The school and its three campuses are situated nearby to the suburbs of Lonehill, Fourways, Chartwell and Dainfern. The Preschool and Preparatory School are set on seven acres in the growing suburb of Broadacres. The High School campus is currently under construction and will be open from January 2022. The High School is situated in the suburb of Chartwell, a mere 3km up the road from the Preparatory School, on Cedar Road.
The design of the new school buildings has a contemporary farm feel that builds on the heritage and ethos of the original Broadacres Farm Nursery school. The Broadacres Academy learning environment has always been characterised by rural charm and with a farm ethos and atmosphere, where natural learning is the order of the day.
A Development Partnership with Skye Education has allowed us to grow and develop a full school solution much sooner than anticipated. This partnership brought with it the ability to develop the school facilities for a full preschool and preparatory learning community. Our 2020 vision was achieved with the Preschool and Preparatory School campus now fully completed. This included a full re-development of the site with a school that is purpose built for our constructivist education philosophy.
Our 2022 vision is the development of the high school campus to cater for the continuation of the Broadacres Academy Learning experience.
Our preschool learning environment provides a unique opportunity to inspire your child’s natural curiosity and learning in safe and relaxed surroundings.
Our facilities include spacious, well-equipped classrooms, large and safe age-appropriate playground areas and equipment, a well-stocked library, and our interactive farmyard. Our little ones love interacting with the animals in the relaxed, natural learning environment.
The two and three-year-old classes have customised potty-training bathrooms in the classroom.
Horse riding lessons are available as an extra-cost activity for the Preschool children.
Preparatory School Facilities
Learning spaces that extend beyond the classroom.
Our Prep School has movable learning spaces, outdoor learning spaces and communal learning areas. Each class is spacious with doors that lead outside, so that learning spaces are not just limited to the classroom.
Our sporting facilities are geared to accommodate the usual Preparatory School sport offerings, including tennis, netball, soccer and cricket. Our hall is large enough to accommodate indoor physical literacy activities such as ball skills, dancing, karate, and mini tennis. The hall is also fully kitted out for school productions and drama.
We have two learn-to-swim pools for the Preschool and the Junior Preparatory children, with one being a stroke correction pool.
There is a dedicated Music room with three soundproof studios for individual music lessons.
A space where children can live out their love of learning.
The Communal Learning Areas (CLAs) are designed with the vision of having a space where children can express their creativity and drive their own learning. These are multi-faceted spaces where children can be creative through Art and Design and Technology.
Children can use this space to extend their reading, research and work on projects using technology. Children also consolidate the skills developed in the classroom through activities and projects in the CLA. This is a great initiative which enriches the learning experience beyond the classroom.
From 2022, we will offer a bridging class for Gr 1 – 3 children who require specialised assistance in the foundation phase, with the aim of integrating children back into mainstream classes in Grade 4. The purpose of having the bridging classes on the same campus is to give all children the opportunity for inclusivity, as well as to be integrated into the school and all the activities on offer.
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 established remedial schools offer.
We have a Learning Support Centre on site where Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Play Therapy are provided by professional practitioners, where necessary. The therapists are all independent and run their practices from our school facility.
Senior Preparatory Campus (Grade 4 – 6) and High School (Grade 7 – 12)
The High School and Senior Preparatory campuses share sporting facilities. These include two sports fields, five tennis and netball courts, and a full-size swimming pool (25m with 8 lanes). There are spaces dedicated to specialist subjects such as Music, Drama, Natural and Physical Science, Art and Design and Technology.
Skye Education is our investment and development partner, and they are committed to building an exceptional education facility at Broadacres.
Learn more about Skye Education by visiting their website: https://www.skye.education/