Hippo Class

  • Age Group: 4 to 5 year old kids
  • Class Size: 18 children in one class
  • Session Timing: Morning 7:45 am to Afternoon 12:30 pm
What Else We Are Teaching

Skills that Children Will Learn


Self Help

"You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do." - Dr. Seuss


“The A is for Ape. And B is for Bear. The C is for Camel. The H is for Hare The M is for Mouse. And the R is for Rat.” “I know all the twenty-six letters like that…" -Dr Seuss


"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ― Dr. Seuss
Hippo Class


Lilian (Lily) Tshuma: Hippo Class Teacher

Lilian is an enthusiastic preschool teacher with a deep love for nurturing young minds. My mission as an educator is to create a warm and engaging environment where every child feels cherished and empowered to discover their unique talents. I hold a Diploma in Educare, where I gained a solid understanding of child development. Having been at Rose Cottage for over 4 years I have also learnt a lot from my mentors and colleagues. I am currently the 4-5 year old teacher however I have worked in the Grade R Class as both an assistant and then a teacher.

I believe that learning should be a joyful and hands on experience. Creating a safe and inclusive space is paramount in my classroom, as the more children feel secure and loved the more willing they are to take risks and embrace challenges.

Tiba Ludonga: Hippo Class Assistant

Tiba has been a valuable member of the Rose Cottage team for five years. During this time, he has demonstrated motivation and dedication in his role as a classroom assistant and committed himself to working closely with the classroom teachers. Tiba stands out as an energetic and passionate assistant teacher who does well both in team settings and when working independently. His versatility is an asset to our educational environment. Tiba is confident and experienced in working with children who need support with developmental and behavioural difficulties.

Lily Tshuma
Tiba Ludonga
Class Assistant