Pre-Primary Education

Welcome from the Head of Pre-Primary Education

Dear Families, ​

I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Head of Pre-primary Education at the Junior School. My name is Cally Xenophontos. With a degree in Early Childhood Education in hand, I embarked on my teaching career in 1994 in the United States, driven by a deep passion for early childhood education. Since 2007, I have had the privilege of teaching and nurturing young minds at the Junior School, establishing a strong connection with this community.​

With over 25 years of experience in early childhood education, I aim to bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my new role, supporting your child's educational journey. Having previously served as Year Leader for Early Years 3 for ten years and most recently as assistant headteacher of the Early Years department, I am familiar with the unique needs and developmental stages of our young learners. I intend to collaborate closely with Mrs. Theocharides to ensure a smooth transition from pre-primary to primary school.​

My educational philosophy revolves around learning through play. I firmly believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged and having fun. Through a wide range of hands-on activities and play-based experiences, we will create a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can explore, discover, and develop their skills.​

We are fortunate to have an exceptional team of Year Group Leaders who will ensure a well-rounded early years curriculum for their year groups. The Year Leaders for Early Years Department are:​

Early Years 2- Mrs. Helen Michael ​

Early Years 3- Mrs. Elizabeth Panteli​

Reception- Mrs. Becky Parfitt ​

Together, with our dedicated Early Years teachers and learning support assistants, we are committed to providing your child with the best possible start to their educational journey.​

Collaboration and partnership with parents are vital for your child's success. We are committed to working closely with each one of you to ensure that we create a strong support network for your child's growth and development. Together, we will foster a nurturing and inclusive environment that values each child's unique qualities and encourages their full potential.​

I am truly honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of guiding your child through their early years. I look forward to meeting you personally and building a strong partnership to make your child's time in the Early Years a memorable and enriching experience.​


Cally Xenophontos ​