Our Primary’s before and after school programme is called Hort. This complementary educational and recreational programme at LIS provides learning opportunities for our children beyond the regular school day.

In Hort, our children learn to be citizens of the world through play, shared relationships and daily interactions.


In addition to the academic programme, we offer a variety of activities covering a wide spectrum of interests – from sports to makers space to music to woodworks … just to name a few. Our children are guided by a team of professionals, consisting of education generalists, social pedagogues and social work specialists.

Our Hort educators encourage our learners to put their own ideas and thoughts into actions, expressing themselves in intellectual, physical and creative processes. The educator team tailors the learning environment, projects and programmes to best meet our children’s interests and needs.

Morning & Afternoon Hort

Morning Hort is available from 7:00 each day. Educators welcome our children and provide supervised, observed and guided outside play in the playground area. On the rare occasion when weather conditions do not permit outside play, morning Hort moves inside.

Afternoon Hort begins each day after school and ends at 17:00. It features an open concept, where educators provide six differentiated learning areas, allowing our learners the freedom to choose topic-of-play and setting as well as companions. The six theme-based spaces are: Outside, Creative, Construction, Game, Active, and Quiet.  No additional fees apply for our Hort programmes.

Beyond Hort
(Educator-in-Class Programme)

In order to provide seamless daily transitions, reinforce our children’s learning, and facilitate stronger educator-child relationships, Hort educators are assigned to grade levels.

Our Hort educators support our learners during several lessons a week and observe and assist them as needed in the classroom settings. They then transfer their knowledge about the children and the children’s learning profiles from the classroom into the Hort setting and back, creating a continuous circle of support for our young learners.

Holiday Hort
(Full Day Programme)

Holiday Hort is offered for our Primary children in grades 1 – 5 as a whole day educational and recreational programme between the hours of 07:00 and 17:00. Parents are asked to sign their children up for the Holiday Hort in advance. Holiday Hort services carry a separate fee.

Our Early Years 3 children transferring from the LIS Kindergarten into Primary School may attend Summer Holiday Hort as a transitional step before the beginning of Grade 1.

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