Union Pre-School

Graaff-Reinet is a town full of rich cultural history and is known by many as the “Gem of the Karoo” but Union Pre-school is our own little “Gem” in the middle of town. We are surrounded by majestic mountains and gracious landscapes.

We invite you to explore a world of fun-filled development and school readiness programs, where our children are taught to grow into superb individuals.

Each with their own unique attributes and qualities,their own dreams and goals and their own abilities!  Giving them confidence and equipping them with lifeskills and foundation phase learning.

It is our motto to allow our youngsters to develop at own pase and to involve the parents in all aspects of the school, as to build a healthy teacher-parent-child-teacher cycle.

Our History

The School was founded by Mrs Denise Welden in 1981 at St James Anglican Church Hall. It started out as a "Playschool" for farm children to come on Mondays and Fridays, but town children joined as well, namely Janine Sullivan and Alfred Thornton. A monthly fee of R20 was charged.

Jill Wilson joined Denise in 1982. After Denise left at the end of 1983 the school moved to the Catholic Church Convant building, where we are still situated today. In 1989 Mrs Anne Beagley took the reins and was followed up by Mrs Fuchs in 1992.

In 1991 Mrs Sue Olivier came onboard and became teacher in charge in 1994, and is still with us today.

We have 95 enrolled children, 4 teachers, a cleaner, gardener and secretary.

Ages range from 3 years onwards to Grade R.