Children’s Arts Festival
Each year the National Arts Festival visits Grahamstown with its vibrant colour, beautiful music and stimulating drama from exceptionally talented artists from around the globe. St Andrew’s Prep hosts the Children’s Arts Festival which runs concurrently. It is the only festival of its kind in South Africa. Children from near and far attend art and drama workshops, plays and exhibitions in a whirlwind week of fun and activity.
Prep is globally minded and we teach our Preppies to be the same. Considering our place in the world, our footprint on it and our influence are vital components of being a True Blue Preppie. Prep is an Eco school and runs an active and competitive Eco Club.
Our children support Island Hospice, Mandela Day and Bandanna Day, as well as getting involved with the local SPCA and old age homes where we can.
Grahamstown has a rich history and a wealth of places to explore when learning about history, flora and fauna, astronomy and much more. St Andrew’s has a close relationship with Rhodes University, so we are often privileged to have some of their staff speak to our children or invite them over to the University. Around Grahamstown, there are game reserves, aquaponics farms, hiking trails, dams, farms and villages that offer a wealth of knowledge and opportunity to the inquisitive.