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Stepping Stones Pre-Primary School

At Stepping Stones Pre-primary School we are committed to educating and caring for the total child. The development of the young child falls into four major categories and we will strive to always consider each of these.


Your Child's Development In this sphere the child needs:

  • To develop an awareness of the needs of others
  • To develop communication skills.
  • To be able to interact with adults.
  • To be able to interact with his/her peer group.
  • To be encouraged towards independence and a sense of responsibility.


In this sphere the child needs:

  • To develop manipulative skills.

  • To be provided opportunities to gain control over his/her body.

  • To develop spatial awareness.

  • To develop hand/eye co-ordination.


In this sphere the child needs:

  • To develop self-esteem and a sense of achievement.
  • To be encouraged to express his/her feelings.
  • To be provided with a secure environment.
  • To develop confidence.
  • To be able to cope with fears, anxieties and difficult experiences.


In this sphere the child needs:

  • To be able to grasp basic mathematical and scientific concepts.
  • To develop language and reasoning skills.
  • To be encouraged to learn through direct experience.
  • To develop concentration and listening skills.
  • To develop observational skills.
  • To develop creativity and use of the imagination. 

 We aim to achieve our role in the above regard by: Emotional Development

  • Being Purposeful in all we do.
  • Practising good organisation and timely planning.
  • Offering a well-planned play and educational environment.
  • Offering a safe and healthy school environment.
  • Ensuring that daily activities are planned well ahead of presentation.
  • Offering a wide variety of activities in which children will participate.
  • Instilling positive values and norms in our children.
  • Assessing our success by ensuring our school is characterised by happy children and motivated staff who look forward to each new day together at Stepping Stones Pre-Primary School and now at Sandhurst Preparatory College

A little more

You expect a little more? We've got it all!
  • Large sand pits and bicycle tracks, water tables, tactile and sensory tables, loads of graded gross motor apparatus; appropriate to your child's age and ability.
  • Weekly music lessons with movement and instrument work.
  • Annual school concerts to show you how talented your children really are!
  • Wendy houses and clamber apparatus in several astro-turfed gardens.
  • Secret gardens with fairies and wind chimes!
  • School Sports day and Beetle derby.
  • Monthly Theatre and/or puppet shows at school - aligned with the class themes.
  • Auditory and visual screening annually.
  • Baking every week.
  • Weekly lending library. Wide selection of Videos and CD's to add value to the child's learning experience.
  • Visits from the fire department, farm animals and others.
  • Trips and outings to the Planetarium, Delta Park Environmental Centre, Monte Casino Bird Park or the Johannesburg Zoo.
  • A very active PTA that manages several special social events annually. These include a Parental event - Theatre/outing, a sponsored walk and an art auction or similar child-centred event.

Detailed School Statistics

Suburb: Sandton

  Lowest Grade: Grade 00000   Boarding: No
City/Town: Johannesburg

  Highest Grade: Grade 0 / R   Lowest Boarding Price P/A: N/A
Province: Gauteng   Lowest Tuition P/A: R41575.00   Highest Boarding Price P/A: N/A
School Type: Co-Ed   Highest Tuition P/A: R46200.00   Curriculum: National Curriculum
Religious: Secular   Administration Fee: R2750 for preschool   Teacher/Pupil Ratio: From 6:1 in younger bands up to 12:1 in Grade R/0
Number of Pupils: 200   Founding Year: 1994   School Phase: Pre-Prep School, Prep School

Associated schools

Sandhurst Preparatory College

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Notable Alumni

Bronwyn van Ryneveld   Heather van Ryneveld  

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Pre-prep School Principal:

Margot van Ryneveld

Contact: Margot van Ryneveld

Tel: 011 784 0452/3/4

Fax: 0866841320

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Physical Address:

81a Olympia Avenue, Glenadrienne





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