What does Hannaford offer?

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • We provide classes for Grade 1 to Grade 7 learners.
  • No school uniforms needed.
  • 8-10 learners per classroom. Our environment is different, and our classrooms are small and controlled.
  • Brain Gym® is part of our curriculum.
  • Academix learning program to improve reading and comprehension.
  • Bridging the Gap Book Series is part of our curriculum.
  • We have Computer Coding classes to improve communication, creativity, maths, writing and logical thinking.
  • We have Yoga classes to enchance flexibility, strenght, co-ordination and body awareness of our children.
  • ​Please note that we teach in English and Afrikaans.
  • We focus on the 5 Love Languages as well as the 9 Multi-Intelligences of the children.
  • We stay open for enrolment throughout the year.
  • Our environment is not suited for learners with severe learning or physical disabilities. 

OUR CURRICULUM

At our centre we provide the Gauteng Department of Education Curriculum (CAPS).  

Grade 1- Grade 3 have 3 subjects:

English Home Language or Additional Language
Afrikaans Additional Language or Home Language
Mathematic
Life Skills

Grade 4-6 have the following subjects:

English Home Language or Additional Language
Afrikaans Additional Language or Home Language
Mathematics
Life Skills
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences ( Geography and History)

Grade 7 subjects

English Home Language or Additional Language
Afrikaans Additional Language or Home Language
Mathematics
Life Orientation
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences ( Geography and History)
Technology
Creative Arts
Economic Management Sciences

OPERATING HOURS

Monday – Thursday: 07:00 – 14:30
Friday:  07:00 – 13:00
Aftercare from Monday – Thursday: 14:30 – 17:00
Aftercare for Friday: 13:00 – 17:00

PUBLIC SCHOOL TERMS 2021 CALENDER

15 Feb – 23 April
3 May – 9 July
26 July – 1 Oct
11 Oct – 15 Dec

 

OUR SCHOOL FEES

School fees for 2021:
R4950 per month per student (first child) and R3950 per month for each child of the same family enroled with Hannaford.

Aftercare Fees for 2021:
14:30 – 16:00 = R795 per month per student
14:30 – 17:00 = R995 per month per student

  1. A non-refundable registration fee of R795 is payable on admission to us.
  2. Our fees are payable monthly in advance on the 1st day of every month for 12 months of the year. Payments are to be made by the 1st day of the month. It is NOT our intention to harass parents for payments as this costs money and time and remains a sensitive issue. Please appreciate that it is not pleasant to constantly remind parents of their obligations.
  3. Hannaford Specialised Education Centre is run on a personal level whereby good relations between us are essential.
  4. Please ensure that monthly payments are submitted promptly on the 1st and that the proof of payment must be emailed to info@hannaford.co.za.  If this is not possible please will you communicate this to us.
  5. Two calendar months’ written notice is required when leaving Hannaford Specialised Education Centre or two months’ fees are payable in lieu of notice. Should your child be leaving us at the end of any given year, kindly ensure that your notice is handed in at the beginning of October.
  6. No refund will be considered due to being away on holiday or sickness.

BANKING DETAIL

ACCOUNT NAME:  Hannaford Learning Centre
CAPITEC – Savings Account
ACCOUNT NUMBER – 166 827 1573
BRANCH CODE – 470010
REFERENCE – Surname of your child

Academix is an educational program to help anyone achieve academic excellence. Academix supports the development of the following:

Visual discrimination, Succession, Analysis and Synthesis.  It also assists with Word building, Memory, Spelling and Reading Skills.

Lastly we focus on Understanding, Sentence construction, Letter recognition (Foundation phase) and Concentration.

  1. Academix aims to teach reading skills and can be seen as a bilingual educational programme rather than a reading program. The content is set to satisfy the interest and age of each individual learner.
  2. To improve reading skills or to correct incorrect reding techniques, attention has to be paid to writing skills as well.
  3. Reading speed and comprehension.  These two skills have to be addressed simultaneously as they go hand in hand. Speed reading without understanding has no value – slow reading with good comprehension inhibits the learning outcomes.
  4. Spelling – Academix helps with spelling of new and relevant words by using flash cards (Fun with words). ‘’Fun with sentences’’ supplies additional spelling training.

Brain Gym is a series of movements and postures specifically compiled with the purpose of integrating the body and the brain. The movements build pathways in the brain. It is a practical process to identify inefficient habits and to transform old habits or behaviour. People who find learning and remembering easy, have a myriad of pathways and highways to all parts of the brain. Learning is a process that never stops and it is not all in our head. We anchor learning through movement. Learning is fun with Brain Gym and this is done through neuro-integration using quick and energising movements. It is a common-sense, non-invasive alternative to drug therapy. Behaviours as listed below can be addressed:

Motivation, Memory, Trauma, ADD/ADHD, Learning abilities, Stress management, Self-awarness, Concentration, Self-esteem and Co-ordination.

We also focus on Communication, Spatial, Intelligence and Goal setting.

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