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HOD Welcome

Message from the Head of Department

Welcome to Mini-Marists

Our section of the school is a very special place at St. David's. It is called the Mini Marists and boys enter Grade 00 at the beginning of the year that they turn 5 and Grade 0 at the beginning of the year that they turn 6.

There are two Grade 00 classes and three Grade 0 classes and we have approximately 114 children in total in this section.

We are a Catholic School, but we embrace families of all religions. Our boys are encouraged to follow the core Marist values of humility, simplicity and a love of work.

The boys learn through a variety of play-centered activities. We have created a happy, safe, stimulating and family orientated environment. Our main aim is to produce happy little boys who have the educational building blocks needed to build a solid foundation for future learning.

Our section of the school is blessed with an extremely competent, dedicated group of teachers, who are passionate about early childhood education and who ensure that every day is an adventure for their little boys. Our teachers are all Pre-school trained, and regularly attend current training courses so as to keep abreast of the ever evolving needs of our so-called "millennial boys."

The daily programme takes into account the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs of each individual boy and we aim for a holistic approach. We want our boys to be actively involved with concrete objects and each other so that they can enter a world of discovery which is developmentally appropriate. Boys leaving the Mini Marists should have a positive self-esteem and happy memories so that they can develop into fine young men.