St Benedict's Junior Preparatory is a vibrant part of the school where boys from Gr R to 3 are able to develop in a happy and nurturing environment. We are committed to excellence and a balanced approach which is achieved through the four pillars; Academics, Religion, Sport and Culture. Here, the boys are given opportunities to succeed, and build a positive self-concept and approach to learning. The Junior Prep experience is a vital stage of learning as it lays the foundation for developing fundamental skills that are crucial to continued academic success.
An enriching boy-friendly environment is offered, supporting the specific learning styles and interests of boys, where they are active participants in lessons, thriving on variety and hands-on activities. A great emphasis is placed on cultivating a love of reading and our boys have become competent and well-motivated readers enjoying the extensive range of quality books available to them.
Christian principles and moral values are integrated into all aspects of school life from the classroom to the sports field, where attributes such as respect, manners and honesty are expected at all times. A multi-disciplinary approach is adopted where Technology, Physical Education, Music and Art and are included in the curriculum to ensure an all-round education; while the extra-mural programme includes both Sporting and Cultural activities, with the emphasis on participation, confidence building and skill development.
2 Outdoor Pools,
8 Tennis Courts,
Fleet of 70 rowing boats,
Raven's Park Sports Fields,
Indoor Heated Pool,
2 Basketball Courts,
7 Sports Fields,
Indoor Cricket Centre,
Aftercare Facility (Gr 0 to 7),
The focus is on advancing gross motor skills, balance and co-ordination through fun activities and ball games, as well as swimming in the Summer. (Swimming is not included for Gr R). Extra-mural cricket, soccer and rugby are available to boys in Grade 1 & 2, and inter-school tournaments are arranged. Team selection does not take place at this level as the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. Mini cricket coaching is available in the Indoor Cricket Centre for boys from Grade R to Grade 2.
In Grade 3, Cricket, rugby, swimming, athletics, hockey, soccer and tennis are offered during the school day as well as an extra-mural where teams are selected for matches against other schools.
140 Visagie Street
PO Box 8149, Pretoria, 0001
012 321 2094