Important School Information: Dainfern College
96 Broadacres Drive, Dainfern, Joburg, 2055
|Servicing Areas||Fourways, Lonehill and surrounding areas|
Grade 0 - Grade 12 (Junior-Primary, Senior-Primary and High School)
+27 11 469 0635
Fees & Info Booklets
College is a co-educational independent day school based on a
Christian Ethos catering for learners from Grade 0000 through to
Grade 12. We focus on developing the life skills necessary to unlock
our students' unique personal potential and to nurture creative
thinkers with the confidence to become leaders. We believe in
leadership, inspiring individuals, and equipping our girls and boys
to thrive in a modern global community.
At the heart of a Dainfern College education is a values-based, relevant and excellent education. Our students write the internationally accepted IEB examination. Since 2020 the College has offered the Cambridge International A Level programme as an academic option from Grade 11, alongside our IEB Matric academic offering.
In the sporting, cultural and leadership spheres, a number of opportunities exist for students to explore and excel. We also have a well-entrenched outreach programme. As a proud Global Round Square school we share a strong underlying belief in learning and the development of every student into a whole person academically, physically, culturally and spiritually, within the supportive environment of a caring school community.
We believe in providing opportunities for all our High School students to grow and learn in an environment of support, kindness, respect, discipline and compassion. Our tutors, student leaders, counsellor and coaches provide strong pastoral care and an amazing spirit and camaraderie exist between students and staff. The pursuit of excellence is our goal in all we do. This is achieved through the combined effects of a passionate, talented staff and superb facilities. At Dainfern College we proudly offer our students "A world of education ... an education for the world".
Info Booklets & Fees Downloads
Cambridge Studies Information booklet 2021 (High School: Academics)
Dainfern College App: User Guide (Dainfern College: Communication)
Grade 0 Information booklet 2021 (Junior Preparatory: Communication)
High School Information booklet 2021 (High School: Communication)
Junior Preparatory Information booklet 2021 (Junior Preparatory: Communication)
Senior Preparatory Information booklet 2021 (Senior Preparatory: Communication)
WELCOME TO THE JUNIOR PREP
College Junior Preparatory is an energised, lively, carefully
structured and engaging environment where children from Grade 0 to
Grade 3 are encouraged to be curious, creative and collaborative
within a warm and nurturing community of inspiring and dedicated
We believe that the foundations of learning, values, character and relationships are laid in childhood and so we nurture the future citizens of our school, our society and our world within an ethos that is intentionally inclusive, respectful of others, and simultaneously diverse, valuing difference and filled with opportunities to grow and learn in every respect.
Our school is a vibrant place where children explore and learn to develop their individual strengths within an ethos that values and creates opportunities for active participation in academics, sport, culture, leadership and service. Our youngest students experience and develop a love for, and appreciation of these areas, as well as a capacity to further grow and develop in each of them.
Recognising that play is an essential component of childhood, we work within a playful context that motivates and engages our children, giving them a voice and developing their confidence.
We strive for excellence in all areas, understanding that learning involves challenges that develop determination, perseverance, independent thought and resilience. Each year our students are exposed to new and exciting challenges.
The Junior Prep at Dainfern College is a busy, lively, exceptionally happy place!
WELCOME TO THE SENIOR PREP
True to the
College's motto, "A world of education . . . an education for the
world", we strive in the Senior Preparatory to keep our education
relevant in global terms. Dainfern College Senior Preparatory
provides a stimulating learning environment where the dedicated
staff are wholly committed to the guidance and development of each
The Senior Preparatory phase is from Grade 4 to Grade 7 in the age groups of 9 to 13. Class teaching occurs at Grade 4 and Grade 5 levels, whereas Grades 6 and 7 enjoy input from specialist teachers.
This year sees the formalised implementation of inquiry-based learning in the Grade 4-7 classrooms at Dainfern College - a very exciting innovation based on the latest international educational research. The core subjects of Mathematics, English and the additional languages remain a key focus, while aspects of the other traditional school subjects are incorporated into a cross-curricular programme that teaches core 21st Century skills such as higher order thinking, problem solving, communication, team work and reflection. There will be considerably less mark-based assessment in Grades 4-6 as a result, and a greatly reduced homework burden on students too.
At Dainfern College Preparatory, we believe in growing and challenging our children in all spheres - academic, sporting and cultural. We offer an extensive range of sporting and cultural activities with something to interest and extend every child. There is also an extensive Leadership Programme in place that creates numerous opportunities for students to grow in the various student-leadership initiatives on offer.
We are a happy and energetic school, committed to positive educational experiences in the interests of productive, educational rigour.
WELCOME TO THE HIGH SCHOOL
Dainfern College High School!
Dainfern College offers a values-based, relevant and excellent education. We believe in providing opportunities for all our High School students to grow and learn in an environment of support, kindness, respect, discipline and compassion. Our teachers, tutors, student leaders, counsellors and coaches provide strong pastoral care and an amazing spirit and camaraderie exist between students and staff.
As a proud Global Round Square school, we share a strong underlying belief in learning and the development of every student into a whole person . . academically, physically, culturally and spiritually, within the supportive environment of a caring school community.
From our groundbreaking academic extension programmes through to our parallel school exit examination system, our comprehensive extramural offer, innovative Leadership programme and our nurturing student wellness support systems, we believe we offer a holistic solution to the challenges presented by an ever-changing local and global community.
Our excellent track record as a university feeder school and the successes of our students and alumni, both locally and internationally, attest to the power we celebrate through change.