FAQs

We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Broadacres Academy. If you have any other questions or would like to find out more information, please get in touch with us. You can call us on +27 (0)11 465 3810 or email: Preschool | Junior and Senior Prep | High School

We use the National Curriculum as a framework, under the guidance of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

We teach children using a Constructivist Education approach which allows children to learn in a natural way. From there we branch out and deliver the curriculum with a great deal more substance and purpose.

Constructivist teaching is based on the belief that learning occurs as children are actively involved in the learning process.

Constructivist teaching involves the design of learning experiences that allow children to construct and assign meaning to knowledge in an individual way.

Learners are thus the makers of their meaning and knowledge, resulting in deep personal and contextualised understanding.

Children are natural born learners, and we create an environment that stimulates their love of learning throughout their school career.

Our school is driven by the morals and values of a positive society. We instil discipline through continually driving home these morals and values, like courtesy, honesty, fairness and respect. Children are guided and encouraged to do the right thing.

The Code of Conduct for the Pre and Preparatory School can be accessed here.

In the Preschool, the classes are limited to 20 children per class depending on the age group of the class. There is an assistant in the Crèche, two and three-year-old classes.

In the Preparatory School, the classes are limited to 22 children per class.

The High School class sizes will average 25 students.

We teach children in the way that children naturally learn, and provide learning support where required. This does not mean that we cater for children who may have developmental delays and other related barriers to learning and who still need the specialised environment that established remedial schools offer.

From 2022, there will be a bridging class option for Grade 1 – 3 with a maximum of 12 children per class. The purpose is to have an integrated learning environment for children who need specialist attention in the foundation phase, with the purpose of integrating into mainstream classes from Grade 4.

Preschool

The school is open from 07:00.

START OF SCHOOL DAY
COLLECTION – 3 OPTIONS
08:00 | 2-3 year olds

08:30 | 4-5 year olds

  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 17:30

Aftercare is available to the Preschool children.

The Preschool aftercare is included in the fee structure and caters for children staying up to 2pm or 17h30. This includes a cooked lunch, constant structured supervision and a light afternoon snack.

Download our 2021 fees structure.

Junior and Senior Preparatory School

The school is open from 07:00.

GRADE
START OF SCHOOL DAY
COLLECTION
FRIDAY COLLECTION
4 – 6 08:00 14:00 13:30
2 – 3 08:00 13:30 13:00
1 08:00 13:15 12:45
0 08:00 12:30 12:30

Aftercare is available to the Preparatory School children. The Prep School children pay extra for their aftercare and this includes a structured supervision programme and a light snack.

Please see the Aftercare fee structures here: download our 2021 fees structure.

High School

The school is open from 07:00. The school day starts at 07:30.

GRADE
START OF SCHOOL DAY
COLLECTION
FRIDAY COLLECTION
7 07:30 14:00 13:30
8 – 12 07:30 14:30 13:30

We have Sherpa Kids running our aftercare service up to 17h30 each day. This is either included in the fee structure for the Preschool, or at an additional cost for the Preparatory School. Please see the Aftercare fee structures here: download our 2021 fees structure.

Holiday Care is fully outsourced to Sherpa Kids and this is available from 2-year-olds to Grade 6.

Parents are responsible for transport arrangements to and from campus.

There is a shuttle that runs between the Chartwell and Syringa Campuses.

There are various transport options available, and should you wish to explore these, please feel free to get information from the Admin office on the appropriate email below.

We do not allow students to be dropped off or collected by Uber transport, unless a parent or guardian is present.

The Preschool and Preparatory School are situated in Broadacres, just off Cedar Road. Our physical address is 28 Syringa Ave, Broadacres, 2021.

The Senior Preparatory and High School is situated in Chartwell, just off Cedar Road.