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At the end of Grade 3, the boys move to what is known as ‘Top Prep”, and the girls move on to the Diocesan School for Girls.
St Andrew’s Prep offers a broad and innovative curriculum which caters for the individual needs of pupils of different aptitudes, yet is ever mindful of the need of independence and self-motivation in pupils. A balance between sporting activities, music, arts and cultural pursuits gives individuals the space to practise special talents while receiving a well-rounded education.
The school is fortunate to be able to call on many experts in the broader Grahamstown community, strengthening the curriculum and pupil interest. Senior boys are prepared fully for the Independent Schools’ Common Entrance Exams and the majority of them proceed to St Andrew’s College.
In small classes, pupils tackle a broad range of primary school subjects, with strong emphasis on both mathematical and language skills. Technology is used to enhance the teaching programme and pupils are given a sound introduction to Information and Communications Technology from the Junior Preparatory level. Well qualified staff are able to identify children with potential learning problems and those with special talents. Pupils are able to reach their potential and develop strong self-esteem before they go to senior school.
The boys are divided into three Houses, Tigers, Lions and Griffin, with several school activities run along House lines.
St Andrew's Prep enjoyed a highly successful K-Day weekend, playing strongly and skillfully against worthy Kingswood opponents. Results of all the matches will be in the June 20 Newsletter.... more