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Welcome to Dainfern College

M.-Davies-2016“Dainfern College develops skills for life required to unlock unique personal potential and to nurture creative thinkers with the confidence to become leaders – through the provision of an innovative, relevant and quality education.”


A warm welcome to our wonderful school.

Dainfern College is a coeducational day school catering for learners from Grade 0 through to Grade 12. We are really passionate about teaching, learning and coaching young people. Our dedicated team of staff is committed to our mission, which emphasises the need for developing those skills for life required to unlock our learners' unique personal potential. Creativity, innovation and thinking skills, coupled with confidence, are so important in education.

We believe in leadership, inspiring individuals, and equipping our girls and boys to thrive in this modern global community.

Our vision is to provide a values-based, relevant, excellent education. Values such as moral courage, self-discipline, compassion, accountability and respect differentiate us.

Sustainability, strong leadership and transparent governance are the key to our school. The College Executive Committee (CEC), comprising the High School, Preparatory and Junior Preparatory Principals and the Business Manager, is responsible for the educational leadership and operational management of the College, and is chaired by College Principal Mr Matthew Davies. Mr Davies is the Principal of the High School, while our Senior Preparatory School is headed up by Mr Ray van Gass and the Junior Preparatory is ably led by Mrs Patti Blackhurst. Mr Seamus Casserly chairs our Board of Governors, who serve our school with wonderful wisdom and expertise. We are also blessed to have a dynamic Dainfern College Foundation managed by a dedicated Board of Trustees, under the chairmanship of Mr James Forson.

We would love to show you around our beautiful campus, and give you the opportunity to meet some of the remarkable young people and staff that make the Dainfern College family what it is.

Matthew Davies
College Principal


Dainfern College

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Dainfern College, 96 Broadacres Drive, Dainfern

PO Box 3199, Dainfern, 2055

Tel: +27 (0)11 469 0635; Email:

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