Prep has developed a rigorous academic curriculum in pursuit of the Anglican academic tenets of Wisdom and Knowledge and Creativity and
Critical Thinking. Our core curriculum, which focuses on the basic foundations of Maths, Science and Language, both extends and meets each child’s specific needs, making their academic experience a truly significant and rewarding journey.
Creativity and Critical Thinking are given free rein in the Lorraine Mullins Centre for Creative Learning. Design, Art, Pottery, STEM and Project Based Learning all play a part in extending the Knowledge Curriculum at Prep.
Prep integrates the CSFirst on-line coding curriculum into our timetable. From an introduction to basic coding using Scratch and Blockly, boys develop their ability to code using Swift, Apple’s coding language. Robots, Sphero balls, apps and drones become part of the everyday lexicon of Prep boys. At Prep, the boys are not compared with each other. Each child competes against himself to try to better his own best each time he learns something new. This creates an exciting environment where the Preppies learn to celebrate each other and to celebrate themselves.
The Senior Preppies have a choice of three First Additional languages: IsiXhosa, Afrikaans and French (for Grade 7 over border pupils).
Prep is also part of CS-First – an on-line Coding curriculum that has 4,600 schools registered worldwide. Coding – the language of the future – introduces Computer Science to boys who then learn to programme computers themselves.
Design & Technology
In this stimulating environment, Preppies respond with resourcefulness, enthusiasm and ingenuity. Projects begin with mind-boggling balance tricks using only paper and sticky tape to hold up heavy objects, and extend to projects as complicated as the piecing together of vehicle engines and designing and programming drones.