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.

  • 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.
  • Grades 4-7
    Senior Prep
    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.

NEXT OPEN DAY 7 March 2019 | 09h00-10h00



  • 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.
  • Independent &
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    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.

News & Events


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 continue to maintain links with our old boys and girls as we celebrate their successes and share their 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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@DainfernCollegeFeb 21
RT @lesterlalla: Hey @ajegbers, great to spot you and the @DainfernCollege boys on @SPORTATSABC. Enjoy the cricket!! https://t.co/wzEY4YLrdh
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@JeanetteViljoen Did you do the Swift one too?
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@DainfernCollege is even busy on the weekends. Today the SP choir had their first choir workshop of the year and w… https://t.co/H7or6Vs89V
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Some of our Dainfern College athletes were invited to the FitGen TUKS TOP 10 Athletics meeting on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Hosted at the Bestmed Medical Scheme Tuks Athletics Stadium, the event is the biggest schools athletics meeting in the country with 125 teams from all over South Africa and more than 1300 athletes competing.

Our team was captured on video entering the stadium. Congratulations to all the students who participated.

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Wishing all our Dainfern College families a wonderful break over Half Term.

See you on Tuesday!

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And the Swimathon is done! The Grade 7s really enjoyed their last Swimathon.

Jumping into Half Term like... 😀

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The annual Swimathon is run by the wonderful Parents' Association to raise additional funds for the school.

The Grade 4s are eagerly swimming length after length and collecting elastic bands to show it.

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Grade 12 students have recently been covering DNA in their Life Sciences syllabus. They extracted DNA from a kiwi fruit to bring "theory to life" in the lab.

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Dainfern College added 13 new photos — at Achterbergh Camp Site.
Grade 8 Camp 2019
Achterbergh Camp Site
Every year the Grade 8s and the Grade 12 Leaders enjoy a camp together at the Achterbergh Lodge.

The weekend is a chance to welcome the Grade 8s to the high school and socialise with the leadership team outside of the school environment.

The leaders taught the school's classic warcries and built a special bond among the students.

The students enjoyed an early morning hike followed by a breakfast. The students then split into houses to create a new banner, warcry and dance.

The students returned tired but spirited and ready for the year ahead of them with the ‘newbies’ in the High School.

Thank you to all of the House Directors and teachers that attended the camp and made it worthwhile.

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