New Hanover Preparatory is an English medium school offering German, Zulu and Afrikaans as additional languages. New Hanover Preparatory follows the CAPS Curriculum, in its high standard of academic excellence, while adapting to current trends in education.
A high calibre team of dedicated and professional staff facilitate learning in inspirational ways. Teachers focus on experiential, hands-on learning and class sizes ensure that each child’s unique needs are catered for so that effective learning can take place. Our qualified team of support staff, which includes Occupational Therapists and a NILD Therapist, further enhance the learning process. Children’s strengths in various areas are recognized and developed. The philosophy in New Hanover Preparatory is to help each child reach their full potential.
New Hanover Preparatory enhances the belief that not all children learn in the same way. Howard Gardener’s theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that different individuals exhibit different kinds of intelligences. These different “smarts” include logical-mathematical, interpersonal, bodily-kinaesthetic, intra-personal, musical, linguistic and visual-spatial intelligence. Techniques to help each child learn in ways that are best suited to their “learning styles” are continually being honed, in and out of the classroom environment.
As part of our strong Christian heritage, Bible-based teaching is offered by local Pastors and teachers alike. Equipping children with essential 21st Century life skills, such as Critical and Creative thinking, forms an integral part of all experiences at our school from Grade R to Grade 7. A variety of excursions and activities provide opportunities for developing and practising these skills. Each grade has relevant outings according to their theme and syllabus. Our structured “Character Counts” programme enables children to live healthy, happy, balanced and successful lives.