There are 12 lessons, presented at the school during the school terms. The programme is scaffolded so that each year age-appropriate knowledge of the disciplines is imparted to the children. This forms and imprints positive habits in a child’s life.
The course runs twice a month for 1½ hours.
The purpose of the course is to give the child a solid and grounded foundation, incorporating critical thinking skills so that they can maintain their best life.
Each lesson includes theory and practical with creative tasks for the children to complete.
Nourish Your Child for Life compared to Life Orientation skills
Nourish Your Child for Life and Life Orientation skills are aligned. We will delve into the “why” of each area and FORM a softer approach, so a child understands the importance OF how it affects their life.
Cost per lesson
R200 per child per biweekly lesson, payable at the beginning of each term. Parent will need to complete an agreement committing their child to the full program.
10% of the monthly fees will be donated to two foundations.
Celeste Myburgh Foundation (5%) – To pay towards a child’s schooling for the year at an informal settlement school in Kya Sands Phronesis ECD School and weekly vegetable packs for the children’s lunches.
Mtoti Foundation (Mozambique) (5%) – Towards the building of ablution blocks, classrooms, desks, chairs and other projects to improve the facilities at the school.
The value of affirmations and expressing gratitude – a tradition they will want to keep for years.
Practicing mindfulness through meditation and deep breathing.
A fun and visual way for the child to express their dreams and inspire them to pursue them through a vision board.
The child will learn money topics to life through Storytime. Setting goals, earning, saving and follow-through. Making decisions, prioritising, saving and self-control.
An essential life skill a child needs for the future.
Critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration.
The importance of listening, focusing, paying attention; and expressing the knowledge they have learned.
Understand the importance of making healthy food choices and the reasons why.
Moving and playing – benefits of physical activity and how it builds strong, healthy bodies.
Help children cultivate a good home environment. Understanding what a good home environment is. How they can assist in making a good home environment. Understand what they see as a good and healthy home environment.
Create a vision board of their ideal home environment.
Teaching a child, the whole concept from table to kitchen to store to farm and back to kitchen and table. Why it matters.
How is food stored.
Define and give examples of what a healthy relationship is emphasising trust, honesty, respect, communication and understanding.
Explain what an unhealthy relationship is.
Help them define boundaries.
Look for signs of an unhealthy relationship and talk.
Ask for help when needed.
Developing their social skills including eye-contact, teaching them emotions, contributing to a conversation, body language, negotiating during play, engaging in play of themes never personally experienced, making up their own games with rules, cooperating, sharing, empathy, listening, using manners, respecting personal space, following directions, expressing needs and wants.
The importance of play dates and play date etiquette.
What is joy and how to cultivate it in their life through smiling, adopting healthy habits and gratitude. Various ways to feel joy in their lives in the world around them. How to find joy in everyday things.