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

Advancement Newsletter April 2024

Advancement Newsletter: April 2024

This latest edition of the Advancement Newsletter focuses on the first-ever St John’s College Giving Day, held over 36 hours from 9 to 10 November 2023. The results were truly remarkable, showing what can be achieved when a community of passionate supporters comes together with a united vision.

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From the Executive Headmaster's Desk: My Reputation

Our Reputation

A famous Rabbi once explained at a funeral that we have two names. The first is the name our parents call us, and our family and friends know us by that name. The second name we are known by is our reputation, and many people, even strangers, know us by that name.

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Wrap up of a successful 19th edition of the St John's College Basketball Tournament

St John's College has concluded the highly anticipated 19th Basketball Tournament, brought to you by Standard Bank in association with Avis, an exceptional display of talent at the biggest boys’ school basketball tournament in Southern Africa.

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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!