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About Us

Building Blocks is a fully Independent Preparatory School managed by Curro Holdings.  We are registered with the Health Department, Social Welfare 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 his/her life.

An atmosphere is created that encourages responsibility, self-discipline, and a positive self-image. Thus meaning that the focuses are 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 that have high expectations of all their 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.

 

Vision Statement 

Educate, nurture and inspire tomorrow’s leaders today.

Mission Statement

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

  • Educating our children in a stimulating and dynamic learning environment
  • Nurturing our children in an 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 Headmaster, 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 pupils attending the school, the Head and other elected members.

Parent / Teacher 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 pupils 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 Principal at regular intervals and is primarily responsible for the provision of funds for minor projects.  Parents’ membership and participation is welcomed.