Foundation Phase

Grades 00 – 3

We know that academic success in later years depends on a solid foundation. Our well-balanced and culturally enriched programme offers our boys the finest possible start. We provide an environment that facilitates learning, play, discovery and happiness, whilst challenging the boys to grow into independent, kind and earnest young men.


Confident, Curious & Creative

In Grade R, we combine the enjoyment of free play with the excitement of learning. Our curriculum is constructed in such a way that boys are kept happy and busy throughout their day and develop a real understanding of the importance of play and a love of learning.

Our fantasy, outdoor and creative areas provide for the boys’ physical, intellectual, social and emotional development and, in addition to the key learning areas of Mathematics, English Home Language and Life Skills, Grade R boys are exposed to Information Technology, Music, Art, Drama and Ball Skills.

Our boys are taught according to individual strengths and become confident, curious and creative individuals. Small classes with specialist and passionate teachers ensure the the boys receive individual attention.

Our modern well-equipped facility offers fantasy, cognitive, outdoor and creative areas within a flexible and interactive learning environment, suited specifically to the needs of boys. Our programme includes early development of sporting skills through fun activities.

“Our Grade R boys enjoy a world of wonder and excitement and discover learning in every activity.”

Not only do our boys have access to a fine Grade R facility but they are also introduced to life in the Preparatory School, where they visit the Information Technology Centre, the Media Centre and our Music Centre.

Our Sports Curriculum meets the specific needs of the Grade R boys. They are introduced to swimming and ball skills by specialist teachers and coaches and the foundations for life-long exercise are laid at an early age.

Our After-Care facility and Afternoon Programme allows the boys to enjoy supervised activities in a safe and caring environment. Whether inside or outdoors, our boys discover learning in every activity they encounter.


A Challenging & Inspiring Learning Process

The journey from our Grade R classrooms to our Junior Preparatory School is enjoyable and exhilarating. Our experienced teachers, who are committed to child-centred education, ensure that your son’s introduction to formal learning is adventurous, inspiring and fun.

We believe that happy children learn best, and our classrooms are caring, nurturing and exciting places, where a spirit of enquiry and commitment to excellence prevails.

We expect the best from every boy, and we provide the environment in which that is made possible. It is at this level that we establish the grounding in the academic and social skills that are needed to develop a lifelong love of learning.

“Your son’s day will be enriched, busy and fulfilled.”

Our curriculum is broad, exciting, innovative and holistic, and we give a distinct focus to each of the academic, social, cultural, sporting and spiritual aspects of your son’s development.

Traditional values and modern methodology combine to provide a solid foundation for our boys’ education. Class teachers are responsible for the teaching of the basic core subjects of Mathematics, English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language and Life Skills, and we introduce specialist teachers in isiZulu, Music, Physical Education and Information Technology.