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Welcome To REWA Little Einsteins 2018

Happy new year and welcome to REWA Little Einsteins for 2018!

We have lots of exciting things planned this term and can’t wait to see our Hungry Caterpillars, Busy Caterpillars and Butterflies again.

Important information:

School starts on Monday 15th January. Please do try and get your children here by 7.50am so that we can begin circle time at 8am promptly.

Reminder about School Operation Hours:

  • 0730 – 0800: Early drop off (Supervised free play)
  • 0800 – 1200: Formal school day
  • 1200 – 1230: Late pick up (Teacher leaves at 12.15, TA on duty till 12.30)

Parent-Teacher Meeting Times:

  • You can meet the teachers between 0730 – 0755 on a drop-in basis, or by appointment for other times.

Weekly schedule as follows:

  • Monkeynastix every Monday
  • Music with Cedric every Tuesday
  • PlayBall on Wednesdays
  • Swimming every Thursday. Please remember to send your children dressed in their swimming costumes every Thursday and pack a towel and swimming cap. Your child will not be allowed to swim unless all of these have been provided. This will switch to Yoganastics in the winter term.
  • Cooking every Friday
  • There will be optional extracurricular activities available at 12pm on certain days of the week such as Ballet, Zumba and Yoganastics. These will be communicated to you via whats app during the first week of school.

Fees:

  • Remainder of school fees for Term 1 to be paid by the first week of school – account statements to follow.
  • The fee is P10400.00 per term and paid termly for the Busy Caterpillars and Butterfly classes. The term fee for our Very Hungry Caterpillar class is P6825.00
  • Fees MUST be paid by the FIRST week of every term.
  • One term’s written notice is required or you will be liable for one term’s fees.
  • In the event of failure to settle any accounts, you will be liable for all legal costs, commissions and tracing fees.

Reminders:

  • Pack a snack every day; we would like to encourage healthy eating habits so please be conscious of the snacks you choose for your child. We do not permit sweets, chocolates or fizzy drinks.
  • Please send a water bottle with your child every day even if you are sending another drink for snack time. NB: Breakfast is to be eaten at home, prior to the school day.
  • Please pack an extra change of clothes for your child that we can keep at school should they ever need. Ensure that each item of clothing is labeled with your child’s name.
  • Please pack a hat (also labeled) which they can use daily during outdoor activities.
  • No hat = no outdoor play.

We hope you enjoy seeing and experiencing all our changes, innovations and developments as we consistently strive to provide excellence in play-based learning for your children.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all next week for an exciting term of laughter and learning!

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Term 2 at REWA Little Einsteins

Term 2 2017

It is another exciting second term for Little Einsteins and it’s packed with nothing but fun adventures.

Last term’s themes included All about me, Colours all around, The shape of things, Sing a song of opposites and Summer time.

This term our play and learning will be based on the following themes:

  • Autumn
  • World of animals
  • Little things
  • Winter
  • Things that go together
  • It’s chow time

There will be a lot of enjoyable and engaging activities that will couple these themes such as our school trip to Botswana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA) and the launch of Show and Tell at our school.

We also have exciting new features to our playing and learn programme which are science experiments, introducing poetry during our story time and show and tell during our circle time. REWA Little Einsteins is a place of free play, diversity and growth which is why this term we now have a dedicated early childhood library and a fantasy world precisely for all our Little Einsteins to explore and discover.

In addition to that, our classrooms have been restructured in a way that reflects the social, emotional, physical and cognitive benefits of the children, during their flow of play and learning.

We are also excited to share with you that REWA Little Einsteins will be joining the rest of the world to celebrate World Environmental Day on the 5th of June when we will be engaging in our own gardening projects. Our aim is to appreciate our natural environment with the children while instilling the virtues of love and appreciation for nature.

To end our term, we have Sports Day on August 10th where we expect to see children, parents and staff put their best foot forward and participate in all our fun races and obstacle courses.

Lots to look forward to and celebrate for Term 2 at REWA Little Einsteins.

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REWA Little Einsteins Team Building Day

Team Building Day

To kick off our term at REWA Little Einsteins, we had a Team Building Day run by Skill Builders Botswana. Kopana i.e. Unity, was the theme of the day, with the intention to bring us all a lot closer together and work as one united team in order to best serve our parents and children.

The day started off early with a dance and aerobic workout which got our energy high and giggles even higher as we watched each other breaking a sweat. The work out was intense for some, yet fun for every one as all the women did their best.

Our team then got the chance to learn about the history of the center and the establishment of Little Einstines as well as further goals and dreams that our director, Priyanka Handa Ram, has for the center through a presentation she had set up. The presentation alone was inspiring and motivating to the staff as they learnt of the takeover of another well-respected nursery school by REWA Little Einsteins and how there are programs also set out to impact vulnerable mothers and disadvantaged children all over Botswana. All the exciting news certainly made the staff proud and happy to be a part of such a productive organization.

After lunch, a lot of open discussions were held between the Team Building Trainers and REWA staff followed by a lot of fun competitive games between two groups that the staff had been broken into. The Eagles and the Victors shared a lot of laughs as they competed against each other and had to show their problem solving skills but most of all the games and discussion brought about a warm spirit of togetherness as the staff realized the importance of their roles.

Prices and Certificates were awarded for the Most Enthusiastic and most Valuable Contributor which were scooped by the REWA Little Einsteins’ Teachers, Mangy and Michelle.

Skill Builders Botswana is a company that is run by people with a great sense of enthusiasm which easily motivates any group of people that is having a Team Building session by them.

Whilst Kopana may have been the word of the day for the REWA Staff – the unity and togetherness is still in each member’s spirit as we chug through the term.

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Setswana Play and Learn

Setswana Cultural School has introduced the Metshameko Programme at Little Einsteins for children aged 3-5 years.  During these lessons, children play Setswana games, tell stories and sing cultural songs – all the while learning Setswana etiquette and mannerisms to get them to appreciate and embrace the Setswana Culture.
This has a social impact Botswana as a nation nation whilst empowering the children with good social skills as they play, engage in team work skills, good physical exercise, literacy and multi-lingualism.
Setswana Cultural School~Preserving Our Culture Through Play! Re Somarela Ngwao ka Metshameko!
Classes take place at Little Einsteins on Tuesdays from 12pm – 12.30pm and is P550 for the term.
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