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Senior Preparatory School (4 – 7)










Bishop Bavin Senior Preparatory School

Grade 4 – 7

Parents can be assured that our Senior Preparatory School Educators understand the unique needs of your child. We have superb experienced educators, highly skilled in academic, technological, cultural, spiritual and sporting pedagogies. This is perhaps the most vibrant area in which to educate as the children are eager to learn, please and they have a deep sense of ethics.

There is constant recognition of individual excellence and positive praise which is essential at this age. We offer much assistance and enrichment to children in the form of Academic Support, specialised language tuition for second language (Zulu/Afrikaans), specialised Language School for our foreign learners, an Educational Enrichment Centre, excursions, aftercare and holiday club.

The Preparatory School is a hub of innovation and hard work. As we strive for real excellence, we see how difficult it is to achieve. True excellence would appear to be an impossible goal to realise. Excellence can only be achieved when all the stakeholders are working towards the same goal.

The Preparatory School is blessed with a fantastic, committed and hard-working staff. Diaries filled with academic and extra-curricular activities, weekly standardized tests, weekly assemblies and chapel services all add to the routine that is the Preparatory School.

Our children are encouraged to realise that success, academically, socially and on the sports field, requires a lot of hard work. It is through productive activity and accountability that we succeed. Following a rigorous curriculum which combines both CAPS and IEB systems ensures that our children are prepared fully to achieve their best.

At every corner we attempt to extend our children and we encourage them to embrace a culture of life-long learning. In fact our main objective is to inculcate a culture of learning where each and every child is encouraged to give of their best. As we build on our successes, we should be reminded that it is not the destination, but rather the journey that is important!

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The Senior Prep School offers a variety of cultural and sporting extra murals.

Included in our curriculum:


  • Tennis;
  • Badminton;
  • Squash;
  • Golf;
  • Cricket;
  • Basketball;
  • Rowing;
  • Athletics;
  • Swimming;
  • Netball;
  • Chess;
  • Drama;
  • Eco-club;
  • Academic Support and;
  • Homework class daily.

Excluded in our curriculum and at a nominal cost:

  • Nutty Scientist;
  • Karate.