Blairgowrie primary

Grade R

Blairgowrie primary

Grade R

Grade R

Grade R has three Pre-Primary classes, housed on a separate site between Dalmeny Avenue and 1st Avenue, and ran as an integral part of Blairgowrie Primary School. Learners are prepared to enter Grade 1 through learning and playing, whilst following the CAPS curriculum.

Our policy is to accommodate no more than 30 pupils in a class, allowing the three qualified Foundation Phase teachers and three Intern Teachers to create a happy, secure learning environment, offering individual attention to our students.

Grade R Subjects:

  • English Home Language
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills


By Appointment Only


Frequently Asked Questions

What are your curriculum related expectations?

Grade R is not a mini Grade One. Learning takes place through play, fantasy, and fun. Gross motor and perceptual development are explored extensively. In Math – Math vocabulary is taught and reinforced so that it forms the foundation for formal Maths concepts that are taught from Grade One. However, Blairgowrie Primary follows the curriculum set by the GDE.

What are the zoning and feeder areas?

The zoning map can be found on the school’s website. This map is also available at the admissions office.

How is information filtered to parents?

Class Dojo is our main form of communication with the parents.

What is the difference between class swimming and extra mural swimming?

Swimming forms part of the daily timetable and is done during the school day. This is compulsory as it is part of the curriculum. Extra mural swimming is optional and is done after school.

What are the extra murals that are offered at school?

Book club, art club and ball skills – these are part of the extra-murals, offered by the school. There is no fee involved. Rugga Boys, Playball, Future Golfers, Beaux-Arts Pottery and Modern Dancing with Angi’s Academy of Dance are optional. These are outsourced and are for your account.

What is the difference between Grade R and Grade One?

Grade R is informal. Learning takes place mainly through play and fantasy. However, formal work takes place for part of the day. In Grade One, work is mostly formal.

What is the uniform?

Our Grade R learners have a special uniform that distinguishes them from the rest of the school.

Summer: boys and girls

~ Red printed T-shirt
~ Bottle green boxer shorts
~ Official school tracksuit
~ Green School Dri Mac with school badge
~ Blairgowrie floppy hat/peak cap ~ Black flip-flops