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

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

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 the Grade 0 – 3 years. 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.

Our teachers encourage and facilitate children in the Senior Preparatory at Broadacres Academy to drive actively their own learning, remain curious, and construct knowledge under the guidance of the teacher as a facilitator. Above all, they learn naturally, which is what children are wired to do.

Active learning engages students in learning, using activities such as reading, writing and discussion.

Our children learn by doing and by being actively involved in the process by:

  • asking questions
  • engaging in project-based learning activities
  • problem-solving (exploring “big questions and provocations”)
  • exploring (finding connections and making sense)
  • thinking critically (finding real solutions to problems)

We understand the nature of children and how they learn. Our approach to learning centres around the child. Our learning spaces are dynamic and movable, allowing for flexibility and open-mindedness. The beauty of our natural surrounds and the contemporary farm-like feel at our school make outdoor learning possible.

Our school is a happy, thoughtful and caring space grounded by our community values of kindness, integrity, empathy, courtesy, love for the environment and compassion.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

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.

André de Coning |
Senior Prep Deputy Principal

A warm welcome and thank you for making the effort to familiarize yourself with the Senior Preparatory Phase at Broadacres Academy.

Our curriculum is aligned to the National Curriculum Statement with regard to learning areas and core skills. Our emergent curriculum offers academic extension over and above the minimum requirements. The Senior Preparatory children follow an Inquiry-Based learning model through which they learn in a holistic way. In this learning approach, a guiding question drives the Unit of Inquiry, and the teacher becomes a thought partner in assisting with students’ discoveries.

At Broadacres Academy we have always had re-configurable learning spaces in which our children learn. These spaces are modern, incorporate technology and support the inquiry based learning approach.

Children are challenged and encouraged to become immersed in the learning experience, ask meaningful questions and take risks. Children are recognised and treated as persons who have to be extended to become the best they can be and let their individuality contribute to the learning experience.

Children get the opportunity to visit the Communal Learning Area on an ongoing basis. Here they make use of the fully equipped workshop area to complete learning activities by building models and investigating concepts related to science and engineering. They are also exposed to computational thinking skills that lead to Coding and Robotics which is integrated with their Unit of Inquiry. The communal Learning area also provides a space for children to give creative expression through art.

The children take part in a physical literacy program as part of the curriculum. Afternoon sports practices and games are organised. Sport at Broadacres Academy also serves as a vehicle through which sportsmanship and life skills are taught.

Music forms an integral part of our children’s development. Class music lessons take place every week. We also offer afternoon private lessons in piano, voice, violin and guitar for the children who have a specific interest in the music field.

In all our endeavours we have succeeded in creating a learning community where our teachers enjoy teaching and each child’s innate love of learning is fostered.

André de Coning

Intuitive learning for the Information Age. Broadacres Academy delivers the curriculum in an integrated way. We use the National Curriculum as our framework. We believe that integrating knowledge fits the educational paradigm of the information age better. An integrated curriculum is also suited to the way the brain recognises and processes new information; as well as the brain’s natural ability to combine new information with existing knowledge. Our curriculum is created through an active process in which planning, acting and evaluating are all commonly related and incorporated into the process. It is guided and informed by the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) – a national policy set out by the Department of Education (UMALUSI accredited) – that states what should be included in the curricula of schools for each grade in South Africa.

Classes

Our Senior Prep offers mainstream learners smaller classes, with a maximum of 22 children per class. We teach children in the way that they intuitively learn and we aim to keep each child’s unique learning style in mind in the classroom. Our small classes provide the opportunity for each child to flourish through individual attention, and a personalised environment where each child feels that they belong.

Communal Learning Areas

Our Senior Prep building houses an incredible learning space known as a Communal Learning Area (CLA). This is a multi-faceted space where children can be creative through art, design and technology. They can use their time in this space to build on their learning through research and work on projects using technology. They can also consolidate the skills developed in the classroom, under the guidance of a skilled educator. The purpose of creating such a learning space is to integrate and enhance the learning experience beyond the confines of the classroom.
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Music and Cultural Activities

There is always time for creativity! Whether painting, drawing, singing, dancing or playing an instrument, creative activities allow a diverse, holistic curriculum in which all aspects of the child are developed.

At Broadacres Academy we follow a Kodály-based Music curriculum for all Grade levels.

Find out more about the music and cultural extra-murals on offer, in the extra mural tab below.

Sport and Physical Literacy

We emphasise outdoor activities in the preparatory school. Physical Literacy links directly to the development of gross and fine motor skills. Our newly developed facilities prove to be a real asset for the school.

The swimming pool, cricket nets, tennis courts and sports field, are used to grow and develop all the necessary sports and physical literacy skills a child needs at primary school level.  Our Physical Literacy programme has been developed to ensure all-around skills are taught during the children’s intramural time.

Please note that fees are subject to change.

Prep School Banking Details

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.

The school is open from 06:45. The school day typically starts at 07:30. During Covid-19, we have grade-specific drop-off and collection times. These are communicated internally and are subject to change.

    • GRADE 4 – 6
    • START OF SCHOOL DAY 07:00
    • COLLECTION 14:00
    • FRIDAY COLLECTION 13:30

Aftercare is available to the Preschool and Preparatory School children at an additional cost (as per the fee schedule) and is run by Club Engage. The Preschool aftercare runs until 14:00 or 17:30 each day and 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.

The school outsources the Holiday Care offering to Club Engage. There is a dedicated team from Club Engage who run a fun activity-based program in the school holidays.

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.

Junior and Senior Prep – prepschool.admin@broadacres.com

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

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).
If you’d like to find out more information, please get in touch with us.

You can call us on
+27 (0)11 465 3810
or email prepschool.admin@broadacres.com

We would love to hear from you and are happy to answer any and all of your questions.
André de Coning
Senior Prep Deputy Principal

A warm welcome and thank you for making the effort to familiarize yourself with the Senior Preparatory Phase at Broadacres Academy. Our curriculum is aligned to the National Curriculum Statement with regard to learning areas and core skills. Our emergent curriculum offers academic extension over and above the minimum requirements. The Senior Preparatory children follow an Inquiry-Based learning model through which they learn in a holistic way. In this learning approach, a guiding question drives the Unit of Inquiry, and the teacher becomes a thought partner in assisting with students’ discoveries. At Broadacres Academy we have always had re-configurable learning spaces in which our children learn. These spaces are modern, incorporate technology and support the inquiry based learning approach. Children are challenged and encouraged to become immersed in the learning experience, ask meaningful questions and take risks. Children are recognised and treated as persons who have to be extended to become the best they can be and let their individuality contribute to the learning experience.
Children get the opportunity to visit the Communal Learning Area on an ongoing basis. Here they make use of the fully equipped workshop area to complete learning activities by building models and investigating concepts related to science and engineering. They are also exposed to computational thinking skills that lead to Coding and Robotics which is integrated with their Unit of Inquiry. The communal Learning area also provides a space for children to give creative expression through art. The children take part in a physical literacy program as part of the curriculum. Afternoon sports practices and games are organised. Sport at Broadacres Academy also serves as a vehicle through which sportsmanship and life skills are taught. Music forms an integral part of our children’s development. Class music lessons take place every week. We also offer afternoon private lessons in piano, voice, violin and guitar for the children who have a specific interest in the music field. In all our endeavours we have succeeded in creating a learning community where our teachers enjoy teaching and each child’s innate love of learning is fostered.

André de Coning

Have a tour around our school.

 

Intuitive learning for the Information Age.

Broadacres Academy delivers the curriculum in an integrated way. We use the National Curriculum as our framework. We believe that integrating knowledge fits the educational paradigm of the information age better. An integrated curriculum is also suited to the way the brain recognises and processes new information; as well as the brain’s natural ability to combine new information with existing knowledge.

Our curriculum is created through an active process in which planning, acting and evaluating are all commonly related and incorporated into the process. It is guided and informed by the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) – a national policy set out by the Department of Education (UMALUSI accredited) – that states what should be included in the curricula of schools for each grade in South Africa.

Classes

Our Senior Prep offers mainstream learners smaller classes, with a maximum of 22 children per class. We teach children in the way that they intuitively learn and we aim to keep each child’s unique learning style in mind in the classroom.

Our small classes provide the opportunity for each child to flourish through individual attention, and a personalised environment where each child feels that they belong.

Communal Learning Areas

Our Senior Prep building houses an incredible learning space known as a Communal Learning Area (CLA). This is a multi-faceted space where children can be creative through art, design and technology. They can use their time in this space to build on their learning through research and work on projects using technology. They can also consolidate the skills developed in the classroom, under the guidance of a skilled educator.

The purpose of creating such a learning space is to integrate and enhance the learning experience beyond the confines of the classroom.


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Music and Cultural Activities

There is always time for creativity! Whether painting, drawing, singing, dancing or playing an instrument, creative activities allow a diverse, holistic curriculum in which all aspects of the child are developed.

At Broadacres Academy we follow a Kodály-based Music curriculum for all Grade levels.

Find out more about the music and cultural extra-murals on offer, in the extra mural tab below.

Sport and Physical Literacy

We emphasise outdoor activities in the preparatory school. Physical Literacy links directly to the development of gross and fine motor skills. Our newly developed facilities prove to be a real asset for the school.

The swimming pool, cricket nets, tennis courts and sports field, are used to grow and develop all the necessary sports and physical literacy skills a child needs at primary school level.  Our Physical Literacy programme has been developed to ensure all-around skills are taught during the children’s intramural time.


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.

The school is open from 07:00. The school day starts at 08:00.
GRADE
START OF SCHOOL DAY
COLLECTION
FRIDAY COLLECTION
4 – 6 08:00 14:00 13:30

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.

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 email below.

Junior and Senior Prep – prepschool.admin@broadacres.com

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

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).

If you’d like to find out more information, please get in touch with us.

You can call us on +27 (0)11 465 3810 or email prepschool.admin@broadacres.com

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

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Grade 6

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