Rainbow Montessori is a Montessori preschool in Durbanville, Cape Town. The school started back in 1995, at the home of Mrs Clark in Kenridge. After the school’s first year there were 10 pupils in total. The school then moved to Church building in Eversal to cater for the growing number of new students. The following year the Rainbow Montessori had 12 pupils and a teaching assistant was also employed. We then employed more teachers and started to run an aftercare and Toddlers class (for children 18 months − 3 years.)
From 2000 we began offering Bridging Classes with the intent to extend the primary school year by year. The number of pupils was growing so rapidly so we had to move again, to the school site where we are situated still to this day. At present, we have more than 141 children between the ages of 18 months − 12 years old. We hope to include grade 7 and 8 shortly.
The school is solely owned by Mrs Clark who runs the school with assistance from the Parent Teacher Council. The school and all the staff are SAMA registered (South African Montessori Association). Furthermore all teaching staff are members of SACE (South African Council of Educators) and we have provisional accreditation with Umalusi.
Rainbow Montessori Program:
Please bear in mind that prolonged goodbyes disturb the other children, if you suspect your child will fall victim to separation anxiety, please endeavour to arrive a little earlier at the premises.
07.30 – 08.00: Breakfast is served between 07:30-08:00 and then the work period begins thereafter until 09:45. We also have a special Art Activity every Friday.
Between 09:45 – 10:00 is snack time followed by outside play time. We then allocate a half hour to kiddie Toilet Training, Hand Washing and Nappy Changing. From 11:30-12:00 our final work period follows.
Lunch follows at 12pm, then story time and finally home time or after care.
Please note that we do not allow parents in the classroom unless invited as this can be very disturbing for the children. Further to this please don’t shout goodbye on the premises as the children are attempting to concentrate on their work.
If parents arrive late more than 3 times we will need to meet to discuss a possible solution to the problem.