St John's College

Welcome from the Head

Jane Lane Pre Prep Low Res
Mrs Jane Lane

We aim to equip each boy with the cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills necessary for a happy and confident start to their school careers.

The Pre-Preparatory School offers a creative and stimulating learning environment which encourages development of the individual child. We aim to equip each boy 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 a tolerance of time and a 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 seen as opportunities to learn.

Latest News

1907

100 Years Ago: St John's College in 1920

In 1920, St John’s College was still in its infancy. The school had been established in 1898 as a parish school of St Mary’s Anglican Church in downtown Johannesburg. Soon afterwards, the social upheaval caused by the Anglo-Boer South African War – as well as the deportation of the school’s headmaster by the Boer authorities – had necessitated the closure of the school for some eighteen months.