St John's College

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.

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 
Pre-Preparatory Headmistress