Dainfern College: Senior Preparatory

Pre-prep School Principal:
Mrs Patti Blackhurst
Prep School Principal:
Mr Brendan Quinn
High School Principal:
Mr Matthew Davies

Contact Mrs Claire Young (Enrolments Manager)
Tel: 011 469 0635
Send Email to School
GPS Co-ordinates
25 59' 23.21
28 00' 25.55
Physical Address
96 Broadacres Drive

About Dainfern College: Senior Preparatory

At Dainfern College you will find a visionary educational environment built on traditional core values. We are an independent co-educational school with a Christian ethos, catering for pupils from Grade 0 to Grade 12.  

True to the College's motto, "A world of education...an education for the world", we strive in the Senior Preparatory to keep our education relevant in global terms. Dainfern College Senior Preparatory School provides a stimulating learning environment where the dedicated staff are wholly committed to the guidance and development of each individual. 

The Senior Preparatory phase is from Grade 4 to Grade 7 in the age groups of 9 to 13. Pupils experience a more formalised education environment as they move into this phase. This more formal approach assists in creating a healthy work ethic in our pupils. Class teaching occurs at Grade 4 and Grade 5 levels, whereas the focus in Grades 6 and 7 is on subject teaching with specialist teachers. 

At Dainfern College Preparatory, we believe in ‘growing’ and challenging our children in all spheres - academic, sporting and cultural. There is also an established Leadership Programme in place that creates numerous opportunities for pupils to grow in the various pupil-leadership programmes on offer.  

Since 1997, when Dainfern College first opened its doors, the school has been consistent in two central beliefs: firstly, that our school is a centre of excellence; and secondly, that it is our calling and privilege to enrich and engage with our broader community. This is why there is a strong focus on community engagement with Outreach projects and collection drives in support of the underprivileged and those in need.

We are a happy school, committed to positive educational experiences in the interests of productive, educational rigour. If you are considering sending your son or daughter to our amazing school, please do not hesitate to pop in or call us to organise a tour. 


Vision:  Dainfern College is the school of choice for a visionary and values-based education of excellence.

Mission: Dainfern College develops skills for life to unlock unique personal potential and to nurture creative thinkers with the confidence to become leaders - through the provision of an innovative, relevant and quality education.

Motto:  Celebrate


Fortitude: Showing courage or perseverance in the face of change and or challenge

Integrity: Showing evidence of strong moral principles

Self-discipline: Showing evidence of controlled and self-directed behaviour

Humanity: Showing evidence of compassion or benevolence

Accountability: Taking total responsibility for one’s choices

Respect: Showing consideration and due regard for the wishes and feelings of others


Academic: Grades 4-7

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • isiZulu First Additional Language
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Arts & Culture
  • Design & Technology
  • Economic & Management Sciences
  • Social Sciences 
  • Natural Sciences


  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Equestrian


  • A Cappella
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • French
  • Individual Music
  • Marimbas
  • Music Theory 
  • Public Speaking & Debate
  • Robotics
  • Rock Band


  • Outreach

Detailed School Statistics

Suburb: Dainfern
Lowest Grade : Grade 4
Boarding : No
City/Town : Johannesburg
Highest Grade : Grade 7
Lowest Boarding Price P/A : N/A
Province : Gauteng
Lowest Tuition P/A : R88173.00
Highest Boarding Price P/A : N/A
School Type : Co-Ed
Highest Tuition P/A : R98970.00
Curriculum :
Religion : Christian Ethos
Administration Fee : R500.00
Teacher/Pupil Ratio : 1:25
Number Of Pupil : 357
Founding Year : 1997
School Phase : Prep School

Associated schools

Dainfern College: Junior Preparatory

Dainfern College: High School

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