Ridge Roots

Ridge Roots at Ridge

Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of our children, our parents, and our staff.

Our Ethos

Together we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.

In More Detail

Ridge Roots was established in 1994 in response to the growing need for quality Grade R education in the city. Roots started with two Grade R classes in two prefabs in the school grounds. The demand for places at Ridge Roots has grown steadily and the school currently has three Grade RR classes, four English Grade R classes and one Afrikaans class with Grade RR and R combined.


Our pre-primary school follows the NCS (National Curriculum Statement) syllabus where focus is on skills in Grade RR and on concepts in Grade R. Both grades follow the Time2Read reading program. Psychomotor forms part of the learners’ weekly program where learners are developed in a holistic way. During Psychomotor, children are taught to solve problems in a non-aggressive manner. Learners are given the opportunity to develop and progress from an egocentric to a decentralized state, from a sensory area to a cognitive one.


The learners take part in LO, swimming (in summer), drumming, drama, music and movement. Free play consists of:
Creative work, puzzles, blocks, fantasy, garden games, sandpit, trampoline, mini soccer, climbing frames, bicycle course, water tanks & sensory skins.