Welcome to Olive Ridge School
Olive Ridge School opened in January 2020 with the Pre-primary (18 months to Grade RR) and Junior Preparatory Phases (Grade R to Grade 3). The Senior Preparatory Phase (Grade 4 – Grade 7) opened in January 2022. The Secondary School (Grade 8-Grade 12) is already open for enrollment for 2024.
Our Multilingual Approach
We have a unique approach to the language of teaching and learning. This approach uses English as the main language of instruction, but at the same time provides a blended option to its Afrikaans and Sesotho learners in order to bridge any stumbling blocks in their early development due to English not being their home language. This is achieved through individual tutoring as well as a multilingual approach in the classroom environment. This approach also benefits English speaking learners who are exposed to other regional languages early in their lives. From Grade 4 onwards, the learners are capable to sufficiently deal with the English language in order for them to cope with the advanced curricular requirements.
The first preschool in South Africa that offers an International Curriculum
OUR CORE VALUES
We treat our learners, teachers, parents and the community with dignity and respect. We strive to promote confidence and independence in our learners through knowledge and adaptability to become world citizens. We enable the academic philosophy of “Think, Understand & Apply” by providing a world class facility in a psychologically safe environment. We encourage our staff to utilize their expertise and skills to innovate and shape the future of our learners.
Olive Ridge School is a once in a lifetime opportunity. When it came to us deciding on a school for Mileigh, we were quite frustrated and depressed as no school in Bloemfontein to our knowledge could offer multilingual, multicultural, internationally endorsed education in a world class setting, while keeping to the traditions and morals of South Africa. Then we heard of Olive Ridge and our expectations are surpassed on a daily basis.
Mileigh receives individual attention and is allowed to dance to her own rhythm, which has led to her blossoming into a well-rounded, happy and curious little girl. Through the school’s philanthropic endeavours we also get to teach Mileigh about giving, compassion and Ubuntu!
Mileigh will grow up to be the best version of herself, thanx to Olive Ridge School.
Olive Ridge caters to the needs of my child by giving him individual attention in a safe environment, through nurturing and patience. The teachers are committed to ensuring he performs to his full potential.