HISTORICAL MILESTONES OF PSYCHOMOTOR EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

MICHELE KOCHELEFF and ROSSELLA MEUSEL have started informative talks about the Programme in 1997 at the local schools in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

They also approached the Department of Education of KwaZulu-Natal in 1998. In the same year Ridge Junior Primary School implemented the course in the Preprimary section, with the help of the Psychomotor Education Institute. Later Ferncliffe Montessori opened the doors followed by other local schools.

In 1999 the first training course for teachers, based on 12 modules over a period of a year, started in South Africa, and Durban and Pietermaritzburg schools have been involved.

Two more training courses followed in 2001 and 2004, teachers thereafter introduced the programme successfully in their schools.

In 2002 Michele and Rossella setup the PESSA (Psychomotor Education Society of South Africa). In 2004 an upgraded course was introduced for Supervisors.

In June 2005 a trust was formed under the number IT 1087/2005/PMB.

In 2008 the Psychomotor Education Program was trademarked under the registration number 2004/07408.

In February 2012, Peisa became affiliated to the International Aucouturier School (EIA - Ecole Internationale Aucouturier).