New primary school is opening in Kenton

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NEW LEARNING: Bushwillow Primary School is set to open in January and will offer a child-centred educational environment.
NEW LEARNING: Bushwillow Primary School is set to open in January and will offer a child-centred educational environment.

A NEW era of education and learning is set to commence in Kenton early next year when new school Bushwillow Primary School is opening its doors in January providing primary education from Grade R to Grade 7 to Kenton and surrounding communities.

The main aim of the school is to create a learning environment that is sensitive to each child’s learning style and needs. The school curriculum is focused on holistic development of children, nurturing curiosity, critical thinking, self-initiative, problem solving and creativity in the learners’ approach to the work.

“Children most effectively learn through play and discovery. At Bushwillow Primary School we want to nurture their natural love for learning,” teacher Jessica van Graan said.

The school is organising its first fundraiser, a five-day holiday camp from July 4 to 8, for children aged six to 12 at Beehaven smallholding, 2km outside Kenton-on-Sea. The camp offers a range of activities, including kayaking on the Bushman’s River, bamboo lantern making, wood work, fishing, dancing workshop, art lessons, bird walks and drumming around the fire.

Anouk Verheijen, one of the initiators of Bushwillow Primary and a camp counsellor, said the camp focuses on each individual child’s needs within the group setting, and offers the opportunity for each child to build self confidence as they learn new skills.

The camp fee for five days is R1 500 including food and accommodation. Day tickets are available at R300. Bookings can be made till June 29.

For further information, contact Verheijen at Anouk@bushwillow.co.za or 071- 628- 6656.

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