St John's College

Jane Lane Pre Prep Low Res
Mrs Jane Lane

At St John's Pre-Preparatory, we aim to equip each boy with the cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills necessary for a happy and confident start to their school career.

The Pre-Prep offers a creative and stimulating learning environment that encourages the development of the individual child. We equip each of our boys with the cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills necessary for a happy and confident start to their school careers trusting that they may become accomplished, successful, lifelong learners. The boys encounter the world with awe and anticipation and a sense of reverence for knowledge. Respect for others and the environment is fostered.

The boys are guided towards tolerance of time and quietness in which careful consideration is encouraged.

It is an exciting space not closely connected to correctness but rather connected to thoughtfulness. Sharing of ideas and cooperation promotes a culture of understanding and appreciation where all thoughts are valued, all encounters are seen as opportunities to learn.

All children are creative and these abilities can be seen from their early years of development. Children play, sing, dance, draw, tell stories and make up riddles in such a natural, spontaneous and creative way. Creative learning experiences benefit individual creativity, but also contribute to the development of academic skills, access to multiple intelligences, develop higher thinking skills, enhance multicultural understandings, build self-esteem, gain positive emotional responses to learning and help boys engage.

We encourage the boys and their parents to become part of our thriving community and also to look beyond the confines of the school to the broader environment in which we live.

Jane Lane
St John's Pre-Preparatory Headmistress

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Giving Day: We couldn't have done it without you!

Thanks to you our amazing St John's College community, we managed to raise R7 058 747 on our first-ever Giving Day with nine ‘matching’ funders, 543 donors and 22 teams from 10 different countries!

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2023 Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Mass & Lecture with The Revd Frank Chikane

The 2nd Archbishop Emeritus Tutu Memorial Mass & Lecture held in the Memorial Chapel on Sunday, 8 October, was a profound event presided over by our College Chaplains with a special guest lecture by The Revd Frank Chikane.

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St John's College presents Light on the Night

Gather your friends and family and join us at St John's for Light on the Night on Saturday, 30 September 2023, as 125 years of history is transformed into an extraordinary fusion of lights and music projected onto the northern facade of our iconic heritage buildings with Mango Groove and our St John's College bands live on stage.


A leap of faith: Exploring the identity of St John’s College as it celebrates its 125th year

This year, St John’s College celebrates its 125th anniversary. Our ‘Stone Fortress', as we call our campus, has stood the test of time and become a symbol of the school’s record of excellence, producing robust men and women who soar after their College careers.