About RENS

Roosevelt Extension Nursery School, or ‘RENS’ as it’s affectionately known, is registered with the Gauteng Department of Education, Early Childhood Development; the Health Department; and the Department of Social Development.

Purpose-built to serve the needs of the community, RENS has been growing happy children since 1964.

We are a Public Benefit Organisation, managed by a Governing Body. The support and involvement of parents and the community at large is a key pillar of our school’s philosophy.

RENS is proud that its student body mirrors the diversity of our neighbourhood and country.

We believe that school should be an extension of the home. Our children should feel safe and treasured while in the care of our qualified and experienced educators.

At RENS, every day is open day. We have an open-door policy and welcome parents to visit and appreciate the school in action, first-hand.

RENS respects all religions, and welcomes children from all cultural backgrounds. Dietary requirements are accommodated.


Mini Walk

Our annual walk takes advantage of our proximity to Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, culminating in a celebratory get-together at the school. An event for the whole family!


A firm favourite for kids and parents alike! One Friday a year, kids are dropped off at school in their PJs with a picnic supper and a torch for an evening of fun and adventure in the care of their teachers.

Dads & Kids Campout

Takes place every other year, the campout is a wonderful opportunity for dads to bond with their kids and get to know the other dads at the school.

Annual Concert

We prepare the children in a stress-free, fun way to stage an event that is appropriately representative of the pre-school child.


At RENS, we believe that good communication with parents is vitally important.

All parents are invited to attend the schools Annual General Meeting.

Our Facebook page offers parents of pre-schoolers useful parenting information and showcases school events and experiences.

Regular notices are dispatched on WhatsApp Groups and via e-mail, keeping parents abreast of school events.

A comprehensive written progress report is given for each child at the end of terms 1, 2 and 4 and parent/teacher interviews are done at the end of term 3.

Your child’s progress can also always be discussed directly with the teacher after school.

We have a monthly calendar for your fridge, which highlights the events of the month, provides day-to-day reminders and keeps you informed of the weekly themes.

We have informal ‘get-togethers’ and other social fundraising events.

Click here for our contact details.

Click here to download an application form.

Help keep the dream alive!
Find out how you can contribute to the RENS Ladybird Bursary Fund.
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