A Message from the Principal…


Welcome to the Newton Park Pre-Primary School website. I am so pleased that you have found this hidden gem on the corner of Shirley Street and 7th avenue Newton Park. The school was established over 63 years ago. Our focus is learning through play which is by far the best way a child can ever learn. With technology becoming such a part of children’s lives now it is even more important that children have the opportunity to learn through play.


We are a home away from home as each child is part of our happy family. All our teachers are 4-year degree qualified with 3 of our teachers having an extra year of remedial training. I am blessed to lead an incredible team of individuals who have such a heart and passion for seeing each child grow and develop in all areas of their lives.


We work closely together to make sure that each child feels part of this happy and safe family.


It is important for children to learn by using as many senses as possible. Here at Newton Park Pre-Primary, we offer Grade 0 and Grade R so that your child can get a solid foundation before starting Grade 1. It is imperative that they join our school for Grade 0 (4 turning 5) as the children will automatically go to Grade R. We are a departmental school, and we follow the CAPS curriculum. We follow the same terms as all departmental schools. We have aftercare, but no holiday care.
We follow Christian morals and values at our school and believe that each child is a unique individual. We strive to develop the whole child in all that we do.


We encourage parents to join the Executive committee or PTA so that they can be more actively involved in the running of the school.


We have incredible facilities, large classrooms equipped with educational equipment and a beautiful playground for children to explore. We also have conversational Xhosa lessons once a week for our children by our very own teacher assistant, Coco. The children have great fun through song and dance.


Give us a call and make an appointment to view the school. We would love your family to be part of this incredible school.


– Margot Schnetler


NCS (CAPS) Learning


Discover and Experience


Learn Through Play


Our School is:

Happy and Caring

Safe and Disciplined

Child Orientated

Inviting and Stimulating




Years in Operation




Licensed Teachers

Our Team

Margot Schnetler – Principal

Margot Schnetler

Principal and Giraffe's Teacher

Lindy Marais


Hannelie Doubell


Kerry Callaghan

Grade R Ellies Teacher

Jessica Browne

Grade R Ponies Teacher

Tracy Galloway

Grade 0 Birdies Teacher

Candice Millar

Grade 0 Bunnies Teacher

Coco Mkonto

Assistant and After-Care Teacher

Robyn Arndt

Outside and After-Care Teacher
Leticia – helper

Leticia Lize

Rose – helper

Rose Nkoana


Monthly School Fees

  • Grade 0

  • R2,050per month (10)
  • Grade R

  • R2,075per month (10)

Pre-Care and Aftercare Fees

  • Pre-Care from 07:15 to 7:45

  • R100per month (10)
  • Aftercare until 14:30

  • R300per month (10)
  • Aftercare until 17:30

  • R700per month (10)

What the Parents Say

We look forward to welcoming your child to our school!