Welcome to Dainfern College

A world of education. An education for the world.

Dainfern College is an independent co-educational day school based on a Christian ethos and catering for students from Grade 0 through to Grade 12.


We focus on developing the life skills necessary to unlock our students’ unique personal potential and to nurture creative thinkers with the confidence to become leaders. This is done through the provision of a values-based, holistic, internationally relevant and quality education that emphasises creativity, innovation and thinking skills. We believe in leadership, inspiring individuals, and equipping our girls and boys to thrive in a modern global community.


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 who make the Dainfern College family what it is.


Find out more about our vision, values and governance here.

  • Junior Prep
    Junior Prep
    Grades 0-3
    Grades 0-3
    Progressive teaching methods and a holistic approach enable your child to build a rich educational foundation for future, lifelong learning in a stimulating, happy and nurturing environment.
  • Senior Prep
    Grades 4-7
    Senior Prep
    Grades 4-7
    An inspiring space that encourages exploration and develops critical thinking and independence through innovative, character-based learning and a wealth of extramural opportunities.
  • High School
    High School
    Grades 8-12
    Grades 8-12
    Acquire the knowledge, skills and values to become a positive, engaged and confident young leader through our exciting, world-class educational approach and comprehensive sports and cultural offer.





  • Innovation
    The latest teaching methods, constant curriculum review and development, experiential learning, even changes to the look and feel of the traditional classroom, all work towards the development of the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers.
  • Internationalism
    As a proudly South African school we recognise the importance of also exposing our students to international experiences and opportunities. Our partnerships with Round Square and Cambridge International ensure that we deliver a truly global education.
  • Leadership
    We believe that every child has unique insight and ability. Through our innovative and structured leadership programme we strive to produce confident yet humble leaders who are respectful, have integrity and who embrace challenges with passion and purpose.
  • Round Square
    Round Square
    Dainfern College is a global member of Round Square, one of over 200 schools worldwide that seek to instil in students “an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all, compassion”.
  • Student Wellness
    Student Wellness
    Our caring and experienced staff place a large emphasis on student well-being and our emotional wellness, pastoral care and academic support programmes are structured so as to ensure all our students are happy, engaged, productive and inspired.
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    Independent &
    Independent &
    Sustainability, strong leadership and transparent governance are key to our school. We cherish our independence as a private, stand-alone, non-profit school where all of our fees and consequently our resources are poured back into the school to maximise the benefits to our students.

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Start the enrolment process today to give your child a world of education


The College is blessed with outstanding academic, sports and cultural facilities across our campus


Aftercare is available every afternoon during term and most days during the school holidays

Bus Service

We provide a morning bus service and also have a dedicated provider for door-to-door transport solutions

Round Square

We are a member of this vibrant international network of 200 schools in 50 countries


Our Foundation aims to multiply our impact on the world around us by supporting our community, our campus and our continuity

Alumni Association

We stay in touch with our old boys and girls through the Old Lions’ Association, celebrating their successes and special life moments

Parents’ Association

Find out how you can help our Parents’ Association in fundraising for the school and driving special school events

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The Junior Prep was filled with excitement on Friday as the staff welcomed their newest students with a party!

The new students were introduced to their new environment, teachers and friends, and enjoyed a snack and a story before heading home.

We're looking forward to welcoming them again next year!

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Good luck to all the Matric students writing Mathematics Paper 2.

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College Marketing Manager Mrs Deidré Proxenos recently met with one of our Founders, Mrs Stella Upneck.

Stella has written a book about her life called 'Murder, Mayhem, Miracles ... and still Married!' and one whole chapter is dedicated to the dream that became Dainfern College which Stella founded with her husband Russell.

We have a copy of the book in our Media Centre should you wish to read it.

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We are pleased to announce that Matthew Leonard, Kyle Farndell, Jarryd Bogner and Luke Brooks have been selected to represent Central Gauteng in the Interprovincial Primary Schools Championships.

They will be playing at Magaliespark Golf Estate on Monday 25 November and at Pecanwood Golf & Country Club on Tuesday 26 November.
We wish them every success and know they will show true sportsmanship and make our school proud.

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The Junior Prep Choir and Violin ensemble will be performing with the Woolworths Dainfern Square staff choir on Friday 22 November.

Come along and share in the Christmas cheer. We hope to see you there!

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The Junior Prep Choir started everyone's Friday morning on a happy note - they performed at this morning's Music Assembly. Beautiful singing, boys and girls - thank you!

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