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Cape Town
South African curriculum
Ages 1 to 18

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CurriculumSouth African
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: R 49,995
to: R 111,995
This school has more than one campus in Cape Town:
Parklands College Secondary Faculty: Ages 12 to 18

Address: 1 College Avenue, Sandown, 7441, Cape Town, South Africa

Christopher Robin Pre-Primary: Ages 1 to 6

Address: 91 Raats Dr, Parklands, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

Parklands College Junior Preparatory: Ages 6 to 9

Address: 91 Raats Dr, Parklands, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

Parklands College Senior Preparatory: Ages 9 to 12

Address: 50 Wood Drive, Parklands, 7441, Cape Town, South Africa

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Number of students

+1000

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Diverse representation of nationalities

Most common nationality

South African

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

16

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes - 1x teaching assistant per class at Christopher Robin Pre-Primary

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

TEFL classes are offered

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Afrikaans, isiXhosa

Use of technology in the classroom

Parklands College & Christopher Robin Pre-Primary are renown leaders in learning innovation. We are proudly an Apple Distinguished School as well as a Google Reference School and believe that the ubiquitous access to technology enables educators and learners to seamlessly integrate innovative digital tools into learning and teaching. Upon entering the College, the Apple 1:1 programme allows each child’s device to become a personalised learning platform that promotes the development of 21st century skills through authentic learning experiences.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programmes that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

From Grade 1 Parklands college works on a one-one Apple Device basis.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

New learners complete an entrance screening and have a personal interview with the respective Faculty Principal or Deputy Head.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registrations are accepted throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

COMPTIA+, Adobe Certification, Trinity Music & Drama, RAD Ballet, LAMDA Qualification

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, we are non-denominational

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

When necessary, learners may be referred for extra lessons and academic support. The College is privileged in being able to provide learners with professional support from its resident school counsellor, academic support specialists and speech therapist.

School start time

08h00

School finish time

Times differ according to Grade

Supervised care before/after school

Aftercare is provided for learners in Pre-Primary to Grade 6.
Aftercare facilities close promptly at 17:00 and do not operate during school vacations.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Book club, ballet, tap, modern dance, culinary, first aid, film and photography, freestyle dancing, fashion design, laboratory assistants, guitar, chess, umpiring and refereeing, art, peer counselling, rugby, cricket, soccer, netball, swimming, tennis, softball, waterpolo, hockey, cross-country.

School provided lunches

Our Pre-Primary learners are provided with healthy and nutritious hot lunches and snacks through the day

Sports activities included

Rugby, Soccer, Physical Education, Mini Cricket, Cricket, Girls’ Softball, Swimming, Water Polo, Tennis, Running Club, Golf, Netball, Girls’ Hockey, Boys' hockey, Ball Sports, Cross Country, Chess

Sports facilities at the school

Pavilion, playing fields, rugby/sports fields, multipurpose tennis courts, cricket ovals, cricket nets and a 3x swimming pools: half sized olympic pool and a heated waterpolo pool.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Parklands College & Christopher Robin Pre-Primary is a Top 20 school that was established to provide a world class education from the early childhood years to the final compulsory schooling exit point at Grade 12. Parklands College offers complete peace of mind, not only preparing the child academically but also emotionally, socially, morally and physically, in preparation for life’s challenges. As both an Apple Distinguished School and one of only two Google Reference Schools in Africa Parklands College & Christopher Robin Pre-Primary is recognised as global learning innovation leaders.

Teaching approach of the school

Parklands College promotes positive feelings of worth in preparation for life’s challenges whilst striving to realise potential, nurture talent and ability, focusing on the needs of the individual, the ‘gifted’ and the ‘less able’. Parklands supports and enriches development by establishing a love of Iearning through experiences that enhance creativity, promote discovery and increase responsibility. Academic and personal guidance, close learner-faculty integration, and a careful blending of structures promote an overall environment for personal excellence.

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