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Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

FOUNDATION

PHASE

FOUNDATION PHASE

Grades R – 3

SENIOR PREPARATORY 

Grades 4 – 7

CLIFTON

COLLEGE

CLIFTON COLLEGE

Grades 8 – 12

LIMITED PARTIAL BURSARIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PREP AND GRADE 8

From the

HEADMASTER

Clifton, the independent boys’ school in Durban, is situated in the beautiful suburb of Morningside. We are proud to offer a world-class, holistic education for boys from Grade R through to Grade 12, catering specifically to the development of boys into responsible, confident and competent young men.

A boys’ school by conviction, Clifton provides an educational environment that is designed to facilitate learning and assist in developing young men of character, who share an uncompromising belief in the power of family values, who thrive on competition, delight in discovery, exercise compassion and are courageous in their choices.

We walk this journey of progress and development with our young men and, as you will see from these pages, there are numerous activities and opportunities from which our boys can choose and grow. At the same time, we are conscious of our motto, “ prodesse quam conspici” – to accomplish, rather than to be conspicuous. As such, our boys remain humble and well mannered.

I invite you to take some time exploring our website. Better still, I would invite you to visit us at our campus in Morningside, where you will be warmly received. I hope too that you will experience the sense of enjoyment that our boys and staff feel from being part of this wonderful school.

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JOIN THE CLIFTON FAMILY AND GROW WITH US

FOUR PILLARS OF CLIFTON

We pride ourselves on academic results which position our boys to pursue the tertiary education of their choice.

SCHOLARSHIP

Motivating boys and people towards a common goal, epitomises leadership within the school.

LEADERSHIP

We strive to maintain standards which promote fair and generous interaction whilst enjoying healthy competition.

SPORTSMANSHIP

The Clifton Family celebrates the school’s ability to share together, acknowledging common interests and values.

COMMUNITY

VIRTUAL TOUR

A Few Words FROM OUR PARENTS 

“The teachers, the facilities, the wealth of options and offerings available to the children, and most importantly the EQ that the school leads our children with and sows into the children from Foundation Phase. The Clifton School ethos is about ‘ALL’ – the focus on unity!”

Michelle Gorrie

“Our son is a Clifton Old Boy and we are now proud Grandparents of a Foundation Phase pupil starting his Clifton journey. That Clifton has been entrusted with our Grandson’s education says it all really.”

Susan Kerry

“It’s an honour for us to be part of the Clifton Family. Our son started in Grade R and is now in the College. What a great school with great values!”

Tanya van der Merwe

“I honour Clifton for giving such opportunities that create solid platforms for young men to be the best that they can be.”

Siyabonga Khanyile

“Clifton, you are such a well-rounded school in sport, culture, academics and social welfare. Our boys, and we as parents, are truly blessed.”

Marilyn Beuster

“It is an honour and a privilege to see my son so happy and thriving at Clifton. Very blessed!”

Ian Trenor

“An amazing school in every way!”

Elliot Borkum

BLOG BITS

The Emotional Life of Boys: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Emotional Life of Boys: One Size Does Not Fit All

Emotional intelligence (EQ) has gained a favourable space alongside IQ as findings continue to reveal connections to overall well-being and positive developmental outcomes. The EQ dialogue can now be found at all stages in the lifespan as theories and resources have emerged to “download” emotional competence. And it starts early.

EQ education can be a worthy endeavour, especially given that the core of EQ is self and other awareness. The challenge becomes evident when we consider the diverse expression of the emotional life of individuals. While we all have emotions and feelings, they can feel and present differently. Importantly, because of their underlying meaning, emotions and motivation are personal and unique.

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MATRIC VALEDICTORY CEREMONY 2020

MATRIC VALEDICTORY CEREMONY 2020

A young man’s journey in life needs structure, guideposts and moments of reflection and inspiration. At Clifton, key events and milestones intentionally contribute to the building of young men of significance.
Rooted in this journey are the relationships and partnerships with family, teachers, coaches, peers and mentors. This passage to manhood celebrates passion, courage, humility, engagement, care and integrity. Our young men leave Clifton with a sense of self, service and purpose.

On Saturday we celebrated the matric class of 2020 as they completed their formal school days by ringing the bell at Founders’ House and signing out as pupils of Clifton. It was a memorable and emotional morning for the boys, their friends and their parents as they bade farewells and sang the school war cry along with the Grade 8 and 11 boys. This rite of passage is one of many that we celebrate at Clifton as we journey with our boys to manhood.

Best wishes for your finals, gents! Prodesse Quam Conspici.

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PARENTING TIPS FROM PAUL BUSHELL

PARENTING TIPS FROM PAUL BUSHELL

I know that asking for help can be difficult. I offer a non-judging, confidential and professional service,” Paul explains. With international and local experience, he offers an empathetic service for a variety of psychological needs, including depression, anxiety, adjustment, identity and marriage counselling.

He is also a specialist facilitator for personal and group development, covering parenting, design thinking, creativity, conflict resolution and problem-solving.
With a strong background and interest in business psychology, Paul is able to offer psychometric assessments to guide your child in choosing the right subjects and courses.

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