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Communication Network

We pride ourselves on our 'Open Door' policy, and we welcome your input and interaction. Please feel free to contact the Head, by appointment, to discuss any matter concerning you. You are also welcome to make use of the Forres Info Line - a general enquiries line for the exclusive use of parents for day-to-day queries and liaison with the school and your child, manned by our dedicated Parent Liaison Person: Info Line (021) 689 3099

The Talking Book

Each child is given a message book (Nursery) or Homework Book (Grades). These books ensure daily liaison between parents and the class teacher. It must be brought to school every day. Please check this book DAILY. This book may be used to relay messages to your child's teacher; it is read daily by the teacher, who then has an opportunity to respond to your questions, queries and comments.

School Communicator

The School Communicator is an easy-to-use tool that pushes information directly to parents, including the latest news, pictures and homework. Get all the latest news and information from Forres, no matter where you are.


The Newsletter is distributed via email every Thursday and provides a window into the school, highlighting general developments, dates to diarise and forthcoming events. Furthermore, at the end of term parents receive a term overview in The Owlnet

SMS Reminders

Urgent reminders are sent to parents via SMS to ensure they are kept updated on all events or happenings at the school.

Forres Info Line

Instant help just a phone call away! This line is for the exclusive use of parents with general queries (08:00 - 13:00) or requests for :

  • Any information about sport: dates, times, venues, etc.
  • Messages to children
  • Changes in collection routine
  • Date to diaries
  • Newsletter information
  • General queries
  • Our Liaison Officer will field ALL queries on (021) 689 3099

Progress Meetings

Once a term, parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers to discuss the academic progress of their children.

Parent Notice Board

The notice board in the entrance hall will display sport notices and important information for parents.

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