Dainfern College is a forward thinking coeducational, independent school for Grade 0000 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 Christian, 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 Executive Head of College. The Executive Head chairs the College Executive Commitee, who 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.
Mr Grant Wolpert joins the College Executive as the new Business Director
A permanent school chaplaincy is established at the College, headed up by Pastor Peter Stoffberg
Ray van Gass is appointed Principal of the Senior Preparatory
The Coronavirus pandemic causes South Africa to go into lockdown from 27 March
Mr Grant Wolpert resigns as Business Director to emigrate to the UK
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.