Prep School

The Prep School is a vibrant, happy place that includes the Pre-School. We accommodate children from the age of four turning five to 13 years.

Our learners are given a firm grounding in the basic skills that are vital for all round development. In addition, every opportunity is taken to extend all children. In keeping with our belief that every child has special abilities, we place strong emphasis on encouraging children's emotional intelligence and cognitive skills.

We do this by following and extending the National Education Department Curriculum Development Procedure. A policy of continuous assessment is followed and our Grade 6s write mid-year and end of year exams.

Our children are IT literate and are involved in research projects using our computer lab and our library. These research projects are part of our Enrichment and Support programme.

We emphasise academic, social and emotional support and close links are encouraged between educators, parents and learners.

An outdoor education programme is in place and our Grade 4, 5 and 6s each have a three-day camp every year. Our learners also go on regular outings of educational interest. Educational theatre productions and visiting speakers are invited to address the learners from time to time.

Homework Supervision

Homework supervision is offered to pupils who remain at school for co-curricular activities. This takes place from 16:00 to 17:00 on Mondays to Thursdays, under the careful supervision and guidance of an After School Care staff member.

Inclusive Education Department

Our philosophy is that every child has learning needs at some stage or another. We therefore have a Inclusive Education Department that ensures that every child has the opportunity to participate in the curriculum and reach their potential in a safe and caring environment. The Inclusive Education co-ordinator oversees a team that consists of remedial, occupational and speech therapists, a cognitive development therapist as well as a physiotherapist.

In addition to the individual therapy, class support has also been introduced. This means that a qualified therapist goes into the classroom, where needed, to offer facilitation and mediation to the learning process.

Special Needs class

Being an inclusive school, we also have a class in our prep school for children, between the ages of 9 and 12 years, who have specific learning challenges that cannot be met by mainstream education. In this small class, with a maximum of 10 learners, each learner has their own personalised individual education plan (IEP) to enable them to reach their full potential. Although they have their own learning plan that includes library, computer, art and music periods, these learners also integrate into other mainstream activities such as sport, choir and market days. The learners are guided and tutored by a qualified special needs teacher who is assisted by a facilitator.

After School Care

For the pupils who cannot be collected at the end of the school day, we offer an After School Care facility for Pre-primary, Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6 (each in a separate venue) at an additional fee. We provide this caring and responsible supervision on Mondays to Thursday until 18:00 and on Fridays until 17:15. The programme offered includes age-appropriate activities in a safe, structured and positive environment. Our supervisors are trained and experienced in early childhood development and are aware of each individual child's needs and abilities. From time to time they attend courses, including First Aid and Safety.