St George’s Preparatory School, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
You’ll find a place where kids can enjoy a warm, caring environment while learning new things and making great friends, at St George’s Preparatory School in Port Elizabeth.
The staff strives to make sure all their students receive an all-round education in a nurturing and beautiful environment.
At St George’s Prep, your child can experience a stimulating and challenging academic programme, a vibrant sports programme as well as a wide range of cultural activities. They believe that with kindness, mutual respect and strong moral values, they can create a lasting foundation for life and learning.
Situated in Park Drive in Port Elizabeth, the school caters for almost 500 students from Grade 000 to Grade 7. The school consists of the Pre-Preparatory, Junior Preparatory and Senior Preparatory and is an independent co-educational school for children between the ages of 3 and 13.
St George’s Preparatory School has a long and proud history
The school was founded in 1936 by Raymond Hutchinson to provide private school education for boys between the ages of 7 and 14 so that they would be prepared for public schools in both South Africa and overseas.
The school became co-ed in 1987 and the Pre-Preparatory opened their doors in 2000.
With their dedication to learning and providing the best resources for their students, St George’s Prep has over the past 82 years become a beacon in the community, encouraging creativity through learning.
They maintain small classes to ensure that their students all receive individual attention from their teachers. Their many well-maintained facilities and use of the latest technology helps ensure that their objective to provide world-class schooling is achieved.
St George’s Preparatory School embraces new facilities and technology for their students
Recent additions to the school are the Arts and Media Centre and a Multi-Purpose Astro Sports Facility. They are also currently redesigning their learning areas to encourage both creativity and collaboration.
St George’s Preparatory added a digital layer to the learning environment, and in 2012 was awarded SMART Showcase school status.
In 2016, St George’s Prep also became an official Google Apps for Education School and all pupils in Grades 4 to 7 bring their own iPads to school on a daily basis. In addition, the school is equipped with 4 Smart Televisions and 15 interactive Smart Boards.
At St George’s Prep they believe in ‘blended learning’, where instead of completely removing textbooks from the curriculum and replacing them with iPads, they combine online education materials with the physical presence of the teacher and the student.
The pupils therefore experience a wide range of different approaches and media, thus preparing them for the future and equipping them with the technological skills they will need in the workplace.
They firmly believe that the students who leave their school are some of the most well-prepared pupils in the country, and will be able to step into the future with confidence, equipped with the right skills to cope with an ever-changing environment.
Spot the artworks of well-known artists from the National Arts Festival at St George’s Prep
A group of well-known artists are inviting you to view their National Arts Festival Fringe group exhibition at the Jan Immelman Hall, St George’s Preparatory School once again this year.
The artists exhibiting are as follows: Anne-Mari Burger, Bill Jones, Evelien Burger, Gaynor Gordon, Janet Kingwill, Jenny Maltby, Joseline Fick (Van Eyk), Les Bird, Lita Marais, Llise Dodd, Sonia Strümpfer, Susan Smith. All of these artists will be at the venue to host the exhibition.
The Exhibition will be open daily (including Weekends) from 9 am to 5 pm, Thursday 27 June to Sunday 7 July 2019, with the Opening Function at 5:30 pm for 6 pm on Wednesday 26th June 2019 – all the exhibiting Artists will be there to meet and greet you over a cup of hearty soup!
The variety of rich textures, vibrant colours and diverse subject matter make this an exhibition not to be missed!
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