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St John's Pre-Preparatory School

Boys start Pre-Grade (Grade 0) at the beginning of the year in which they turn 6.  They are encouraged to experiment with a wide selection of educational and creative equipment which includes indoor and outdoor experiences, the discovery of technology, books and freedom of fantasy play.


Classes are small in number, ensuring that pupils receive personal attention. The curriculum is wide and varied, encompassing foundation skills in Literacy, Numeracy and Life Orientation.

The curriculum includes:

Fun and enjoyment stressed to develop the musicality in each boy. A variety of musical instruments are introduced and lessons provided.
Assists in development of confidence, good speech, clarity of communication, imagination and free expression.
The programme encourages pupils to experiment with knowledge in an environment conducive to succeed.
Provides each player with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including soccer, tennis, hockey, swimming and athletics.
To encourage respect and appreciation of books and reading not only for educational purposes but also for pure pleasure in this world of computer generated literature.
An introduction to word processing and confidence in the general use of this technology.
An opportunity to express themselves according to their own level of ability and to encourage creativity in drawing, painting and craft.

After Care

Situated in The Bridge Nursery School, our daily after care centre accepts pupils between four and ten years of age. Highly experienced Staff supervise homework after a light lunch, and refreshments. Recreational activities include cricket, soccer, art, etc. Holiday programmes are available.

Daily from 13:00 to 17:45
  • Experienced supervision
  • Light lunch, fruit and juice provided
  • Holiday Care program

For further information contact: 

Peggy Foster: 083 327-9546

Detailed School Statistics

Suburb: Houghton

  Lowest Grade: Grade 0   Boarding: No
City/Town: Johannesburg

  Highest Grade: Grade 2   Lowest Boarding Price P/A: N/A
Province: Gauteng   Lowest Tuition P/A: R51165.00   Highest Boarding Price P/A: N/A
School Type: Boys   Highest Tuition P/A: R53925.00   Curriculum: IEB South African
Religious: Christian Ethos (Anglican)   Administration Fee:   Teacher/Pupil Ratio:
Number of Pupils: 230   Founding Year:   School Phase: Pre-Prep School

Associated schools

The Bridge Nursery School
St John's Preparatory School
St John's College (Cambridge A-Levels)
St John's College

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Pre-prep School Principal:

Mrs Jane Lane

Prep School Principal:

Mr Patrick Lees

High School Principal:

Mr Roger Cameron

Contact: Lecia Kruger

Tel: 011 645 3150

Physical Address:

St Patrick Road



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