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The Forres Way

At Forres we are concerned with the mastery of knowledge. Equally important is that every child gains mastery of self. We believe that success in the world is dependent not just on academic success but on children growing up to take their place in the world as emotionally intelligent, compassionate and caring adults.

In the words of Jonathan Jansen, "If we don't get children coming out of school who know about democracy, about being decent, respectful, caring and compassionate, we are not going to get it right. If we don't get our schools right, everything else topples."

To this end we drive through the whole school the following themes in classroom learnings, assemblies, school events and various projects. We do this under the umbrella of Roots and Shoots which through projects and education aims at instilling in each child a sense of hope for the future and a belief that they can make a difference in the world.

  • Outreach
  • Diversity
  • Thinking Schools
  • Resilience
  • Eco Schools
  • Behaviour Management
  • Forres Preparatory School is a progressive, co-educational school housed in the heart of Rondebosch, Cape Town. We are committed to providing a balanced & dynamic education for every child, with the belief that children are unique and that individual minds learn differently. The Forres Family is made up of a team of passionate teachers, supportive parents and children who love their school. Forres children thrive in this challenging, yet nurturing environment.

    - Kim van der Hoven, Director of Forres