Dainfern College is a forward thinking coeducational, independent school for Grade 0 to Grade 12. Our ethos is Christian and we celebrate diversity.
After it first opened its doors in 1997, Dainfern College quickly established its reputation as a world-class educational institution and a leading independent school in Southern Africa. This is through the consistent demonstration of excellence in all areas of school life, a sound financial management structure, and responsible stewardship of the school’s assets.
Dainfern College is a place of learning where acceptance and belonging prevail, and character, competence and community are the foundations upon which we continue to build. Our motto is ‘Celebrate’ and we offer “A world of education … an education for the world.”
To be recognised as one of the leading educational institutions in the country.
Dainfern College develops the 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.
The ethos of Dainfern College is underpinned by our core values:
Dainfern College fosters a learning environment in which all members of our diverse community are encouraged to understand, accept and respect each other.
Sustainability, strong leadership and transparent governance are key to our school. We cherish our independence as a private, stand-alone and registered 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.
The College is overseen by a Board of Governors which is responsible for the strategic planning of the College, in conjunction with the College Principal. The College Principal and College executive are responsible for the organisational management of the school on a day-to-day basis. Click here to find out more about the governance of the College.
Our holistic education offering is driven by our passionate, committed and progressive staff. What and how children learn is continually challenged to ensure that your child receives the best, most relevant education to prepare her or him for an unknown future. New teaching methods, constant curriculum review and development, 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.
A world of education … an education for the world. As a proudly South African school we are also aware of the importance of exposing our students to international experiences, realities and opportunities. Our partnerships with Round Square and Cambridge International extend our local offering to ensure that we deliver a truly well-rounded education.
We believe that every child has unique insight and ability. Our mission is to give our students the skills to unlock this potential and develop young, creative thinkers with the confidence to become leaders. 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.
Dainfern College is a global member of Round Square, one of over 200 schools worldwide that take a holistic approach to education and encourage students through experiential learning. Based on the teachings of visionary educator Kurt Hahn, Round Square schools seek to instil in students “an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all, compassion”.
Our structured emotional wellness, pastoral care and academic support programme works to ensure all our students are happy, engaged, productive and inspired. Our caring staff place a large emphasis on student wellness as we believe that if a student is not in a healthy psycho-social space a student cannot learn.
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.
We continue to maintain links with our old boys and girls as we celebrate their successes and share their special life moments.
Find out how you can help our Parents’ Association in fundraising for the school and driving special school events.
96 Broadacres Drive
PO Box 3199
Tel - Main Reception: +27 (0)11 469 0635
Tel - Junior Preparatory: +27 (0)10 020 5457
GPS coordinates: 25° 59' 23.21"S; 28° 00' 25.55"E