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We are committed to providing the highest educational standards delivered through a curriculum that seeks to empower our students from the earliest age as independent thinkers and powerful communicators. We aim to provide the academic tools and qualifications to open doors to future educational and life opportunities. We want students who want to make a difference in their lives. Our curriculum, as an IB World School, is relevant for local South African and international students. It extends beyond the classroom providing meaningful experiences and qualifications our students are proud to carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Our school is a caring, happy and fun-filled place where each student is appreciated as an individual. We certainly expect our students to work hard, to take responsibility for their academic success and behaviour, and to involve themselves in the broader life of the school.  We are not primarily looking for academic excellence in our students, but for compassion, humility, integrity, sensitivity to the needs of others and a willingness to be peacemakers and bridge builders in our local and international communities.

As a “Learning School” we are aware of the need to be at the forefront of educational thinking, offering the highest quality educational experience. Our objective is to meet the collective and individual needs of our students, preparing them for life in the 21st century and challenging and supporting them to reach beyond their perceived potential. We are conscious of our responsibility to provide the intellectual, physical and emotional skills young people need to be successful in an increasingly complex world and the motivation to make the world a better place.

We are a South African school with an international perspective. South African in our values and manners, our celebration of diversity and our can-do attitude to life. International in our academic standards and desire to give our children the educational foundation to take their place on a global stage.

One of my favourite quotes comes from Michaelangelo who said “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

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Mr Andy Wood