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Building Blocks

Building Blocks is a fully independent preparatory school managed by Curro Holdings. We are registered with the Department of Health, Social Development and the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE). 

Our aim is to create an environment of excellence and to be aware of international trends. We want to give each learner the very best opportunities possible in order to develop fully in all areas. We do all that is possible to carefully plan an environment where the learner is able to develop and so realise his/her full potential, and thus make the best possible use of their life. 

An atmosphere is created that encourages responsibility, self-discipline, and a positive self-image. Thus meaning that the focus is on academic, emotional, physical and spiritual development of the learner. 

To meet these aims, enthusiastic, passionate well-trained staff look after small groups of learners. Our main aim is to develop the learner holistically, in and outside the classroom. We believe that a balanced education with enough cultural and sporting activities develops the child to their full potential. We believe with our new modern school and all our facilities and vast sports fields we can achieve this. 

All our staff are CPR-trained and have Level 2 first aid. 

Vision statement  

Educate, nurture and inspire tomorrow’s leaders today. 

Mission statement 

At Building Blocks Preparatory School, we realise our vision by striving for: 

  • Educating our children in a stimulating and dynamic learning environment 
  • Nurturing our children in a safe, stable and supportive setting 
  • Inspiring our children to explore, discover, inquire and love learning
  • Excellence in all that they undertake to do

Governance 

The Board of Governors are responsible to govern the school, having all the powers and duties associated with that function. It includes the appointment of the executive head, financial controller, and all staff necessary to carry out the daily functions. Duties are regulation of fees, salaries and wages, budgets, maintenance and school development. Its members are made up of board nominees, parents of learners attending the school, the executive head and other elected members. 

Parent/educator forum 

The aim of the forum is to further, in every possible respect, the welfare and the interest of Building Blocks Preparatory School and its learners without being involved in any way in the ‘day-to-day’ affairs or management of the school. The association, which includes and executive committee elected by the parents, meets with the executive head at regular intervals and is primarily responsible for the provision of funds for minor projects. Parents’ membership and participation is welcomed. 

Quick facts: 

  • Co-educational (girls and boys) 
  • English  
  • Pre-primary School phase: 2 years to 6 years 
  • Foundation phase: Grade 1 to Grade 3 
  • Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 6 (Grade 7 available in 2018) 
  • Class size: Controlled class sizes 
  • School times (Mondays to Fridays)  

Pre-primary school: Half day 08:30 – 13:00 (Pre-primary school gates open at 06:30) 

Pre-primary school: Full day 08:30 to 17:30 (Pre-primary school gates open at 06:30) 

Grades 1 to 2: 07:30 – 13:00 

Grades 3 to 6: 07:30 to 14:00 (Fridays until 13:00) 

  • Aftercare available for Grades 1 to 6 every day until 17:30 

PRE-PRIMARY FACT SHEET

PREPARATORY FACT SHEET