre-School, from the art room to the hall, library to the astroturfs.

Each child has individual support in reading and numeracy, and each class enjoys a weekly library visit. Specialist music, art and physical education teachers take weekly lessons, nurturing and extending children’s early talents. The children are encouraged to develop skills in listening, caring for their belongings, recognising the alphabet, writing their name, social interaction and concentrating on set tasks.

The Pre-School chapel service is taken once a week by the chaplain, and the children enjoy hearing, discussing and acting the stories of the Bible which are often linked to their virtue of the week.

There are strong links between the Pre-School and Cathedral Grammar’s Junior School to make your child's transition as straightforward as possible. The Pre-School's playtime and lunchtimes are concurrent with those of the Junior School and both departments combine for a variety of activities, encouraging a family atmosphere. Pupils rising to the Junior School have several transitional visits prior to their move into Year 1 so that when the time comes, all and everyone is familiar.

Senior girls and boys regularly visit the Pre-School children during the week, sharing playground fun and reading stories. As many of our senior pupils started their Grammar journey in the Pre-School, they are relish the chance to return and help out as the 'big kids'.

“Cathedral Grammar Pre-School is the ideal preparation for school, balancing play, stimulating young minds, fostering values and instilling good habits.”


Our Location

To arrange a visit please contact the School:

Street Address

The Cathedral Grammar School
26 Park Terrace
Christchurch 8013

Phone: (03) 365 0385
Fax: (03) 365 0384
Email: principal@cathedralgrammar.school.nz

Postal Address

The Cathedral Grammar School
PO Box 2244
Christchurch 8140