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Welcome to the Senior Preparatory

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ~ William A. WardRay van Gass 140

Welcome to Dainfern College‚Äôs Senior Preparatory phase. True to the College's motto, "A world of education for the world", we strive in the Senior Preparatory to keep our education relevant in global terms. Dainfern College Senior Preparatory School provides a stimulating learning environment where the dedicated staff are wholly committed to the guidance and development of each individual. 

The Senior Preparatory phase is from Grade 4 to Grade 7 in the age groups of 9 to 13. Pupils experience a more formalised education environment as they move into this phase. This more formal approach assists in creating a healthy work ethic in our pupils. Class teaching occurs at Grade 4 and Grade 5 levels, whereas the focus in Grades 6 and 7 is on subject teaching with specialist teachers. 

At Dainfern College Preparatory, we believe in "growing" and challenging our children in all spheres - academic, sporting and cultural. The extensive range of sporting activities available include Athletics, Cricket, Cross-country running, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Tennis. The culturally oriented child is able to select from Ballet, Chess, Craft classes, Choir, Drama, Orchestra and recorder or music lessons. Drama has a high profile in the school and we alternate between presenting an English Dramatic Festival or a major production each year.

Discipline in this phase is based on the principle of mutual respect with a strong emphasis on positive discipline measures. There is also an extensive Leadership Programme in place that creates numerous opportunities for pupils to grow in the various pupil-leadership programmes on offer.

We are a happy school, committed to positive educational experiences in the interests of productive, educational rigour.

Ray van Gass
Dainfern College Senior Preparatory

Dainfern College

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Dainfern College, 96 Broadacres Drive, Dainfern

PO Box 3199, Dainfern, 2055

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