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Broadacres Academy Junior Prep School
Broadacres Academy Member of ISASA
Broadacres Academy IEB Accreditation

The Age of Wonder

Explore the journey that will support your child as they develop their natural love of learning in the Preparatory School.

Bubbly conversations and joyful learning can be heard from our secure Junior Prep learning spaces. We create opportunities for the children to immerse themselves in exploratory learning during Grade 0 – 3. This forms the foundation of each child’s happy journey through the Prep School at Broadacres Academy. With our staff, your child will receive an excellent educational grounding in this critical, building-block stage of their schooling.

Children in the Junior Prep School embark on a sense-making process, becoming actively involved in their learning journey by:

  • asking questions
  • learning through experience
  • problem-solving
  • exploring
  • thinking critically

Learning is not limited to the classroom. Grounded by our community values of kindness, integrity, empathy, courtesy, love for the environment and compassion for others, our children flourish in their purpose-built learning spaces. The beauty of our campus makes outdoor learning in nature possible, which enables open-mindedness and a love for our planet.

We believe that learning is a journey of exploration,

A collaboration between learner and teacher,
Inspired by curiosity,

Guided by professional insight and commitment,

Grounded in community values,

And focused on the natural development of each child’s potential.

Enrich their school day with fun.

Nurture a happy, confident child.

Develop a natural love of learning.

Join our campus head for a weekly walkabout of our Junior Prep school. Experience for yourself the joy, wonder and high energy as you explore beautiful, highly-resourced classrooms filled with natural light and organic materials.

Step into our classrooms and discover an organic, interactive, engaging, and supportive learning environment. With flexible seating arrangements and various learning centres – some of them embracing a natural outdoor setting, students are encouraged to explore, inquire, and make connections to deepen their understanding of various subjects. Our educators strive to be facilitators, guiding and supporting students in their journey of knowledge construction. We believe in the power of student input, valuing their perspectives, and fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment in their education.

Learning at Broadacres Academy is situated in authentic, natural contexts that are meaningful and relevant to students’ lives. We provide real-world examples, problems, and challenges, making learning both meaningful and applicable.

Assessment at Broadacres focuses on understanding and growth, not just grades. Students are assessed through various means, and teachers provide constructive feedback that guides their learning journey. We recognise the diverse learning needs and styles of our students, offering various learning opportunities and resources to accommodate different preferences and abilities.

At Broadacres Academy, we believe in the power of constructivist education to inspire young minds, promote critical thinking, and prepare students for a lifelong journey of acquiring knowledge and understanding the world around them. Join us on this magical and transformative educational journey.

At Broadacres Academy, education extends far beyond the classroom. We believe that physical education and co-curricular activities are an integral part of a well-rounded education, where students not only learn academically but also grow personally and discover their true passions. Our offerings are designed to ignite imaginations, nurture talents, and instil a love for lifelong learning.

Our young athletes have the opportunity to explore a wide range of sports, fostering teamwork and a healthy competitive spirit. For the sports aficionados, our students can enjoy tennis, swimming, softball, basketball, soccer, netball, rugby, and even cross country to keep their competitive spirits alive.

We prioritize physical education to ensure students maintain active and healthy lifestyles. Through physical education programs, students develop physical fitness, motor skills, and an understanding of the importance of well-being.
Expressive Arts: Explore the world of creativity with our Art Club, Dance Crew, Drama, and Chess where students can channel their inner artist or performer.

For those looking to take their skills to the next level, we offer a wide array of extra-cost activities. Whether it’s honing swimming techniques, discovering the art of ballet, embracing the rhythm of drums, or even mastering a new language, our diverse range of options ensures that every student can find their niche.

At Broadacres Academy, we proudly cultivate a unique blend of academic excellence and vibrant cultural diversity. Our music, choir and cultural programmes stand at the forefront of this enriching educational experience enhancing the ethos of our school, allowing our students to embrace the universal language of music while celebrating their own unique cultural backgrounds.

We take great pride in celebrating the mosaic of cultures that grace our school community – especially at our weekly assemblies. From vibrant cultural festivals, soirees, and inspiring performances, to captivating art exhibitions, our students gain a profound appreciation for the world’s diverse heritage while showcasing their own cultural richness.

At Broadacres Academy, we have a variety of enriching activities on offer across the preparatory school.

Extra-murals on offer (included in school fees):

  • Soccer (Winter) (Grade 0 – 6)
  • Netball (Winter) (Grade 0 – 6)
  • Choir (Grade 1 – 6)

Extra-cost activities on offer (billed by the service providers to parents directly):

  • Cricket (Grade 0-6)
  • Drama (Grade 0 – 6)
  • Modern Dancing (Grade 0 – 6)
  • Tennis Coaching (Grade 0 – 4)
  • Individual Music Lessons (Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin and Ukulele).
 
Please note that fees are subject to change.

 

Broadacres Academy (Pty) Ltd.

Bank FNB Current Account
Acc. number 62824337043
Branch number 250655
Reference Child surname + child name

To start your application, please click on the button below;

The Prep School uniform can be purchased from our uniform stockists, McCullagh and Bothwell in Fourways Crossing.
 

Broadacres Academy follows the ISASA three-term calendar. These term dates apply to the Preschool, Prep School and High School. The school is closed during the mid-term breaks as well as school holidays, with holiday care offered at Our Little Village for pre and prep school. 

The school opens at 07:00 and the school day starts at 07h30.

Grade
Pick-up Time
Grade 0
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
  • 12:50 – 13:30
  • 13:00 – 13:30
  • 13:10 – 13:30
  • 13:20 – 13:30
 
At 13:30, all children from Grade 0 to 3 either go to Our Little Village aftercare or the relevant co-curricular activities. Aftercare is available to the Preschool and Preparatory School children and caters for children staying up to 15:30 or 17:00.

At Our Little Village, we’ve created a haven where children belong, a home away from home to provide the peace of mind parents need.

Our in-house service has its own experienced staff, delightful, safe settings and are packed with age-appropriate, fun-filled activities that focus on the social development of the children in our care. This service beautifully compliments the Broadacres ethos of kindness and care, and is an extension of the learning that occurs during the academic day.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional safety standards, wonderfully prepared meals during our clubs and a close and protective bond with the children.

Aftercare is available to the Preparatory School children at an additional cost (as per the fee schedule), and runs until 17h00 each day. Closing time is at 17:00 with gates closing at 17:30. There is a half-day option until 15:30. It includes a cooked lunch, constant structured supervision and a light afternoon snack. Note that there is no aftercare on the days that we break up for half-term and end-of-term.

Holiday Care is run internally by Our Little Village in all our school holidays, with minimal closure times.  

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.

Preschool – juniorprep@broadacres.com

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

If you’d like to find out more information, please get in touch with us – you can call us on 010 271 1700.

We would love to hear from you and are happy to answer any and all of your questions.

Broadacres Academy | Learning, naturally