Re-positioning the Curriculum

In feeding-back findings from our world-wide research into child-centred inquiry-based approaches to education, we were asked which curriculum we are planning to use. Some parent-carers have concerns that the South African curriculum is not rigorous enough, and that it is not supporting children to develop skills they need to thrive in the 21st century; skills […]

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Vision An equal and integrated South African society, which begins with citizens – children, their parents-carers, and the wider communities that they represent – learning how to live together, through the provision of education that is high quality, diverse and accessible. Values Quality Education Research shows that quality education requires a child-centred inquiry-based approach to […]

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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 […]

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Core Values

Quality Education. We have a high definition of quality which utilizes a child-centred inquiry-based approach to learning where children are free to express themselves through the use of languages, science, technology and mathematics, in response to complex challenges, within a changing environment which values curiosity, initiative, persistence / grit, adaptability and leadership. We are committed […]

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Best Practice

Image of the child. We believe every child is a unique individual who is capable, intelligent, creative and curious.  To fulfill their potential children need to be active participants in their learning and development.  In our school teachers, alongside students, determine what should be learnt and how best to learn it.  A child-centred inquiry-based approach […]

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‘Glocal’ Research

As part of the process of establishing a child-centred inquiry-based learning environment that balances the requirements of a curriculum, with competencies like critical thinking / problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, and character qualities such as curiosity, initiative, persistence, adaptability, social and cultural awareness, our co-founders Phil and Rachel Bowyer have taken steps to ensure children’s rights will […]

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