St John's College

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Mr Lester Lalla

Welcome to St John’s Preparatory School - a vibrant and happy learning community where we remain committed to the ambition of those who came before us, that St John’s be a place where boys are rightly trained in body, mind and character.

Rooted firmly in the Anglican tradition, we offer our boys a holistic education characterised by a rigorous academic curriculum that enables them to engage the world in a meaningful way; and a dynamic, well-structured co-curricular programme with an emphasis on participation and personal excellence.

Through teaching and learning that is rich in knowledge, skills and experience, we endeavour to develop young men of character and empathy who are curious and socially responsive.

Our talented and dedicated staff draw on global best practices in order to deliver an educational experience that is relevant, contextual and informed.

We are extremely proud of our long-awaited and newly opened Preparatory building, which looks to the future with an emphasis on function, comfort and durability while honouring the past with harmonious integration with the old Prep buildings.

I invite you to visit our world-class Christian, African campus and share in the awe and wonder of learning.

Mr Lester Lalla

Preparatory Headmaster

Latest News

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Celebrating a legacy of music

Dr Ben Oosthuizen steps down from his role as the Director of Music at St John’s College as he retires after 37 years of distinguished service. During this time, he has made a profound and positive contribution to the college, music students and music education in South Africa.

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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 Academy Valedictory Service

The St John's College and Prep Academy Prize-Giving and Valedictory Service, which took place in The Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, 31 October, is always a special occasion as we celebrate the achievements of our Academy students. It is also always a sad occasion as we say farewell to our Grade 7s and matrics as their time with us comes to an end.

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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.