Pre-Primary Online

Grade R

The best beginning for your child

The first year of school is a vital developmental time for every child, as they build the skills they need for navigating school… and life!


Our Pre Primary teachers are qualified in foundation-phase education and specialists in online teaching, to ensure your child learns the skills they need.

Is Pre-Primary online right for my child?

Pre-primary online with Teneo is great for:

Live lessons are taught by qualified teachers with lots of experience in foundation phase education.

Children will develop social, communication, listening and fine motor skills under teacher supervision.

Parent support is integral to all pre-primary education. Online school gives you more time to support your child.

How we teach Pre-Primary

We focus on integrated learning. This means a mix of live classroom lessons and some offline activities that we ask parents to facilitate. Live lessons are recorded and can be played again if the child needs it. This approach is important for Pre-Primary students, who are still learning the foundational skills they need to progress through formal schooling. Your support makes all the difference.

Classes are 30 minutes in length, with a 30-minute break built into the school day to ensure little minds don’t get too tired.

Pre-Primary lesson format


Participate in a full school day’s scheduled live lessons taught by qualified teachers according to your daily timetable. All live lessons are recorded to revisit later.

R3,600 pm

Setting the foundations

Live online classes

Pre-Primary lessons are focused on concept-based learning, designed to stimulate early childhood development. Our goal is to support little learners to get “school-ready” in an enhanced, digital environment.

Activities Include:

Your child will enjoy a varied timetable of classes and activities that include numeracy, reading and writing, dancing, movement, art and painting, singing, crafting and more.

What parents need to know:

  • You’ll have regular parent-teacher meetings.
  • Daily online classes will be hosted by qualified Pre-Primary teachers.
  • You’ll facilitate offline activities, with guidance from pre-primary school teachers. 

Skills Developed:

  • Social interaction
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication and listening
  • Fine motor skills
  • Auditory and visual discrimination
  • Memory and visual processing

What your child needs:

  • Your child needs a dedicated, quiet learning zone. 
  • A laptop or computer with a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Your space should allow for occasional messiness to occur through experimental play.


Choose the Grade you’re interested in to explore our subjects, approach and more.

How is Teneo different from other online schools?

Teneo provides a superior alternative to brick-and-mortar schooling with teacher-led, real-time school from the comfort of home. With qualified teachers providing live lessons students are able to engage with their teachers and peers in an interactive setting.

School is available in three different formats: Recorded, Live + Recorded, and Live.

Can you complete your South African National Senior Certificate with Teneo Online School?

Yes. You have the option to choose between two different examination boards – SACAI or the IEB – in order to complete your Matric.

After I complete my Matric with Teneo, will I be able to apply to South African tertiary institutions for further studies?

Yes, once you successfully complete your Matric certification, you may apply to tertiary institutions in South Africa and abroad.

Will I be eligible for local and international universities?

Yes, once you successfully complete your Matric certification, you may apply to tertiary institutions in South Africa and abroad.

Will online school help my child thrive?

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