About

Just imagine an consistently equal and integrated South Africa; it’s not pipe dream but a future reality, which we believe begins with a socio-economically diverse group of children, parent-carers and teachers choosing to co-learn how to live together in a quality, diverse and affordable micro society, that starts with a school…

Starting with 3-year olds, we are in the process of establishing a ‘game-changing’ school where children from a whole range of cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds gather together to fulfil their whole potential.

Quality ∵ Diversity ∵ Accessible

With a child-centred inquiry-based approach – which encourages children to apply the ‘foundation literacies’ of language, numeracy, IT, science, finance, and cultural / civic awareness to everyday tasks – the intercultural nature of our school means its even more conducive to developing ‘competencies’ like critical thinking / problem solving, creativity, communication and collaboration, alongside the ‘character qualities’ of curiosity, initiative, persistence / grit, adaptability, leadership and cultural / social awareness.  In its ‘New Vision for Education’ the World Economic Forum (2017) highlights these 21st-Century skills as the building blocks of a democratic society.


To ensure quality education is accessible to children from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, our school fees are calculated on a sliding scale, according to each family’s household income.

Firm Foundations

In 2018, our co-founders, Phil and Rachel Bowyer, returned from a fact-finding tour of child-centred inquiry-based education in Italy, the US, UK, Israel, New Zealand and Australia, ready to contextualize what they learnt from what the world has to offer to South Africa’s education system. 

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About our co-founders:

Rachel and Phil Bowyer have been involved in inter-cultural community work, education and leadership development for over 20 years.

For the last 11 years, they have focused on addressing inequality and segregation in South Africa, establishing from scratch a network that would consist of 100s of business, church, education and non-profit leaders, gathered from within 100km of Durban, KwaZulu Natal.

The Power of Partnership

As a school, leadership and staff team, we are committed to the inspiration of a unified, dynamically social, and relational God. A Godhead whose divine nature receives, values, honours, collaborates, and makes room for the other, whilst revealing and giving self (McLaren, 2012:130).  To be made in this image – individually and as a school body – means following God’s example as an ‘agent of change’: provoking, agitating, innovating, re-imagining, and co-constructing new possibilities that bring justice and peace to society’s structures (Bosch 1991:179; Tennent 2010:479).

We are looking to form partnerships with businesses, charities, churches and / or individuals who are willing to add their expertise, finances and practical support to positively transform South Africa for all, for good.

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