Dainfern College: High School

Pre-prep School Principal:
Mrs Patti Blackhurst
Prep School Principal:
Mr Ray van Gass
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: High School

Our educational approach at Dainfern College is embedded in two key concepts: Opportunity and Excellence.

At Dainfern College you will find a visionary educational environment built on traditional core values. We believe in developing the whole child through the provision of academic, sporting, cultural, leadership and outreach activities.

At the heart of a Dainfern College education is a values-based, relevant and excellent education. Our students write the internationally well-accepted IEB examination and a strong academic focus exists at the College. We are so proud of our IEB matric results - a 100% rate for 18 consecutive years and an average of 2.52 Distinctions per matriculant.

In the sporting, cultural and leadership spheres, a number of opportunities exist for students to explore and excel. We also have a well-entrenched outreach programme. As a proud Global Round Square school we share a strong underlying belief in learning and the development of every student into a whole person academically, physically, culturally and spiritually, within the supportive environment of a caring school community.

We believe in providing opportunities for all our High School students to grow and learn in an environment of support, kindness, respect, discipline and compassion. Our tutors, student leaders, counsellor and coaches provide strong pastoral care and an amazing spirit and camaraderie exist between students and staff. 

The pursuit of excellence is our goal in all we do. This is achieved through the combined effects of a passionate, talented staff and superb facilities. At Dainfern College we proudly offer our students “A world of education … an education for the world”.


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: Grade 8 & 9

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • isiZulu First Additional Language
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics  
  • Creative Arts
  • Technology
  • Economic & Management Sciences
  • History
  • Geography
  • Natural Sciences

Academic: From Grade 10

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • isiZulu First Additional Language
  • Life Orientation
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Engineering Graphics & Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy
  • Advanced Programme Mathematics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Music, Dramatic Arts & French (by arrangement)


  • Athletics
  • Cricket - Boys & Girls
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer - Boys & Girls
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Polo


  • A Cappella vocal group
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Individual Music
  • Marimbas
  • Orchestra
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Speaking


  • Cheerleading & Spirit Squad
  • First Aid
  • Outreach
  • Photography
  • Tech & Audio-visual Team

Detailed School Statistics

Suburb: Dainfern
City/Town: Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
School Phase: High School
School Type: Co-Ed
Boarding: No
Religious: Christian Ethos
Founding Year: 1997
Lowest Grade: Grade 8
Highest Grade: Grade 12
Administration Fee: R500.00
Lowest Tuition P/A: R111745.00
Highest Tuition P/A: R129431.00
Lowest Boarding Price P/A: N/A
Highest Boarding Price P/A: N/A
Number of Pupils: 350
Teacher/Pupil Ratio: 25:1

Associated schools

Dainfern College: Senior Preparatory

Dainfern College: Junior Preparatory

Photo Album


1. Michael Browne 8 Distinctions
2. Gina Ballard 7 Distinctions
3. Erin van den Heever 7 Distinctions
4. Anna Moreira 7 Distinctions
5. Luca du Toit 6 Distinctions

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