The Yard Preparatory Academy

The Yard Preparatory Academy - Lynnwood Ridge

The Yard Preparatory Academy. The Yard Academy has been recognised by the Gauteng Department of Education for its Facility and quality of education. Attentive educators prepare the children for a future of excellence. We provide Grade R, Grade RR, Grade RRR classes and Aftercare Facilities for Lynnwood Ridge Primary School Grade 1 learners.

The Yard Preparatory Academy. Our Vision for Grade R, Grade RR and Grade RRR pupils, is to develop them with a solid foundation to go into the world as unique individuals. To reach this vision, we provide a safe, caring and enriching environment. The education of these children take central focus, and is supported by strong values. Our values include Christian beliefs, social development, mutual respect for teachers, parents and learners. Kids develop self discipline and a positive self image, tolerance for diversity, honesty and integrity. We promote individuality and encourage participation in group activities.

The Yard Preparatory Academy facilities:

  • Classrooms equipped for 20-30 children
  • Kitchen classroom for baking activities
  • Adequate toilets & ablutions
  • First Aid Room
  • Parking Area
  • Spacious Playing Areas
  • Jungle Gym & Sand Pit
  • Swimming Pool (Fenced and Netted)
  • Library
  • Educational Shows are arranged per term
  • Aftercare: Aftercare Facilities for Lynnwood Ridge Primary School Grade 1 learners.

The Yard Preparatory Academy Extra-Mural Activities:

Swimming – Grade R:
Swimming Lessons – A certified swimming instructor provides professional swimming lessons to all Grade R pupils during the summer months of term 1 and term 4.
Sport – Grade RR:
Sport coaches provide supervised sport activities to enhance muscle tone and improve balance through fun.
Children are introduced to music through active participation in instrument play and movement. They learn to appreciateĀ  music, and there are social, emotional and cognitive benefits from music.
Occupational Therapy Activities:
A qualified Occupational Therapist visits the Yard on a weekly basis to assist educators in the identification of learners with possible cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skill difficulties..
Language Enrichment Activities:
These activities are offered to all Grade R pupils to improve their English language skills.
Educational Shows:
Various shows and outings are chosen during the year to inform and educate the children relating to curriculum themes and topics.

Contact Details for The Yard Preparatory Academy:


Contact Person:
Denise Oosthuysen



93 Hibuscus Street
Lynnwood Ridge

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