Message from the Headmaster
Mr W. Foaden has been our headmaster since 2011.
Mr Foaden's Message
At Summerwood Primary School encourage and expect teamwork in our family school, because there is such power in synergy, diversity and collaboration. This expectation applies to the children, teachers and parents both collectively and separately.
The nature of our child-centred and holistic school means that we rely on a mutual relationship of trust between all parties where critique isn’t just tolerated, but welcomed and where our mutual point of departure is founded on the benefits to the child.
It is with this perspective in mind that we expect parents to take full advantage of the academic, sporting and cultural aspects of school life at Summerwood.
Our focus is on learning and we plan our initiatives to have a positive effect on all children. The extra-curricular activities are planned to engage the mosaic of interests of each child. We also encourage our families to take time to walk barefoot together in the sand.
The cornerstones of our daily life with each other are respect, encouragement and joy.
On top of these strong foundations are support and challenge, which means that, “Just do your best” ….. is not good enough. We expect planned diligence – especially from our more senior children who are actively and deliberately guided by their parents. We all believe that our children should not only understand the consequences of their actions but that they are also expected to learn positive life lessons from their second chance.
Our teaching practices are based on evidence of their impact in our school and all staff developments are well-planned, relevant, professionally run and reflect creativity with fresh ideas to enhance the learning experience for our children.
We trust you will enjoy browsing htttps://www.summerwoodpe.com
If you are a past parent or teacher, enjoy the glow of the legacy you left behind.
If you are an existing parent or teacher we hope you feel the pride associated with your sacrifice.
If you are a prospective parent or teacher, know that excellence comes at a price.
May the children of Africa, be happy children.
Kindest educational regards
Mr William Foaden
Let’s Work Together
18 Skegness Road, Summerstrand, Gceberha, Eastern Cape, South Africa